CUTS is a 500 page book of portraits shot by Steve Brooks in the ‘90s and '00s. Steve was the co-owner of ‘Cuts’ the cult London hairdressers founded by James Lebon in Kensington Market in 1978. These 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 and then they were forgotten... until now!
Recently rediscovered by Sarah Lewis, the director of 'No Ifs Or Buts’, a 20-year-in-the-making documentary about Steve, James and Cuts - to be premiered at the London Film Festival in October. CUTS, the book, is a valuable record of the institution and it's Soho clientele from a significant era in London's cultural history.