The naughty but nice A Nice Magazine founder has a flair for shoots that feel unstaged, and a passion for championing young London talent
Hanna Moon, a photographer and the founder of A Nice Magazine, exudes energy when she’s pacing around a shoot. It burrows its way into the composition of her photographs. “I secretly dance a lot [in the darkroom] wearing my headphones,” she says. Having worked with Yohji Yamamoto and Marques'Almeida as well as Frank Ocean collaborator Tyrone Lebon, Moon has an eye for artistic shoots that don’t feel staged. She founded A Nice Magazine in high school, a publication serving up a mixture of photography and fashion from young artists based all over London. The name, she says, is tongue in cheek – the mag features a fair amount of “naughty” nudity and provocation. She’s run features on transgender models in Japanese lesbian bars, political art and the popular cross-eyed model Moffy. “It’s always in the back of my head,” she says of the magazine. “I’m slowly progressing on the next issue.” Moon started doing portraits for Dazed when she was a student at Central Saint Martins, and has since amassed a strong portfolio of pictures of London creatives, female bikers and fashion projects, as well as being a part of Unseen Photo Fair.