The Just Kids Issue is available to buy from i-D online here and on newsstands now.
i-D kick starts the new season with a celebration of what it means to be young today. Youth isn’t determined by what age you are. Nor what stage of life you’re in. It isn’t to do with experience, nor responsibilities. Feeling youthful is finding joy and pleasure in everything you do, whatever your age.
In a collaborative shoot with China’s Modern Weekly, photographer Chen Man picked everyday young people who work in the traditional industries as representatives of the future of China. In the coming days we will be profiling some of the bright, young things selected by Chen Man but first we’re offering a sneak peek behind-the-scenes on the epic shoot. From being commissioned by i-D Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Terry Jones to packing out newsstands the world over, Chen Man talks us through her experiences. Stay tuned to i-D online for much more where this came from. Let’s get youthful!
From left: Chen Yunxia wears all clothing Prada. Li Jia wears all clothing models’ own. Guo Yupei wears all clothing models’ own. The Environmental Fashion Designers. The Samadhi Vegetarian Restaurant. The Chinese Olympic Team.
Photography: Chen Man