KANGOL + JANETTE BECKMAN + BLEECH
British Iconic Headwear brand partners with British Legendary Photographer Janette Beckman and Indie Rock band Bleech for Fall 2011 Campaign
Indie Brit-band Bleech, which has gained popularity across the UK and Europe for their energetic, powerful live performances, is named the subject of Kangol’s Autumn/Winter 2011 campaign, photographed by legendary rock photographer Janette Beckman. Committed to documenting musicians on location, Beckman captured a “Day in the Life” of the band. Bleech members — Mat Bick and sisters Katherine O’Neill and Jenn O’Neill — were joined by local artist Callum Crossley and musician Hollie Cook, formerly of the Slits and daughter of Sex Pistols drummer, Paul Cook for the shoot in Camden Town, London, an inner city district which is identified by its internally renowned music venues that are associated with the punk scene.
The legendary Beckman, who has been following Kangol for over 30 years, began her outstanding career photographing the punk scene in England with bands like The Ramones, Sex Pistols and The Clash and then continued on to capture the rise of hip hop in New York City in the 1970’s and 80’s shooting from Run DMC to LL Cool J and the Beastie Boys. She’s also shot for internationally recognized publications such as Esquire and Rolling Stone. Beckman’s photography has been exhibited in galleries and museums across the world, including the Morrison Hotel Gallery NYC, Colette Paris, Kong Gallery Shanghai and Isetan Tokyo.