Monday, 31 March 2014

HOLE IN MY HEART LIKE A POLO




....thats actually a one direction lyric.

I know this because i watched their film and as lacklustre as it was, spending 2 hours of my life that i will never get back watching a basket of puppies flopping about is not regrettable. Anyway i thought this was a great line cos its sweet and young but its also totally nailing the shit out of the love thing.

Without the hole it wouldn't be a polo and it wouldn't be special....it would just be a regular confection but the fact thats it missing something makes it kinda sad and so you're immediately empathic about the whole thing....like connected to it in some way.

I think the same goes for cute things like dolphins and pandas and other creatures with a helplessness about them. There is a cat on the internet called lil bub and he's not okay...like he's not okay in his brain, he also doesn't look okay, he has something like one million followers, he's been on tv shows, everything he does is painfully cute because he cant do it right. He is intensely loved by very many people who have never even met him. The power of cuteness.....don't underestimate it.

Friday, 21 March 2014

MUSE
















Imogen Poots for Muse magazine AW14 shot by Freddie Helwig.

Thursday, 27 February 2014

DRAW IN LIGHT AW14

I love working with these two beautiful women, Harry and Polly. They love the same things as me and I hope our kids will grow up together in some kind of magical feral underworld in Cornwall.



Draw in Light AW14 

Shot by Ben Weller with hair by Tina Outen and make up by Niamh Quinn, modelled by the angel haired Lucan.

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

PREEN BY THORNTON BREGAZZI AW14


I styled Preen by Thornton Bregazzi AW14 show during london fashion week this season. Such a beautiful fun show to work on.

Casting by Noah Shelley from AM Casting.
Hair by James Pecis and Make by Val Garland.

We had Storm troopers backstage....STORM TROOPERS...here are Xiao and Meghan getting their stormtrooper on.



Saturday, 21 December 2013

TWIN VIII





My new covers for Twin Issue VIII. Sam Rollinson with Ben Weller and Kirsten Owen with Scott Trindle.

SONG OF SAM




















Second Cover story for Twin VIII AW14 with Sam Rollinson and shot by Ben Weller at my favourite place, Trevone Bay, Cornwall. Produced by Laura Holmes Hair by Alex Brownsell and Make up by Niamh Quinn.


MARKET FORCES





















Latest double cover story for Twin VIII AW14 with Scott Trindle and Kirsten Owen who is litereally one of the coolest most ethereal babes ever. Shot amidst the rastafarian splendour  of Ridley road market where they still sell land-snails and perishables preserved in salt...alongside pots, pans, weaves and massive pants... Its such an unedited plethora of everything, i dig it big time.

Saturday, 30 November 2013

LOVELINESS

I directed my very first short film 'Loveliness' for Nick Knights SHOWstudio.....



Alex is pretty much the only muse i have ever had.....he's a whole universe of things that i love in a person.



Wednesday, 13 November 2013

MAN IN THE MOON



My main man Willy in a shoot I styled for Man about Town shot by Andreas Laszlo Konrath.

NEW YORK TIMES






Codie Young in a shoot i styled for the New York Times magazine shot by Scott Trindle who also brought his dog Little Walnut who i fell in love with of course. 


Sunday, 3 November 2013

MAN ABOUT TOWN



Man Bout Town shoot and film with very talented photographer and all round cool dude Andreas Laszlo Konrath.

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

JAM



The hollow pop of a jam jar
opened new
my heart swells
confiture reminds me of you.

and all the things
we never did
but were really meant to do.


Thursday, 3 October 2013

THE SWEETEST ENFANT TERRIBLE

Ballet Dancers Sergei Polunin & Kristina Shapran for Garage Magazine from GARAGE Magazine on Vimeo.

I styled this short film directed by George Harvey and starring Sergei Polunin. It was all pretty serendipitous as i had read and been really taken with this article about Sergei in Intelligent life in Paris a year ago. According to the piece he was the enfant terrible of the dance world and I remember thinking it sounded like quite the juxtapostion of worlds... and how someone could feasibly exist in a universe that demanded him to do as he was told...when it seemed that he only did whatever he wanted or was driven to do.



The best thing about two of Sergei's distinctive tattoos is that  he didn't know who they were when he got their faces etched on his skin forever. One is James Dean and the other one is Joker from Batman. Contrary to his rebel badass profile, he was actually sweet as a slice of peach pie.


Saturday, 14 September 2013

TOPMAN DENIM CAMPAIGN




A couple of images from the Topman Denim Campaign I styled for their ultra skinny jeans. Photographed by Laurence Ellis with the amazing Georgina Pragnell doing the set design.


Wednesday, 21 August 2013

SLOTHPHORESCENT
















Quite possibly the GREATEST gif ever made....a baby sloth covered in glittery stuff that is actually sparkling like a little christmas tree. omg

Friday, 19 July 2013

MAKIN PAPER

I recently bought a camera from a very good friend of mine Jacob Lillis....i have written about him quite a lot because he is really funny and his photographs are beautiful.

Anyway i took 3 rolls of film with me to upstate New York for the 4th July...i got one back that was blank because i didn't wind it on...and out of the other 2 rolls i got 5 good pictures...














This one was taken in the dark when we were all looking at the stars at the bottom of the garden. I swear the stars upstate are bigger and brighter and just more!

The thing is I've had the camera for months...but couldn't quite bring myself to take any pictures. It's the same with making my first film...i'm scared of that too.....its takes a very long to time to stop being scared of yourself....it's like jumping off a bridge into a river....you either do it straight away or you mince about for hours doing fuck all. In the case of bigger things its more like weeks and months than hours though.






Tuesday, 9 July 2013

MERMAIDS




A Man Young And Old: III. The Mermaid

A mermaid found a swimming lad,
Picked him for her own,
Pressed her body to his body,
Laughed; and plunging down
Forgot in cruel happiness
That even lovers drown.

William Butler Yeats



I'm thinking it's probably nicer to drown then keep drowning all the things you love by accident.



Monday, 24 June 2013

RIHANNA X SUPREME

























Supreme have made a skateboard deck with the Rihanna  cover shoot i styled for Esquire photographed by Matt Irwin! #prettystokedaboutthat