When I went through the San Bernadino Convent the first time I thought it would be an amazing place to do an illustration or drawing class, it is so lovely and steeped in history. I love inspector Morse and the way that programme intergrates the Oxford Universities so I like the idea of doing something like that in such a historical building.
I looked at the book The Farm by Jackie Nickerson, I loved it, everyone did. At the time I was going to flea markets in London quite alot while I was studying at the Royal so I realised I had to incorporate this into my concept as it was at the core of what I was interested at the time.
I first visited Mexico in 2007 and since then I have been travelling between Mexico and London, I like the authenticity of downtown and travelling around Mexico, it feels relaxing and like going back in a time machine somehow, theres alot to discover and its good to see the art and culture in both continents. I started to document the sub-culture of the Cholombianos as soon as I saw them in Monterrey, they were amazingly original and had so much energy, Vice from New York arrived after they saw my photos to do their project with Stefan Ruiz. Before Mexico I lived in london and studied Fashion at The Royal College of Art so streetstyle has always been a strong influence in my design concept which lead to projects with Nicola Formachetti for Dazed and Confused magazine in London and Japan. I am currently in Mexico city and working on an exhibition and book project.