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Rapha Survey visits photographic director at GQ Magazine, Ger Tierney at her home in Finsbury Park, in North London, to find out about her life, and how she chased her dream to work in the fashion industry.
Jeremy Leslie is owner and editor of magCulture, a London-based website and bricks and mortar shop dedicated to championing editorial design. Survey recently visited Jeremy at his shop on St John Street, in Islington, to learn about his life-long devotion to the printed page, and hear about his views on the future of independent publishing. He wears items from the City collection.
Working hard to breathe new life into women’s cycling in her new home of southwest England, Jess Duffy dedicates as much time as possible to riding, racing and growing the sport she loves. A freelance brand consultant and marketer, Jess recently came to Rapha HQ to speak to Survey and model the new Rapha + Liberty collection.
An ex-cycle courier and recent participant in the Transcontinental Race, Emily Chappell has likely spent more time on the bike than most. From humble beginnings as a commuter in London, her thirst for long-distance riding has taken her around the world, and she doesn’t seem satisfied yet.
The move from Tokyo to London didn’t keep Yoko Aoki from her love of riding. A freelance journalist, Yoko has been a member of the Rapha Cycling Club and its London chapter since it was founded in January 2015, and wants to encourage as many people to take up the sport as possible – especially other women.
From illustration to triathlons, Eve Izaak is a young creative currently enjoying life in London. Survey took a trip to Eve’s flat in Stoke Newington and accompanied her on a ride into town to the Barbican’s conservatory. Eve was wearing pieces from the latest Rapha City collection for women.
Born in Sydney, raised in Melbourne and living in London for the last five years, Verity Copland is part of the very talented Product team at Rapha Racing Ltd. An elegant bike rider and natural in front of a camera lens, she kindly invited us into her apartment in Gospel Oak, northwest London, to find out a little more about her, and also photograph some of the latest Women’s City products.
To call Oki Tatsuya a bicycle messenger doesn’t really do justice to a man who’s been at the heart of Tokyo’s urban bike scene since the end of the nineties. Lee Basford caught up with him late one night in Tokyo.
Sebastian Tarek crafts bespoke shoes that are genuine works of functional art. His workshop and approach to his trade offer a distinct nod towards a bygone era, but prove that time is a precious commodity. We visited his place of work in Arnold Circus, east London.
Mark Twight made his name as a daring and pioneering climber in the 1980s and ‘90s. Part of a new wave of mountaineers who relied on physical fitness and minimal equipment to climb quickly and efficiently, he was part of a movement known as ‘extreme alpinism’.
Rob Saunders was born and raised in London. A road rider living in the heart of the city who worked for the best part of a decade to bring the Olympic Games to town. Here he writes about his love for a city that bleeds with diversity, history and creativity.
Paul Stubert, product manager at wine dealer Sommelier-Privé, speaks to David Sharp for Survey in Berlin.