Business

Raeburn

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Interview & Portraits Kirk Truman Christopher Raeburn and I meet on a grey day at his studio in Hackney Central, better known as the Raeburn Lab. Brightening the gloomy morning, he tells me a compelling story of innovative and responsible design in the heart of East London. Christopher is a designer whose work was born out of a passion for utilitarian garments that utilise and repurpose military fabrics, and almost by accident he has found himself engaging…
People

Derek Ridgers

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Interview Gary Kemp Portraits Kirk Truman “I’ll tell you one thing though; vulnerability is very photogenic. You can see that  in people…” Derek and I are talking at Fitzrovia’s Berners Tavern, a few yards from the Soho neighbourhood where both our careers were born. Derek Ridgers is not a photographer – he is more than this. He is a social documenter and Londoner. His work has now spanned five decades of youth culture in our capital…
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Jordan Mooney

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Interview Marc Wardel Portraits Etienne Gilfillan I’m in the lobby of the famous 100 Club on London’s Oxford Street waiting for the first female ambassador of punk culture, Jordan Mooney, or simply ‘Jordan’ as she became known the world over, with her iconic makeup and iconoclastic attitude. She has been muse and inspiration to Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren, Derek Jarman, The Sex Pistols and Adam and the Ants among others. Long gone is the famous…
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Charity Wakefield

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Interview & Portraits Etienne Gilfillan Hair and Makeup Justine Jenkins Photographer’s Assistant Paolo Navarino Charity Wakefield, who most recently made history as the first woman to play Shakespeare at The Globe in an all-female production of EMILIA, joined the Journal for coffee at her favourite Soho spot, Bar Italia,  to discuss sonnets, period dramas and independent cinema. Tell us about Emilia and your role as Shakespeare? Emilia is a play by Morgan Lloyd Malcolm about the imagined…
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VIVI

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Words & Photography Kirk Truman Located above New Oxford Street, high enough to avoid making eye contact with the passengers on the top deck of the 55 bus and low enough to create a buzz from the street, VIVI Restaurant and Bar is the new all-day dining brasserie in Centre Point from rhubarb, a high end catering company who are the team behind Sky Garden in The City. The huge restaurant spans the old walkway that…
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PerformancePro

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Words & Photography Kirk Truman Once the home of London’s rag trade, Great Titchfield Street has more recently become home to a wave of thriving new businesses, ranging from dining – some of the best cafes in Central London are to be found here – to health and fitness. PerformancePro, co-founder Anthony Purcell tells me, arrived in Fitzrovia six years ago, because this was where its clients lived and worked. After a career in fashion, Anthony…
Essentials, Seen

Essentials Spring 19′

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  Oliver Proudlock, Founder @proudlock Half light. Rings. Beauty for the home. Designers we adore. Words & Photography Kirk Truman   SERGE DENIMES RING FINGER Compass Ring £60 Siler Link Ring £55 Silver Thistle Ring £60 Gold Plated Rope Ring £60 Serge DeNimes is a design-led brand providing exclusive seasonal collections of urban apparel and accessories of premium quality. Founder Oliver Proudlock has had two passions from a young age: fashion and art. They were the two…
Seen, Wander

Wander Spring 19′

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  Journal leaves London to wander and explore the beauty of England and the Canary Islands during the Spring months. Words & Photography Kirk Truman RANGE ROVER VELAR THE COMPANION INTO THE TREES I’m driving through our metropolis on route to the suburbs and the trees. My companion of choice was built in the midlands and designed in Coventry. The Velar looks a little like what you would’ve imagined kids in the 1980s would’ve thought a Range…
Out, Seen

Out Winter 18′

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  OUT / DAWN Words & Photography Jacqui Walker   KAFFEINE 2.0, FITZROVIA 15 Eastcastle St, W1T 3AY Quiet time – 8-9am Appeal – coffee Inspired by the amazing coffee culture in Australia and New Zealand, Kaffeine is an independently owned cafe and espresso bar with two locations in the Fitzrovia neighbourhood. kaffeine.co.uk @kaffeinelondon REDEMPTION ROASTERS, KINGS CROSS Unit 109, Coal Drops Yard, N1C 4AQ Quiet time – 8-9am Appeal – location & coffee Their coffee tastes good…
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Oliver Cheshire

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Interview & Portraits Kirk Truman “I guess you could say it was an overnight success, you know? It opened doors which I never knew I could walk through…” After becoming a modelling sensation at the tender age of 16, Oliver Cheshire has gone on to enjoy a hugely successful career as the face of any number of major brands. As he gets ready to launch his first clothing line, he looks back with Journal at half a…
Editorial

Metropolis

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Words Kirk Truman Photography Alan Schaller “I see it as more about being a fisherman than a hunter…” Alan Schaller and I are wandering in the metropolis. To be precise, we’re walking through the streets of Soho. Alan is watchful and observant, seeking every possible opportunity for the next image in his signature monochromatic style. He cradles a Leica in his hands, just as he does every day as he travels around our capital. He takes…
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Universal Works

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Interview & Photography Kirk Truman “A well-dressed man who keeps me in a job; and I’m very grateful to him for that…” David Keyte is the co-founder, director and designer of menswear label Universal Works, a brand that’s synonymous with the small-scale production of uncompromisingly honest and well-designed slow-fashion design that’s found a growing following around the world. I spoke to David about breaking into the business, world domination and the importance of being a man of…