“People that don’t like music are fucking weird.”
“I currently do freelance photography [and] videography."
"I am currently in a point in my life where I made a big decision to leave my full time job because I hated it and now I’m just…. figuring things out.”
“Style inspiration is whatever I have in my closet.”
"I bought a new shirt this past weekend and that was the first time I bought a new article of clothing in a long time. I feel like I just wear what I have. I keep it simple. Every single time I look in my closet I tell myself I have too many clothes and I wear maybe a select few.”
“There’s a few facets where I draw inspiration from…."
"One would be other forms of art or other forms of media like other artists creating things that I see and find myself inspired by and wanting to create something or derivative of that because it has given me an idea... So whether that’s music, I mean I’m always listening to music, and I’m just instilled by different types of feelings and different types of emotions when I’m listening to music that can really put me in a certain mood to want to create something or go and do something."
“Paintings, photographs, people that I follow artist wise or just seeing visually intriguing things inspire me to get out and go shoot.”
"I got burnt out from my job, so there was a very empty presence of inspiration and feeling burnt out and lack of motivation that made me kind of sort to realize this and then surround myself with a lot of the things that used to give me inspiration."
"When consuming all of this media it really kind of spurred the idea of like okay, I need to stop what I’m doing and start doing something creative and inspiring again. I just found myself in a place where I did have it, surrounded myself with what usually inspires me and then that drove me to the point to make a change and go out and do something.”
“Music is a big influence in my life. I consume it."
“I think music is easier for me to talk about rather than style. I wouldn’t say I’m not big on style because that’s not true. I think I have a quote on quote style. But I think to me it’s plain. It’s nothing over the top or exuberant. I wear what I like and I’m the kind of person who sees other people wearing certain clothes or have a certain style I admire and I see myself wanting to borrow from or style a certain way. I can appreciate good style and want to assimilate my style in a sense."
Photos by KT Lipsiner
Words by Drew Perlmutter