In March 2017 I was asked by Voices Magazine in Switzerland to shoot four New York based entrepreneurs.
‘A Sense of Adventure’ was a collaboration between Gieves & Hawkes, Whiteley Neil Gin and Halcyon Magazine.
Using green screen technology, models were transported to far flung corners of the world in a photoshoot, aligning an urbane, adventurous spirit with both brands. The aim was playful high fashion, which was achieved.
I conceived, directed and organised the shoot encompassing casting, prop sourcing and supervision of a photographer Jonathan Dawe.
In 2010, with four business partners, I founded Halcyon Magazine. With ten print issues, an active website and engaged social media, it became a cult publication, distributed throughout the UK and Europe.
Bored with the offering of men’s magazines at the time, we had a very clear aim with our quarterly. Halcyon was created to offer a credible alternative to crass, low-end ‘lads mags’ and ostentatious, out of touch publications. As Content Editor I’d plan, write and edit features, co-manage social media and website, as well as direct graphic design and photoshoots. A bit of everything, really. You can visit Halcyon Magazine’s website here.
The day after The 2016 President Election I photographed the protest held at Trump Tower, Manhattan, for Halcyon Magazine.
Since early 2017 I’ve been a contributing at Dazed and Confused as a freelance journalist and photographer. I’ve written numerous news articles covering fashion, popular culture and politics, with accompanying photography.
In July, 2017 Dazed and Confused Magazine asked me to cover the Ku Klux Klan rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. The report included photographs, interviews with Klansmen and bystanders, and a 1000 word article.
In the spring of 2016 I assisted the production of a video promoting The Dry/Clean Initiative.
A partnership between advertising agency Leo Burnett and charity Action Addiciton, The Dry/Clean initiative aims to take unclaimed clothes left in dry cleaners and distribute them to recovering addicts around the UK; the goal to improve employment prospects, making the recovering addicts more presentable in job interviews.
My role on this production was to create a shot list, assist camera, scout locations, direct casting and edit the footage.