Wednesday, December 16, 2009

"I AM." Project by photographer Vanessa Leissring

Vanessa Leissring's photographic project is about actual youth subcultures. I personally wonder if there is such a thing as youth subculture today as it existed by definition since the 50s to the mid-80s. Anyway, this project is particulary interesting, because it shows how today's subcultures' styles are very much influenced by "classic" subcultures, especially the Punk- and Modscene. At the same time it is very much influenced by the commercial fashion and music industry. Fashion-policies doesn't seem to matter nowadays: One can dress up like a 100% Punk but still listen to commercial music acts such as "Mando Diao" or "MGMT". A phenomenon which would have been unthinkable 30 years ago: One simply couldn't be accepted in the Punk scene at the time in the late 70s when mentioning of being a fan of The Police for instance. Anyway, this project shows how borders between different youth scenes seem to dissolve...


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