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.
A record shop in Berlin that I went to in the summer. Its beside the canal in Kreuzberg, really hidden, you go through an arch and then see the door way and all the way up the stairs is totally graffiti all over every surface possible....it adds to the flavour. Berlin was full of graffiti, it does not always look good or fit but in this setting leading to the very cool Hardwax vinyls it really fitted the experience well.
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.