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Sonny McCartney: King Krule

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Photography: Sonny McCartney’s candid, friendly snapshots of the UK’s rising stars

It’s all very well picking up a camera and messing around with it like everyone else, but not everyone takes it to the next level of “amateur photographer” and even fewer make it to “professional photographer.” Those that stand out from here on out are the professional photographers who do one thing incredibly well – whether it’s photographing food, naked women or simply landscapes – much like young Liverpudlian freelance photographer Sonny McCartney. Sonny’s got a knack for candid, lo-fi portraits of some of London’s freshest young talent. Does “young talent” sound a bit creepy? Maybe. That’s even funnier though, because even though a lot of his subjects are half-dressed, there’s absolutely nothing creepy about them in the slightest. The pictures of Mick Jagger with a microphone down his pants? A different story.

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Sonny McCartney: Portraits

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Sonny McCartney: King Krule

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Sonny McCartney: Ronnie Wood

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Sonny McCartney: Portraits

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Sonny McCartney: Jamie Isaac

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Sonny McCartney: Jamie Isaac

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Sonny McCartney: Ky

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Sonny McCartney: Verity Hensey

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Sonny McCartney: Mick Jagger

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Sonny McCartney: Mick Jagger