Seen, Wander

Wander Spring 19′

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 Rover…
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Raeburn

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…
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Derek Ridgers

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

Interview Mark 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

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

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…