My 10 favourite images of all time

In no particular order…

Fernand Fonssagrives circa 1956

No words needed, really. Fonssagrives was the catalyst for a collection I did several years ago called X-Ray and I find his work totally sublime. The use of natural light is simply incredible.

Susie Bick by Nick Knight / Yohji Yamamotto / Peter Saville

An iconic fashion image from the late 80’s, way ahead of its time. Beautifully distilled by its creators.

Elsa Peretti by Helmut Newton

It’s a life unknown – so free and exotic.

Mark Rothko – Black on Maroon

I am a big fan of Rothko’s work and this one is in the Tate Modern in London, which I love to visit. I can literally sit for hours looking at this picture, it’s so absorbing.

Jamie Reid – God Save The Queen

I’ve thought this was the coolest artwork ever since I was about 13 – just gotta love it for its irreverence.

Iggy Pop & The Stooges

Raw, visceral, primal – Iggy is the embodiment of rock ‘n’ roll.

Helena Christensen by Peter Lindbergh

I love PL photography perhaps more than anyone’s and I finally got to work with him a couple of years ago – one of the best days of my professional life.

This image of Helena Christensen is one of my favourites – such beauty!

The Beatles by Richard Avedon

This image captures a magical moment in time. It’s so free, intense and strangely optimistic. So many contradictions.