Jamie Hawkesworth

Jamie Hawkesworth is a British fashion and documentary photographer.[1][2]

Hawkesworth's first photography project was made in Preston bus station as a member of the collective Preston is My Paris.[3][4] The work was published in their 2010 self-published newspaper as well as in his own 2017 book, both called Preston Bus Station. That experience has influenced his work since,[1] shooting fashion campaigns, catalogues and editorials.[1]

He has had solo exhibitions at The Hepworth Wakefield in Wakefield, UK; Red Hook Labs in Brooklyn, New York City; and Huis Marseille in Amsterdam; the latter showing a mix of his personal as well as his commercial photography.[1][2]

Life and workEdit

Hawkesworth grew up in Ipswich.[5] He first used a camera in 2007 as part of his studies for a forensic science degree at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston.[1][5] He subsequently switched to a photography degree, graduating in 2009.[5]

His first completed photography project was Preston Bus Station,[1][2] street photography, portraits of people, and a short film made over three years in Preston bus station[1] in North West England, including one whole month spent there. It was made as a member of the collective Preston is My Paris.[3][4] The photographs were included in the group's 2010 self-published newspaper, as well as in Hawkesworth's own 2017 monograph. He has said of the project "it informed how I understand light, how I approach people. It’s at the heart of the way I see things."[1]

His fashion work has included shooting campaigns and catalogues for JW Anderson and Loewe (both in collaboration with Jonathan Anderson),[6][7] and editorials for Vogue, Fantastic Man, and T: The New York Times Style Magazine.[1]

Hawkesworth uses the same Mamiya RB67 medium format film camera and lens for all his work, and develops and makes his own prints.[5][8][9]

In 2014 the British Journal of Photography pronounced Hawkesworth "One to Watch".[10] In 2017 The New York Times said he is "feted as one of the most talented fashion photographers of his generation".[1] His images have been described by I.D. as being "defined by their romantic warmth, simple beauty, and emotional openness".[2] In 2018 he received the Award for Editorial, Advertising and Fashion Photography, from the Royal Photographic Society.


Publications by HawkesworthEdit

  • Preston Bus Station. New York City: Dashwood, 2017. ISBN 9780996657426. Edition of 2000 copies.
  • On Keeping a Notebook. The Gould Collection Volume 4. Gould, 2019. Photographs and drawings by Hawkesworth and an essay by Joan Didion. ISBN 978-0-9973596-5-7. Edition of 1000 copies.[11]
  • The British Isles. London: Mack, 2021. ISBN 978-1-913620-14-1.[12][13][14]

Lookbooks photographed by HawkesworthEdit

  • Loewe Spring Summer 2015 Menswear Collection. Edition of 1200 copies.[5][15]
  • Publication No. 8. Loewe, 2015. Loewe Spring Summer 2016. Edition of 1000 copies.[16][17]
  • Publication No. 9. Loewe, 2016. Loewe Autumn Winter 2016.[18]
  • Publication No. 11. Loewe, 2016. Loewe Spring Summer 2017 Menswear Collection.
  • Loewe Spring Summer 2017 Paula's Ibiza.[19]
  • Publication No. 12. Loewe, 2016. Loewe Spring Summer 2017 Womens Collection.[20]
  • Publication No.15. Loewe, 2017. Loewe Fall Winter 2017/2018
  • Loewe Spring Summer 2018 Menswear Collection.

Newspapers made as a member of Preston is My ParisEdit

  • Preston Bus Station. Preston: Preston is My Paris, 2010. By Hawkesworth, Adam Murray, Robert Parkinson, and Aidan Turner-Bishop. Newspaper format. Edition of 500 copies. Photographs of Preston bus station and the people that use it.
  • Derby. Preston: Preston is My Paris, 2011. By Hawkesworth, Murray, and Parkinson. Newspaper format. Edition of 1000 copies. Photographs taken in Derby, commissioned for Format International Photography Festival 2011.
  • Industria, Virtus, et Fortitudo. Preston: Preston is My Paris, 2011. By Hawkesworth, Murray, and Parkinson. Accompanies Derby. Edition of 100 copies. Photographs of people, streets and urban landscapes taken in Derby 21–23 January 2011.

Publications with contributions by HawkesworthEdit


  • Preston Bus Station (2013) – short film


Solo exhibitionsEdit

  • Wakefield Kids, The Hepworth Wakefield, Wakefield, UK, 2017.[21]
  • A Short, Pleasurable Journey: 51 Photographs by Jamie Hawkesworth, Red Hook Labs, Brooklyn, New York City, 2016.[22][23]
  • An Endless Rhythm, JW Anderson Workshops, London, 2016. "Scenes and people Hawkesworth encountered on a trip to Russia ... alongside charcoal drawings he made during his time there."[6][7]
  • Landscape with Tree, Huis Marseille, Amsterdam, 2017.[2][24][25] Various personal and commercial work including Preston Bus Station.[1]
  • A blue painted fence, Aylesbury Street, London, December 2018. Includes "film, drawings, and writing, as well as new photographs from Kenya, Louisiana and Romania".[26]

Group exhibitionsEdit

  • Four Versions of Three Routes, 40 site-specific street posters at various locations, Brighton Photo Biennial, Brighton, UK, 2012.[27] Directed by Adam Murray and with photographs by the Preston is My Paris photographers Murray, Robert Parkinson, Hawkesworth, and Theo Simpson.
  • North: Identity, Photography, Fashion, Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool, UK;[28] North: Fashioning Identity, Somerset House, London, 2017.[29][30][31] Curated by Lou Stoppard and Adam Murray.



