CRAIG JAMIESON DEREK HEN­DER­SON NI­COLE BENT­LEY

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SUBEDITOR

Join­ing GQ back in May, Jamieson has been mak­ing sure we don’t em­bar­rass our­selves with awk­ward blun­ders. Luck­ily, we’ve hid­den some de­lib­er­ate ty­pos through­out the mag­a­zine to en­sure he’s kept busy.

GOT A FAVOURITE FEA­TURE FROM THE IS­SUE?

I’m fas­ci­nated by North Korea, and read­ing Adam Baidawi’s re­ac­tions to the her­mit king­dom made me laugh more than once (p98). Then there’s the fea­ture about men­tal ill­ness in sport (p154). Peo­ple still have to hide their ill­ness, due to the per­va­sive stigma that sur­rounds de­pres­sion, anx­i­ety and bipo­lar dis­or­der. Can you imag­ine hav­ing to hide di­a­betes or arthri­tis?

WHAT’S THE BEST THING ABOUT YOUR JOB?

It’s the va­ri­ety. Put­ting an is­sue to­gether means delv­ing into every­thing, from fash­ion and pop cul­ture to deeply in­volved fea­ture ar­ti­cles.

AND DO YOU HAVE ANY GRAMMATICAL PET PEEVES?

I hate port­man­teaus, and when peo­ple use nouns as verbs, like, ‘Just Pho­to­shop it,’ or, ‘I’ll Face­book you’. Ergh.

WE’LL TA­BLE THAT. BE­ING A SUB, IS THERE A LOT OF PRES­SURE TO EN­SURE YOUR WORDS ARE PER­FECT?

I have to ad­mit that I do sube­dit emails and texts be­fore I send them. I also point out er­rors in movies, TV shows and ad­ver­tise­ments, or when peo­ple use in­cor­rect gram­mar and syn­tax when they speak. I’m just that fun.

PHO­TOG­RA­PHER

Hen­der­son was be­hind the lens for our ‘How The West Was Worn’ photo shoot (p126). And he clearly made the most of it. “The high­light of the day was try­ing on the hats,” he says. “I love a cow­boy hat!” Who doesn’t?

HEAD­WEAR ASIDE, WAS IT A FUN SHOOT TO WORK ON?

Ab­so­lutely. I grew up watch­ing Ser­gio Leone’s spaghetti west­erns, so I loved the idea of play­ing Cow­boys and In­di­ans.

EVER BEEN ON A SHOOT THAT DIDN’T GO QUITE SO WELL?

I worked on a shoot us­ing film, and the cam­era had some in­ter­nal prob­lem that didn’t show up un­til we got the film back from the lab – when we re­alised that ev­ery frame was out of fo­cus. That was a bit of a prob­lem.

NO SUCH PROB­LEMS WITH RYAN CORR IN OUR JUNE/JULY IS­SUE. WHAT WAS HE LIKE?

Ryan was a true gen­tle­man and took great di­rec­tion. I can see why he’s a talent to be reck­oned with.

ANY­ONE ON YOUR PHO­TOG­RA­PHY WISH LIST?

Prob­a­bly the All Black team that won the 2015 Rugby World Cup. But to be hon­est, I don’t mind who I’m shoot­ing – though it’s al­ways more fun if they en­joy be­ing pho­tographed.

WHEN DID YOU RE­ALISE YOU WANTED TO BE A PHO­TOG­RA­PHER?

When I was work­ing in a bank and thought, ‘This isn’t for me.’ I en­joy what I do so much that go­ing to work isn’t a chore – I’m lucky in that re­gard.

PHO­TOG­RA­PHER

“It was a fun day,” says Syd­ney-based snap­per, Bent­ley, of our ‘From Paris with Love’ shoot (p108). “We were in a tiny apart­ment us­ing nat­u­ral light. The day started out dark and rainy, but we reached a high point when a shaft of sun­light came out and hit Jack­son on his un­der­wear shot.”

YES, IT WAS CER­TAINLY AN IM­PRES­SIVE SHAFT. WHAT WERE THE MOD­ELS LIKE TO WORK WITH?

Each guy had some­thing spe­cial to bring. Adin’s all about per­son­al­ity and ex­pres­sion, Nick’s a young beauty who looks like roy­alty, Jack­son’s oh-so sexy and Kane’s just a slice of heaven, with his bee stung lips and creamy olive skin.

YOU’VE DONE A MIX­TURE OF CELEB POR­TRAITS AND FASH­ION STO­RIES. WHICH DO YOU EN­JOY MORE?

I re­ally en­joy fash­ion sto­ries where ev­ery­one works to­gether at the same level to cre­ate mem­o­rable images.

GOT ANY TIPS FOR PEO­PLE WHO WANT TO GET INTO PHO­TOG­RA­PHY?

Start by only shoot­ing things you love, to cre­ate a style for your­self that you to­tally con­nect with.

YOU’RE NICOLEBENTLEYPHOTO ON IN­STA­GRAM. WHO ELSE IS WORTH A FOL­LOW?

@He­le­nachris­tensen – a gor­geous model and her pho­tos are beautiful. @Love­want for in­spir­ing, art­ful images. @The­re­al­grace­cod­ding­ton – a tal­ented il­lus­tra­tor and cat-lover.

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