As well as seven years as the editor of cult British style and culture title Dazed & Confused, I contribute to publications such as The Times (of London), i-D, The Gourmand, Beauty Papers and AnOther Magazine. In 2017, I founded Good Trouble, an award-winning annual publication about the intersection of arts and culture with protest and activism. Recent published work includes:
Interviews with Scarlett Johansson, Laurie Anderson, Sam Rockwell, Steve Reich, Gregory Crewdson
Traveling to Baltimore to report on the pioneering work of youth organization OrchKids
Visiting personal archive of 60s and 70s counterculture photography The Family Acid
Essay about the history and future of glamour and technology
Visiting New York’s cult food spots with some of the city’s musicians
Dazed & Confused (2005–12)
I became the editor of influential British fashion & culture magazine Dazed & Confused in 2005. There, I collaborated with the likes of Daft Punk, Bjork, Grimes, the White Stripes, Jake & Dinos Chapman, and Vivienne Westwood for cover features and special issues, as well as interviewing many other characters both well-known and obscure from the worlds of music, fashion, film, art and activism. A selection of covers from the period is below.
In November 2016, I launched Good Trouble as a digital publication about the intersection of arts and culture with protest and activism. In summer 2017, I edited and published its first print issue, a broadsheet newspaper designed by Richard Turley, which was awarded a D&AD Pencil. In summer 2018, its second issue was stocked in galleries, museums and independent bookstores across the UK, Europe and North America, and won Magazine of the Year at the 2018 Stack Awards.
“This is a magazine for its time; a heady mix of rabble-rousing politics and humour that applies the spontaneous excitement of a punk zine to an absurd broadsheet newspaper format.” – Jeremy Leslie, MagCulture
My self-produced short documentary about the underground music scene in Johannesburg, Joburg Party (co-directed with South African photographer and filmmaker Chris Saunders), was a viral hit in South Africa, a Vimeo Staff Pick, and a finalist for Best Short Documentary of the Year at New Filmmakers Los Angeles.