I love that life can create situations without any control or management from me. In 2008, after becoming inspired by style in New York, I decided to try photographing some on a trip to Paris. The result of my first ever photograph, was a friendship I truly value.
Julian Martin Schott, then a student at L'Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne, is now a designer working as assistant to Christophe Lemaire at Hermes. His innate understanding of style and quality is something I've experience in so few people it can be described as a rarity. Not just in his designs (which I was proud to photograph last year for his graduate collection), but also in his personal style. Each time I see Julian he always has a subtle update. Perhaps it's a new cut of trouser or a change in colour palate but whatever the change, he's always effortless and more importantly, himself.
Over the past year, I've photographed him countless times and decided to collate the film and photography together - inside the home and style of Julian Martin Schott.
Where did you grow up? Between Switzerland and Lyon
Five words to best describe you? Honest, Organised, Not-Crazy (but) Superstitious, Happy
Favourite designer? Helmut Lang
Best place to get inspiration? At home, with books and music
Best aesthetic period in time? Bauhaus and Wienner Werkstatte
Favourite Book? The Foundtainhead and The Great Gatsby
Top recommendation for Paris? L'EXPRESS BAR in 11e, Le Bon Marché & Nanashi on Rue Charlot