10.55 is a limited edition project in collaboration with different international artists to whom 55DSL gave complete freedom to design their own t-shirt or customise it with a photograph of their choice. Each t-shirt is produced in a limited number of 1055 t-pieces worldwide and only available at authorised 55DSL dealers and on our eshop.
Gavin Watson—London & Berkhamsted
Gavin Watson was born in Kingsbury, London, but grew up in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, photographing the people he knew and the gangs they hung out in. In his books Raving ‘89 and Skins & Punks, Watson captures two of the country’s most iconic subcultures as they come to life in the dreary climate of 70s and 80s Britain.
As This is England director Shane Meadows comments in the foreword of Skins & Punks: “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’re in the photo rather than just observing.” gavinwatsonsphotography.blogspot.com
What is your favourite place to eat and must-try dish?
The Aperture café and you can’t beat Adrian’s Aperture café stir-fry.
Where is your place of endless inspiration?
Chilling out by the canal is always good. It’s a great place to let the creative mind do its stuff.
Where is your secret place in the city?
In this day and age of constant availability,my favourite secret place is my own mindspace.
Where’s the best place to take someone out on a first date?
For me, it would be a beautiful summer’s evening up the top of Primrose Hill with a picnic, looking out over London.
Why should I move there?
Berkhamsted is great because it’s got a canal and it’s like the parts of London I love shrunk into a very small town. It has a creative history that is rather impressive. Oh, and an old ruined castle—what more do you want? Also, it’s only 35 mins from Central London.