Stephen Burridge Shoots this fashion story based on his social photography practice and an ongoing project entitled “homegrown”, where he uses candid observation and wit to convey the urban and suburban cultures of London and the surrounding areas. His desire to find an authentic voice in photography has drawn him to the margins of the capital. His work focuses on the socio-political – on the edge of capitalism, from the London suburbs to the coastal regions of the UK, he uncovers a lost romanticism and pays homage to a dying class, impinged by gentrification.
Burridge’s natural ability to capture and highlight the nuances and character traits of the youth and the elderly in these areas is deep-rooted in his family. His parents, born and raised in working-class communities in London, entrenched a strong proletariat ethos in him. It’s with this he shades his images with cultural influences from the fringes of our society and incorporates his social documentation in this fashion story. Through most of his photography, his work is an exploration, appreciation, inclusion and an intrinsic admiration of people and their communities.
Models: EDWINA PRESTON @Select & MALICK DARBO @Wilhelmina
Photographer: STEPHEN BURRIDGE
Styling MASHA MOMBELLI
Casting Director: MIRO RAYNOV
Hair Stylist: YUSUKO MORIOKA @Coffin-inc using Kiehl’s since 1891
Make-up Artist: MOLLY PORTSMOUTH @Coffin-inc
Stylist Assistant: OLESYA TATYANCHENKO