5 Minutes With Matt

17 March 2012

We spend 5 minutes with Matt Wake at Select to find out what he's been up to after his shoot with India Hobson for our book "Closer". We then got to know him a bit through his 6 page story "Murky Green and Autumn Leaves", which you can see a preview of here.

He has also recently shot with Cecilie Harris in a Boys by Girls exclusive editorial that will be published in a couple of weeks, so keep an eye out for that. There will be a bunny mask!

What have you been up to recently?
I was recently involved with a music video for Lucien Laviscount and also a look book for Jo Guo, an MA student.

What inspires you and why?
Success inspires me.

What do you do when you're not working?
Most of my time is spent studying at university in Reading, but I also spend time with my girlfriend and uni mates, as well as playing football and going to the gym when I get the chance.

Who would be your ultimate designer to work with?
I always wanted to own a perfectly tailored, bespoke suit, which most of the well-known, classic designers make. Good shoes are nice as well.

What's the best piece of advise you have ever had?
‘Don’t give up – it will never happen if you don’t try’

Why did dinosaurs have tiny hands?
Maybe their hands weren’t tiny, it’s just the rest of them were huge!!


Thanks Matt, lovely catching up with you!

Polaroids courtesy of Select Model Management.

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