Rupert Travis and I met on day one at Art school in Ilam. We were both jacked on coffee, rambling, and trying to look clever. Rupert is far cleverer than me. Ha.
Instantly we knew we would become friends. I love this guy a lot. Sure, he has an ego, but maybe rightly so, as his process and direction of image making is fascinating. We’ve hung out, partied, and collaborated many times since. I doubt this friendship and respect for each other will ever tire, and I’m stoked to say that going to Ilam was worth it, just to cross paths with Rupert.
This collection of images span from 2018 to date. The interview was done last year in the 2nd year of ARA studies where half of the teachers hated the monochrome edit, while the others loved it. I guess that’s like Rupert too. He divide opinions.