[D]avid Alexander Flinn is a man who knows how to switch between roles. Starting out as a graffiti artist on the streets of New York, David eventually graduated into the world of sculpture, establishing a studio for his practice in Brooklyn.
Assisting on fashion photography shoots, he was suddenly inundated with requests to model, something he was initially reluctant to do. Fast forward a few years later, and he has starred in high profile campaigns from Coach to Ralph Lauren, and shot for Vogue with friend and mentor, Steven Meisel.
Throughout, David has never strayed far from his art, continuing to create, and most recently establishing a reputation as a fashion photographer in his own right. His latest role as an ambassador for YSL’s ‘Y’ fragrance sees him star alongside Loyle Carner and Alexandre Robicquet in an unexpected campaign that celebrates young talent. On a recent shoot in London, we caught up with him to talk modern masculinity, art and the enduring relevance of Yves Saint Laurent.