Gabriel Moses was only 18 years old when Nike offered him a directing gig. Before then, all the London-based filmmaker and photographer had done was mess about with friends on YouTube, not expecting an industry behemoth to drop him an email. When the resultant Nike video was unleashed, though, Moses instantly became an in-demand name. Collaborations with Off-White, and Matthew Williams’s Alyx soon followed. Simply put, Moses, an artist without formal training, possesses a unique spontaneity and eye for beauty that comes from within, not a film school.
Then, in 2020, Moses became the youngest artist, at the age of 22, to shoot a magazine cover for Dazed, photographing rapper Pa Salieu for the winter issue. Alongside recent highlights such as his trippy, kaleidoscopic short Heavy Crowns and collaborating with Gary David Moore on a story for Re-Edition, Moses has also captured the more sensitive, poetic side of footballers in A Portrait of Divock Origi and a hypnotic video for Beats By Dre starring Callum Hudson-Odoi. Be sure to check out the film Moses shot for Open to Change too, a new manifesto masterminded by fashion designer Samuel Ross.
Text Nick Chen