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Portraits by West

A group of local young photographers explored the street style of West London, researching the fashions of eras gone by, hitting the streets to capture dynamic portraits of people who they felt had a personal style that told a story of the rich heritage of their community. The young photographers carefully curated these subjects to provide a snapshot into the diverse range of people that inhabit their local area.

All the photos in this gallery were printed and exhibited at the Dress by West Exhibit between the 19th and 21st of February 2020

Nina Manandhar

This project was an exploration of style and identity and was led by highly esteemed photographer and curator Nina Manandhar whose work explores global youth identity and the meaning of style.

Young Photographer Statement

My photos represent me. They represent my laid back attitude and style. When we took these photos I had to ask members of the public for permission. It was definitely an experience, I was so nervous, but when it came to my turn to ask people it was fun. I had so many people say “yes!”, it made me happy. What attracted me to these people was their confidence, their style. My favourite model was the girl in the pastel yellow, she knew what she was doing and how to handle herself. I, on the other hand, was a nervous wreck! I think because she was the complete opposite of me; stylish and confident that attracted me. My photos tell a story, whatever you perceive that to be.

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