Young Fathers for Interview Magazine

Thanks again to old friends, another photoshoot came up for Interview, this time of the Edinburgh-based band Young Fathers (see previous post for 1 of their songs).

"Theirs is music of uniqueness, flow and emotion, mining the darker, clubbier end of the hip-hop spectrum, powered by a laptop emitting low bass wobbles and buzzing synth lines, while a live percussionist tribally socks a floor tom. They're just as striking to look at – Massaquoi cuts a particularly stylish figure in vest and leather jacket, a skunk-like streak bleached through his short afro."
[Malcolm Jack in the Guardian: http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2013/jan/22/young-fathers-review]

See the whole thing here:



Jessie Ware - Sweet Talk (Cyril Hahn Remix), + Young Fathers 'Sister'


Young Fathers - "Sister" from anticon. on Vimeo.


Christian Cooke Portraits

Huge thanks to two old school friends, I found myself in Kensington Palace gardens shooting the actor Christian Cooke for Interview magazine's website's piece '13 Faces of 2013', featuring upcoming talents and ones to watch. Christian will be appearing in Romeo + Juliet out later this year, playing Mercutio. The film's screenplay has been written by Julian Fellowes.

My photograph is featured on Interview's homepage at the moment too, so I'm chuffed.

On '13 Faces..' also check out Vita Hewison's photography of Kit Harington.




Francesca Woodman

Francesca Woodman (April 3, 1958 – January 19, 1981)was an American photographer. Her education started at high school in Colarado, then she went to RISD, where she had an inbetween year in Rome, and was a fluent Italian speaker.
She committed suicide at the age of 22, shortly after an unsuccessful attempt which led her to move back to her parents' (also well-known artists George Woodman and Betty Woodman) in Manhattan.
Her photographs have since then gained much notoriety due to their weird, dilapidated settings, Victorian/gothic themes and surreal nature. Of those 10,000 negatives Woodman was said to have created, around 800 have been printed, but a fraction of that exhibited / printed in books. Of those seen, all are black and white, medium format, and most include her or other women as their subject matter.
I've been reading up on Wikipedia, but it's all thanks to Kate at MHG who brought out the print to show me.