Angela Hill – Real And Documentary
Dressed for breakdance. Dress for breakfast. Eliot Sumner Photographed by Angela Hill in the morning light. and styled by @omaimasss. Always wake up to @marfajournal
The story behind Sylvia, Nicolas Ghesquiere, and Paris.
The shots in Paris were for a Japanese magazine – I think it was Madame Figaro – and when Nicholas Ghesquiere was asked his choice of photographer for the story he asked for me.
The story behind Elizabeth and The Stanford Pictures
I found Elizabeth somewhere in London, I cannot remember where and because of her age I asked her for her parent’s phone number. I rang her father to ask permission to photograph her and he was very formal and asked that I write a letter to him. I did so and after some deliberation, he agreed. I shot Elizabeth many many times for various magazines but the Stanford pictures were for my magazine VERY. She was at school in Somerset and I needed to shoot the next cover – I went down to the nearest town to her school and she met me wearing the STANFORD sweatshirt which I loved. She explained it was one of her relatives who was a graduate from Stanford ( Elizabeth’s mother is American). I had a very short time to shoot the cover that day as she had had special leave from school to come into town and was under a strict curfew on timing.
I loved Purple from the very beginning; I went to see Ellen Fleiss (one of the co-founders) on an appointment in Paris and she subsequently asked me to do many stories – all of which I am happy with – the art direction was always sublime and loved working for them.
How do you describe your work as a photographer?
I like everything to look as real and documentary as possible, I only shoot on 35mm film because it produces the effect I want in the final product and I like every shot to look like a film still, so I always shoot landscape and very very rarely portrait.
Your first camera
What excites you most about the future?
Old school things we should bring back
Look forward instead
What influenced you the most?
Certain faces, certain styles, films, books, fashion…..mostly looks – the way someone carries themselves, the way they look.
Schoolgirls Barbican, London. Comme Des Garcons. VERY Magazine
Nature, plants, books, families
Probably a black/white of a girl in an underground car park – she was wearing a classic trench coat – I still love that style
Freddie in Berlin Purple Magazine Styled by Anna Clausen Photo Angela Hill Wearing Lacoste and Henrik Vibskov
Complete the sentence
I love the smell of…Geranium oil and petrol
I love the taste of…Salmon grilled
Something that I was surprised to find …That I become confident when I am taking pictures
I have a natural affinity for…Creating an interior that is harmonious