SNAP HAPPY – WITH LETTY SCHMITERLOW

Letty Schmiterlow is one of those achingly cool, totally talented girls that you just can’t help wanting to hang around with. As a London based photographer she’s made a name for herself shooting for fashion and music magazines including GQ Style, POP, i-D, Dazed and Confused, The Beat, and now, Topshop’s very own Zine. In this season’s issue she headed in to London’s luscious green spaces to photograph a band of fresh new faces in our forties inspired shoot. Meanwhile, when she’s not photographing fashion’s finest she’s contributing to Hot & Cool Magazine, of which she’s also the co-founder. We caught up with her to find out what inspires her and how she spends her down-time.

Photographer: Letty Schmiterlow; Stylist: Julia Sarr-Jamois

How did you first get into photography?

I never studied photography, I just started taking pictures of friends.

Do you have a favourite shot you’ve ever taken? 

It varies. At the moment it’s the picture of the twins – Ruth and May – that I shot for the Zine.

What was the last exhibition you went to?

I haven’t been to an exhibition in a while, really should start going more!

What was the idea behind the shoot you did at Battersea Park for the zine?

I guess it started by thinking about London and then open spaces within the city. I used spend a lot of time in Battersea park so I thought it’d be nice to shoot there.

Photographer: Letty Schmiterlow; Stylist: Danny Reed

Who would you most love to photograph? 

Amanda Bynes.

Where do you like hanging out in London?

At home.

What are you doing when you’re not working?

Mainly watching films.

Check out Letty’s shoot in the Topshop Zine, available now instore and online here.