Creative Lives — Photography director Rebecca McClelland discusses jumping into the deep end

Posted 11 July 2017 Interview by Marianne Hanoun

Taking risks and sideways leaps has led Rebecca McClelland away from her past life as an ‘office-dwelling organism’ to a storyteller in the widest sense. From her earliest editing days at The Sunday Times Magazine to commissioning for Wallpaper* magazine and later Airbnb, Rebecca admits that photography is something that she is always still studying. She feels strongly that the ability to collaborate and having a strong visual voice is central to a role as a photographic director in order to craft stories, developing ideas whilst being the guardian of the brand, the publication and the editor’s voice. When she isn’t on set, you can find her teaching, writing and co-running the Ian Parry Scholarship for visual journalism.

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