i-D

I was blessed with the opportunity to shoot Caribana for i-D‘s ‘straight up’ series. I haven’t been to Caribana in maybe 9 years or more, it was interesting to be in the setting again as an entirely different person. It was amazing to meet so many new people during the interview process and run into a lot of friends along the way. I also ran into my sister who was so shocked to see me there lol, as I’ve been teased as the ‘least Jamaican’ or ‘most Canadian’ in my family my entire life.

ANGAER FOR SUKEBAN

Styling/MUA + Hair by Summer Ellis (who pretty much creative directed the shoot along with me too). The first of hopefully many projects Summer and I get to do together. We wanted to take a lot her archive pieces from Comme/Issey/Yohji and set them with Angaer against a stark hotel in the middle of nowhere, an unusual setting for such prestigious garments. Full editorial soon.

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.