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Laura Johnson

portrait photo of a stylishly dressed lady

"I'm not really influenced by anyone but I like to stand out from the crowd. I really really hate people dressing like each other, I mean, you only live once so you should go for it! Oh, I love Debbie Harry and Cyndi Lauper's styles. I just love dressing up and expressing myself, I really hate following the crowd, I have to be individual."

To complement his pictures of Liverpool fashions from 1978 to 1982 featured in the Sound and Vision| exhibition, photographer Francesco Mellina took portrait photographs of some of the city's most stylish people in 2009.

All of these photographs are featured here on the website. One of the photographs was also selected to be framed and included on the walls of the exhibition itself by fashion designer Kirsty Doyle, who very kindly judged the Picture This! competition.