THE CENTRE AND BEYOND is our second instalment of 'In Motion’ - a portrait series that explores the simple in-between gestures of life. Three remarkable, women photographed on location by Alice Neale at the centre of the city they call home. Here, they offer reflections on what the centre means to them, and the sirenic call of what lies beyond. We catch up with Ger Tierney, Brand Creative Director at Rapha, who takes us on a sprint through central London, talking shared core values, where she goes to escape and life between city and nature.

Gerbase:   What feels like the ‘centre’ of your world today?
GT:   My husband, my family and my friends today and always

Gerbase:   Where do you go to escape?
GT:   I ride my bike, I can get out to the countryside and clear my head, it helps me to physically and mentally escape. Most problems can be solved out on the road.

Gerbase:   What are your core values or beliefs?
GT:   I believe in compassion, creativity and equity

Gerbase:   How does the city make you feel?
GT:   Excited, I grew up in a tiny village in Ireland and I always knew I wanted to live in a big city. I still get a thrill from being in central London. It really annoys me when people who live in London moan about it.

Gerbase:   Is there a place you’d like to go that you’ve never been to before?
GT:   Both Tokyo and Mexico City are top of my list


Photography Alice Neale
Styling Agata Belcen
Grooming Rina Inata & Takuya Uchiyama
Art Direction & Words Lucy Kumara Moore
Ger Tierney / @gertierney
Featuring The Linen Suit

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