DMB Welcomes Lauren Maccabee

Describe your photography in 3 words?

Honest, playful, energetic.

How did you get into photography?

I used to photograph my younger sister all the time whilst I was a teenager. I started when I was around 15, we’d walk through muddy fields in winter and I’d pretend to style her with mine / my mum’s wardrobe. I then ended up making a project about my sister, and I realised that photographing people was what I was most drawn to.

What was your first shoot as a photographer?

One of my first shoots in London was photographing a puppeteer for a magazine. The house was full of puppets but some of them were really fragile. I remember thinking it was a bit mad. 

Favourite shoot to date and why?

I photographed a series on sisters around the UK for Refinery29 which is a favourite! I met some amazing sisters and had a lot of freedom with the project, which was really nice. We had a lot of fun.

What photographers/artists/places inspire you?

I grew up in Manchester and going back there inspires me - it’s got a different energy to London. I think travelling generally is inspiring too, I think when you’re out of your comfort zone it can be really useful as a photographer!

What is your creative process?

I used to mainly shoot on location but recently I’ve done a lot of work in the studio. I like to get involved in casting on shoots, and a lot of the people I photograph are street cast. Making sure people feel comfortable and there’s a good atmosphere on set is key! I love playing with natural light when I can and colours are always important in my work. I’m currently working on a personal project I’m really excited about. It’s still in the early stages but it would be great to see it in print.

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Ralph Lauren

Lauren Maccabee shoots new work for Ralph Lauren

Blanc Mag

Lauren Maccabee shoots Munroe Bergdorf for Blanc Magazine

The Heist

Jumping into the new week looking back at Pierre Winther's campaign 'The Heist' shot for Nike

Calvin Klein

DMB Artist Jenna Gang shoots new animation for Calvin Klein

Gucci Beauty

Martin Parr shoots new lipstick collection Rouge à Lèvres Satin from a new Gucci Beauty line ideated by Alessandro Michele

Circus by Sam Edelman

Jenna Gang shoots new work for Circus by Sam Edelman

Drake Fans

DMB Photographer Lauren Maccabee shoots Drake Fans in London for The Face

Team Lab

From the DMB Archive - Christoffer Rudquist went to Tokyo for Wired UK to photograph Team Lab documenting their creativity with technology

Links of London

Lauren Maccabee shoots the new Orbs collection campaign for Links of London

Small World

A look back at Martin Parr's photo book Small World

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