PHOTOGRAPHER | DIRECTOR
Whilst studying at London College of Communication, photographer and director Pearson–Howes came to know and work with some of the most tightly knit and overlooked subcultures in the UK. His unparalleled enthusiasm for his work is reflected in the energy captured by his lens, and the honest depictions of subjects, often picked out from crowds. Having firmly established himself in contemporary fashion and culture, Pearson–Howes has been commissioned to shoot for brands such as NTS Radio, Vice, and Inventory magazine, and has worked with Dr Martens on every season since 2013.
His commitment to documenting lesser known cultures led him to spend six years investigating the darker, more obscure rituals of Britain and the everyday people who perform and keep them alive. This delving into the world of the Straw Bear and the ‘Obby ‘Oss culminated in three BRITISH FOLK books published by Ditto Press, and a short film commissioned and screened by Tate Britain. His most recent film work, When the Dust Settles, captures the Lakeside Hammers stadium and the all–but–forgotten sport of speedway racing where bikes with no brakes, gears, or rear suspension reach 60mph in under three seconds. Pearson–Howes contrasts the few remaining die–hard fans of this waning sport with the meditative state of mind that racer Lewis Bridger achieves before each go on the track.
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