Today we have Part 4, titled ‘LOVE’, from photographer Zach Phan, part of his exclusive interview and editorial series with NAKID titled, ‘Les Inclassables‘. Starring model Juliette at FOLIO, with mua/hair by Shannie Jung at JUDY Inc., ‘Les Inclassables‘, french for The Indefinables, ‘refers to the unique quality of the youth of Montréal with different walks of life.’ says Phan. The series is inspired by the interrogation scenes on Law & Order. Of all the amazing never ending tv shows to model an interview/photo series around, that is definitely the top of the list. Zach seeks to understand his subject’s perspective in a series of questions, similar to those riveting SVU/Criminal Intent episodes, revealing insights about their experiences at school, others misconception of them or in general about people and why people become or are, depressed.
Zach Phan, based in Montreal, Canada, is a freelance and fashion photographer who seeks to empower his subjects with the use of rich narrative, eccentric visuals, and effortless movement.
What is the worst thing that has happened at school?
A kid at school committed suicide right before we were going on a school trip.
Is there a song that have made you cry?
Ivy by Frank Ocean.
What is something you wish people would do more of?
To get all the information that you can get before making judgements.
What is one advice you would give to your thirteen-year-old self?
Let go of any fear that stops you from doing what your heart wants to do.
Why do some people get depressed?
Because they closed themselves for too long and they have convinced themselves that they are truly alone. We never are. But how can we know that for sure if we don’t reach out?
What is something some people should fix?
Overconsumption. It has made some people believe they have less than what they really have.
What is a misconception that people seem to have about the youth in Montréal?
Even though it is a small city, it is filled with diverse young individuals who have an incredible amount of talent and creativity.
What is missing in Montréal?
Not enough Ben & Jerry’s.