my crew: charlie white's mates are always dancing

Meet photographer Charlie White's circle of multitalented friends — including Phillip Lim and Luke Chiswell — in this series which sees photographers shoot their extended family.

by i-D Team
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03 December 2015, 2:35am

Name: Phillip Lim
Profession: Creative Director of 3.1 Phillip Lim
How do you know Charlie? I met Charlie during a photoshoot. He was assisting a photographer-Charlotte Wales-who was shooting the lookbook
What does friendship mean to you? Friendship means...not having to define it.
Who is your BFF? Her name is Fawn (like the baby deer). We met in a strawberry field-I think we were 18 years old at the time.
Who would you like to be friends with more than anyone else? Everyone that I am friends with at the moment! Other then that...it's case by case.
What do you and your friends like to do together? We like doing normal and sometimes abnormal human stuff: the kind of stuff that may be scary nowadays... like unannounced visits and hanging out for long periods of time without predetermined plans...or even speaking on the phone instead of text.

Name: Sara Wurker
Profession: Designer, Hunter the Label.
What does friendship mean to you? Thelma and Louise
Who is your BFF? My boyfriend, Tim.
Who would you like to be friends with more than anyone else? Lisa T.
What do you and your friends like to do together? Dance.

@wildwooddays

Name: Tim
Profession: Filmmaker
What does friendship mean to you? Pretty much everything.
Who is your BFF? Sara.
Who would you like to be friends with more than anyone else? Werner Herzog.
What do you and your friends like to do together? Party.

Name: Sean Nelson Lenaghan AKA hotshotkiller007
Profession: Fashion designer, single father.
How do you know Charlie? His boyfriend Luke Chiswell introduced me.
Who is your BFF? BFF is overrated. I like all my friends for different reasons. No one will always be on top, forever isn't real.
Who would you like to be friends with more than anyone else? This is so hard but probably Scott Mescudi.
What do you and your friends like to do together? Drugs, running errands for the locals, create shit, look after peoples' pets, hide and seek. Pretty much whatever we feel like.

@sea_____n

Name: Luke Chiswell
Profession: Artist and Designer
How do you know Charlie? I am a good friend of his mother.
Who is your BFF? My brother.
Who would you like to be friends with more than anyone else? Paul Newman
What do you are your friends like to do together? We love to go rollerblading and light fires.

@lukechiswell

Name: Nastja Zarić
Profession: Ceramic jewellery designer.
What does friendship mean to you? It's a place where you aren't judged, but you are supported and inspired. Laughing helps.
Who is your BFF? My samoyed, Dauphine... or my sister, Vanja. It's a coin toss.
Who would you like to be friends with more than anyone else? Michael Jackson is the only name flashing in neon lights in my head.

@nastjazaric

Name: Ben Lawrie AKA Lincoln Child
Profession: None. I just finished school, skating all day until I find a job.
What does friendship mean to you? I don't know, that is a tough question. Someone who's got your back and you have theirs?
Who is your BFF? Don't really have one, I have loads of friends but I'm not really super close with many of them. My skateboard will be my friend forever.
Who would you like to be friends with more than anyone else? I could say someone famous or something but I don't really want any friends that don't occur naturally, if you know what I mean. Anything else would seem fake and meaningless.
What do you and your friends like to do together? All my friends are people who I skate with. I have a few friends from school who I used to skate with but they ended up quitting and I never really see them apart from in school. Skating is really the only thing which I do.

Name: Lisa T.
Profession: Artist
What does friendship mean to you? Friendship means a lot to me. The most.
Who is your BFF? My boyfriend, Andy.
Who would you like to be friends with more than anyone else? Vivienne Westwood, but I don't think I would want to be friends with her MORE than any of my friends I just think she's really REALLY cool.
What do you and your friends like to do together? Dancing, lots of dancing. Laughing, crying, adventuring, swimming, making stuff, ranting, eating, drinking, going to Ace Romeo and Joe Liddy gigs, hanging out on the back porch day and night more dancing.

@sleepylisahead

Name: Kofi Boateng Genesis Owusu-Ansah
Profession: Young goon/semi-professional prophet/rhyme sayer.
How do you know Charlie? 1-800-real-niggas
What does friendship mean to you? Listen to Clan In Da Front by Wu-Tang Clan and that's pretty much what true friendship is. They had at least a thousand homies and they took a good two minutes outta my listening time to shout out everyone. They got homies in Wu-Tang that don't even know they're in Wu-Tang. That's real.
Who is your BFF? I'll associate with pretty much anyone who doesn't use the term BFF.
Who would you like to be friends with more than anyone else? Basquiat, lord of the brash & uncaged caged.
What do you and your friends like to do together? We mob around the city scaring the locals and teaching remedial english classes to orphans by the riverbank.

@genesisowusu

Name: Eily Schultz
Profession: Small-time science communicator.
What does friendship mean to you? Being your authentic self, learning from each others' authentic selves. Feeling safe and loved while just being!
Who is your BFF? I'm lucky to have a few, and it depends where I am, but my sister and I share something that transcends time and space.
Who would you like to be friends with more than anyone else? Carl Sagan and M.I.A.
What do you and your friends like to do together? Talk about space and go dancing.

Name: Michael Lenaghan.
Profession: Student.
What does friendship mean to you? Sanity.
Who is your BFF? No comment.
Who would you like to be friends with more than anyone else? Myself, but it's impossible for us to meet.
What do you and your friends like to do together? Listen to music.

@michaellenaghan

Name: Joshua Jefferies
Profession: Label owner, clothing designer, beat maker, soon to be song singer and two time audi automotive owner.
How do you know Charlie? We matched on a lot of dating sites and he kept asking to do photo shoots with me, but in like weird ways. He used to call it art and say I didn't understand it, but I just stood in my underwear infront of a brick wall and let him take pictures: he said it was the only way to get famous
What does friendship mean to you? Friendship is like a warm apple pie or like some ice cream, but like really good ice cream, like a rainbow paddlepop not any of that lame stuff like a banana paddle pop. Chocolate's ok.
Who is your BFF? No one has actually done anything enough to deserve the right to that title, so I just call everyone nigga and be done with it.
Who would you like to be friends with more than anyone else? Lots of people. Like I could list names for ages, just cause I wanna pick their brains and understand what they're thinking. People who aren't around now as well, like damn I wanna talk to dudes like Kanye West and Tyler, the Creator or like xxyyxx or something, but at the same time I'd wanna talk to like Dr. Seuss or my dad as a kid. I think that would be truly wild.
What do you and your friends like to do together? We normally just have douggie offs and bet on who can drop that ass to the flo but then we also bet on who can bring it back up fo sho.

@pur.co

@CharlieWhite

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Photography Charlie White