Youth is about progress, motion, and never backing down. Document looks to the street for fresh faces and asks questions for new inspiration, courtesy of casting director Michele Saunders. Jessette Bautista, Assistant Producer, speaks on the new set and states, “The consciousness they’ve developed to shape themselves into tones, forms, and patterns unconventionally brings a new awareness to New York City’s addictive cultism. The common denominator of this urban street style specializes in the craft of combining images, people, and innovation despite what is in their pocket.” Photographer Remi Lamandé, stylist Giorgia Fuzio, and casting director Michele Saunders team up to photograph New York City’s dynamic youth force.

Bevon St. Louis-Brewster and Jessette Bautista

 

Name: Bevon St. Louis- Brewster(@bevonst.louis)

Age: 24

Occupation: Graphic Designer

What’s “home” to you?

Anywhere that I can sleep and design art.

Why did you choose your profession?

Because it is the easiest way to express my identity along with it being my passion.

How do you want to be remembered? What do you hope will be forgotten?

I want to be remembered as an influential and radical artist. Nothing should be forgotten.

What fad do you wish to come back? Which do you feel should stay gone forever?

None, they’re always coming back whether you want it to or not.

If you could speak to everyone in the world at once, what would you say?

Ignorance will forever trap you in unhappiness.

Name: Jessette Bautista (@ddadddyyyy)

Age: 24

Occupation: Stylist, Creative Director, An Artist at Consciously Creating Solutions

Which designers/artists have influenced you the most?

Miuccia Prada, Ralph Lauren, Louise Bourgeois, Leonor Fini, Jean-Luc Godard, Dali Daddy, Karen O, Lykke Li, Patti Smith, Janis Joplin, Alice Glass, Patricia Field, Heartsrevolution, Tracy Emin, Anna Sui, Vivienne Westwood, Vera Wang, Frida Kahlo, and Picasso during his time in Antibes.

Lovers of choice?

Sapiosexuals.

If you could bring one musician back from the dead, would it permanently or temporarily? 

Billy Holiday Forever.

How do you want to be remembered? What do you hope will be forgotten?

I want to make textbook history for anyone who can’t stand up for themself. I hope one day sexism and racism will not be a question so people won’t have to go through what I’ve been through.

Name your top five stores to shop for clothing in NYC?  VFiles, No Relation, Beacon’s Closet, Ethik, and Patricia Field.

Fastlife, Zachariah Shaw, and Desmond Sam

If you could speak to everyone in the world at once, what would you say?

The power of change is inside you. You are the culture that will influence and inspire our world to reach new levels of serenity. We are all designers and artists. We are the future.

Name: Ed Weathers/Fastlife (@fastlifeATLNYC)

Age: 23

Occupation: Rapper

Where do you see yourself in five years? Where do you see your best friend in ten years?

In 5 years, I see myself changing the culture and influencing the youth to change the world through art, music and fashion. My best friends will influence every aspect of the industry.

Why did you choose your profession?

My profession chose me.

How do you want to be remembered? What do you hope will be forgotten?

I want to be remembered as a kid with a dream that made humanity better.

What animal best represents you and why?

Tiger—powerful and flashy.

If you could speak to everyone in the world at once, what would you say?

The power of change is inside you. You are the culture that will influence and inspire our world to reach new levels of serenity. We are all designers and artists. We are the future.

Name: Zachariah Shaw (@finesserhudgens)

Age: 21

Occupation: Model/Student/Promoter

What’s “home” to you?

New York, but anywhere I can smoke in my boxers and fur.

Lovers of choice?

Whoever loves me—deeply and truly.

If you could bring one musician back from the dead, would it be permanently or temporarily?

Etta James, because she makes me cry sometimes.

What fad do you wish to come back? Which do you feel should stay gone forever?

Clothes that fit, clothes that don’t fit need to go. Wear what makes you happy as long as it compliments your body.

If you could speak to everyone in the world at once, what would you say?

Relax.

Name: Desmond Sam (@kidcalleddez)

Age:20

Occupation: Model/Stylist

Lovers of choice?

Depends on the season…honestly.

If you could do anything you wanted right now what would it be?

Hop on a plane to Paris.

Why did you choose your profession?

Because it just made sense at the moment.

How do you want to be remembered? What do you hope will be forgotten?

