Since Last Thursday…

So… I Initially Thought That I Would Do A Long Write Up About The Past Four Days, Which Has Included Being In Attendance At Multiple Parties – Instead I’m Just Goin’ To Post A Few Pictures I Shot & Edited – Massive Shout Out To My Brothers @Elijah_Steez & @OhDearArtist – Hold It Down For Them, Word! – And Everyone That I’ve Seen Over This Bank Holiday Weekend!

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Holland 2012

My One And Only Holiday Of 2012 Was To Holland – In A Small Town Called Valkenswaard, Just Outside Of Eindhoven…

It’s Refreshing Being In A Different Country, As The Time Away From London Allows Me To Come Back And Appreciate Why I Love London…

Just Thought I’d Share A Few Photos, In Black & White, That I Shot While In Holland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Train Seats

Spotlight On… Chris Searle

A While Back At An Event Organised By Lacoste I Was Lucky Enough To Meet The Young Gentleman I Am About To Introduce To You…

Spotlight On… Chris Searle, 18 Years Old

(Interviewer FD – Felix Dean, Interviewee CS – Chris Searle)

FD: Good Afternoon, Kind Sir – As Agreed, Quick Questions About You… So, What Is Your Profession?

CS: Good Afternoon To You Too, I’m A Freelance Photographer For ID Magazine Online, Hypebeast, Haddon PR And ThreadsTV…

FD: Right Firstly, I Want Five Words & No More! That Describe You?

CS: Crazy, Ambitious, Passionate, Loud, Deep.

FD: Interesting, So Photography, What’s Your First Experience Of Dealing With A Camera?

CS: Literally I Did Art For Five Years In High School And Decided That I Wanted To Do Something Similar Along Those Lines. Picked Up The Book And Decided Sod It Why Not Photography. Let’s Do This.

FD: What Equipment Are You Dealing With At The Moment Then?

CS: Nikon D7000, Nikon f80, Olympus OM10.

FD: You’ve Got ALL This Equipment But What Have You Done With It? Shot Anyone People Reading The May Know About? Elaborate Please…

CS: It Started When I Was Doing A Internship With Dope Chef, A Street Wear Brand Based In London. I Started Doing Photography For Them And Attending Events. I Was There For Around Two Months. I Then Focused On My Last Year Of College Getting A High Grade. Then When I Finished I’ve Been Contacting People And Shooting With Hypebeast, My First Job With Them Was ‘London Collections’ – The Best Experience I’ve Had In My Photography Life So Far.
Then Along The Way I’ve Worked With ID online, Shooting The Likes Of The Vaccines, Will-i-am And With Adidas….. There’s Lots More To Tell, But Check Out The Links ; Wait A Few Months And You Will Hear About Me Everywhere *Cocky Laugh & Smile*.

FD: Okay Okay, Big Talk Now – Care To Show Us Three Of The Best Photos You’ve Ever Taken & Tell Me Why?

CS: Oh Wow, Three Best Photos….. Damn *Laughs*. They Get Better Every Shoot Really. Like When It Comes To Working With Big People In The Music And Art Industry; You’re Constantly Learning. The Photos Below Will Be My Best Photos To Date So Far Each Having A Little Meaning To Me.

FD: What Inspires Your Photos? I Take Some But They’re Very ‘In The Moment’ Do You Approach Every Photo Differently?

CS: I’ve Got A Similar Style Throughout My Photos – But Approach Each Differently, Situation Dependent, Only Been Doing This For Two Years & I’m High Off Life Right No …. Documentary, Street Fashion, Lifestyle, Editorial, Skate Photography Is A Big Part Of Me.
Of Course Portraits Show A Lot In My Portfolio.
At This Moment In Time I’m Shooting Every Day. And If I’m Not I’m Editing. Without fail. Passion, Lifestyle, Hobby work.

FD: Random, But I Like The Shirt You’re Wearing Today, You Seem To Have A Unique Style About You? 

CS: My Floral Ralph Lauren shirt… That’s My Favourite Shirt At The Moment. Clashing And Mixing The Maddest Idea Together Sums Me up Really. Friends, Celebs, Street, Models All A Mix Of Where My Inspiration Comes From!

FD: Dope, Where Can The Readers Find Our More About You?

CS: Check My Three Sites, All Regularly Updated!

Chrissearlesphotography.tumblr.com
facebook.com/chrissearlesphotography
chrissearlesphotography.com

FD: Finally, Any Last Shout Outs?…

CS: Big shout To: Hypebeast, ID Online, Threads Tv, Haddon PR,
My Skate Crew, Standard Apparel. Santiago. Lost Generation. FeFe Dean, Ace For The Write Up!!! Peace Out….

FD: Thank You For Your Time Chris – I Admire Your Passion & Drive For You To Succeed – I’m Sure Everyone Agrees That It’s Empowering To See Someone Doing What They Love! See You Soon Sir!

