BAMBII

Shot this phenomenal human being @bam_bii for her new mix for @indiemagazine, styled by @bypseudonym. Bambii has always believed in me, even when I didn’t believe in myself. I have flashbacks of sparse interactions before we knew each other as well as we do now, where she would reaffirm my goals and urge me to proceed. Listen to the mix, it’s amazing, DM her on instagram and tell her you love her and tell her she’s amazing for everything she’s done thus far and will continue to do.

ASICS TIGER

I was blessed with the opportunity to partner with ASICS Tiger from June to December 2018 as an ambassador (The Chicago Lollapalooza post a few scrolls down was a prelude to this), creating photos and short videos that lived online. For a large portion of my career I’ve tried to highlight my very talented friends as much as possible, so it was amazing to bring them on board and place them in familiar/relevant settings. I wanted everything I created to feel very human and natural, not overproduced or selling you a product. Just a glimpse of the ASICS tiger brand in relatable settings. You can see the short videos on my instagram highlights and for a snippet from the ASICS Tiger introspective panel discussion that brought this to life (ASICS Tigers first ever Canadian event) click here.

W.CROW

My brothers Tomo and Vince launched W.CROW late last year and I was blessed to be able to shoot the first collection- titled OPEN HOUSE. I remember having a conversation with Tomo two years ago on the patio of my old apartment when W.CROW was still an idea, him telling me he definitely wants me to be apart of the visual process and explaining the ideologies and direction. To be present and able to take part in its actualization means more to me than I can put into words. Full editorial incoming soonEditorial now live. Shop the collection here– you will not be disappointed.

GLOBE AND MAIL

I had the honour of shooting Michael Lee Chin, billionaire and philanthropist for the Globe and MailsReport on Business‘ Magazine.

Being of Jamaican descent and knowing the struggles my parents faced before coming to (and while in Canada) it was inspiring to meet someone who shared that narrative and reshaped its usual outcome. To see someone who looked like me take up space in a position that you don’t often see was beyond inspiring. I implore you to also read the article as his story is very insightful.

Oh and when we greeted each other, I went in for a handshake and he gave me a pound- that spoke volumes.

 

WHERE ARE YOU FROM? WHERE ARE YOU GOING?

I’ve been really busy as of late, a lot of huge life changes that led to me working more than updating my website. Over the next few weeks I’m going to be updating here and there and letting my website catch up to me.

With that said I was blessed to be able to participate in Myseum of Toronto’s exhibition and panel discussion ‘WHERE ARE YOU FROM? WHERE ARE YOU GOING?” last spring. Having my photos on the jumbotron in the city I grew up and speak on a panel -which I haven’t done in a long time, was an honour.

 

CHICAGO

Lollapalooza marks my first music festival and first time in Chicago- tbh I’m naturally introverted so initially it was a bit of shell shock to be surrounded by so many different energies at once. I overcame it by day 2 but I definitely wasn’t prepared for it off the bat. It was a blessing to be able to experience a music festival this grande at least once in my life time, thanks to my Asics Tiger family for the opportunity.

I didn’t take many pictures but here’s a set of a few moments that I managed to take while trying to not implode lol.

HERON PRESTON X NASA

I had the pleasure of shooting the Heron Preston X NASA collaboration for SSENSE, creative directed and styled by the amazing Romany Williams. One of the best teams I’ve worked with in a long time, you can view the entire editorial here and I encourage you to actually read the write up and not just ‘click click, scroll scroll’.

 

This is probably the most personal interview I’ve done yet- touching on sources of inspiration, purpose and intent. You can read it in full here.

 

Did a short interview with Freshmen Friday about current life and times. A departure from my usual dialogue directly surrounding my work, you can read it in full here.