The UK is saturated with talented and dynamic creative introverts and extroverts working ridiculously long hours all over whilst at the same time managing to squeeze in being functional adults with healthy relationships, diets and friends. London is a melting-pot in particular for people such as these, and as a professional plate-spinner (not literally) I am surrounded by women and men who inspire me with their hard work and constant love for what they do. It is so important in such a fast-paced overly social society that we really focus on bigging-up and supporting the work that our peers do.
Thus, every month, on my website, alongside updates about my gigs I want to praise the radiance of people who I think are doing really awesome things in their field, and who I think you should check out.
Ellen and I met in April this year in a park by the Old Vic by a chance encounter. Since then I’ve followed her photography and writing career - both of which are picking up incredible speed. She recently took my head shots for the website (check them out on my gallery page) - I would highly recommend her.
I’ve had terrible experiences with photographers in the past yet Ellen was so refreshing. Ellen was very open-minded and honest with what she thought was best on the day of our shoot - guiding me softly towards being natural, leading me away from my learned poses, pouts and facial ticks. The results were pictures that showed my natural face rather than my stage persona. Her photography is very raw, unobtrusive and enigmatic - there is no sense of posed, forced or feigned expressions in her pictures. Instead you feel as if you are looking at stolen secrets that have been snapped by chance.
Alongside her photography skills, Ellen is also a talented writer, currently developing plays in association with the Royal Court. Despite her giggly exterior however, her plays are anything but joyful... in fact, they are very, very dark....
Hazel is a 21 year old red-headed model with Storm Management. She’s been my flatmate for the last year. I love her indefinably.