Behind the scenes from Asics Campaign
Little bit of a surreal moment. I was selected to be the “hero” in the latest Asics Australia campaign, alongside a talented drummer and one of Australia’s best contemporary dancers. It was my first time acting, and I can’t go on without mentioning the assistant director, Amanda Dow, and director, Matthew Thomas, who was a big inspiration and really easy to work with on set. It was a full day of running around, takes, outfit changes, amazing lunch spreads and amazing vibes. Commercial should be out soon, stay posted.
Highs and Lows x Reebok Party
Finished work and was lucky enough to get a spot DJing for the party, vibes were heavy. I got to be in the campaign and the dee jay the after party haha, was too good. Some snaps below from the event, courtesy of Dylan.
Editorial of Y-3 for Highs and Lows.
Top 3 footwear picks of 2015 for me.
I guess in no order, my top 3 were the Stussy x Clarks Wallabee’s, a tied duel between the primeknit Stan Smith/adidas NMD and lastly the JND adidas ultraboost.
Stan Smith to me is the necessary shoe to have in any wardobe, a classic piece that looks good with almost every single outfit, match that with a primeknit upper and you’ve got yourself the perfect Spring/Summer shoe. The adidas NMD was a revolutionary shoe, that matched the comfort of a boost sole unit and a lightweight primeknit upper. I loved even more because it got such mixed reviews at the time and no one really wanted it. If you knew me deeper, the Stussy x Clarks wouldn’t need an explanation. Basically give me a tanned shoe and I’ll wear it almost everyday and enjoy watching it age gracefully. Put Clarks and Stussy together and i’ve got two of my favourite brands keeping me happy. Lastly, the JND ultraboost was so limited, so that made it an instant ‘want to have’, but I am sucker for an all white shoe, so basically it became my extremely comfortable, if not the cosiest bit of footwear I now own.
Mr. Africa 2015
I was constantly asked by my friend/organiser of the Mr. African 2015 pageant to be involved, so I one day caved in and agreed. No regrets, ended up being an amazing experience and I came runner up which is even more surreal. It involved 3 cat walks, consisting of formal wear, casual wear and traditional wear (outfit below). Another thing all contestants had to do was a two minutes of talent showing. I knew what I wanted to do, but finding inspiration to get it done was tough. I wrote a poem, which only came to me at one in the morning the day of the Pageant. If you want to read it, I included it in the ‘words’ section in the menu. Overall, I met some amazing people, got some nice experience and would love to be involved in 2016’s Mr. Africa or anything in the community.
A few archived behind the scenes shots
I always try to make it a thing to get some shots on set of the set, here’s a few from last year of the Highs and Lows A/W 15 campaign, The I Love Ugly shoot, Reebok shoot in the carlot and from one of my favourite shoots, the ‘Sand Layers’ campaign for Monkeytime/Asics.
First white background shoot.
Did my first shoot for Pedal Mafia, as well as my first white background shoot. Basically wanted to do more of it from that point onwards.
Le Coq Sportif Campaign party in Sydney
Editorials for Highs and Lows.
Before I started working for Highs and Lows, I was pretty lucky to be involved with some modelling gigs and also featured a lot on the editorial side. We did this collectively on a weekly basis, with Srdjan on the styling and photography and myself and Jono modelling and styling.
First modelling gigs with HAL and Alreis.
This would have been 2-3 years ago I’d say, finding images was tough but this is best I could get haha, shot by Cale Mason.