I photographed Lea Valley VeloPark last week. If I could live in it, I would.
I was really happy when Luca agreed to be interviewed for a second time on MULL IT OVER back in February. We have interviewed him once before in September 2009 and I have been eager to get him back ever since. Sage has a wonderful way with his subjects and more often than not will use natural light amazingly. Give a big hand to Luca Sage…
JONATHAN CHERRY: What did you want to be growing up?
LUCA SAGE: The only thing I wanted when I was growing up was to play for Arsenal, I didn’t think about anything else. I also remember wanting a plane, a really big plane. I went round the class and wrote down a list of who wanted to be the first passengers. My mate Kevin was going to build it, I would fly it. Anything is possible when you’re six. Funny to think of how even back then I had a desire to jump on a plane and see the World.
JC: Who or what is inspiring you at the moment?
JC: What are you up to right now?
LS: Sitting in my freezing studio sending a file to Harpers Bazaar Australia. Apart from that I’m working on a series of newspapers which should be ready in a few weeks.
JC: Have you had mentors along the way?
LS: My father would love to be listed here so I’ll say my father. Apart from him I’d probably say Mark Power's influence and wise words have always stuck with me and been an inspiration.
JC: Where are you based right now and how is it shaping you?
LS: Currently I’m based in Brighton, where you can’t walk the streets without bumping into another photographer.
JC: One piece of advice to photography graduates?
LS: Less thinking, more shooting. Whatever advice somebody gives it’s often more directed at themselves than for others, so obviously I need to shoot more and think less but I think it’s pretty universal these days? And if all else fails, be a plumber, it won’t make you as happy but I’ve never met a poor plumber.
JC: If all else fails - what is your plan B?
LS: Be a contemporary dancer. Or build the plane that I wanted when I was six. Or phone Wenger, they are a bit short this season.
JC: Is it important to you to be a part of a creative community?
LS: Yes I would say so, I used to work from home but it’s not ideal by any means, a shared studio space is much better for photographers these days. Collectives are also a great idea to get your work seen and also be encouraged when the going gets tough. Hang on, why am I not in a collective?
Our EyeEm kit just arrived in London for our 'Shoot, Share, Learn - The London EyeEm Meetup' on Saturday May 3rd 2014.
We’re meeting at the Statue Of Boadicea on the corner of Westminster Bridge & Victoria Embankment at 1100.
It will be great to see you there!
Here is our facebook event, please do JOIN to RSVP!
The best French car EVER.
I found this Citroën DS Pallas on Lower Marsh, behind Waterloo Station on Saturday. I’ve always had a thing for French cars since I learnt to drive in a Renault 4 (the crazy looking one, quite like a 2CV).
It reminded me of a great French gangster film called ‘Mesrine’ that’s well worth a watch. ALLEZ!
Who CHAIRS Wins! #sb50 (at Campus London)
Who CHAIRS Wins! #smarta #igerslondon #shootermag_uk (at Campus London)
I LOVE BOOBS.
Who doesn’t right?
The Hello Beautiful community is dedicated to achieving a better understanding of breast cancer & exploring creative ways of preventing it. Pretty inspirational yeah..!?
Pictured is Jane Hutchison, breast cancer survivor & the Founder of the Hello Beautiful Foundation, holding a pair of #WOOBS She is very colourful is Jane & incredibly talented!
These wooden boobs represent different stages of breast cancer treatment; mastectomy, lumpectomy or reconstruction, which she’s decorated.
On the Opening Day of our exhibition we held a Grand Prize Draw in aid of Hello Beautiful, to which we raised £350 for the charity. This money will go towards funding the continued #WOOBS cancer awareness campaign.
Please follow Jane's updates on twitter or you can also follow the @HelloBeautifulFoundation to keep up to date on the WOOBS campaign OR if you would like, get involved in a #WOOBS creative workshop too!
*activates JAZZ HANDS* #RADA (at Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art)
Wise words mate! #failure (at North Acton London Underground Station)
Nothing wrong with mannequins on a Thursday. Oh no. #imaphotographer #whitstable #kent #exhibition #photography (at Menor)
Hello Sunday! A week today on Sunday 23rd March 2014 from 1130 at our "I’m A Photographer, Get Me Out Of Here!" exhibition at The Horsebridge Centre in Whitstable, Kent we’ll be having a special event with our partner charity, the brilliant Hello Beautiful Foundation for breast cancer awareness.
The incredibly colourful founder Jane Hutchison will be there for a day of co-creating an installation of wooden breast sculptures…better know as WOOBS.
I’ll say that again….WOOBS!
So you’ll get 2 FREE creative events for the price of one & a day out at the seaside. BARGAIN!
It’ll be great to see you there!
Is there a better place? NO THERE IS NOT? #whitstable #kent
If you’re ever in Leeds, try not to mention Brian Clough. #leeds (at Trinity Leeds)
A cautionary tale about stairs. #london #studio (at Church Walk)
ALL CHANGE HERE! #londonstreetlife #tube #london #thoughtoftheday (at North Acton London Underground Station)