Simon Foxton: When You’re A Boy


Considering fashion a tool for creating artful images, over the last 30 years Simon Foxton has become one of the industry's most prominent and avant-garde menswear stylists—his body of work now encapsulated in the exhibition "When You're A Boy" at the Photographer's Gallery London.

Never concerning himself with trends, but instead gathering inspiration from images found within magazines spanning National Geographic to porn, ironically established Foxton's styling as a benchmark for contemporary looks and in vogue attire.


Foxton's interest in masculinity, ethnicity and sexuality are captured in images shot by photographers and longtime collaborators Alistair Mclellan, Nick Knight and Jason Evans. Through tear sheets, prints and scrapbooks, Foxton's highly evocative work will be on display, celebrating the evolution of menswear and his major contribution to it.

When You're A Boy
17 July-4 October 2009
Photographer's Gallery
16-18 Ramilies Street
London W1F 7LW map
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