Ewen Spencer #myzeppelin

Synonymous with documenting youth culture, Ewen Spencer is most well known for his coverage of the UK garage and grime scene long before it had a name.

From Ayia Napa to Peckham, Mike Skinner to Jack White, Spencer’s candid shots capture groups of youth doing what they do best, preening and dancing.

We visited his studio and chatted to Ewen about his twin passions of fashion and music as part of our #myzeppelin series. From rows of photography books and neatly stacked piles of his own publications to his collection of northern soul records, underpinning all his work is always music:

“I listen to music when I’m running, listen to music first in the morning, last thing at night. Listen to music all the time. Music’s like medicine, it gets you through everything”

Ewen Spencer. Photography: Paul Heartfield


We asked to him to choose five of his favourite soul records. You can check out his impeccable taste here.


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