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Every city likes to think they’re the final word on cool. So admittedly, we’re a bit biased, but we believe that London trends harder than any other place on the planet. And at the heart of Cool London lies the city’s ever-burgeoning art scene and its ever-prolific photographers.
These days, our Facebook and Instagram feeds are flooded with digital snapshots chronicling our friends’ daily lives. It’s easy to forget that some people actually make a living from taking photos. In scouting out eight of London’s most talented snap-happy souls, we turned our backs on Tumblr, and asked our favorite shutterbugs some questions about themselves, their work, – and yes, their iPhones.
From zine queens to street-style stalkers, these folks have been featured in the likes of i-D and Vogue, and photographed famous mugs ranging from Karl Lagerfeld to Lana del Rey. In a city where many people live to be hip, the photographers interviewed here have taken their craft beyond the 1977 filter, and turned their vision and passion into a profession.
In our opinion, you're never too old to have a stocking — especially one that's filled with more than just candy canes. So, to keep this festive tradition alive, we rounded up 23 amazing goodies for all the beauty devotees on your list. And, if you see something you like, there's nothing wrong with dropping a few hints read
This was the smallest wedding I’ve ever done! It was just me and the guys and the justice of the peace at the Mayflower Inn in Washington, Connecticut. And yet, everything about it was still magical and remarkable. Click through for photos of the happy couple tying the knot and celebrating with just one another. read