Jamie Hawkesworth is a talented photographer and filmmaker, who was born in Suffolk and currently lives and works in London, UK. He shoots a lot of fashion, documentary and commercial photography. Hawkesworth first picked up a camera while studying forensic science at Preston University in Lancashire, with the aim of documenting reconstructed crime scenes. Jamie spent much of his time crossing the country via its public transport systems making intimate portraits of the people he encountered along the way. His characterful editorial commissions are published in Acne Paper, AnOther, Dazed & Confused, Double, i-D, LOVE, Man About Town, The New York Times Style Magazine, Self Service, Vogue US, Vogue UK, Vogue Paris, W, and WSJ. Magazine.
The London-based photographer’s entry into the fashion world was yet another happy accident. “When I graduated from university I went straight into assisting fashion photographers as they were much more readily available to assist than documentary photographers,” he explains. “Most documentary photographers I tried to assist either didn’t use assistants or would tell me to bugger off.”