Over the course of his career, photographer Ewen Spencer has been a voyeur for some of the most important movements in British cultural history. He became one of the unofficial photographers of grime's first wave in the early-00s, worked closely with Mike Skinner for The Streets' generation-defining first two albums, and, through it all, he has provided a lens into youth movements and youth cultures that are often overlooked. As part of Chivas Regal's The Blend project, Ewen spent an evening in conversation with Paul Hallam, a photographer intimately associated with the Mod scene of the 1960s and someone equally important in documenting the ever-evolving subcultures of modern Britain.

Before this evening started, Complex sat down with Ewen to talk about his involvement with grime, the history of British youth culture, and what happens to our subcultures in the age of the internet.