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Damiani

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Hardcover, 11 x 11 in. / 156 pgs / 33 color / 88 bw.

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Catalog: SPRING 2022 p. 41   

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Ewen Spencer: While You Were Sleeping 1998–2000

Text by Justin Quirk, Ewen Spencer, Elaine Constantine.

Ewen Spencer: While You Were Sleeping 1998–2000

An up-close portrayal of late-’90s London’s many music scenes, from the pages of Sleazenation and beyond

In the late 1990s, as a graduate from art school, the British photographer Ewen Spencer began making pictures for Sleazenation, in particular for the infamous listing pages at the rear of the magazine that were called "Savoir Vivre." The images were made in both black and white and color, and were immensely candid and full of characters that seemed to be everywhere at that time.
London was at the epicenter of a cultural boom in this period. Small clubs, parties and discos were plentiful in venues from North to South, and Spencer was in a minicab and night bus taking in all the scenes—from Northern Soul, Acid House, Jungle and Garage to Nu Metal, South London blackout clubs and more. Spencer captures an era filled with love, lust and messy authenticity.
Ewen Spencer (born 1971) graduated from the University of Brighton in 1997 and began shooting for style magazines such as Sleazenation and The Face, with an emphasis on youth culture. In 2004 his series Teenagers was shortlisted for the Project Assistance award at Rencontres D’Arles, curated that year by Martin Parr, who tipped Spencer as “one to watch.” In 2013 he began self-publishing a biannual photo-zine, Guapamente focusing on global youth subcultures. Spencer has also made documentaries on Britain’s Garage and Grime scenes. His monograph Young Love was published by Stanley Barker in 2017.


Featured image is reproduced from 'Ewen Spencer: While You Were Sleeping 1998–2000'.

PRAISE AND REVIEWS

Guardian

Dorian Lynskey

Spencer’s pictures represent a less inhibited era...through Spencer’s curious lens, these look like glory days.

Face Magazine

TJ Sidhu

Spencer’s shots – sweaty, intoxicating, at times humorous and sometimes romantic – were a precise depiction of what was happening on the streets of London, during the peak of a major culturequake across fashion, music, film and sport.

VICE

Bruno Bayley

A celebratory, seamy, and sometimes solitary vision of British nightlife in an era of optimism.

Flaunt

Sam Franzini

After viewing the photos of Ewen Spencer’s new photography book, While You Were Sleeping, the itch to go out to a club and dance will be inescapable. The British photographer’s new book captures London’s club scene in the late 90s, capturing the parties and discos of that era with true vulnerability.

Ewen Spencer: While You Were Sleeping 1998–2000

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