We are very pleased to show some of her work on C-Heads and she tells us what a good model is for her, who she would love to photograph and what the best and worst things about London and New York are…
Love your images. They are very strong, natural, expressive and cool. How much of yourself is in your work?
Thanks. A lot, very much. I would like to think that I could be recognised in the images I put out.
Keira Knightley, Lily Cole, Rubert Friend, Creep, etc.. you had them all in front of your lense already. Who else would you love to shoot?
Right now, Azealia Banks.
What is a good model for you?
Someone who likes being photographed. But that doesn’t necessarily make a good subject. Its a small thing, but a good model always knows what to do with their hands.
You are also shooting landscapes and you did a feature shot for the Financial Times about the Iraque and Afghanistan veterans. Do you have a different approach when you are shooting something with a more serious topic like that? Is it more difficult for you than when you are doing an editorial shooting?
No, I don’t have a different approach. When I shoot more ‘serious’ subjects, or photo essays, if you like, then it kind of involves less planning, because I’m not projecting anything on to the subject. It´s more about exploring what is already there.
You are from London, but you spend most of your time in New York. What´s the best and worst thing about both places?
They both suck. I couldn’t live without either.
What inspires you?
Beauty, sadness. Humour.
5 things you cannot live without?
Girls. Mexican food. Frozen Margs. Leather. Denim.
In a couple of years you will be?
I would like to be payed more. And I would like to travel more.
The spirit for your life is?
All images © Emily Hope
Interview by Sigrun Guggenberger