Kensington Leverne and the things that make him Swoon
by susiepalmer on 15 Dec, 2014 - Comments Off on Kensington Leverne and the things that make him Swoon
Kensington is a photographer living in London, working in various areas of photography including fashion, portraiture and landscapes, whilst putting out the odd zine too. We often run into him at London Fashion Week or London Collections: Men, and thought we’d ask him to tell us about what makes him Swoon…
Crystal Palace Park
Photo-book: Bernhard Fuchs – Woodlands
This is one of my favorite photo books. Even though it’s shot in Austria the images remind me a lot of the woodlands around Oxfordshire where I grew up.
Blenheim Park and Wychwood Forest
I’m not sure if you can have two places in one. They’re pretty close in terms of geography so I hope it’s allowed… They’re two places that I have spent a great deal of time exploring and differ greatly depending on the season. They’re never over populated and depending on which path you take through the woods you might not meet a single other person for hours. Ideal if you need some space to think.
I guess I should add some fashion stuff in here somewhere. At the moment I’m a little obsessed with Old Town. They’re based up in Holt, Norfolk, are run by a lovely lady called Miss Willey and create fantastic, heavy-weight-no-nonsense clothing. They’re no secret anymore but you can’t beat the quality if old work clothing is your thing.
Bob makes amazing quality shoes. He created the shoes for the movie Atonement and will make you a pair of Brogues from any material you could ever imagine (within reason!) He once invited me into his Victorian workshop – it was like walking on to a movie set. The back room contains the lasts of hundreds of famous celebrities, academics and politicians.
See Kensington’s photography on his website here www.kensingtonleverne.com