I want to be remembered as the one who jumped and landed on his feet. I hope anytime I didn’t think before I acted gets forgotten.

What fad do you wish to come back? Which do you feel should stay gone forever?

Long gold cigarette holders, those were cute. Mullets, those can stay dead.

Nicky Ottav and Marrshun

 

 

Why did you choose your profession?

It really it chose me. I don’t know anything except style, and art and entertainment. And really that’s what I do: I entertain.

Name: Nicky Ottav (@nickyottav)

Age:21

Occupation: Club kid, Artist, Mover, Entertainer

Which designers/ artists have influenced you the most?

My style has been influenced by so many.I would say Gaultier, McQueen, Gianni Versace and Jeremy Scott are the highest on my list…outrageous fashion.

Lovers of choice?

I don’t take many lovers. I’m selective and they must be sweet in most ways but rough and jagged in other senses.

Why did you choose your profession?

It really it chose me. I don’t know anything except style, and art and entertainment. And really that’s what I do: I entertain.

If you could only take only three items with you to a deserted island, what would they be?

My heels would make great weapons, some weed cus a bitch is gonna wanna get stoned, and a photo of my mom.

If you could speak to everyone in the world at once, what would you say?

Let yourself, Love yourself!

Name: Marrshun (@marrshun)

Age:Unknown

Occupation: Trip hop recording artist, entertainer

Which designers/ artists have influenced you the most?

Marcel Duchamp, Klaus Nomi, Marrshun.

What’s “home” to you?

In bed eating, listening to ambiance music.

If you could do anything you wanted right now what would it be?

Morph myself back in time and go dancing at Studio 54.

Why did you choose your profession?

I was born an artist. I had to create.

What fad do you wish to come back? Which do you feel should stay gone forever?

A fad I wish would come back is people actually dancing in clubs. I think bad music should stay gone forever.

Jennifer De La Cruz, Aaron & Wyatt Mones

What fad do you wish to come back? Which do you feel should stay gone forever?

Is mediocrity a fad? I feel like there is so much of that being mistaken for greatness.

Name: Jennifer De La Cruz (@jendelacruz)

Age: 26

Occupation: Model/ Actress

What’s “home” to you?

A place of solitude where you can relax and do absolutely anything you want.

If you could bring one musician back from the dead, would it be permanently or temporarily?

Aaliyah…permanently.

Why did you choose your profession?

Modeling/ acting kind of fell into my lap. My first interest was being a womenswear designer but I’ve put on a hold on that to focus on acting.

How do you want to be remembered? What do you hope will be forgotten?

I want to be remembered as a good person. Someone who’s genuine and giving. Someone who cares about the people around them, and a creative individual.

If you could speak to everyone in the world at once, what would you say?

You matter!

Name:Aaron Manes (@thedaydreamers)

Age:23

Occupation: Musician/ Producer

What’s “home” to you?

I still miss the house I grew up in, an old farm house in upstate NY. I love NYC, but I’m looking forward to finding somewhere else to call home with my girlfriend…sometime soon.

If you could do anything you wanted right now what would it be?

Maybe go to Ireland for a bit. It looks like a magical place.

If you could bring one musician back from the dead, would it be permanently or temporarily?

Maybe Duane Allman, At 23 he still had so much potential.

Why did you choose your profession?

My brother and I were obsessed with Green Day when we were 11.We’ve since moved on but it definitely made us want to pick up guitars and start a band.

If you could speak to everyone in the world at once, what would you say?

Be nice.

Name: Wyatt Mones (@thedaydreamers)

Age:23

Occupation: Musician/Producer/ Songwriter

Which designers/ artists have influenced you the most?

The honest ones. I really do listen to anything from country to modern rap. As long as it’s “real”, if that makes any sense. I think that Jason Isbell and Sturgill Simpson are my favorites right now. Also I have been listening to Sufjan Stevens newest album a lot.

Where do you see yourself in five years? Where do you see your best friend in ten years?

Owning a recording studio in a beautiful place, and having the resources to keep creating new music. As well as giving other talent the opportunities they desire.

How do you want to be remembered? What do you hope will be forgotten?

Fondly…

If you could only take only three items with you to a deserted island, what would they be?

My acoustic guitar, my girl, and my giant slobbery dog that I don’t have yet.

What fad do you wish to come back? Which do you feel should stay gone forever?

Is mediocrity a fad? I feel like there is so much of that being mistaken for greatness.

