Teenage Pre-occupation

David Stewart

Following on from the image ‘Five Girls, four cartons, three cups’ in his previous publication Thrice Removed, David Stewart here explores the world of Teenagers.

Stewart says: “Being surrounded by teenagers (my sons, daughter and their friends) made me aware of some interesting things about them which may be of the time and current culture.

The work is a document of teenage preoccupations at this time. The world is changing around us very fast at the moment and it is a good time to photograph it.

The subjects are insecure, looking for something to follow or not, to fit in or not, weighed down by technology, anti-social networkers, obsessed with what other people are doing.

When photographed, all these things become clearer. I am presenting observations from the outside. The teenagers in the pictures think they are just getting on with their normal lives.”

David Stewart

Stewart won the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2015, and has been previously exhibited in the National Portrait Gallery a further 15 times.

In 1995 he directed the Bafta nominated short film Cabbage, which led to the creation of his film and TV production company, Shed Films.

Published 2013
Designed by Browns
267 × 332mm
Hardback book
Three different covers
30 pages
23 images
Six random stickers
Edition of 500
ISBN 9780956532442

Teenage Pre-occupation, David Stewart, published by Browns Editions, designed by Browns Design
Teenage Pre-occupation, David Stewart, published by Browns Editions, designed by Browns Design
Teenage Pre-occupation, David Stewart, published by Browns Editions, designed by Browns Design
Teenage Pre-occupation, David Stewart, published by Browns Editions, designed by Browns Design
Teenage Pre-occupation, David Stewart, published by Browns Editions, designed by Browns Design
Teenage Pre-occupation, David Stewart, published by Browns Editions, designed by Browns Design
Teenage Pre-occupation, David Stewart, published by Browns Editions, designed by Browns Design book
Teenage Pre-occupation, David Stewart, published by Browns Editions, designed by Browns Design
Teenage Pre-occupation, David Stewart, published by Browns Editions, designed by Browns Design
Teenage Pre-occupation, David Stewart, published by Browns Editions, designed by Browns Design
Teenage Pre-occupation, David Stewart, published by Browns Editions, designed by Browns Design
Teenage Pre-occupation, David Stewart, published by Browns Editions, designed by Browns Design