Ryan James Caruthers is clearly not one to sit around clock-watching. Still basking in the glow of winning The British Journal of Photography Breakthrough Award for his strikingly tender portraits of unconventional male athletes earlier this year, the young photographer is back at it with a new magazine. Close is the result of a collaboration with stylist Shawn Lakin, who Ryan met when working for Hedi Slimane at Saint Laurent while the pair were still studying at New York’s artist incubator Parsons School of Design. An “interdisciplinary print magazine”, Close zooms in on the creatives heading up their game. On the day of the magazine’s launch, we caught up with the pair to find out what we can expect between the pages.