Tuesday, December 31, 2013

So long 2013!

2013 has been a pretty rad year actually.  I had the chance to style my first cover story for 1883 Magazine and met actor Nicholas Hoult in the process.  This was followed by three more covers including Michael Shannon for Fault and a double cover feature with model Matthew Bell and boy band Union J for Boys by Girls.  I met and styled actress Sophie Turner from one of my favorite tv shows (Games of Thrones - can't wait for you to come back!).  I was lucky enough to work with some amazingly talented photographers, stylists, models, editors, actors, hair stylists, makeup artists, etc on two different continents and I feel so grateful for al of these opportunities.

So in no particular order, here's a list of people I would like to thank for collaborating and inspiring me in 2013: Saty + Pratha, Cecilie Harris, John Mullan, Elliott Morgan, Holly Ounstead, Filippo Giuliani, Ginger Clark, Mark Shearwood, Alexandra Leese, Georgie Wileman, Arthur Woodcroft, Lol Keegan, Mark Cant, Alena Jascanka, Jake Rosenberg, Lorenzo Dalbosco and Alex Evans.


Sunday, December 29, 2013

Boys Town for JON Magazine

This is my latest editorial work featured in the December 2013 issue of JON Magazine, a UK based menswear publication.  I shot this with my friends Saty + Pratha back in November right before it started to get really frigid here in Toronto.  Taras @ Elite agency was our model for the day and Olivia Colacci @ Plutino did the hair/makeup.

Originally titled "Drifter", S+P had come up with a story about a lone hitman or 'anti-hero' type of leading man - an elusive, well dressed, macho kind of bad boy.  We started out the day in an industrial area of Toronto, then after a bit of car trouble, made our way back to their studio for some indoor shots as well.

The finished story features only black and white in the printed issue, but I was in love with the pops of bright red and royal blue featured throughout in both the clothing and the locations so I have included some unpublished images as well.

Special thanks to a few local brands such as Thomas Balint and Christopher Bates for lending clothing as well as shops such as Gravity Pope, Over The Rainbow and Mama Loves You Vintage.


Friday, December 6, 2013

Matthew Bell for BBG: Video

I just came across a lovely video from the cover shoot I styled for Boys By Girls featuring Matthew Bell. I didn't realize Cecilie Harris, the photographer and Editor in Chief of BBG, was filming that day. I loved his slick, almost 20's flapper style hair in this story and it looks even more intense in video. The dark music gives the video of sinister twist and of course Matthew looks badass in looks from Christian Lacroix, Katie Eary and James Long. Missing all the amazing menswear brands that were at my fingertips in London right now!!!

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