Welcome to my website, which features some of my finer journalistic moments from the mid-Nineties onwards. I’ve worked for a disparate collection of titles, including GQ, Jack, Front and – where I first started out – Amateur Photographer. I’ve also freelanced at NME, Men’s Health, Esquire, The Guardian’s The Guide and Vox. Recently, I ran a website as a hobby about cool British culture, British Ideas Corporation, and its […]

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Who’s right: Arsequake, Joy Orbison or Norman Jay MBE?

There are more daft DJ names than ever out there in clubland. But are they guarantees of a good time or surefire signifiers of the bedroom tryhards? The Guardian’s The Guide, 2010 Punters glanced incredulously towards the decks as the Jam’s Thick As Thieves zipped out of the speakers at 45rpm instead of 33. The […]

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Big-cat diary

Lee ‘Lewis’ Gale is on the prowl with a 1964 Jaguar Mk II GolfPunk, 2004 With multi-million pound heists back in fashion, it’s a sign of the times that our safety-conscious crooks are choosing Volvos as their getaway cars, a vehicle more closely associated with school runs and caravanning than villainry. You can’t help thinking […]

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Last fraction hero

From its beginning 150 years ago, TAG Heuer’s designs have been influenced by sport, but its association with Scuderia Ferrari and the inspired employment of a down-on-his-luck motorcycle racer gave Tag Heuer the edge in timekeeping By Lee Gale GQ promo, 2011 Since Formula One’s inception in 1950, there has never been a dead heat […]

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