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er e yOp o k ui s aDu t c h2 1y e a r o l dwh ol i v e s i nCo v e n t r ya n dc u r r e n t l ys t u d i e s me d i ap r o d u c t i o na t Co v e n t r yUn i v e r s i t y . As y o us h o u l da l r e a d yk n o w, h eh a s a s e r i o u s d o s eo f “ p a s s i o nf o r f a s h i o n ” , i nt h es e n s et h a t h ec a p t u r e s wh a t r e a l p e o p l ewe a r , n o t h i n gt o og l a mo r o u s , n o t h i n go v e r p l a n n e d , j u s t n a t u r a l p e o p l e , i nt h e i r n a t u r a l s t a t e . Hei s as t r e e t we a r b l o g g e r wi t h ad ie r e n c e , a s h ed o e s n ’ t o n l ys t i c kt oap a r t i c u l a r s t y l eo f d r e s s i n g , h el i k e s t oe x p l o r e wi t h i nv a r i o u s s t y l e s a n du s eh i s t a l e n t , a n de y ef o r i n d i v i d u a l i t yt op i c ko u t a n dp h o t o g r a p hwh a t l o o k s b e s t . On eo f h i s mo s t we l l k n o wnp r o j e c t s , i s h i s “ L o o ko f t h eDa y ” p r o j e c t , wh i c hi s b a s i c a l l ywh a t i t s a y s i nt i t l e , i t ’ s c o l l e c t i o n o f p h o t o s o f d ie r e n t p e o p l ewi t hd ie r e n t f a s h i o ns e n s e s d o c u me n t e d . eb e s t d e s c r i p t i o nJ er e yg a v et os t a t ewh a t h ed o e s i s t h a t , h e i s a ni n s i d ej o u r n a l i s t , h ed o e s al o t o f t r a v e l l i n g , h eg e t s i n v o l v e s i nal o t o f e v e n t s a n dg i g s , h ep a y s c l o s ea t t e n t i o nt o d e t a i l a n dwh a t t ol o o ko u t f o r i no r d e r t ok e e pu pwi t ht h e l a t e s t t r e n d s . As ap h o t o g r a p h e r , J er e yl i k e s t ok e e pi nt h e Ca n o nf a mi l y , a s h efi r s t s t a r t e dot a k i n gh i s s t r e e t s n a p s wi t haCa n o n4 0 0 Dt h e nd e c i d e dt ou p g r a d et oa5 0 0 Dt o i n c r e a s et h eo u t c o meo f h i s p h o t o s .

J er e yme e t s al o t o f n e wp e o p l e , al o t o f t h et i me . I no r d e r t og e t h i s j o bd o n eh en e e d s al o t o f d ie r e n t p e o p l ea n d d ie r e n t l i n k s , t h e yc o n t a c t wi t hh i mt h r o u g he ma i l , s o c i a l n e t wo r k i n g , h i s b l o g , e . t . c . S o mea l s or e c o g n i s eh i mb ys e e i n g h i s l o o ko f t h ed a yp r o j e c t a n dwa n t t oc o l l a b o r a t eo r b e i n v o l v e d . Hi s b i g g e s t c o l l a b o r a t i o ns of a r h a s b e e nwi t h a Ho o d i e . c o m, wh i c hi s awe b s i t eb a s e do ns t r e e t s t y l ea n dc u l t u r e , a t t h emo me n t h ei s t h ep h o t o g r a p h yd i r e c t o r o f t h ewe b s i t e , h efi r s t j o i n e di nS e p t e mb e r 2 0 1 1b ys i mp l ya p p l y i n g .e ywe r el o o k i n gf o r an e ws p i na n df o r s o me o n ewh oc o u l dt a k ea we s o mes t r e e t s n a p s , J er e yc l e a r l yme t t h ec r i t e r i a .


