by Edo Q © 2011 CoverMen
Sam, I am really flattered to interview you, just
to start it off, though, please give me some background information
grew up in South West England, think rolling hills and
lots of sheep. It was a great place to be as a kid and
it will always hold a special place in my heart. My
Mum and Dad split when I was young, but both stayed
in the same sort of area (Exeter) to parent me. My youth
was mainly spent running around in fields and going
camping. I started coming to London when I was 16, commuting
on the train for modelling jobs and now have been living
here, settled away in a charming part of east London,
for a year now.
-What do you remember
about your school days, did you have many friends
and what was your favorite subject?
was just great. I loved learning, though I did get moved
about alot. I got bullied at one school, went
to another one that was funded solely by the parents
whose kids went there-that inevitably closed down- that
school was amazing! We used to have storytelling, and
making mayonnaise as lessons! I remember being
the only dude on the netball team at school, and the
freezing cold pool that we got forced into. My favourite
subject was definitely Drama, though I love English
-Let's look back at how you started
modeling, tell me about how you got discovered.
was with my mum, and my best friend from home. We were
all in London for the weekend. I was spotted in the
big Topshop on Oxford st. It was very strange
did you get your first modeling job and what was it
The first great editorial I did was
for Dazed, it was so weird. I had to climb on top of
a large perspex sheet suspended 10 foot in the air and
lie own on it with a bunch of other guys and girls,
whist the photographer shot form underneath. I was also
wearing a dress...it was totally surreal
photoshoots: how do you prepare yourself for a
If you ever need balancing
out before a shoot, yoga, a sauna, or a run will always
get you on top form...if that's not an option maybe
some whisky :)
-Do you have an interesting
anecdote from a photoshoot, a casting or a show?
are so many! I'm smiling just thinking about some of
them. But storytelling is always better in person...so
you'll have to make do with a few words that you can
piece together. Mosquitoes, Horse, Naked, Wheat rash,
Field, Concerned for my personal hygiene, crazy drunk,
dancing on tables, sunrise, love, lust, sunrise and
sheep...that was an incredible trip!
career is obviously a very successful one, what do you
think made you stand out among other guys?
smile all the time
-Which Fashion capital
is your favorite: Paris, Milan, London or NYC? Are the
markets in Europe and in US very different?
is my home, I love it here, it has everything.
New York is incredible, larger than life but somehow
lacks something for me, I cant place what..., Milan
smells of wee, Paris is beautiful!!! But my French
is terrible. Its good if you can work all the markets,
and yes they are different, sometimes you just have
to commit to being in a place for a certain amount of
time to really be successful there...
do you like to do in your free time, do you have any
particular hobby that some might find odd?
pretty sure most would find me pleasantly bizarre. I
play the guitar/piano, sing songs, like to backflip
of walls, write plays/poems and am currently working
on 2 books, a short story, a play and a screenplay with
a friend of mine. I really love porridge and would quite
like to be a ninja or a marine biologist or a panther
that would be sweet.
for taking the time to reply to my questions, it was
a gift to me and my readers!
pleasure, see you on the circuit!