 

Today…

I Feel The Need To Write A Post Today, As Three Parts Of My Day Sparked Ideas & Questions Into My Head…

Firstly I Wore A T-Shirt That Says ‘Poverty Sucks’ It’s From An Old Action Aid ( Campaign – My Step Father Works For Action Aid, A Worldwide U.K Based N.G.O (Non Government Organisation). An Elderly Man Asked Me, While Seated On The 10.57am Train To Streatham Common, “What Does The T-Shirt Mean Mate?” – I Explained To Him About The Charity Action Aid & Told Him There, Like Many Others, Goal Is To End World Poverty – Hence Why ‘Poverty Sucks’…

 

 

Secondly, I Came Home To Find This (See Picture Below) – Now My Mum Is A Very Creative Person & Tries To Re-Use And Recycle As Much As Possible – What She’s Done Here Is Using An Old ‘Pillar Head’ From The Garden Is Turn It Into A Key Stand. Where The Keys Become The Hair. This Made Me Realize How Little We Do To Help The Environment, By Recycling etc But How Simple & Effective It Can Be… At Dinner My Mum Wittily Named It Keisha…

 

 

And Last But Not Least… Me And My Mother Started The Evening With A Game Of Scrabble. I Have Played Both Scrabble & Boggle With My Mum For As Long As I Can Remember – This Opened My Eyes To The Beauty Of The English Language & The Power Of Words… I Started With Two Full Words & I’m The Score On The Right *Winks*

 

 

Peace & Power

@FeFeDean

Meddling Loops

Okay, I Can’t Lie – Music Coming Out Of The UK Currently Doesn’t Inspire Me, Or Make Me Think. Maybe I’m Lookin’ In The Wrong Place? Tell Me If I Am…

Wait, On That Point I Should Point Out A Few U.K Artists/Collectives That I DO Listen To – The Quaranteam; Consisting Of @loudmouthmelvin x @skillitmusic x @PyroBarz x @ChrisMentalist (http://www.hulkshare.com/f2efjv9cc5ta Download #TheQuaranteamEP Right Now, Or It’s A War), @AaronJaunty, @IAmKinetic & Last But Not Least, @TheBullitts – More On All Of Them In Future Posts…

Back Onto The Topic Of Discussion…

MEDDLING LOOPS By @RejjieSnow x @CraveMoore x @Jesstafariah

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbDRQv9ybYg

Sit Back & Listen

About A Month Ago, My Friend @JunaCosmos Sent Me A Link To Listen To This Song & I Have To Admit, On First Impression I Wasn’t Too Impressed – However Since That Day The Track Has Grown & Me & Find Myself Daily Reciting Quotable Lyrics From Each Three Of The Rappers Verse – All Three Damage The Beat Differently With Their Unique Flows… And I Was Lucky Enough To See Them Perform The Hit Live At The Amersham Arms, In New Cross, At An Event Called Bully (http://www.facebook.com/bullyhq)

Rejjie Snows – A Black Irish Rapper, Who Rhymes With The Same Aggressive Nature As Tyler, The Creator – “Back Stabbin’ The Name Of Malcolm X And Some Cotton Pickers” – The Way I Decoded This Line It’s A Reference To All Who Are Willin’ To Make Sacrifices To Achieve What They Want – This Can Be Seen In Two Lights… Neglecting What You’re About To Reach Goals… Or Making Certain Cuts So That You Come Back Stronger…

Crave – From What I’ve Heard Is A Surface Level Rapper, Who Talks About What He Does In A Way Others Struggle To – Sometimes Boastful But Not To An Extent That It Annoys… – “Use To Be My N**** Now He’s Movin’ Kinda Different, Wishin’ Money Weren’t An Issue But It’s Known As A Curse” – How Many Of You Can Not Relate To That? ‘Friends’, A Loosely Used Term, Change With The Seasons… You Think You Know Someone, But You Don’t – Pricks! And Money, Even In The Tightest Of Friendship/Relationships Becomes An Issue At Some Point… Will It Break You? Or Make You?

Jesse James – Lazy With The Flow, But His Words Are Very Powerful – “But The Truth Is More Important Than The Facts”“But The Truth Is More Important Than The Facts” – Why The Fuck Did I Not Pen This In One Of My Rhymes… That’s So Thought Provoking And Truthful That… “But The Truth Is More Important Than The Facts” – Na, Fuck It I’m Done…

 

Peace & Power

Prang – 17th August – The Waiting Room – Stoke Newington

I’m Writing This After A Wild Night In Stoke Newington With My Boys; While Listening To Theophilus London – Rose Island Vol. 1

This Was All Of Our First Time At The Event ‘Prang’ And We Were Not Disappointed, A Slightly Different Crowd To What We Are Use To Partying With – But The Wide Range Of Music Being Played For, Catered For All Needs…

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The Tunes That Banged The Hardest Last Night Were…

Cheif Keef Feat. Lil Reese – I Don’t Like (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WcRXJ4piHg)

Wiz Khalifa Feat. Chevy Woods – Taylor Gang (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09iAlDwZqzs)

Though Neither Have ANY Lyrical Depth, The Production And The Vibe You Catch From Both Means They Will Pop In Any Club… 

However Live Any Night Is, You Always Find Yourself Outside Drinking, Smoking & Laughing With Friends, And Last Night Was No Different!

