Hans Eijkelboom, The Street and Modern Life


Photographed in Birmingham, The Street and Modern Life was commissioned by Multistory as part of an ongoing body of photographic work that documents everyday life in the Black Country and the West Midlands.

Like Eijkelboom's earlier People of the Twenty-First Century, The Street and Modern Life presents hundreds of images of groups of people wearing almost identical incarnations of style archetypes - the Christmas jumper, the parka, the Hawaiian shirt, the striped Tee. This anti-sartorial approach produces a body of work which is both a serious investigation into the interstices of uniform and individuality, and a straightforward document of 21st-century street style.

published by Dewi Lewis in 2015