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These are huge paste ups on and around the Cowgate in Edinburgh by artist Joe Caslin. You can see one of the people putting it up for scale in the third picture – they had just finished when we walked past. I took them last time I was back home, which was in April. God, time flies. They are pictures of some local boys, and the project is to challenge the social exclusion of male teenagers band their representation as neds/hoodies/chavs. There’s a bit more about the project here and on the artist’s website, where you can watch a video hearing some of these guys speak.

The photos were taken with the Holga lens, but I couldn’t resist and turned up the contrast a bit.

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