Today we have Part 7, titled ‘LOYALTY’, from photographer Zach Phan, part of his exclusive interview and editorial series with NAKID titled, ‘Les Inclassables‘. Starring model EMILE at FOLIO, with mua/hair by Shannie Jung at JUDY Inc. and MUAH by Celica Sea, and styling by Camille Internoscia, ‘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.

See more of Zach Phan’s work here:  INSTAGRAM / WEBSITE

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What is the worst thing that has happened at school?

Not reacting to kids bullying kids who didn’t fit.

Is there a song that have made you cry?

It didn’t make me cry, but Everlasting Peace by Honey Honey made me so humble when I heard it.


What is something you wish people would do more of?

Get the whole story before sharing and believing news, pictures or videos. Don’t be so quick to trust a headline.

What is one advice you would give to your thirteen-year-old self?

Why be so shy, those awkward conversations and interactions you tend to avoid will take you far. And learn to stand your ground.


Why do some people get depressed?

Because they don’t get the recognition they need when they do something right.

What is something some people should fix?

When people who don’t accept change for the wrong reasons, being close-minded, and refusing to admit we’re wrong because of ego. It’s putting a lot of energy and thought in something detrimental.


What is a misconception that people seem to have about the youth in Montréal?

Don’t forget that the youth of Montréal loves their family.

What is missing in Montréal?

Backwoods at the price they’re selling in the United States. Backwoods are $15 here. Also, cheap, fresh convenient street food.