Contributors

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Contributors

The following collaborators and contributors have helped shape the ESSENCE Lifestyle platform through their individual talents and expertise

  • Ade Udoma

    Essence

    Creative Director

    Ade Udoma

    Essence

    Creative Director

    ESSENCE’s creative director, Ade has a passion for style, craft and artistic expression. His particular interest is bridging the gap between the timeless and the innovative, and to that end he is a great champion of skilled craftsmen all over the world. Often to be found with passport in hand, ready to scope out the location for ESSENCE’s next big shoot.
  • Philippe Bitencourt

    Essence

    Art Director

    Philippe Bitencourt

    Essence

    Art Director

    ESSENCE’s art director has an unrivalled knowledge of the finer things in life, and the meticulousness that lets him truly appreciate them. An integral – and very well dressed – part of the the ESSENCE Lifestyle team, he is often a head of the curve when it comes to the zeitgeist, a forward thinker in the truest sense of the word.
  • Olan Collardy

    Lifestyle Contributor

    Film Maker & Director

    Olan Collardy

    Lifestyle Contributor

    Film Maker & Director

    Olan is a filmmaker and cinematographer with a growing international reputation. His work fuses his dual passions: visual art and natural style. His eye for the picturesque – and nose for strong characters – saw him scoop the award for best director at the LA Web Series Festival.
  • Nick Scott

    Lifestyle Contributor

    Lifestyle Editor & Writer

    Nick Scott

    Lifestyle Contributor

    Lifestyle Editor & Writer

    After working at Esquire and GQ Australia, where he was deputy editor, Scott became Editor-in-chief of The Rake Magazine in 2011. Widely regarded as the modern voice of classical elegance and discreet luxury, the Rake has become a must-read under Scott’s editorship. Seldom to be found not in suit and tie.
  • Samuel Muston

    Lifestyle Contributor

    Lifestyle Editor & Writer

    Samuel Muston

    Lifestyle Contributor

    Lifestyle Editor & Writer

    After working as a feature writer for many years, Muston became the deputy editor of The Independent Newspaper’s Saturday magazine in 2014. He has written on all topics under the sun and has had a column in the i paper and The Independent for many years. Latterly, he has become the i paper’s restaurant reviewer. No stranger to the world’s best hotels, or their bars.
  • Adam Rogers

    Lifestyle Contributor

    Style Director

    Adam Rogers

    Lifestyle Contributor

    Style Director

    A true connoisseur of timeless elegance, Adam Rogers is a classical men’s clothing designer focused on handling captivating textures and creating alluring silhouettes. He is a suit consultant, fitter and designer all rolled into one sartorially pleasing package. A man to know.
  • Rebecca Gonsalves

    Lifestyle Contributor

    Style Editor

    Rebecca Gonsalves

    Lifestyle Contributor

    Style Editor

    The multitalented Rebecca Gonsalves is an experienced fashion and beauty writer and editor who is used to working in the fast-paced world of national newspapers. Formerly the Deputy Fashion Editor of The Independent, Rebecca is now Special Projects Editor at ESI Media, commissioning and editing commercial content across the group.
  • Hans Ulrich Obrist

    Lifestyle Contributor

    Curator

    Hans Ulrich Obrist

    Lifestyle Contributor

    Curator

    Swiss curator Hans Ulrich Obrist is not one for sleeping. A visionary at heart, Obrist is the co-director of the Serpentine gallery and responsible for keeping it at the forefront of conceptual art. He likes to bring great artists together in the hope that something incredible will happen. He is the author of The Interview Project, which is an ongoing project of interviews.
  • Arseto Adiputra

    Lifestyle Contributor

    Photographer

    Arseto Adiputra

    Lifestyle Contributor

    Photographer

    A master of capturing reality in an editorial way without the need for extensive post-production, Arseto Adiputra is a true photographer. He captures the everyday with a focused clarity and new perspective, revealing what’s hidden to most viewers. His work has been featured in L’Officiel Hommes Thailand, SID Magazine, GQ Thailand, and Portrait magazine.
  • Karl-Edwin Guerre

    Lifestyle Contributor

    Photographer & Style Influencer

    Karl-Edwin Guerre

    Lifestyle Contributor

    Photographer & Style Influencer

    Street-style photographer Karl-Edwin Guerre is a champion style influencer whose focus is on a certain nonchalant elegance. Where Bill Cunningham captured the changing social landscape of fashion Guerre’s focus is on style, not trends.
  • Lucie Muir

    Lifestyle Contributor

    Art & Lifestyle Journalist

    Lucie Muir

    Lifestyle Contributor

    Art & Lifestyle Journalist

    A well-known fashion writer and commentator, Lucie is a long-standing contributor to Vogue, where she writes front-of-magazine fashion features. She specialises in international designers, style, travel, beauty and luxury, and is a former deputy fashion editor at the Financial Times, for whom she continues to write.
  • Francois Pourcher

    Lifestyle Contributor

    Style Influencer

    Francois Pourcher

    Lifestyle Contributor

    Style Influencer

    Francois Pourcher has worked as the Communications Director for one of Paris’s most chic shoemakers: Corthay. He is passionate about shoes, rare wines and cars and his day-to-day look channels that as he mixes motorcycle jackets with carefully silhouetted trousers. A true bon vivant.
  • Simon Crompton

    Lifestyle Contributor

    Menswear Journalist & Author

    Simon Crompton

    Lifestyle Contributor

    Menswear Journalist & Author

    One of the great arbiters of traditional men’s fashion, Crompton’s website, Permanent Style, is also the leading voice on matters bespoke, craft and luxury. His site now measures its followers in the hundreds of thousands. One of the higher divinities of British fashion ­– and a voice to heed.
  • Tracer Ital

    Lifestyle Cinematographer

    Film Maker & Photographer

    Tracer Ital

    Lifestyle Cinematographer

    Film Maker & Photographer

    Multitalented London-based fashion/beauty photographer and videographer Tracer Ital has a strong eye for natural light, nature and movement. Tracer has contributed to Bobby Dazzler Magazine, Wonderland Magazine, Vogue Italia and was the mastermind behind the David Gandy video for Essence’s debut issue.
  • Max Wallis

    Lifestyle Contributor

    Creative Writer & Poet

    Max Wallis

    Lifestyle Contributor

    Creative Writer & Poet

    A poet, novelist and book reviewer, Wallis has contributed to a number of national newspapers – often focusing on art or fashion. A former model, he has an insider’s view of the world of men’s fashion, which he serves up to readers in crystal-clear prose. His first collection of poetry was shortlisted for several prizes, and his novel, all being as it ought to be, will be on shelves this time next year.
  • Paul Akinrinola

    Lifestyle Contributor

    Film Maker & Photographer

    Paul Akinrinola

    Lifestyle Contributor

    Film Maker & Photographer

    A creative in the truest sense of the word, Paul is part-photographer, part-filmmaker, and wholly a craftsman. His style is cinematic and picturesque and his great skill is capturing the natural beauty of contemporary events.
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