feature: shoot for i d magazine

Jensen Atwood

Jensen Atwood (born August 25, 1976) is an American actor who was raised and currently resides in South Central, Los Angeles. He has two younger sisters and two older brothers. Raised by his mother with older brother Jason “String” Atwood. He studied acting at California State University, Long Beach, Playhouse West in Los Angeles, and currently studies with Eric Morris.

Jensen Atwood - played love interest to Oscar® Winner Halle Berry in “Oprah Winfrey Presents Their Eyes Were Watching God”, while working alongside Academy Award® nominated Ruby Dee, as Johnny Taylor. He is also known for his role in Noah’s Arc as Wade Robinson. Noah’s Arc is the first TV series featuring black gay men as main characters. In interviews, Atwood says that playing Wade was his most challenging role.

Atwood appeared in many music videos, and stage productions alongside Destiny’s Child (“Soldier”), Toni Braxton (Hands Tied), Ashanti, Lil’ Mo (“Superwoman Pt. II”), Beyoncé Knowles, Heather Headley (“I Wish I Wasn’t”), Ife (“Aim To Please”) and Chanté Moore & Kenny Lattimore (“You Don’t Have To Cry”) and sang backup for Tyrese. He was on the cover of Krave Magazine, Bleu Magazine, and Ballroom Rockstar Magazine. Photo layout in Flaunt Magazine as well. He has also worked with national brands Coors Light, KFC, K-Swiss, and AT&T. In July 2014, Jensen Atwood signed with Shakir Entertainment Management in New York City.

Jensen Atwood has spoken out against homophobia within the African-American community and explains the importance of versatility as well as equality. On July 27, 2014 Mr. Atwood begin shooting his lead role in the feature film ‘Before I Do'2015 directed by Kimberly D. Conner.


If there’s anyone to keep an eye on, it might be Hiddleston, who went slightly Benjamin L. Willard at the start of the shoot, sequestering himself away in his hotel room to transcribe quotes from a DVD of Apocalypse Now. “I wanted all that amazing John Milius dialogue,” he says of his preparation for playing SAS tracker James Conrad. “I now have it on my laptop, so I can stew in the juices of that material.”
—  “Jungle Boogie”, Empire Magazine, March 2017.

Two editorials that we first identified as explicitly referencing Northern England feature the model Agyness Deyn who grew up in Rawtenstall, Lancashire - a fact that was mentioned a lot in media at the time.  These two shoots both feature as the original magazines in the exhibition and each make reference to a number of the reocurring tropes that Lou and I have identified.

Angel of the North, Photography - Tim Walker, Fashion Editor - Kate Phelan, British Vogue, August 2008

Origins: Oh Manchester, so much to answer for, Photography - Alasdair McLellan, Styling - Francesca Burns and Kim Jones, i-D, May 2008

Text to Lucius.
  • Narcissa: Hi Lucius!
  • Naricssa: Do you have a minute? I'd like to talk to you about an article for the magazine.
  • Narcissa: I know it's a little far in advance but I'm trying to be proactive and I'd like to get the shoot and interview booked now if we could! But I'm having trouble deciding which feature to do first.
  • Narcissa: Any help would be appreciated! :)