Geoff is the author of 16 novels, including Bleeding London and The City Under the Skin, as well as 8 books of non-fiction, including the Lost Art of Walking. He was born in Sheffield and has been a committed urbanist ever since. He currently divides his time between Los Angeles and any other city that will have him.
Kirsty Allison is a writer and poet whose creativity extends across the media and arts. She began as a teenager on pirate radio, writing for magazines, before presenting on late-night TV and DJing internationally, having a band with Irvine Welsh and Kris Needs. Winning awards for radio documentary and indie film, she has had art in the Tate and Oscar Niemeyer, and made clothes for A-listers.
Cheryl Newman is a writer, artist and photography consultant living in London. For more than fifteen years she was the Photography Director of the Telegraph Magazine, a glossy weekend supplement with The Daily Telegraph newspaper. She raised the profile of the magazine commissioning intelligent and inventive photography worldwide. She teaches workshops globally on, editorial and documentary photography. She has been a committee member of the Royal Photographic Society. She has served as a judge for many photographic awards including; PhotoEvidence Book Award 2015, the Flash Forward Award 2015 and the 2015 Moran Contemporary Photography Prize, Sydney, Australia. She is on the Faculty of the Bilder Nordic School in Oslo and a regular speaker on the photo circuit in the UK, US and Europe.
For over 20 years internationally acclaimed photographer Tim Richmond has photographed for major publications that include L’Uomo Vogue, Vogue, Vanity Fair, The Telegraph Magazine, Wonderland, World of Interiors amongst others, as well as making short films more recently.