My shot of Milo Johnson is on the cover of the latest Jocks & Nerds magazine. First off I happen to think Jocks & Nerds is the best magazine covering style, music, attitude, culture out there today. I’ve been working for them for over a year now – the mag is beautifully designed, lots of black and white photography and in a truly arcane way – well you can’t buy it anywhere – it is a free quarterly only available in specialist stores like Paul Smith in London.
And then there is the legendary Milo Johnson, with whom I spent a really nice afternoon taking photos, wandering around his Harlem neighborhood, talking about music, Bristol, London, New York,Tokyo, magazines, photos, and other good things. A few days later he dropped off some music for me : his current CD ‘Return of the Savage’ in my opinion irresistible grooves, ‘The Wild Bunch’ great hip hop mixes, ‘Live at the Cat Club 1979′, and ‘Suntoucher’ are all on heavy rotation on my ‘jukebox’.
Have to say I love photographing people on the streets of NY – there is always so much going on. Standing under the overpass for the 1 train, at 125th street avoiding trucks, speeding cop cars and taxis, the odd passerby making a comment, breeze from the river and the noise of the trains overhead. It’s never boring.