Winter Vandenbrink’s new book captures off-guard mannerisms and expressions
By Barry Pierce | Art | 19 June 2024

Dutch-born, Paris-based photographer Winter Vandenbrink has become known for his long-lens street photography that, often unwittingly, captures urban youth in a wholly natural and candid way. VANDALS, a new book from IDEA, collects Vandenbrink’s street photography into one hefty volume, over four-hundred pages, that draws out the unique qualities in mannerisms, movement and expressions of youth today.


Lads in hoodies, bucket hats and with earphones hanging loose. Snacking, carrying bottles of juice and bags of stuff – caught off-guard, there’s a sense of intrigue attached to each image. “I simply like to cover the whole spectrum of adolescence and its transformational process, looking specifically for instances of friendship and togetherness,” Vandenbrink said of his work in VANDALS. With accompanying text by Sean Thor Conroe, the author of Fuccboi, Vandenbrink’s VANDALS is a must-have monograph of one of photography’s biggest names. This Saturday during Paris Fashion Week Mens, Vandenbrink will be signing copies of VANDALS at Dover Street Market Paris – RSVP here.

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