PRE-ORDER: OH WHAT FUN WE HAD! - GAVIN WATSON
PRE-ORDER: Book due to be released April 2019.
Not just an ambitious restoration of a fascinating unseen archive; but a book that takes on the gargantuan task of shifting the collective memory around key moments in British youth culture history with a mesmerising force of honesty and humanity.
By the man who’s previous books Skins (1994), and Skins & Punks (2008), have been hailed as modern classics, we proudly launch Gavin Watson's latest monograph titled, Oh What Fun We Had!
Appropriating the Madness lyrics as an anthem of its times, this intimate selection of photographs disrupts the notion of skinheads and council estate residents as problematic figures in an almost endearing manner while still preserving the subversive character of the cult of youth.
At an undisputed time of little optimism, Oh What Fun We Had! is a vital important fly-on-the-wall testimonial, a reminder that no matter how difficult life is; so it shall also be fun. Well, at least if it's captured from the right angle.