55DSL

10.55 mm was a limited edition project in collaboration with different international photographers. 55DSL gave them the creative freedom to customise a  t-shirt with a photograph of their choice. Each t-shirt is produced in a limited number of 1055 pieces worldwide. 

What makes Gavin’s photos so special is that when you look at them, there’s clearly trust from the subject towards the photographer, so it feels like you are in the photo rather than just observing.
— Shane Meadows, Director ‘This is England’

Gavin Watson was born in 1965 in Kingsbury, London. From an early age he developed an interest in documenting his surroundings through photography. At the age of 14, Gavin immersed himself in the skinhead subculture spearheaded by Madness and two tone. Leaning on his keen enthusiasm for photography Gavin set about comprehensively documenting the antics of his friends and, most pertinently, his brother Neville. Gavin was unaware at this time that his work would soon grow to be concerned the seminal insight to a rich and unique subculture in modern British history.

55DSL  have reproduced on a T-shirt one of Gavin’s photographs for their 10:55  Millimetre collection that goes in some way to offer an insight to his extensive pictorial documentation of a beautiful era.