Damon Baker walks one of those untouchable fashion lines between youth and talent. His images exude sex and youth, and demand a second look. For Wonderland’s latest issue, Baker traveled to Antwerp to shoot Walter von Beirendonck’s fashion archives with stylist Way Perry. We spoke with him about favourite designers, London haunts and his experience with the shoot.
What is your most memorable fashion moment so far?
Meeting with Edward Enninful one-on-one was special to me, I think he’s genius and It’s great that he could relate to me and give me advice on approaching the industry at a young age.
Celebrity or model you’d most like to work with?
I’ve worked with a lot of models I look up to. I feel so privileged to have lately shot the likes of Agyness Deyn, Eliza Cummings, Lily Cole and Jourdan Dunn.
I don’t have a favourite designer, I can appreciate and respect all. My taste changes constantly. As does most in fashion.
Did you meet Walter von Beirendonck/what was he like?
I met Walter, he was great, a genius! I’m always obsessing over crazy, fun and out there characters, Walter has no boundaries, his mind goes wild when it comes to work, it’s his life and I relate to and respect that.
How did von Beirendonck’s archived collections influence your photography?
Of course with such cool and wild designs it allows you to have fun with it and play! My favourite! No boundaries.
Favourite haunts in London to eat, shop and generally hang out.
I spend a lot of my time in model agencies (Select), catching up with friends and hanging out – they are like family.
Photography: Damon Baker
Styling: Way Perry
Interview by Eunice Jera Lee