PHOTOGRAPHER SMILER AKA MARK CAWSON TELLS, IN HIS BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOS ,THE YOUNG LONDON GENERATION BETWEEN THE SEVENTIES AND NINETY.
With his pictures he portrayed the communities, peoples, the insanity and even a little the sadness that permeated the lives of the squatters of that time. An era of outsiders, in which all those who opposed to the ruling class made group, from West London to Kings Cross, in his works transport us into an authentic and raw London that all we love. Between the social and political upheavals, Smiler captures a city in transition, revealing intimate moments of everyday life. By political events up to the series of portraits and snapshots that tell a new creative identity and sexuality, he has captured the rebellious spirit and chaotic time. His photographic lens is always focused on the outbreak of rebellion, focusing on a radically different reality from the city of today. The portraits of Cawson document the birth of an anti-establishment society made of young people with their new social vision.