  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Kin Woo, "One Photographer’s Personal (and Visual) Journey", The New York Times, 28 August 2017. Accessed 28 November 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d e "the journey of jamie hawkesworth", I.D. (magazine). Accessed 28 November 2017.
  3. ^ a b Ceschel, Bruno (2011). "i Publish". Foam Magazine. Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam (29): 24–25.
  4. ^ a b "The photographers who captured the best of UK subculture", Dazed. Accessed 28 November 2017.
  5. ^ a b c d e "From the BJP archives: Jason Evans on Jamie Hawkesworth", British Journal of Photography. Accessed 28 November 2017.
  6. ^ a b "An Artful Photographer Captures a Trip to Russia", The New York Times. Accessed 28 November 2017.
  7. ^ a b "jamie hawkesworth and j.w.anderson come together again for an exciting new exhibition", I.D. (magazine). Accessed 28 November 2017.
  8. ^ "Fashion Photographers Return to Film", Business of Fashion. Accessed 28 November 2017.
  9. ^ "Jamie Hawkesworth's portrait of modern Britain". The Independent. 9 July 2021. Retrieved 14 November 2021.
  10. ^ "From the BJP archives: Jamie Hawkesworth, One to Watch", British Journal of Photography. Accessed 28 November 2017.
  11. ^ "On Keeping a Notebook: Photographs and Drawings by Jamie Hawkesworth with an Essay by Joan Didion". thegouldcollection. 27 September 2019. Retrieved 31 October 2019.
  12. ^ "Jamie Hawkesworth: 'Everyone I photograph is as important as everyone else'". The Guardian. 20 June 2021. Retrieved 30 June 2021.
  13. ^ "Jamie Hawkesworth takes us on a photographic journey around The British Isles". www.itsnicethat.com. Retrieved 30 June 2021.
  14. ^ Whitfield, Zoe (21 June 2021). "Inside photographer Jamie Hawkesworth's monumental new book". i-D. Retrieved 30 June 2021.
  15. ^ "Spring 2015 Menswear Loewe", Vogue (magazine). Accessed 28 November 2017.
  16. ^ "exclusive: loewe’s latest limited edition publication", I.D. (magazine). Accessed 28 November 2017.
  17. ^ "stunning images of binx by jamie hawkesworth for loewe, exclusively on i-D", I.D. (magazine). Accessed 28 November 2017.
  18. ^ "Exclusive: Loewe’s AW16 lookbook shot by Jamie Hawkesworth", Dazed. Accessed 28 November 2017.
  19. ^ "Loewe S/S 17 Paula’s Ibiza by Jamie Hawkesworth". Accessed 28 November 2017.
  20. ^ "The Night Porter star Charlotte Rampling models for Loewe", Dazed. Accessed 28 November 2017.
  21. ^ "Wakefield Kids by Jamie Hawkesworth", The Hepworth Wakefield. Accessed 28 November 2017.
  22. ^ "Fashion’s Favorite Young Photographer Jamie Hawkesworth Gets a New York Show", Vogue (magazine). Accessed 28 November 2017.
  23. ^ "Fashion photography’s rising star gets a New York show", Dazed. Accessed 28 November 2017.
  24. ^ "Landscape with Tree / by Jamie Hawkesworth: past / 9 September 2017 / 3 December 2017", Huis Marseille. Accessed 28 November 2017.
  25. ^ "Jamie Hawkesworth comes full circle with huge new exhibition", Dazed. Accessed 28 November 2017.
  26. ^ "Jamie Hawkesworth's a blue painted fence". British Journal of Photography. 10 December 2018. Retrieved 23 December 2018.
  27. ^ "Four Versions of Three Routes". Brighton Photo Biennial. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  28. ^ "North: Identity, Photography, Fashion", Open Eye Gallery. Accessed 28 November 2017.
  29. ^ "North: Fashioning Identity", Somerset House. Accessed 28 November 2017.
  30. ^ "'It is what’s outside that counts': the essence of British Northern male style ", The Guardian. Accessed 28 November 2017.
  31. ^ "Exhibition celebrates artistic influence of northern England", The Guardian. Accessed 28 November 2017.
  32. ^ "The Royal Photographic Society Awards 2018". www.rps.org. Archived from the original on 4 December 2018. Retrieved 10 December 2018.

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