CUTS by Steve Brooks (First edition of 500 copies)
Gimme5 / DoBeDo, 2018, First edition of 500 copies, 517 pp., 6 3/4" X 9 3/4", Hardcover
Steve Brooks was the co-owner of ‘Cuts’ the cult London hairdressers founded by James Lebon in Kensington Market in 1978. Brooks documented the people that came through the salon during the ‘90s and ’00s, his casual triptychs were displayed as enlarged 35mm black and white contact sheets in the window on the Soho shop, replaced only when the next roll was developed.
Recently rediscovered by Sarah Lewis, the director of ‘No Ifs Or Buts’, a 20-year-in-the-making documentary about Steve, James and Cuts. The book, is a valuable record of the institution and it’s Soho clientele from a significant era in London’s cultural history.