From Kylie’s knickers and rabid paparazzi packs, to tourist rides over Hollywood by helicopter, Jocelyn Bain Hogg’s photography series “Idols and Believers” is a dissection of the cult of celebrity. Join Jocelyn and Russ O’Connell to discuss our unnatural obsession with fame and fandom in the 21st century on October 2 at Second Home Spitalfields in London.
While the photographer Jocelyn Bain Hogg was cleaning out his mother’s house after her death in 2014, he found a shoebox of old negatives from his time at Lancing College, an upper-class boarding school in West Sussex, England. Brushing aside decades of grime and dust, he found hundreds of frames taken between 1976 and 1981 that revealed forgotten friendships, crushes, and fights from his teenage years.
Click here to see what life was really like at one elite school — roughhousing, crushes, and spliffs included — in this feature story on TOPIC.
Available for purchase from May 17 through May 31, 2018 are portfolios reciprocally curated by Jocelyn Bain Hogg and Stefano De Luigi.
The sets are limited to only 25 copies worldwide with the boxes numbered and signed and the 15 10” x 8” archival C types signed on the back of the image. Within the box is a personal statement from each photographer about the work they edited and their own projects and a captioned template of the enclosed photographs.