H A N N I G A N S

Hanni gansi sabeaut i f uli ndi vi dualshopon3Hal esSt r eet ,Covent r y.I t ’ soneoft hoseshops youj ustcan’ twal k past wi t houtst oppi ngandhavi ngal i t t l ebi tofanosear ound.Onceyougetyour sel fi nt her e,you di scovert he 3 whol e f l oor sofwonder ,i twaspushedoutt o3f l oor sbacki n2008,af t eral onghi st or i calbegi nni ngi nt he 90s,when t he speci al sboughtt hei rsui t sf r om t her e,ImeanTHE speci al s! ,so we shoul d al lf eelpr i vi l eged t o be i nt her e.The downst ai r sl adi es’sect i oni sf i l l edwi t hanyvi nt agepi eceagi r lcoul d need and mor e,scar ves,shoes,j acket s,you namei t ,t hey’ vegoti t .Theot hert wof l oor sar ej ustt hesame,butf ormen,i ti ncl udes ot her br ands l i ke “ Funkyst ” cl ot hi ng.Theysel lanyt hi ngf r om Ter r acewear ,vi nt agest yl e,cl assi csmar tand mor e,pi ckandchoose.Theyal sosel l ar angeofver ysuavef i xedgearbi kesi nvar i ouscol our sf ort hoseofuswhol oveabi tof asummer cycl e.The shop i sj am packedwi t hl ot soft r endypi eces,t heyar eal waysatt hef r ontoft hel i newheni tcomest o knowi ng what t he peopl ewantt hatwon’ tsnapourwal l et s,f oral lt hi s,wemustt hankRocketandCar lwhof i r stgr aced ourst r eet s wi t h t hi sbeaut yi n1991.Hanni ganshasnow become ashopt hatmostofuscan’ tf unct i onwi t hout ,andf ort hat , wet hankt hem.


M a r j o r i e d o o V i n t a g e

Maj or i edoo i s an i ndi vi duall i t t l e st or e on Far gosf or d st r eet ,f ounded by Debbi e Beest on and J o Channer , i t ’ sar osei nmi stofmanyt hor ns.Thest or ei si nspi r edbyt hevi nt agel i f est yl e,andmi xi ngt he ol d wi t ht he new Thebr andi sf i l l edwi t hl ot sofl i t t l egems,somear ef ori fyouwantt ogoal loutandr eal l yst and f r om t he cr owd, andsomear ej ustf ori fyouwantt oaddal i t t l ecl assi c,r et r oedget oyourout f i t .Al t hought heshoponl ycameon ourst r eet sont he4t hofNovember2011,i t ’ sal r eadyonever yone’ st ongue,i t ’ sr eput at i onhasal r eady gr ownso f astsoqui ckl y,andi t ’ sbecomi ngahousehol dname.Fort hosewhoar et i r edofbl endi ngi nand want t o make a st at ement ,Maj or i edooi st hepl acet ogo.Thet ar getaudi encei sever yoneandanyonewhohasi nt er est .Theyhave awi devar i et yofdi f f er entol dschoolcl ot hi ngandshoesr angi ngf r om t o90sst yl e,waybackt ot he40swi t ht hemi di l engt hski r t s,andt hepaddedshoul der s.Wel ovet hecl ot hi ngl i nebecausei t ’ sver ymuchuni queandeyecat chi ng. Wef or ecastt hatt heshopwi l lbever ysuccessf ulandhopef ul l ysomet i mei nt hef ut ur et her ewi l lbeawhol e Maj or i edoof r anchi se.


Ho wdi dyo uge t i n t opho t o gr a phy?

