Catherine Losing is an award winning Photographer and Director working across Europe and the US. Originally from The Isle of Axhomle, North Lincolnshire she is now based in Hackney, London. Creating bold and colourful imagery for fashion, commercial and editorial clients such as Vogue, Lacoste and Absolut. Catherine’s latest project is a conceptual photography commission for MoMA New York’s ‘Is Fashion Modern?’ their first fashion exhibition since 1944.
My Goal of the Day: To create an exciting shoot concept for a new client.
My Thought of the Day: Don’t trust someone who’s misogynistic to the waitress.
My Action of the Day: Making up an excuse for not working for the misogynistic new client.
My Deed of the Day: Telling the man in the local co-op that 2 blokes were in aisle 1 filling a suitcase with meat.
My Tip of the Day: If some guys are filling a suitcase full of meat in your local shop they want to steal a lot of meat from your local shop and the shopkeeper will be really pleased you told them.
My Pic of the Day:
A Day in My Life:
What do you love most about Your City?
I like the anonymity and the acceptance in London. I grew up in a very small village without much of either.
Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant?
A leisurely breakfast at home with eggs. I love an egg. My favourite restaurant is 19 numara bos cirrik II, a Turkish ocakbasi restaurant at the end of my road in Hackney.
What are you doing at:
6:00 AM – Me and my boyfriend take it in turns to get up with our baby. If it’s my turn, dragging myself out of bed. If it isn’t, trying to ignore my baby.
10:00 AM - Arriving at my studio. On a shoot day I’ll be getting set up with crew, set designers, lighting and cameras. If it’s just me I’ll put the kettle on and get on with some admin.
12:00 PM - Favorite Lunch spot/meal?
Ideally it would be a glass of wine and linguine con vongole in a seafood restaurant with a view of the Mediterranean Sea. The reality 99% of the time is a sandwich at my desk in a studio somewhere.
7:00 PM - If I’m shooting, hopefully wrapping for the day. If not I like to be back home with my boyfriend Ben and son Magnus before 7pm, in time for Magnus’s bath, story and bedtime.
11:00 PM - Either asleep or if I have a job with international clients, acting all professional on a conference call (whilst wearing pyjamas).
What drink do you need to get through the day and at the end (and how many)?
I’m a Northern English cliche, far too many cups of tea. Probably 6 a day. It has to be Yorkshire tea with milk, brewed to the shade of someone with a Friday night ready fake tan.
Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account?
Instagram. I genuinely enjoy Instagram it is mostly an inspiring and positive platform. I’m on the verge of deleting Twitter, I find it so depressing, infuriating and antagonistic. As for Instagram accounts @dankartdirectormemes for the lols and @luhardcastle for the vibes.
What should everyone try at least once?
A national health service.
Where do you enjoy getting lost?
On my bike in London at the weekend.