Louisa Rose Allen, better known as Foxes, is 24 years old and she’s won her first Grammy, only 1 year after releasing her first single. When she turned up at the low key London studio on a cold winters day she was full of energy. Her interview with Craig McLean had gone well and she said it was her best interview to date. She tapped her foot happily to Sam Cook that was playing on my stereo whilst her hair and makeup was being done, but when the shoot was to start she insisted on some heavier beats.
Foxes had a few well-rehearsed poses she was happy to strut into, but I was keen on photographing Foxes without the bravado. I wanted to photograph ‘Louisa’ instead of ‘Foxes’: little makeup and little styling. In the end we found a golden middle way.