…IT TAKES US TO A PLACE WHERE WE ACHE TO GO AGAIN
Sunday nights with AMC’s Mad Men just can’t get here fast enough. I’m completely hooked on the vintage 50’s/early 60’s vibe, deep in the juju. Mad Men aren’t the only ones bringing vintage style back to life though. Rockabilly has always been a massively vibrant and active subculture in both the US and the UK, with love for both recordings by artists from the 1950s as well as vintage style aesthetics. Rockabilly culture is the antithesis to current trends, embracing it’s roots in “old school” societal fringes from the past.There is something undeniably alluring about those curvaceous women pin-ups, flip up dos, slicked back hair and nostalgically simpler times. You can always take a look back at this old school style, from the present through a new photo exhibit from Leonie Morse, a photographer based in East London whose work includes portrait and music photography that has previously been commissioned by The Face, X Ray Magazine and Sleazenation. She is currently exhibiting a photo project on the UK rockabilly scene called ROCKERS that includes 25 intimate portraits sometimes evocative and gritty documentary style photographs, taken over the last seven years on the UK rockabilly scene. While the exhibit contains contemporary photos, they can transport you to another time like a time machine. It will take you back and forward… to a place where you ache to go again. Its not called the wheel, it’s called the carousel. Wait…what? Too much Draper for me. Make the scene 10th Sept – 29th Oct 2009 at Filthy McNasty’s 68 Amwell Street, London . While you are here, cast an eyeball at some of the images on display above and lay on some love for Leonie.