Mod Couples

Mod is a youth subculture that reached the height of its popularity in London in the mid 1960’s but has endured in various pockets of society until the current day. It is a particularly aesthetic culture that pays detailed attention to fashion, hairstyles, music and scooters- to name but a few.

Carlotta Cardana is an Italian portrait and documentary photography based in London who initiated a project to document couples who still prescribe to the Mod lifestyle. They are really lovely double portraits.

“I decided to focus on couples because I am fascinated by the way their identities blend together to produce something larger than the sum of its parts. I am also quite interested in the relationship between a person and his or her surrounding environment, in seeing how they complement each other. Consequently, I took elaborate planning out of the equation when making these pictures: the couples chose what to wear and where to be photographed. The world depicted in the pictures is entirely the world they have created for themselves.”




Ben and Hayley




Andy and Carlotta


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