Essex born Alex Cayley, photographer for this shoot, I first met when he was Corinne Day’s assistant. He was in fact the first photographer’s assistant I met on a shoot. When he left working for Corinne he moved to New York to assist Albert Watson. Alex eventually went out on his own a few years later and I was living in New York around the same time After bumping into him on the street we decided to start working together. We shot many things including Dutch Magazine, which was a great youth culture magazine run at the time by Matthias Vriens. This is one of my favourite shoots I worked on with Alex for Dutch starring the fantastic Canadian born model and actress Shalom Harlow.
I worked with Shalom on numerous occasions too and she was one of those models who was always willing to do what it would take to get a great image. A true professional through and through who did exactly that in this shoot. We shot late and long hours to get these pictures but it was worth it. I have fond memories of this shoot and still shoot with Alex occassionally when he’s not busy being a father of 2 children.