If i r s tgoti nt ophot ogr aphywhenIwentt r avel l i ngi n Summer 2009 af t ermyf i r s tyearofUni ver s i t y.If oundmys el fcons t ant l ys hoot i ngand l ovi ngt her es ul t s .Af t ert hatIf ocus edmydegr eemuch mor e on Phot ogr aphyands t ar t edpus hi ngmys el fasanar t i s t ,f i ndi ngmymedi um, expl or i ng di f f er entcamer as and s eei ng what I l i ked bes t . Iwor kedatat er r i bl ebari nManches t erci t ycent r et opayf ormyt r avel s andt obuymyf i r s tDSLRandequi pment ,butI twasdef i ni t el ywor t hi t ! .

Whydi dyo us t a r t pho t o gr a phy?

Forme,phot ogr aphyi sawayofdocument i ngmyl i f eandr el eas i ng myemot i ons ,pus hi ngboundar i esands eei ngt hi ngsi nt hei rr eal i t y t hr oughmyowneyes .Formydi s s er t at i oni nyeart hr eeofUni ver s i t yI s hotas er i esofphot osofpl acesi nManches t erwher epeopl ewer e mur der ed.Thatpr oj ectnotonl yhel pedmeexpl or eemot i onsIhadgoi ng oni nmyownl i f eatt het i me,butgotmei nt ot hemi nds etofs omet hi ng compl et el y di f f er ent ;t he dar k, t he t aboo and t he unknown. I thadmeaddi ct ed.Thei deaf ort hi spr oj ectcamef r omar eall i f emur der s ceneIs aw i nManches t erci t ycent r e.Forme,t hatpr oj ectwas a cont empor ar y  f or mofar t ;t hef eel i ngsIf el twhenIwasr es ear chi ngt he mur der sandvi s i t i ngt hepl aces ,t henpor t r ayi ngt hos ef eel i ngst hr ough phot ogr aphy. . . . I twasver ydeepandver ys peci al .  

Ho wdoyo uu s epho t o gr a phya sac o n t e mpo r a r yf o r mo f a r t ?

Iwoul ds aymyphot ogr aphy di f f er sf r om ot her s becaus e of t he di ver s i t yofmywor k;I por t r ay notonl y dar knes s butl i ghtt oo. r i nJ es s i caPr i ddey,I ' m21year sol d and I ' mpas s i onat e Ipr edomi nat el yus e35mmf i l m,notdi gi t al ,whi chi sr ar et hes edays . aboutmus i c,phot ogr aphy,f i l mandvi deo.Is t udi edEngl i s h, I ' maver ypos i t i veper s on,butI ' mal s oadeept hi nker . Ibel i eveagood Fi l mandMedi aatCol l egewhi chI l oved,andf r omt hatI phot ogr aphercapt ur espeopl e,pl acesandmoment si nt i me i nt hei r pr ogr es s ed  ont oUni ver s i t yt ocont i nuewi t hFi l mandMedi a, mos tnat ur als t at e.I ts houl dneverf eelorl ookf or ced;i ts houl dber eal , r aw,r eal i t y.Thati swhatIl ove,If eelt hi scomest hr oughi nmywor k whi chIs t udi edf ort hr eeyear si nManches t er . hati swhats et smeas i de.I ' mheavi l yi nf l uencedbyt he wor k of Ii mmedi at el yf el li nl ovewi t ht he ci t y;i t ss o vi br ant ,cr eat i ve, andt ogr apher ss uchasCor r i neDay,NanGol di nandJ es s i caDi mmock, f ul loft al ent .Thepeopl e,pl acesandmycour s ei ns pi r edme and phot Il ovet he way t hey us ef i l mi ns t ead of di gi t aland how t he hel pedmegr ows omuchasaper s on. document edt r agedy,hur t ;r eal i t y,i ni t sr awes tf or m.

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Wha t i si t a bo u t pho t o g r a phyt ha t i smo s t a ppe a l i n gt oyo u&why?

