Dave Dransfield

The Young Ideal, 2022

The Young Ideal is a series of portrait images and memorabilia representing the subcultural values of the Modernist, commonly known as the ‘Mods’.  This is a unique set of images developed from the perspective of the subjects who are all 1980’s revivalists and still represent the mod movement in their own unique way. This work is a representation of myself and my friends who have all been Mods since the 1980s revival and still live to these beliefs.  These images will help to identify and represent the modernist ideology and ideals of likeminded, fashion-conscious individuals in an ever-changing world by using these images as a medium to show that the concept of the mod can still exist and has a place in today’s society.