A G‑town fever dream

Dylan wears costume HIPPODROME CIRCUS MUSEUM, socks talent’s own and shoes EMPORIO ARMANI

This collaborative editorial lifts the lid on Great Yarmouth history via local artists, designers, filmmakers and a punk band, fresh from the new print issue of THE FACE.

Taken from the new print issue of THE FACE. Get your copy here.

A G‑Town Fever Dream is a collaborative project by photographer Jason Evans, artist/​designer Andrew Tyrone Robertson (aka @artfromthedirt) and filmmaker/​artist Charlie Ditcham. Jason met the pair, aged 20 and 23, through Original Projects, an arts organisation based in a former Debenhams in Great Yarmouth, where the 55-year-old had moved from East Norfolk to study art in the mid-1980s.

Despite neither Andrew nor Charlie having prior experience in fashion editorials, the photographer enlisted the pair for a collaboration reminiscent of his time at art school where you muck in together and make it up on the hoof. We took turns at making pictures and filming the sessions over five days,” says the photographer.

Watch a film by Charlie Ditcham below:

Many of the models featured were friends of Andrew and Charlie. A connection through the Colossal Youth space led them to also involve local punk band Knerves, and garments were borrowed from the archives of the Hippodrome Circus and Yarmouth Oilskins. They kindly lent us items which reflect the local histories of entertainment and industry,” Jason explains. What we’ve made is an experiment, where we treated a fashion shoot like a community art project. Sort of.”

Being a part of this editorial has been a real blessing,” adds Andrew. Everyone involved in the process was able to connect to a shared love for something different. We documented lived experiences that are entirely exclusive to the geography of the town. We are about to be making a lot of noise over here very soon!”

Gray wears top VALENTINO, vest and bag DRAGINWORT DIY and shorts talent’s own

Charlie wears socks and left shoe talent’s own and right shoe SAINT LAURENT BY ANTHONY VACCARELLO

(Left to right): Dalino wears jacket and trousers BURBERRY and shoes talent’s own. Felix wears jacket, trousers and shoes GUCCI. Tiger wears cardigan, trousers and shoes PRADA. Chrys wears jacket, cardigan and trousers PRADA and shoes talent’s own. Malick wears coat, shirt, trousers, tie and shoes PRADA

Tray wears T-shirt, hoodie, shirt, skirt, trousers and shoes GIVENCHY

Felix wears coat, shirt, trousers, tie and shoes ALEXANDER MCQUEEN


PHOTO ASSISTANT Daniel Norie TALENT Dylan, Rufus, Jakob, Gray, Chrys, Beags, Atem, Dovydas, Sam, Lukas, Tiger, Dalino, Felix, Malick, Tray, Toby, Louie, Charlie and Drew PRODUCTION May Powell THANKS TO Kaavous and Jules at Original Projects, Karl at Colossal Youth, Ben at the Hippodrome Circus, Roberta at The House of Hamilton Knit-wear Shop, Keegan and Anna at Sea Chef, Steve and Lee at Potters Rock Factory, Sophie at Yarmouth Oilskins, Gray and Tray at Dragonwort DIY and Knerves

FILM a g‑town fever dream by Charlie Ditcham MUSIC (produced by local artists, present in the video) W3ST — All up in my head, YBCMANE — YAKBOYCLIQUE, Knerves — Supercharger, Posit — Exp1

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