Whatappeal st omemos taboutphot ogr aphyi showmuchI thel psme An yo t he rf i e l dsyo ut r yt oi n c o r po r a t ei n t oyo u rpho t o gr a phy? f ocusonanddocumentt hephys i calwor l dar oundme;awayt os how t hewor l dt hr oughmyeyes .Ius et hecamer aasmyt hi r deye.I tmay I ' mver yver s at i l eandmor er ecent l yI ' ve began t of ocus on and s oundcl i che,butanot herr eas oni show happyandnat ur alIf eel i ncor por at ef as hi onands t yl i ngi nt o my phot ogr aphy.Thi si st he behi ndt hecamer a.Behi ndmycamer ai swhenI ' matmymos tcont ent ,di r ect i onIwantt ot akeatt hemoment .Il ovehowi tcans t i l lber aw whet herI ' ms hoot i ngal oneorwi t hmodel s . andnat ur al ,butal s obr i ght ,col our f ulandal otoff un.   I tal s ogi vesme gr eatoppor t uni t i est onet wor k,meetnew peopl e and make gr eat cont act s .


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unkystcl ot hi ng i s an ur ban st r eet l abel put t oget her by t wo col l ege st udent s Mat tLewi s & Doc Dadson.They meet i n col l ege st ar t eddi scussi ng i deas& i nt er est s, i r oni cal l y t hey bot h had an i nt er esti n st r eetwear , Fi xed gear bi kes whi ch i s wher e t he i nspi r at i on f ort he l abel came f r om. Howevert he name “ Funkyst ” was a compl et el yr andom i dea.They began t o dr aw up desi gns f or t hel abel ,al loft hedesi gns t hey putt oget herwer e“ Funky”& col our f ul so t hey deci ded t oi ncor por at et he wor d“ Funky” i nt ot he name & Endedupwi t h‘ Funkyst ’ . The t ar getaudi ence f or t he l abel i sn’ t set butf i xedgearr i der swoul df i ti nal otwi t ht hel abel .Aswel las i tbei ng t hei rownl i f est yl esohavi ngacl ot hi ngl abelf ori ti sa pr et t y cooli dea we l ove t he or i gi nal i t y oft he l abelas wel las i tbei ng a l abeli t al so st ands f or somet hi ng much mor e t han t hat t oo. Thebr andi smuchaboutt he i nt er est s oft he owner s & what t hey do howeveri tdoes notmeant hatt he br and wi l l be f or ever r evol ved ar oundf i xedgearbi kes,i fal ong t he l i ne a new i nt er estcomesup t he br andwi l levol vet oi t .I twi l lshowt heconsi st ancyt omovewi t ht i me & r el easequal i t y&ver yf ashi onabl e goods whi ch i s a ver yi mpor t ant t hi ng f orany cl ot hi ng l abelwi t h aspi r at i ons of bei ng successf ul l .

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sauni t ,t heband i si nf l uenced by a wi de var i et y ofdi f f er ent ar t i st ssuchas;FooFi ght er s,Li nki nPar k,RedHotChi l iPepper s, Al t erBr i dge,Oasi s,Kasabi an,Ski ndr ed,LedZepl i n,et c.Evi dent l y t hey ar ei nt ot hei rr ock,whet heri t ’ s met al ,post punk orhar dr ock, butt hey' r eal soi nf l uenced by ot herst yl es ofmusi c such as Pr odi gy, Labr i nt h,Bl ackEyedPeas.Thei ri nf l uencesar eonqui t eawi descal e, i t ’ spl ai nt oseet heyar en’ taonet r i ck pony,as t hei rmusi ci nt er est s cont ai nmul t i pl egenr es.I nt er msofi ndi vi duali nspi r at i ons,t hei ropi ni ons var y,whi chi st her easont heymanaget opr oducedi f f er entsoundsand var i at i oni nt hei rmusi c. “ NoelGal l agheri st hemast erofmel odyi nmyopi ni on. Bei ngi nt hemedi aspot l i ghtmeanshedi vi desopi ni ons, butonasongwr i t i ngl evelheconsi st ent l yhi t st hesweet spot andt hat ' ssomet hi ngIdef i ni t el yaspi r et o. ”

