Arts & Crafts Sundays: Mod Couples

Amanda & Jon

If you’re as much into subcultures and photography as we are you should really check out Photofusion Select 2013, a new annual exhibition organised by Photofusion, which will run from the 3th to the 31st of May (see details below). Carlotta Cardana will be showing her mod couple portraits alongside work by Dafna Talmor, Ariadne Radi Cor and Tim Mitchell. We caught up with her to have a quick chat about mods, couples and retro style.
All photos by Carlotta Cardana, interview by Britta Burger

What sparked your interest in mods?
I was always drawn to them when I’d see them in the street. I really admire all the effort they put into keeping up their style.

What is the best thing about mod fashion?
Attention to detail

Why do more subcultural movements originate in the UK than in any other country of a comparable size?
I have no idea, but there should be an investigation, I’d like to know as well!

Matt & Fay

How long have you been working on your mod project?
I started shooting mods in general in September last year and then in December I decided to focus on couples.

Why did you decide to shoot couples?
I am interested in how their identities blend together to create something larger than the sum of its parts.

How do you cast your models?
I don’t really cast, I shoot whomever is willing to be shot (and fits the part).

Ben & Holly

Why do you think most subcultures and their super influential fashion starts as a working class, often male working class thing?
Being deprived of the possibility to access mainstream fashion, they have to make do with what they can get access to. Limitation sparks creativity.


Monday to Saturday: 11:00 – 17:00
Thursday evenings until 19:00

Admission Free
Disabled Access

17A Electric Lane | Brixton | London | SW9 8LA

Ella & James


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