My group portrait of the former Nelson's Head Pub staff taken from the series "Pubs of East London" has been used to illustrate the essay "Love Removal Machines" in a recent issue of Spike Art Quarterly where Rob Horning is writing about the values of family stability and intimate bonds in neoliberal times.
Inspired by world of fashion and the famous 100 year anniversary US Vogue cover featuring world famous supermodels in 1992, some of London’s top drag queens gather for a group portrait in a West London studio The Worx.
Excited at being featured by Vogue Italia, the Ladies of Vogue (as they now call themselves) launched As Seen in Vogue, a regular night of performance and partying. After the success of this, the queens asked me if I would take a group portrait and the idea for recreating US Vogue’s iconic 100 year anniversary issue cover originally shot by Patrick Demarchelier was born.
The final image is a playful homage to the world of fashion and magazines.
Watch our behind the scenes video from the shoot where we talk about Primark, cheap glitter and my work.
You can also find this article along with the video on Vogue Italia
Curated by Vogue Italia's Alessia Galviano and Francesca Mariani exhibition theme aimed to show that "beauty can be a call to action"
Mine and other 9 fellow photographers work taking part in the exhibition has been selected from 155,000 Photovogue members worldwide, which makes me even more honoured to be a part of this show!