Delicate Delinquents

Daniel Loveday’s photo series observes the in-between state experienced by adolescents entering young adulthood

Words by Daniel Loveday

Delicate Delinquents is a body of work that observes the in-between state experienced by adolescents entering young adulthood, feelings of responsibility and identity through cultures, behaviour, style and the uniform they wear to the outside world.

The collection is an account of the aesthetics choices by recycled cultures of the British youth and a comprehensive guide to their lifestyle and way of living, through a roller coaster of hormones and emotions, the highs and lows. Presenting a unique collection of portraits of distinctive individuals, their looks, their styles and their personal statements.

Through capturing portraits of individuals within their natural surroundings, this work shows their tough exterior that they project when confronted, pushing the tension between the subject and the camera, breaking the false façade revealing a true image themselves. The boys are displayed in a vulnerable way which would ordinarily be denied. The work attempts to change outlooks towards a misunderstood culture.

As a publisher and Community Interest Company, TRIP is dedicated to showcasing unconventional stories that may otherwise be overlooked. We aim to give a platform to the unseen and a microphone to the ignored. Expression is a right and should not be confined to those that can afford to work for free; which is why we strive to support a diverse range of creatives in their work, commissioning exciting projects and creatives to visualize them.

Founded as a magazine in 2013 by photographer, Dean Davies, TRIP was born from a desire to provide opportunity and exposure for image-makers across multiple platforms and medias. With a focus on people and place, in 5 years TRIP gained a loyal readership, and became known for its honest image output and representation of the underrepresented, featuring over 800 image-makers from across the world through a website, 5 magazines and 3 free zines.

As TRIP C.I.C. we are not interested in profiting from the activities of the organization, and re-invest all income back in to consecutive publishing projects.

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