by Nick Hussey 2 min read

In the country I’m happiest in a needle carpeted forest, gilded sunbeams streaming through scented pines. I drink calm.

In a city I’m happiest alone at night, wandering synthetic colourscapes, neon washes, vehicle beams, mirrored windows & nightshade skies. I drink colour.

I wanted to capture that with the aid of my photographic collaborator Tom Hull.

On photo shoots I act as collar adjuster and carrier, but mainly shot-nagger. I often have very specific shots in mind, and I’ll push Tom in that direction. An example is blinding traffic lights. Tom is a pro, he wants to make the client happy. Burning reds & greens don’t show jackets off, they’re weird. I love weird. I want different, where I can.

Tom is the expert through which I vicariously live out my artistic fantasies. My mum was a professional photographer. I take this medium extremely seriously. Annoyingly I lack the photographic talent, but I have clear thoughts about what I'm after. Tom can translate them.

This shoot in Bristol, on a recent Lockdown Friday night, is the one which captures my own artistic sensibilities most clearly. Miles (artist and co-founder of Bohobo Aromatherapies), Tom and I just wandered Bristols rainy streets, seeking what I call “graphic portraits” - straight lines, contrasts, but always with a person central within. It wouldn’t be FRAHM (or me) without someone.

I wanted Miles to wear either Racer or Classic Harrington, as these are the most urban of my designs. You’ll see him accessorising with our Tartanor Denim Workshirts, and the odd cashmere scarf.

I think what Tom has created is wonderful. I love the dreamlike intensity. I don’t go into cities at night much now. I’m a country boy these days: Urban lights seem brighter, more lurid, weirder, more exciting. These images capture that different world of clubbing, kebabs, shuttered shops, weed smoke & theatre.

It’s a joy to create/capture these worlds the way I see them and for Miles, all ocular depths and calm, to live in them.

Thank you to Tom & Miles. I can’t wait for the next shoot. Always a joy.

Also in FRAHM Blogs & Podcasts

Meet The Missus - FRAHM's First Employee
Meet The Missus - FRAHM's First Employee

by Nick Hussey 6 min read 0 Comments

FRAHM has its first employee. Emmalou, my wife & partner of 24 years.

It’s a perfect fit, apart from our little rages.

Inside A Scottish Legend: Johnstons of Elgin
Inside A Scottish Legend: Johnstons of Elgin

by Nick Hussey 1 min read 0 Comments

We are honoured to work with a true legend on our new scarf range.

Enjoy a tour of the beautiful and inspiring Johnstons of Elgin, Scotland.

Complete Guide: FRAHM Classic Harrington Jacket
Complete Guide: FRAHM Classic Harrington Jacket

by Nick Hussey 4 min read 0 Comments

How do we make a rock solid classic far better, without changing what makes it so great?

Nick talks through his design process for the Classic Harrington.