Ilayda McIntosh
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Ilayda McIntosh

Freelance Writer/PhotographerLondon, United Kingdom
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Ilayda McIntosh

Freelance Writer/PhotographerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Ilayda is a freelance writer, photographer and creative. Her photography specialises in portraiture, documentary and editorial photography. Her work has featured in a number of exhibitions in collaboration with GUAP Magazine, Shado Magazine, Vavengers and The Black Experience exhibition. She has also collaborated with KyraTV, Red Bull, Kingdom Collective and Metro UK. Aside from her photography career, she is also a freelance writer. She is currently an Arts and Culture Writer at GUAP Magazine, a Culture writer at The Common Sense Network and a freelance copywriter. She is also published on Metro, LinkUpTv, SheAspires and Crepplug. Ilayda is also a spoken word poet, specialising in poetry focused upon social commentary. Ilayda graduated in June 2019 with her Bachelor (Honours) degree in English and Drama, with a 2:1. Theatre is another one of Ilayda’s passions, both writing and journalism coverage. She has interviewed the likes of Arinze Kene, Jessica Kaliisa, Yasmin Joseph and Tanya Loretta Dee. You can reach Ilayda on her socials or email below. Instagram: @iilaydamac Twitter: @iilaydamac Email: ilaydamcintosh@gmail.com
Projects
  • Crepplug Presents: Denim Archives '18
    Crepplug Presents: Denim Archives '18Photographed the October 2018 street fashion and editorial lookbook in collaboration with Crepplug. Photographed and written up by myself, in collaboration with the Crepplug team. https://crepplug.com/5038-2/
  • KyraTV's Nayva Episode #19
    KyraTV's Nayva Episode #19Collaborated with KyraTV's fashion, beauty and streetwear show Nayva capturing BTS content. Episode premiered on YouTube in March 2019. All images shot on film (Canon AE-1, 50mm 1.4)
  • London Fashion Week 2019: Fashion Scout
    London Fashion Week 2019: Fashion ScoutPortraits/snaps from LFW19 on film. Inc Simon Mo SS20 collection. Shot on Canon AE-1, 50mm 1.4 lens.
  • 'duality' in 'I Am A Woman'
Shado Magazine's Global Womxnhood
    'duality' in 'I Am A Woman' Shado Magazine's Global Womxnhood“duality” /djuːˈalɪti/ Noun * - an instance of opposition or contrast between two concepts or two aspects of something; a dualism. Being a woman is often an ongoing balancing act. It’s about understanding that strength coexists with vulnerability. It’s about understanding that you are the architect of your femininity, however you choose to express it. It’s about outgrowing the rigid constructs of what a woman is, and remoulding it. In a society which constantly seeks to pit women against one an
  • Red Bull Music Fest: Notting Hill Carnival Weekend X Mangrove
    Red Bull Music Fest: Notting Hill Carnival Weekend X MangroveCaptured Notting Hill Carnival X Red Bull 2019 for digital publication on GUAP Mag.
  • ville de l'amour
    ville de l'amourParis on film (Canon Ae-1, Fuji Superia Xtra 400)
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Projects credited in
  • GUAP Magazine Issue 15 - Humble Beginnings Edition
    GUAP Magazine Issue 15 - Humble Beginnings EditionAs the first quarter of the year comes to an end and we enter spring; we look back on the last few months with gratitude and joy as we celebrate growth, life and prosperity. Despite coming an awful long way, we acknowledge that none of this would be possible without the love and support from our community of creatives worldwide that continue to be a pillar for our platform. We thank you. The intro of 2019 has been plagued with some monumental losses for our culture with the untimely passing of
Work history
    ESI Media: The Independent and London Evening Standard logo
    ESI Media: The Independent and London Evening Standard logo
    Social Media Content ProducerESI Media: The Independent and London Evening Standard
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    Nike logo
    Nike logo
    AthleteNike
    London, United KingdomFull Time
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Skills
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Photography
  • Commercial Photography
  • Journalism
  • Photoshop
  • Copywriting
  • Ad Copywriting
  • Sub-editing
  • Creative
  • Editorial Content
Education
    Queen Mary University of London logo
    Queen Mary University of London logo
    BA English and DramaQueen Mary University of London
     - London, United Kingdom
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    A LevelsAylesbury High School
     - Aylesbury, United Kingdom