BTS: Self Service 43: Part Two…

Ezra and Melanie are dear friends of mine, it was a pleasure to work with them on this shoot and watch them spar off each other creatively. I love watching old friends work together, creative relationships are so fascinating. The letter Ezra wrote to Melanie in the opening pages of the magazine was so honest I had to share it. Below are some of my favourite excerpts and some behind the scenes images from the shoot.

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“Dear Melanie, I remember the first time I met you. It was 1993, just about a year before we started Self Service magazine. It was a while ago, before the Internet, or emails, before the Eurostar and even before we made magazines with computers.”

“You represented everything we aspired to: a free-spirited independence, a progressive view on fashion and a contemporary sense of style and beauty.”

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“You still carry with you that same desire to impact the world we live in and make people look beautiful, and all with such emotional intelligence.” – Ezra