Take a picture, it’ll last longer

Take a picture, it’ll last longer

Ian Kenneth Bird for Carhartt WIP Fall/Winter 2017 ~ ‘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 fleeting 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. “Or in the street or through instagram. I’m constantly lurking for people,” he says.

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