Today we have Part 5, titled ‘AMBITION’, from photographer Zach Phan, part of his exclusive interview and editorial series with NAKID titled, ‘Les Inclassables‘. Starring model VIANNEY at ANOTHER SPECIES, with syling by Marianne Blais and 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?
When I was in Lycée, I was the only one in my class that was not able to go on the school trip to Scotland because there weren’t enough seats. I can still remember how sad and isolated I felt.
Is there a song that have made you cry?
Clair de Lune by Debussy because it is an ode to all the great and sad memories I’ve lived in the past.
What is something you wish people would do more of?
We tend to take the world for granted but it’s really important to take the time to look back and learn to appreciate what we have today.
What is one advice you would give to your thirteen-year-old self?
Be more curious and take the time you have right now to explore your interests. I personally wish I would have devoted myself more into learning how to play an instrument to be able to play music today.
Why do some people get depressed?
Of course every case is different, but I believe a lot of them suffer from a violent solitude.
What is something some people should fix?
Stop taking short-cuts to reason with complex matters.
What is a misconception that people seem to have about the youth in Montréal?
It’s difficult to say because the city is so heterogeneous for anyone to come up with any silly misconceptions about the youth.
What is missing in Montréal?
I’m away from my family and friends, so just them would make fee l truly at home.