Monday, 15 April 2013

Carbon Festival

Met the very cool Founder and Editor-In-Chief Andrew Montell and Editor Sean Irviring from Acclaim Magazine at Carbon Festival this weekend. Thanks Acclaim for putting on such an inspirational event bringing over some of the top motivation speakers from around the world. With speakers such as Shawn Stussy, Ronnie Fieg, Woody from Sneaker Freaker, Martha Cooper and so many more sharing their stories about how they made it in the world of hip hop culture through fashion, art, photography and design. I was totally blown away by their humbleness and complete openess. They definitely weren't afraid to say how it is and to be themselves whilst giving some of the best advice for young people wanting to break out into the arts industry. One thing that encouraged me is that I know I'm not alone in this freaking crazy world of working around the clock to achieve my goals and when I think I can take it easy, according to this crew there's no time for taking my foot of the gas. They highlighted their ups and down, regrets and successes and the sheer determination that just drove them all to be where they are today. Cheers Acclaim and thanks to all the crew who came to Carbon to share what they've learnt so that others can be inspired.

(Ronnie Fieg, Venus d'Scarlett, Tricia Ray - 'Lunch with Ronnie' Carbon Festival 2013) 

We arrived in Melbourne on Friday morning and had to head off straight to interview Ronnie Fieg, by the time we got there I was so hungry I said to Ronnie "Do you have any sweets in your pocket?" He was said "No, why? do you need one?" I said "I'm sorry, I'm really hungry, I'm going to faint, I can't do this interview right now." Ronnie said " Well I need to get you some lunch then, lets go you can't be hungry." So we headed downstairs for a quick lunch and did the interview over lunch. Thanks Ronnie for being so understanding! 


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