I worked with Georgina Hodson on a feature for Soma magazine using pieces from the Marios Schwab S/S 2012 collection.
The writer, Katia, asked if craftmanship was important to his work.
“It’s the ultimate obsession; it’s what makes me who I am. I like to sit down with fabric that I just received from a manufacturer and completely change its appearance by applying something that is thought-out but also organic. I like to educate myself through that, learning different techniques and ways of doing things. I think it’s important to be close with a product and apply to it a sense of personality, where at the end of the day you can see that it’s not just another mass-produced product.”
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Thomas Persson is editor-in-chief and creative director of Acne Paper. Originally from Norway, he has bought a corner of Scandinavia to his East London offices where I found him for a feature in Soma magazine. He was busy preparing to launch the new body issue in NY.
“Fashion is as serious and interesting to us as art, literature, history, philosophy and all the other areas that we present,” says Persson. “Nothing lives in isolation, everything belongs together. The magazine wouldn’t be half as good without the fashion. The fashion brings the ‘now’ and the ‘wow’.”
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MW – Matthew Williamson’s new capsule range was the starting point for this film shot with Danielle Copperman and Joe Sanders. Well that’s not quite true – it was more about how to get across London without getting wet. We didn’t quite manage that as you can see.
Annabel’s final show at St. Martins was inspired by Mata Hari. Everything in the collection is hand-drawn and hand-dyed using old techniques. She sponged the dye through stencils to create mottled effects and used batik wax dots to hold back colour. She looked at the hand-tinted photographs of Mata Hari for colour reference and the 1931 film starring Greta Garbo.
Here are some images from our shoot for Soma magazine. Styling by Sabrina Henry. Click image right to see more of the shots.
In the 6 year gap since the release of his first album, Tom has been developing his artistic personality and trying to decide what he wants his music to sound like. He has come back with a new image and sound for the recently released, Leisure Seizure. He wanted to wear his own clothes for the shoot – he styles himself with a classic 50′s look and having trained in design, also did the graphics for the album.
I love this. S.C.U.M., who I shot for Soma last summer, have released Summon The Sound together with footage shot in Warsaw. Mute Records have selected this track, together with material from Grinderman, Can and Liars on Mute’s Record Store Day release, Vorwarts.
Soma magazine commissioned me to find and shoot 4 new British artists for the music issue. Hip hop artist, Giggs, despite his uncompromising reputation admitted when asked what he thinks about on stage “I hope everybody’s enjoying the show and sings along”. Comanechi – Akiko and Simon, Esben and the Witch from Brighton and S.C.U.M shown above.
Thanks to Stu and Alex at Loud and Quiet.
Here is a film Henrik Knudsen and I made while I was shooting Hurts for Soma Music issue. The boys knew their way round the pool table. Styling by Georgina Hodson and grooming by Paul Percival and Andriani.
Theo told me that the video for Better than Love was their own idea and they filmed it in Romania with young ballet dancers. Beautiful looking piece of film.