Proud to be judging the
Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2013
On a hot summer's evening in the heart of Soho, London, Paul Spencer launched his book and accompanying exhibition, KINGDOM COME at the infamous Society Club. In partnership with the groundbreaking and somewhat subversive publishers, Unbound, the book contains arresting images of strippers, gangsters, illegal horse traders and gang members alongside iconic portraits of Blur, Costello, The Clash, Morrissey and Robert Carlisle, to name a few.
The book portrays a London at it's grimy best placing Paul's famous celebrity portraiture firmly back in context with its sub-culture. This unique book and exhibition of the London underground scene attracted international music and arts press alike, along with the movers and shakers of the music industry and the characters at its heart. Paul's portrayal over three decades is unique and a must for anyone claiming sub-culture status.
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"This book is a picture book like no other. In a world consumed by celebrity and popular culture, Paul Spencer’s archive is an intravenous injection of the lifeblood that runs through the veins of British identity and underpins what makes British sub-culture truly great."
"If this is Britain I want no part of it!"
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