This Is England Shane Meadows’ most personal film and maybe his best, This Is England brilliantly captures England, the skinhead subculture and the white nationalist movement as seen through the eyes of the brilliant Thomas Turgoose’s 12 year-old Shaun.
We answer the question what is Skinhead subculture, focusing on skinhead fashion brands and the history from the to the present day.
I entitled this photograph ‘Smiler’ since he’s got it written on his jacket. His real name was Wayne and his street name was Wally. In an email he informed me that he was 16 when I took this photograph in Photograph: Derek Ridgers