I recently worked with the fantastic Ernest Journal (‘the magazine for curious and adventurous gentlefolk’) on their third print issue, shooting a 24-page special on the Isles of Scilly.
We visited most of the main islands: St Mary’s, Tresco, St Agnes and Bryher. We also found time to get to a couple of the more out-of-the-way ones, including the abandoned island of Samson and the wild island of Gugh, where the magazine’s cover image was shot.
I also shot portraits and wrote a feature with three brothers from the St Mary’s Boatmen Association – Steve, Alec and Fraser Hicks, whose family have been running boats on Scilly for generations.
Ernest Journal is a beautiful magazine that’s put together with real thought, love and imagination. In my opinion, it’s a great example of the direction in which the magazine industry should be going. It’s published every 6 months in print, but has a digital edition too. You can buy the 3rd issue or subscribe here.
I hope to work a lot more with them in the future. We had a great time on Scilly and got some really lovely images.