Normski 'Darker Shades of White' zine

Discussing the progression of his extensive archive from shooting London family life to documenting the emergence of hip-hop itself, ‘Darker Shades of White’ harks back to the very foundations of urban street culture in the UK. 

‘Darker Shades of White’ is a previously unseen insight into the early days of Normski’s journey before his career as a TV and Radio presenter, notably as the presenter for BBC’s Dance Energy. Having photographed a distinct range of worldwide musicians such as Run DMC, Barry White and Dr Dre, he adopted the nickname ‘Normski’ whilst on a trip to New York. Through his involvement in music he gained his reputation as a leading authority on urban and contemporary culture, leading him to photograph hip-hop artists and fashion movements for publications like The Face, i-D and Vogue.

Dazed and Confused spoke to Normski about his early photographic work.

Read the full interview HERE