‘Take a picture, it’ll last longer’ is somewhat of a cliché, but it’s one which ultimately encapsulates the essence of Ian Kenneth Bird’s work.
The British photographer’s aesthetic is rooted in ephemerality, capturing the eeting nature of young guns and girls in their prime. Bumps, bruises and all—they’ll probably never look better. A fascination with portraiture and love of skating overlapped when he moved to London, and continue to inform who and how he shoots. The people Bird casts are often not models, but kids he has found at the skatepark.
His unique aesthetic—youthful, intimate, a little bit raw—has seen the 26 year old enlisted by
a number of luxury fashion houses in the past year. Fashion with a capital F, after all, has always had an obsession with youth. In Bird, they have someone close enough to the action to actually capture it.
For AW17, Carhartt WIP and Ian Kenneth Bird marks the third collaboration between the two.
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