i-D: photos and thoughts on pride after Orlando

“Just over two weeks ago 49 people were killed and 53 wounded at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub. The venue was holding a Latinx night in celebration of Gay Pride Month, and its punters would have arrived expecting the same kind of safe environment they’d always experienced. Gay bars are hard-won sanctuaries where LGBT+ people can hang out with their friends in complete confidence – and this violation of such a space was extraordinarily horrific. Last Thursday I went to a talk called Pride Is A Protest – The Radical Roots Of Pride in central London and was again reminded of the …

i-D: portraits for #VoteRemain

With the Brexit vote around the corner, i-D commissioned me to shoot portraits of Londoners who were planning to #VoteRemain. Sitters wore the brilliant t-shirts Wolfgang Tillmans designed in support of staying. You can read the full features here: part 1, part 2 and part 3. photography: Holly Falconer studio: Protein Studios assistants: Eddie Blagbrough, Amber Tanc lab: Labyrinth Photographic

Drag Kings for Refinery29

New portraits of Drag Kings taking part in The Glory’s Man Up competition for Refinery29. Photographer: Holly Falconer Assistant: Amber Tanc Writer: Nick Levine Read the full article here. “…When the drag kings take to the stage later on, the performances they give are both technically impressive and a lot of fun. Richard Von Wild lip-syncs to a cleverly-mixed rap medley, while a contestant called Brent Wood delivers a more comic set, sending up Essex lad culture. Georgeous Michael lip-syncs to George Michael’s “I’m Your Man” wearing the leather jacket and designer stubble of the singer’s ’80s heyday. On the one …

i-D: portraits of austerity protesters

On saturday I joined the protesters marching through central London against austerity for i-D: “If we can find the money to kill people, we can find the money to help people.” “Undeterred by Britain’s notorious April showers, 150,000 people took to the streets in London this past weekend as part of a People’s Assembly demonstration to protest against the Conservative government’s programme of austerity, with many also calling for the Prime Minister to resign after the Panama Papers scandal forced him to admit that he had benefitted from offshore funds held in known tax havens. Marching from Gower Street to …

Portraits of drag queens & their mums for Refinery 29

I photographed portraits of some dreamy drag queens and their mothers for Refinery 29, and Amelia Abraham wrote a brilliant piece interviewing everyone – read the article here. “…Finn’s drag look is a unique one: he plays with porcelain makeup, coiffed hair and corsets, and “things that aren’t necessarily gendered, like kilts, berets or a ruff.” Unlike Amrou, Finn is able to talk to his mum, Jennifer, about his love of drag. She doesn’t see it as Finn “dressing up as a woman, per se – more as a work of art.” Jennifer says Finn’s always been extreme, always questioning, …

Savages for Paper magazine

Savages for Paper Magazine, Spring 2016 issue “…They’ve returned with Adore Life, a bolder, more full-hearted record about, of all things, love. But it’s not softer. With a fist on its cover, it explores love in all its fleshy, pulpy permutations. Loud as hell, it takes no prisoners, but it stretches its arms out wide, too. For even though Savages have been pigeonholed as stern creatures, they are also engaged, open and willing to share their ideas with the world. (Read the full feature here)” Photographer: Holly Falconer Stylist: Siobhan Lyons Makeup: Clare Read Assistant: Eddie Blagbrough Studio: Recession Studios