Savannah Mcmillan

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Savannah Mcmillan

We got chatting to Savannah Mcmillan, photographer and producer about her lockdown life…

WHERE ARE YOU WRITING THIS?

Looking out at the ocean, on a small island near Cherbourg

 

WHERE ARE YOU DREAMING OF GOING AS SOON AS THE QUARANTINE ENDS?

Greece, never been and always wanted to go. 

 

WHAT QUOTE/ MANTRA / MINDFULNESS GO TO IS GETTING YOU THROUGH THIS?

Ram Dass keeps me sane and offers clarity/ perspective. 

 

WHAT IS KEEPING YOU LAUGHING? 

My mother.

 

WHAT WON’T YOU EVER TAKE FOR GRANTED AGAIN POST QUARANTINE?

Jumping on my friends... not sure if they’ll agree. 

 

WHAT SMALL BUSINESSES ARE YOU LOVING AND WOULD LIKE TO GIVE A SHOUT TO?

A boutique printer and framer in soho where I custom print, mount & frame for anyone ordering my prints (which are all on my website). They also hand “contactless” deliver the next day. So its fast and up to gallery standard! 

 

WHAT RESTAURANT WILL BE YOUR FIRST MEAL POST QUARANTINE?

It will be a miracle if I’m not the first in line at Barrafina

 

WHAT IS KEEPING YOU ENTERTAINED - PRINT OR DIGITAL?

I love photography zines - I recently saw  Chloe Sevigny's “No Time For Love” which is collaged images of the men in her life, from her father to her lovers. 

Dear Sugar column, from Cheryl Strayed - avail via New York Times (And Tiny Beautiful Things is worth a read) 

I'm low key stalking anything related to cooking and gardening - it has become therapy for me.  

 

WE ARE CALLED THE DECK – WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE CARD GAME?

Escoba or Chinchon (Spanish cards) - my Spanish friends taught it to me, we'd play it constantly every summer growing up. 

 

WHAT WOULD YOUR DREAM SUIT LOOK LIKE?

Slightly oversized, white, double breasted, low cut, androgynous rather than femme.. but all I'm thinking about right now is Sharon Stone in Basic Instinct 

 

WHAT ARE YOU WATCHING ON NETFLIX?

I just finished Season 2 of Mindhunter - not entirely sure why I did that to myself. 

 

WHAT ARE YOU READING?

I have three books on the go depending what mood I’m in.. 

 

1. Her Body and Other Parties - Carmen Maria Machado (you’re welcome) 

2. Letters to a young poet (for the third and not the last time)

3. The last night of the earth poems - Bukowski (he’s a true constant in my life)  

 

CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT YOUR SKINCARE REGIME? THE PRODUCTS YOU CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT?

It's not a strict regime, but I love Laura Mercier tinted moisturiser. When my skin is bad Murad saves me.. When I was working on a project in the Gold Coast (Australia) Maxwells skincare was a game changer and I wish they had one in London. 

 

YOUR GO TO VITAMINS?

Probiotics, Wellness formula - religiously.. I also like the Altrient for extra Vitamin C

 

WHAT IS YOUR HOME WORKOUT OF CHOICE?  

I love running (/walking) along the coast. I’ve also taken to swimming in the ocean despite it being only 10 degrees, nothing makes me feel quite as energised. 

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