«I’m interested in how the youngest generations are connecting with environmental issues and how they are inheriting a complex, shifting planet which has needs more urgent than ever before»
Jack Johnstone for Lampoon
What was your idea for the shoot?
Having worked on an urban forestry story for Lampoons previous issue, I was really keen to this time focus on a more rural forestry project if possible. When I came across Sugi and their amazing work, it seemed a perfect fit and it also linked in really beautifully with another topic I’ve been ended in for the last few years; rewilding.
How did you approach it?
We were really keen to capture the children out planting.
What was the inspiration and how did you convey it through the images?
My interest in rewilding was the inspiration on the whole. I’m interested in how the youngest generations are connecting with environmental issues as of course, they are inheriting a complex, shifting planet which needs more urgent than ever before.
What is your photographic style and how did you go about shooting this photoshoot?
My focus will always be on portraits but increasingly so over the past few years, it’s also been on supporting these through the use of landscapes and incidentals; in many cases what I’d think of as ‘found’ still life photographs.
Photographer from Warrington, now living and working in London. Shooting both commissioned and personal projects encompassing portraiture, fashion and incidentals, his work focuses on people and places with a particular emphasis on landscapes, colour and things that people might have forgotten.