PHOTOGRAPHY AND FILM DIRECTOR
Elaine Constantine’s work has captured an era. The photographer and film director’s eye for mood, light, and movement has seen her work for Vogue, The Face and i-D and for brands like Burberry, Gucci, and Vivienne Westwood.
After years living in Manchester documenting the city’s vibrant music scene, she moved to London in 1992, and became Nick Knight’s first assistant. In the 1990’s she became renowned for her portrayals of British youth culture and created such iconic images as Sarf Coastin’ (1997) which is now amongst the V&A collection in London. “Stylist Polly Banks and I had been trying for a long time to get a fashion story in The Face and by the time we got to pitch this idea we had a fully developed style of working together,” she says. “This shoot features my most famous image and I feel like we really nailed our own personalities to it. We were confident about what we wanted.”
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Interview by: Bre Graham / Photography by: Elaine Constantine