Alice Hawkins is a London based photographer who graduated from Camberwell College of Art in 2002. She has shot editorials for Pop, i-D, Russian Vogue, Harper's Bazaar (US) and The Independent Magazine, and her celebrity subjects have included Donatella Versace, Marilyn Manson and Kanye West.
In 2003 Hawkins was runner up in The Independent's American Express Fashion Photography competition, judged by a panel including Alexander McQueen and Nick Knight. Her entry was noted for its studies of emblems shaved into the pubic hair of female sitters, which preceded the controversial Gucci Spring/Summer 2003 campaign by some months.
Hawkins has commented of her own approach, 'sometimes I make a friend and photography naturally happens; sometimes photography happens and I make a friend'.
I've been doing these diaries since school, it was before the internet and laptops so I'd print everything out and write everything down