“ Oneofmygui t ari nf l uencesi sLeeGazef r om LostPr ophet s, gr owi ngupIwasi nf l uencedbyhi shi ghchor dsandl eadpar t s. Al soSl ashf r om Guns' n' Roses,Idr ewi nf l uencef r om hi s expr essi vesol os.Ial soam i nspi r edbyt hel usci ousj azzchor ds i nal otofJami r oqui ' smusi c,anddr awi nspi r at i onf r om t he per cussi vel eadpar t si nal otofdancemusi c. ”

Whent heywer ei nsear chf orabandnamet ogi vet hem t hei ri dent i t y,t heywant ed somet hi ng“ shor tandsnappy” ,andwoul dst i cki never yone’ smi nd.Al sosomet hi ng t hatsoundeduni queanddi f f er ent ." Fl ygone"wasanamewhi cht heyal lf el tsui t ed t hatcr i t er i ai nt hewayt hewor di t sel fsoundedandwaspr onounced.Conveni ent l y t hedef i ni t i onof‘ Fl ygone’i nt r ust yur bandi ct i onar yi s“ Anexci t i ngr ockbandf r om Covent r y” ,whi chi sgoodenoughf orus.


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l lt hei rsongsar ecol l ect i vel ywr i t t enasagr oup.Endl essj ammi ngi nt he r ehear salr oom hel psi nf i ndi ngt hesoundofeachi nst r umentandwhatt hey f eelsoundsbest ,t hi spr ocessevent ual l ywoul denabl et hem t oputt oget her asongst r uct ur e.Br adl eyt henhear st hemusi candput st hel yr i csandmel odi es t oi tt ocompl et et hesong.Soi t ' squi t eanat ur alwayofwr i t i ng. “ Oneofmyi nspi r at i onswasChadsmi t h,becauseRedhot chi l ipepper swer eoneoft hef i r stbandst hatIl i st enedt o gr owi ngupandhei st heman.Al soDaveGr ohl ,Cobus, Br andonBoyd,anyonewhocanexpr esst hemsel vesi na cr eat i vemanner .

“ I ' mi nspi r edbyanyonewho' scr eat i vewi t hwhatt heydoand whoputt hei rper sonal i t yi nt hemusi csuchas;Fl ea,Tom Mor el l o, Labr i nt h,Bj or k,Mi chaelJackson,Sl ash,Phi lCol l i nset c.Sonot necessar i l ybasspl ayer s,j ustcr eat i vemusi ci ansi ngener al .”

Thei rmusi ci st ar get edt oever yoneandanyonewhoi si nt er est edi nt hei rsound. Thei rf i r stEP( ext endedpl ay)wasr eal l yj ustar ockr ecor dsot hei raudi encei smost l y r ockf ansast hei rf i r stappealwast oar ockf anbase,meani ngmostoft hei rcur r ent audi encewi l lmostl i kel yber ockf ans.However ,t hei rnewEPt hatwi l lbeoutsoonhas ahuger angeofst yl esmi xedt oget hersuchasr ock,dance,r ap,i ndi e,el ect r oni c,et c. Whi chmeansi t ’ sf oryoual lt oenj oy,whet heryou’ r eaDi zzi ef anormor eDavi dguet t a, you’ vegotyouropt i onsopen.


l ygonethankeveryonewhohavesupportedthem sofarandsodowe,forhel pi ngi npromoti ngthei rmusi c,aswehope,theyshal l conti nueprogressi ngi nthei rmusi candi fpeopl ekeepupthei rsupport,thenwhoknowswherethey’ l lendupi n10years. Theythemsel vesl ovethei rfans,they’ vesai d“Hopeful l y,i fpeopl eareexci tedaboutournewmusi casweare,wewanttogeta goodrecordl abelonoursi deandtakei tasfarasi tcango.”Sogetcheeri ng!

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