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.

SP Badu FW 18

 

I shot the campaign video for SP Badu’s FW18 collection, the lookbook was shot by my favourite photographer Neva Wireko. Paper Magazine has a great write up with Spencer, a good friend and the designer. You can read that here and watch the video embedded or directly here.

2;Ep1 for LA Timpa

I directed and edited “2;Ep1” for L.A. Timpa, it premiered on The Fader, you can watch it here.

I wanted to pursue the mundane and remove the familiarity between myself and everything around me. Instead allowing my interactions to exist outside of how my mind instinctively catalogues and labels things based on what I ‘know’- essentially ignoring basic analytical skills for direct sensory experience.

“In order to see we must forget the name of the thing we are looking at”.

Producer / Creative Director : Neva Wireko
Stylist : Taylor Thorski assisted by Jessica Canje

Hypebeast Issue 20

Shot and styled an editorial for Hypebeast Issue 20 titled ‘FOSTER CHILD’.

I wanted to shoot a story based on the stigmas surrounding foster children – (delinquents, misbehaved, troubled, myriad of past complications etc) and present ‘beautiful fashion images’ in an attempt to help alter the usual negative imagery/narratives we’re constantly presented. If not that, at least open a dialogue among peers so we can question our own viewpoints, source where they came from and begin a process of growth.
Assisted by Alyssa Alikpala, modelled by Richard Goodman. Special thanks to my guys GHOSTCURRENCY and
Andrew Power. If you can’t pick up a copy you can see it in the editorial section.

 

 

When Birds Migrate

Shot a new editorial for HBX/HYPEBEAST titled ‘ When birds migrate’. Creative directed by Alyssa Alikpala, styled by Alyssa and Taylor Chung, modelled by Jonah Yano and assisted by GHOSTCURRENCY.  You can see it here or in the editorial section.

 

“Toronto, with its burgeoning cultural mosaic, is home to a diverse population that has diffused into the unique landscape that it is today. Shot through the lens of Othello Grey, our 2018 “When Birds Migrate” editorial focuses on the local businesses —bodegas, greasy spoon diners, Chinese take-out restaurants — that all posses charm in their unusual and dissonant appearances. These establishments have been independently operated since the first wave of immigrants who traveled bravely across waters.”