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Georgie Wileman

"Beauty in imperfection" from the London-based photographer

With a focus on the creativity behind fashion photography, London-based photographer Georgie Wileman is all about illuminating those guarded, 'accidental' and in-between moments. Dazed chats to the up-and-coming photographer about the inspiration behind her personal work and her progression towards videography and short films.

My favourite shots are those in-between a pose, conversation or guarded moment; these are often the images I use

Dazed Digital: What are the correlating themes between your personal work and your fashion photography, if any?

Georgie Wileman:
Beauty in imperfection, captured moments, unguarded honesty, unglamorous.

DD: What is it about fashion that appeals to you most as a photographic subject?

Georgie Wileman:
I love the freedom within fashion photography, you can push boundaries and shoot what is considered to be the opposite of fashion photography - and it's still fashion.

DD: Your photographs often have a sombre tone, can you tell us more about your inspirations or whether this was intentional? 

Georgie Wileman:
My favourite shots are those in-between a pose, conversation or guarded moment; these are often the images I use. A sombre tone is never intentional, but they are the shots I'm pulled towards when editing. The untold story in twisted hands, a frown, closed eyes or a glance hits deeper for me.

DD: Do you have any favourite photographers who inspire you?

Georgie Wileman:
My favourite photographer at the moment would be Hedi Slimane, his strong black and whites and reportage style of shooting is beautiful. My favourite photographers when I was growing up were always Sally Mann and Richard Avedon, their portrayal of people really stood out to me.

DD: What are you working on now and what's next for you?
Georgie Wileman:
I'm currently focusing on my fashion photography and videography, I plan to start shooting much more alongside fashion this year, including music, personal projects and my first short film. 

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