Tin Tribes In The Garden Of Ether by Nicolas Laborie presents a selection of unique photographs looking at a number of different subcultures, where style and fashion play an important part, be it for political reasons, issues of freedom, resistance, gender equality or self-expression against the norm and society. The various styles are represented in this book using an historical photographic process created in the 19th century – wet plate collodion – as an homage to early Victorian photographic portraits. The various subcultures included in Tin Tribes In The Garden Of Ether vary widely from the Sapeurs and Queens of Africa; to the tattoos and leather jackets of the Wild Ones; the Far Eastern Lolita culture; and, finally, the recent UK phenomenon of the Chavs. Once these subcultures entered the Garden of Ether, cracks appeared, caused not only by the chemical reactions on the wet plates, but also as a result of social fractures across the world. Tin Tribes In The Garden Of Ether includes a foreword by the artist and art historian, Armando Alemdar Ara, and a conversation with the art writer, editor and Assistant Editor, Art Quarterly State magazine, Anna McNay.
Publisher: Self published