Imagista’s London fashion editor, Crystal McClory, has a career rich in turning out top notched iconic menswear stories. Her 50’s inspired denim shoot conjures James Dean, and rocker Robert Gordon, in a manner that makes the looks feel fresh again. McClory has a knack for re-imaging the classics in a way that feels up to date and always timeless.
"My art definitely is a bit more on the morbid side. It’s raw, warm sexuality. It’s got violence. It portrays my life. It portrays what I went through. I went through one of the most horrific experiences of my life when I eight years old. I felt like I had to become an adult at eight years old with my father dying and with the way he died. I think that experience greatly influences my art."
"I love the freedom to translate inspiration from around the world and my own ideas into objects that have the capacity to influence pop culture in our specific time. Experiencing that impact is fascinating and completely addictive." - Lauren Ruicci
Hunter Barnes is a photographer who isn't content with a voyeuristic relationship with his subject matter. Indeed, Hunter prefers to immerse himself in his chosen subject which often means living in close quarters with them. In an Imagista Q&A, Hunter talks about his process and his most recent projects including his upcoming book.
The first thing I notice about Norman Reedus when I walk into NYC's Dune Studios for our shoot, is the fact that he's already there. I'm a little surprised because punctuality seems at odds, a little incongruous, with the image of Norman Reedus. But not much about Norman seems predictable.
Rie Rasmussen is a Renaissance woman, she does it all. She has been an actor, a filmmaker, a model and is a creative force to be reckoned with. Here Rie photographs and talks to other multifaceted women like herself about embracing the badass female spirit and grabbing life by the horns.
Richard Patterson has lived and worked in London and New York, finally settling down in Dallas with his wife of 10 years, writer and art critic Christina Rees. If you’ve seen his work, you probably assumed that he has a fascination with or at least an interest in American culture and americana. But that wouldn’t be entirely accurate. He has little interest in americana and even less in the preconception that Dallas is somehow kitsch. His mind, he tells us, is in Europe.
Carlos Serrao, the lensman behind much of ESPN's 'The Body Issue' and many international ad campaigns teamed up with Imagista fashion director Wendy McNett to create an inspired series of exclusive images. Carlos, well-known for his ability to capture rarified moments of action, decided to cast a dancer for this series while Wendy brought avant-garde style with fashion line Chromat.
Joel Bukiewicz lives above his kitchen knife storefront, Cut Brooklyn, with his wife. After she goes to bed, Joel likes to sneak down to his basement workshop, turn on one or two dim lights, and grind knives in the quiet. "Basically what I do is turn solid materials into dust."
Los Angeles has a rich history of launching hard-rocking bands with an edge. So, when Imagista heard Dead Sara it made complete sense to us that they were from LA and that they intended, much like their predecessors, on taking no prisoners.
Imagista's London-based fashion director Crystal McClory teamed up with photographer Uli Weber to capture Casely-Hayford's Fall/Winter collection. The results, we're sure you'll agree, are stunning both visually and in terms of the designer's outlook on design and life.