Raisa Flowers & Alees Yvonn

Name:Raisa Flowers (@raisaflowers)

Age:23

Occupation:Makeup Artist

Which designers/ artists have influenced you the most?

Missy Elliot, because being a woman and plus sized is a big deal in the industry is a lot and she slays so hard.It’s inspiring.

What’s “home” to you?

Home to me is comfort. I love living in Brooklyn…thats where home is right now.

Lovers of choice?

No lovers of choice, none right now. I am too intense for people so I will be single for the time being. I have to spend time loving me, that’s the best thing for me right now.

If you could do anything you wanted right now what would it be?

If I could do anything it would be working all of the time on the most epic shit. I know I will be in the future, but right now I am ready.

If you could bring one musician back from the dead, would it be permanently or temporarily?

Michael Jackson, I would want to see him perform one time.

Name: Alees Yvonn(@aleesyvon)

Age:24

Occupation: Creating

Which designers/ artists have influenced you the most?

My circle.

If you could do anything you wanted right now what would it be?

Be present in appreciation, alignment, giving and receiving.

If you could bring one musician back from the dead, would it be permanently or temporarily?

Tupac so we can make babies.

If you could only take only three items with you to a deserted island, what would they be?

Champagne, a jet, a pilot.

What fad do you wish to come back? Which do you feel should stay gone forever?

Tbh, I don’t really like fads.

Sachi & Siimba Liives Long

How do you want to be remembered? What do you hope will be forgotten?

I don’t know. I guess as someone who fought for what he believed in. I don’t think anything needs to be forgotten…it’s all part of the story.

Name: Sachi (@_sachi)

Age:22

Occupation: Freelance Stylist

If you could do anything you wanted right now what would it be?

Unlimited ramen.

Where do you see yourself in five years? Where do you see your best friend in ten years?

In five years I hope to be sitting at my office desk picking looks for my next magazine cover shoot and contracting buyers for new brands to put in my boutique.

How do you want to be remembered? What do you hope will be forgotten?

I want the editorials and looks I create to be remembered and represent how creatively imaginative I was. I want to be remembered for my visions and ideas. I hope everyone forgets how socially awkward I was.

If you could only take only three items with you to a deserted island, what would they be?

My PlayStation 4, my sample Marc Jacobs ninja boots, My boyfriend.

If you could speak to everyone in the world at once, what would you say?

Keep it chill b.

Name:Simba Liives Long (@siimbaliiveslong)

Age: 25

Occupation: Rapper

Which designers/ artists have influenced you the most?

No designers/ artists, but King Tewdros is probably my biggest style inspiration. He was Ethiopian king. He was a boss.

What’s “home” to you?

The studio.

Where do you see yourself in five years? Where do you see your best friend in ten years?

In 5 years I see myself making music stil, just on a bigger scale. I see my best friends super successful at whatever they are doing. The world is ours.

How do you want to be remembered? What do you hope will be forgotten?

I don’t know. I guess as someone who fought for what he believed in. I don’t think anything needs to be forgotten…it’s all part of the story.

If you could speak to everyone in the world at once, what would you say?

Siimba lives long thinks black is beautiful.

Jason Santore & HooliganRadGuitar5

Name: Jason Santore (@jasonsantore)

Age: 22

Occupation: Artist/ Creator

What’s “home” to you?

Everywhere.

Where do you see yourself in five years? Where do you see your best friend in ten years?

Creating with my best friend.

How do you want to be remembered? What do you hope will be forgotten?

As a creator with no limits.

What fad do you wish to come back? Which do you feel should stay gone forever?

True, honest creativity.

If you could speak to everyone in the world at once, what would you say?

Be yourself.

Name: HooliganRadGuitar5 (@hooliganradguitar5)

Age:–

Occupation:Music Artist/All around creator

Which designers/ artists have influenced you the most?

Jim Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain, Andy Warhol, Basquiat.

What’s “home” to you?

I honestly have no clue.

If you could bring one musician back from the dead, would it be permanently or temporarily?

I would bring back Jim Morrison because I feel like we were the same in so many ways.

How do you want to be remembered? What do you hope will be forgotten?

As a person who made hella mistakes but tried his hardest to be a good person and I hope that all my sins will be forgiven.

Name your top five  stores to shop for clothing in NYC?

Any real thrift store.

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