If you go down to the woods today, you’re sure of a big surprise.
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Photographer Gemma Booth shoots Grace Small in the woods, building fires better than a girl scout, hanging up her washing and getting changed a lot, because you never know who you’re going to meet between the trees.
Gemma started working with i-D in 1997 as a design assistant, “Terry Jones saw potential in me and asked me to photograph a club night in my home town of Manchester, for the club pages of the magazine. The rest as they say is history.” Spending the last twelve years as a professional photographer, Gemma got back in touch with i-D with this winter woodsy story, which she breaks down to this: “This is a simple story of a girl in the woods. She is alone and at one with herself and nature, content in her own skin, and getting away from it all. It’s a very British story shot on a very wet day in Autumn. I like the bright technical rainwear in the dark woods and the feeling of solitude and a simple life.”
Introduction: Sarah Raphael
Photography: Gemma Booth
Styling: Polly Banks
Hair and make-up: Shama at CLM Hair & Make-up using M.A.C. Cosmetics and Bumble & bumble
Model: Grace Small at Elite London
Special thanks to Wilderness Wood, Sussex
From left, Look 1: Jacket by Margaret Howell. Look 2: Jeans Maison Scotch. Hat Filippo Catarzi. Cuff Rockit. Gold cuff Topshop. Look 3: Jacket Ben Sherman menswear. Jeans Faith Connextion. Belt stylist’s own. Hip flask Hunter. Look 4: Jumper and hat Oliver Spencer. Socks Urban Outfitters. Sandals Birkenstock. Look 5: Jumper Drakes menswear. Shirt Levi’s. Hat Folk. Jeans by Maison Scotch. Backpack Penfield. Look 6: Vest Nike. Jeans Levi’s. Watch Triwa. Look 7: Jacket KWay. Jacket and jeans Levi’s. Scarf and socks from Ebay. Shirt Ben Sherman. Sandals Birkenstocks. Look 8: Jacket KWay. T-shirt Superdry. Jeans Edwin menswear. Hat and scarf both by Maison Scotch. Look 9: Hat Route One. Jacket Columbia. Look 10: no credits.