When Simon from Hey Girl Magazine explained their ethos to me, I was so excited to get involved.
For each publication, the models are involved in the creation of the photoshoot: from idea and vision to execution. And finally, after the photoshoot, they get to decide which images will be printed inside the magazine - not the Editor and not the Photographer. I stand behind this concept because I often feel like photographers use their subjects and models as a pawn in their own vision. Like an object. And it never sits right with me. With my clients, before every photoshoot, I ask them how they want to be seen and how they see themselves - and we create their portraits from there. This is what I love, and I love that Hey Girl Magazine has the same ideals. I have known Dolly for a few years, from when I lived in Brighton. And it was an honour to create this story with her. Dolly recently went through a divorce and for this photoshoot she drew inspiration from Florence and the Machine's song 'King'. She sourced her outfit and did all of her styling and then chose the images that went into the Magazine that came out in May. I hope you love them as much as I do.