The last Poets Senegal
I spent the first and last part of 2017 in Senegal. Included in the portfolio is a portrait of Abiodun Oyewole. One of the founders of the early 70’s rap band, The Last Poets.
Carrying on from The Women at work series. Here is sound artist Ewa in her studio in South London.
Above & Beyond
Collaborated with Tony Paavo & Jono for the first time in 2009. We just completed our eighth shoot together on the road in Washington State for their forthcoming album Common Ground. Out in Jan 2018
Visited the studio of fashion designer Edeline Lee in east london before fashion week.
Women In Innovation
A portfolio of images celebrating female
Innovators. The pictures will be on show
At Getty Images Gallery, London
From July 19 – August 2nd.
Kirsty Young Desert Island Discs
To celebrate 75 years of Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs #BBC #KirstyYoung
Pearl & Betty Lowe at home in Somerset. And their friends too. For Red.
The Photographer’s daughter
Scarlet is the daughter of the great photographer Bob Carlos Clarke. Heres a couple of minutes of her talking about her family and her dreams.
Mona Juul New York Times
For The New York Times. Mona Juul (The Norwegian ambassador to London) & her husband Teje Rod-Larsen.
Lady Elisabeth Anson New York Times
Lady Elisabeth Anson,
The Queen’s party planner.
for The New York Times.
Scarlet Carlos Clarke
A magical autumn afternoon with Scarlet talking photography….and taking pictures
Edeline lee/ Brand of sisters
Designer Edeline Lee for her range of scarves for Brand of Sisters. 50% of the proceeds of the collection go to her chosen charity, WomenforWomen. www.brandofsisters.com
The Gypsy fair VICE
Up the M1 to Cumbria to take portraits at The Appleby Fair. Wanted to get some images for my women at work project and as always bareback ride with the gypsies in the river. Heres a few images. Thanks to charlie and VICE for the support.
Vauxhall Art Car boot Fair
Been sorting through precious polaroids for our stall at The Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair on Sunday. We are also setting up a photo booth in a vintage Vauxhall. Hope to see you all there.
Izi & Irie
Our story is out on Volt Magazine. The amazing Natalie at Premier and Anastasia from Next. Styling by Aimee Crosydrill.
Book on sale at Anthropologie
Anthropologie is now stocking my book. Heres the link.
We will also be at The Art Car boot fair on June 14th in Brick Lane with Trolley books, selling prints and books. Come say hi.
Heres a piece written by Zoe Wolff for House Magazine about collaborating on my book followed by an 8 page photo essay, many thanks to Stephen Toner and Vanessa Xuereb.
Los Angeles and the desert
Six days in California. Here’s some personal shots. Happy days.
The face of an Angel
Micheal Winterbottom’s The Face of an angel is out.
Here is some pictures from spending a week on set in Bella Italia.
De Beers women in Light breakfast.
Started off the morning of my book launch doing a panel discussion hostd by De Beers and The Design Museum with Tiffanie Darke from STYLE magazine, Donna Loveday, curator of the women fashion power exhibit and Brita Fernandez Schmidt from women on women international. So great to talk about womenhood. Thanks all for coming.
Design Museum book launch
And finally my third book is published and launched at The Design Museum. Producing a new book is rather like giving birth. Such a rollercoaster, and really happy and grateful to share my little story about womenhood with the world. You can buy the book from trolley books, Anthropolgie, LV bookstore, Photographers Gallery, and The Design Museum. The show is up till april 26th.
Women at work NY Times
Went to the studio of the great architectural photographer Helene Binet to take a portrait for the NY times. Got me thinking about my next project. And how to get my women project to evolve into the next phase. I started looking at the archive at pictures I have taken of women at work, or in their work place. For me these are visual symbols of freedom, expression and equality. Heres the first three images for the next projectâ€¦.. if you want to be a part of this next project, just email us at the studioâ€¦.
Natural beauties Tatler
Natural beauties portfolio is out in Tatler. Styling by Sophie Goodwin.
Book printing in Italy
Joan of arc had style.
Been working on a personal project about womenhood for ten years now (on and off!)â€¦.LVMH and The Design Museum have got behind making the project a reality. Just back from Italy where we are printing the book â€˜Joan of Arc had styleâ€™. I got the name for the book from a poem by Charles Bukowski called Style. Here it is below in full.
â€œStyle is the answer to everything.
A fresh way to approach a dull or dangerous thing
To do a dull thing with style is preferable to doing a dangerous thing without it
To do a dangerous thing with style is what I call art
Bullfighting can be an art
Boxing can be an art
Loving can be an art
Opening a can of sardines can be an art
Not many have style
Not many can keep style
I have seen dogs with more style than men,
although not many dogs have style.
Cats have it with abundance.
When Hemingway put his brains to the wall with a shotgun,
that was style.
Or sometimes people give you style
Joan of Arc had style
John the Baptist
I have met men in jail with style.
I have met more men in jail with style than men out of jail.
Style is the difference, a way of doing, a way of being done.
Six herons standing quietly in a pool of water,
or you, naked, walking out of the bathroom without seeing me.â€
Evening Standard Theatre awards
So much fun at The Theatre awards doing portraits of all the greats. What a night!!!
Up to Yorkshire to photograph Baronness Warsi. It rained so much I got her in the mini bus to take the last picture…. Here it is.
Skye Gyngell Vanity Fair
Got to spend the morning in Sky Gyngells kitchen with the London Vanity Fair team.
Shooting all day on sheepdrove farm in Berkshire. Catching the last days of summer for Neals Yard.
A group of images I collected over the years at the beach. And a story about them too.
20,000 days on earth Nick Cave
Went to The Barbican to see the premeiere of 20,000 days on earth. A film directed by Iain Pollard and Jane Forsyth, about the life and work of Nick Cave. Hereâ€™s the poster image i shot down at his home in Brighton.
Perpignan Visa Por L’image
Rebecca Mc Clellend has pulled off a great show celebrating 25 years of the Ian parry award at Visa Pour Lâ€™image. Very proud to have an image in this group show this week. I won this award when I was 23 years old for my Dublins Urban Cowboys series of images.
Detroit behind the scenes
Just returned from a week of working around the city of Detroit. Awesome locations. I was spellbound by this city. The space, architecture, and very warm hospitable people. Heres a few behind the scenes and views of an abandoned American city.
Craig Leon for The New York Times
Shot legendary producer Craig Leon for the New York Times by the canal in east London
Scotland Portfolio Tatler
Headed up to Scotland for Tatler with the team, capturing portraits of the locals.
Fay Weldon’ s house
Down to Dorset to take pictures of Fay Weldon in her garden. And as always, get advice on my project on women.