my crew: stef mitchell's aussie-american buds party in wonderland city

Meet Aussie-born, NYC–based photographer Stef Mitchell’s network of friends in the second edition of My Crew, a series in which photographers shoot their extended creative family.

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Apr 5 2015, 4:20am

Name: Georgina Koren
Age: 30
Profession: Producer
How do you know Stef? She's my wife :)
What does friendship mean to you? I moved to NYC from Australia when I was 16, so I was uprooted from my close friends at a young age and had to adapt. Real friendship to me is when you see one of your best friends and even if you haven't kept in touch as much as you would have liked, it's like no time has passed at all.
Who would you like to be friends with more than anyone else? Gwen Stefani in her 90s No Doubt phase.
What do you and your friends like to do together? Go on adventures upstate in Wonderland City.
@georgekoren

Name: Nicolas Potts
Age: 31
Profession: Photo Retoucher
How do you know Stef? I was friends with Stef's misses. When Stef moved to New York, she basically just joined the gang immediately.
What does friendship mean to you? Friendship means finding the same things funny and being there when needed.
Who would you like to be friends with more than anyone else? Well this question is tough, I think we need to quantify dead or alive. In the 'dead' category, I put Nicola Tesla and John Lennon. In the 'alive' category, Will Ferrell.
What do you and your friends like to do together? I have a house upstate; we all like to go up there and hang out. We call it Wonderland City.
@pottsypotts

Name: Sophie "Spottsy" Potts
Age: 27
Profession: Co-owner of Kessell & Potts - a homewares/ textile line, cross stitcher, quilter, avid tie-dyer. Producing is paying the bills at the moment though.
How do you know Stef? I remember meeting Stefan through our mutual friend Corbin on the street in the middle of winter outside of Uniqlo about five or six years ago. Pretty sure she was eating a slice of pizza or a bagel (standard). We bonded over our mutual need for winter boots. We got matching black Timberlands (guess we were attempting to fit in).
Who is your BFF? That's a toughy, I'm blessed with an epic bunch, including my brother. But my besty, Moppy, just recently moved to London for a fancy job - devastating. The frequency of pajama parties has dramatically declined.
Who would you like to be friends with more than anyone else? I wouldn't turn down Bob Marley and Dumbledore.

Name: Hannah Cooper
Age: 28
Profession: Stylist
How do you know Stef? Fellow Aussies working in the same industry in NY!
What does friendship mean to you? My friends are my family, my inspiration, my drive, and my happiness.
Who would you like to be friends with more than anyone else? Bjork.
What do you and your friends like to do together? Lots of things, but the best time with my friends is always Sunday afternoons on my couch with beers and snuggles.
@hanniecooper

Name: Andrew "Ronnie" Flynn
Age: 31 years young
Profession: Creative Marketing & Promotion Director
How do you know Stef? I met Stef when she was a little skate rat at a skate park in Sydney, Australia. Now we are adult friends who like sharing creative ideas and accidently dressing the same.
What does friendship mean to you? Everything! My life and career revolve around friendships and loyalties. I consider my closest friends as family.
Who would you like to be friends with more than anyone else? My future wife.
What do you and your friends like to do together? Talk about where we should eat lunch for hours on end.
@ronnie_flynn

Name: Luke William Flynn
Age: 28
Profession: Designer
How do you know Stef? I met Stef after hearing amazing things from Georgina (her now wife) while Stef was still in the process of moving to New York. When I finally got to meet her, we were immediately homies. She lived up to all the praise.
Who is your BFF? I think that I have a few BFFs. Living in New York and Australia, I have friends I grew up with and my friends in New York. If I had to chose, it would be my brother and sister, we are lucky to have a close family. Special mention to Michael Boulton (not the singer) he's part of the family too. He is probably at our house right now with a random girl drinking dad's wine.
Who would you like to be friends with more than anyone else? I'm very happy with who I have, but Jerry Seinfeld just doesn't know he is one of them.
@misterflynn

Name: Luke Cleary
Age: 30
Profession: Brand Manager
How do you know Stef? From Ruby's Cafe.
Who would you like to be friends with more than anyone else? Big Bird.
What do you and your friends like to do together? Blow shit up.
@lukecleary

Name: Zoe Weber
Age: 24
Profession: Photographer
How do you know Stef? Work.
What does friendship mean to you? Giving up your last bite and 4 am phone calls.
Who is your BFF? My brother.
What do you and your friends like to do together? Shoot, beer, food, explore.
@zoeweberphoto

Name: Christian Brylle
Profession: Photographer
How do you know Stef? Closed curtain meetings.
What does friendship mean to you? "The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship" - W. Blake.
Who would you like to be friends with more than anyone else? Steve Zissou.
What do you and your friends like to do together? Searching for "Jaguar sharks."

Name: Liz Bornstien
Age: 28
Profession: Producer
How do you know Stef? We were in a ballet class together at four-year-olds. The rest is history!
What does friendship mean to you? Friendship is everything in NYC.
Who would you like to be friends with more than anyone else? Rihanna.
What do you and your friends like to do together? Dive bars, disco fries, and weekends upstate. 
@lizborn

Check out Ethan James Green's My Crew here.

Credits


Photography Stef Mitchell