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london now, the artist & the filmmaker: phoebe collings-james & sean frank

East-London born and bred artist, Phoebe Collings-James and her beau, filmmaker Sean Frank are the scene's best-looking couple. 26 and 24 years old respectively, the pair can always be found side by side, DJ-ing at cool store openings, dancing at cool...

by i-D Team
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Apr 8 2014, 2:35pm

Phoebe wears cape Ryan Lo. T-shirt Ruff and Huddle. Boxer Shorts Sunspel. Earrings Gogo Phillip. Sean wears Jumper E-Tautz. Trousers his own.

Phoebe is the Goldsmith's graduate who's provocative, erotic art has taken her all over the world, while Sean has made fashion films for the likes of Phillip Lim 3.1, Alexander McQueen and Topshop, music videos for Alpines and is showing no signs of slowing the pace. Closer than a shadow, tighter than a twin, together, these two are in it to win!

PHOEBE COLLINGS-JAMES
What do you do and why do you do it?
I'm an artist, coz I love it.

What's the best thing about being a young creative living and working in London?
Getting to do it, not having a proper job, doing what you love every day.

What's the worst thing?
David Cameron.

How does the city inspire you?
It's gorgeous, in all it's grey, rainy glory.

What are your favourite things to do/places to go for inspiration?
Going for a walk to the sweet shop, getting some fresh air and having a look around the city.

Why do you think London rocks?
It's home.

@phoebecollingsjames

SEAN FRANK
What do you do?
I'm a filmmaker.

What's the best thing about being a young creative living and working in London?
Meeting and working with lots of interesting people and brands.

What's the worst thing?
The cold - There's no heating in my studio.

How does the city inspire you?
The energy and pace of the city.

What are your favourite things to do/places to go for inspiration?
My house overlooks Regents Canal and it's nice to walk along to Victoria Park or up towards Angel. From the rooftop of my studio in Soho, on a clear day, you can see most of London's landmarks.

Why do you think London rocks?
It's the best city in the world :)

sean-frank.co.uk

Credits


Photography Angelo Pennetta 
Styling Victoria Young 

Hair Tracie Cant at Premier Hair and Make-up using Bumble and bumble
Make-up Lauren Parsons at Premier Hair and Make-up using Chanel Hydra Beauty Nutrition and S 2014
Photography assistance Jack Day, Liz Seabrook
Styling assistance Andrew Glover, Florence Arnold, Laetitia Mannessier
Make-up assistance Cory Deking, Sophia Lauren, Hannah Wilson
Hair assistance Candice Edwards, Sabrina Lefebvre, Liv Holst
Photography production Lucie Newbegin and Lydia Garde at MAP
Set production Sylvia Farago Ltd
Processing Bayeux
Retouching OUTPUT
Model Phoebe Collings-James at Premier

Special thanks to Lavish locations, David Bieda and Prolighting London