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The Night Finished At Around 4am – And Guess What, We Stopped Off At Dixy Chicken – Being From South London The Opportunity To Dine At Dixy Is A Rarity…

A Long Journey Home, Another Failed Attempt At Finding Any Barclays Bikes That Worked (Fuck You Boris), And Some Over Excited Teenage Girls On The Bus Rounded Up The Night…

And The Other Half

“Don’t be afraid to look up at the sky..”

 

Once, a girl I used to see tried to end our engagement because I refused tell her why I started calling myself the @4lchemist. I remember her thinking I’d joined a cult or something.. sorry, it’s nowhere near that interesting.

 

“I’ve always been interested in women, i’m drawn to them. They have a magnetic force towards me. I’ve always been intrigued by them and when I see one I always have a knack to talk to them.” – Mike Tyson

 

When I was 15 I escaped from the friend-zone, it was my Shawshank – and I, Andy Dufresne am never going back.

 

 

I believe I once said that the best way to get to know someone was to switch iPods with them for a day so..

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 A is for.. Anarchy. Do whatever you want, dress however you want, live however you want, because.. why not.

 

 

I wear vans at least 5 days of the week with..collared shirts, and trousers so tight you can see my sperm count. I don’t pay much attention to trends or celebrity style – i’m still waiting to make my own.

 

Alchemy was the ancient science with the purpose of turning basic elements into something infinitely more desirable, rare – gold.

 

It’s Mid-summer and the sun is trying its best to tan me (lol) – my brother Fe and I are recovering from hours of relentless shopping, in a public park, lounging on the bags our clothes came in.. things are close to perfect. He passes me a cone, THC and the song on the speakers hit me at the same time

 

( Pharrell – You Can Do It Too )

 

Why couldn’t life be like this every day of the week?

 

So I, Ace decided to take all these basic talents afforded to me and make them Avant-Garde. Gold.

 

BxG Mentality

Who Am I? What Are We?

So… As The First Post Of ‘LeaningOverTheBalcony’ An Introduction To Who Is Hittin’ You With The Dope Shit On Fashion, Music & … Well, Life In General Seems Necessary…

What Us Inspires Us Both Most, As Mentioned Above, Is Music & Fashion… Along With Women… Both Of Us Make Our Own Music & Throughout This Blog Will Be Showcasing Our Talents & Our Wide Array Of Attire…

Me. @FeFeDean If Any Of You Are On Twitter…

I’m – ‘A Hipster Hating, Black Chick Taking, White Boy But I’m Far From You Favorite’ – My Own Lyric, Thought Of While Freestyling On The 37 Bus To Work This Morning – Fuck A Hipster Basically, I Really Am Not One For Following Trends etc…  I Love Black Women. I Have Never Been In A Relationship With A White Girl…They Say “Once You Go Bl” NO – None Of Those Corny Lines Either…  And Last But Not Least, I’m Far From Your Favorite BUT Maybe One Day I Will Be…

I Believe That The Wind Is Alive & The Moon Is Sleepin’ On Those Star Filled Nights” – The First Line From A Poem I Wrote Entitled ‘I Believe’ – (I’m Sure I Will Post In Full At Some Point) – This Basically Sums Up My View On The World & People – There Is Always More Than Meets The Eye – I Believe In, A, God – But, Controversially, Also Life Without One Can Be Equally As Fulfilling. It’s Hard Sometimes To See How The Words In The Bible Can Be So Definite, When Written Such A long Time Ago & By A Man. I Believe Everyone Can Have Their Own God.

What The Fuck Is A Crime Against Fashion?” – A Friend Once Asked Me This… And I Didn’t Know What To Say (Apart From T90’s With Jeans, Fugggg Dahhhh)! Personally, What You Wear Is A Way Of Expressing Yourself; Not All The Time Because We All Have Those Days Of Not Givin’ A Hoot What We Wear – But Usually So… However It Doesn’t And Shouldn’t Define You – Wearing A Certain Garment Doesn’t Immediately Put You Into A Category, Hipster, Chav, Indie Kid, Grunger etc etc – As The Blog Develops You Will Get An Insight Into My Wardrobe So Don’t Worry… Bet I Got That Vintage Tommy Hilfiger Piece Though!

Ever Wondered What It Feels Like, To Wake Up And Do Whatever You Feel Like‘ – Word To Sir Michael Rocks For This One… Never Has A Line Defined My Life So Much. I Dream Of Being Able To Wake Up & Do Whatever I Feel Like, Whatever The Fuckin’ Fuck I Feel Like – You Feel Me? – With The People That I Love & Care About… I’m The Kind Of Guy That Brings Friends Into Anything I Do – While I’m At It Shout Out To My Brothers – @4lchemist – @JunaCosmos – @RashidBabiker And @OneTrueShogun – More About The Latter Three Once We’ve Finished Cookin’ In The Kitchen…

And That’s A Quick Piece About Myself, Now I’ll Pass You Over To The Best Card In The Deck…

*Looks At Watch*

Right, So This Is A Partial Introduction To My Friend, He’s Usually Late…

His Introductory Piece Will Be Published At A Later Date…