James Harvey Kelly
With past experience as a menswear designer and creative director for premium men’s fashion brands, this London-based creative has now focused on photography, splitting his time between shooting fashion campaigns and travel and reportage work. For this issue, he travelled with friends and designers Lucy Folk and Tamsin Johnson to Tuscany (page 145).
“I’m lucky that I get to shoot a lot of pretty fascinating people, and Lucy and Tamsin are a case in point,” says Harvey Kelly. “On shoots like this the process is very comfortable because you have time. I’m not particularly meticulous or prescriptive — I tend to just hang around and chat and try to take in bits and pieces, which feel beautiful or meaningful as they occur. Ultimately, I’m looking to create something that feels honest and hopefully optimistic.”