Ewen Spencer's exploration of love (and lust) of teenagers at youth clubs across Britain

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In the year 2000, photographer Ewen Spencer was commissioned by Graham Rounthwaite at British music, fashion and culture magazine, The Face, to create a series focusing on youth clubs across the United Kingdom. From Cornwall to Lancashire, Spencer photographed teens as they drank, danced and fell in and out of love and lust.

"Today we stay younger longer and become grown up sooner. The successes of making any sort of story around youth are to recognise that we’ve all been there at some time in our lives," says Spencer. "Being a teenager is like a concentrated moment of the human condition – all of the successes and pitfalls all being played out in one messy drama."

The series is now available to enjoy in a new book, Ewen Spencer's Young Love, courtesy of Stanley/Barker. You can pre-order your copy today before it's released early September.

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