my crew: meet wave lachish’s gang of modern day mermaids

In this series which sees photographers shoot their extended family, we meet Wave Lachish’s favourites. The very prolific group are inspired, free and in love.

by i-D Staff
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15 September 2016, 4:50am

Name: Piper Rose Motown Packshaw
Age: 23
Profession: Musician/Producer
How do you know Wave? We go waaay back to the kindergarten days. She looked like a boy with a bowl cut and I looked like Dumbo the flying elephant.
What does friendship mean to you? Not having to fill the silences.
Who would you like to be friends with more than anyone else? Minnie Dunn — Writer and Director of the web series Pleasure Dome.
What do you and your friends like to do together? Zoom up uncomfortably close on photos of other friends and laugh.
Who is your BFF? My dog, George.
Do you collaborate with your friends? All of my projects have been ignited through friendship: my band begun when my friend and I were going through parallel break ups and the web series I produce was spawned over a five hour coffee date.
What movie character has your favourite style? Anything that the original Charlie's Angels wore.
If you were an animated character, who would you be? I asked my friend this question and he said, "Dude, you're Bart Simpson".

@piperpackshaw

Name: Soul Mckenzie
Age: 25
Profession: Artist
How do you know Wave? From high school, would be close to 10 years now!
What do you and your friends like to do together? Get freaky, time travel, surf skate create.
Favourite movie? The Fifth Element or Independence Day (the first one).
What movie character has your favourite style? Predator is a G.
If you were an animated character, who would you be? Zorak from Space Ghost Coast to Coast.
Who would play you in a movie? I'd play myself for sure, or Will Smith.

@brown.sauce

Name: Seala Lokollo-Evans
Age: 23
Profession: Art student
How do you know Wave? Fate.
What does friendship mean to you? Love.
Who would you like to be friends with more than anyone else? Animals.
Who is your BFF? My dog Sandy.
Favourite movie? Leon: The Professional.
If you were to get married, who would play at your wedding? Larry heard! Dance flooooor heaven.
What movie character has your favourite style? Diana from Girl Fight.
If you were an animated character, who would you be? Appa from Avatar: The Last Airbender.

@sealaloko

Name: Mima Bulj
Age: 30+
Profession: Creative director @ Vampir (coming soon)
What does friendship mean to you? "A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you just the way you are."
Who would you like to be friends with more than anyone else? Maybe RiRi she takes her BFFs all round with her.
What do you and your friends like to do together? I do different things with different friends, but I do enjoy just doing nothing really — hanging out and sleepovers, you're never too old for sleepovers.
If you were to get married, who would play at your wedding? A gypsy Serbian band with Jack Ladder and the Dreamlanders.
Best place to hang out in your city? Palas park in Belgrade.
What movie character has your favourite style? Sarah Connor, Terminator 2.
Who would play you in a movie? Juliette Lewis.

@naughtybichon

Name: Georgia Gaillard
Age: 26
Profession: Makeup artist
What does friendship mean to you? Friendship is feeling completely at ease around someone even if you haven't seen or spoken to them for ages, like no amount of time apart could change the friendship.
What do you and your friends like to do together? Coffee/brunch, take photos, swim, drink espresso martinis.
Do you collaborate with your friends? Yes! In all kinds of creative directions. My friends are my biggest inspiration, I try to surround myself with creative people and I'm always down to collaborate with anyone who has the same drive as me.
Favourite movie? Ferris Bueller's Day Off.
Best place to hang out in your city? Come summer time, waterfalls and the beach.
What movie character has your favourite style? Mia Wallace.
If you were an animated character, who would you be? The Pink Panther's girl.

@catacombs

Name: Bianca Strebl aka Strebs
Age: 23
Profession: Commerce Student.
How do you know Wave? I've been loving Wave since '99. We met in kindergarten and the flame kept burning from there.
What does friendship mean to you? Friendship means sharing experiences and being there for each other always.
Favourite movie? A Single Man. I love Tom Ford's thought and precision. The soundtrack is also beautiful.
Best place to hang out in your city? In my bedroom.
What movie character has your favourite style? Carrie Bradshaw.
If you were an animated character, who would you be? Calcifer the Fire Demon from Howl's Moving Castle.

@backyardburgers

Name: Kellie Bird
Age: 22
Profession: Chinchilla
How do you know Wave? We grew up around the same area as teenagers but became really close friends from synchronised breakups which lead to being roomies and having some of the best times of my life. Love you Wavey.
What does friendship mean to you? Fun, laughter, trust, loyalty, a hand picked family.
What do you and your friends like to do together? Chill, drink coffee, go to waterholes, beach, road trips, travel, make food, eat food, dream up our future dreamy lives together.
Who is your BFF? My Mumma.
Favourite movie? Candy.
If you were an animated character, who would you be? Snugglepot or Cuddlepie.

@kinkalow

Name: Wesley Weazel
Age: 22
How do you know Wave? Classic case of a friend-of-a-friend.
What does friendship mean to you? Follow for follow. And people you have a good time — loyalty is the key.
Who would you like to be friends with more than anyone else? Aliens.
What do you and your friends like to do together? Getting freaky on the weekend is a regular.
Best place to hang out in your city? The beach.
What movie character has your favourite style? Everyone in Boyz n the Hood is pretty fresh.
If you were an animated character, who would you be? Donny from The Wild Thornberrys.

@nuttelex

Name: Thea Blocksidge
Age: 23
Profession: Designer /stylist.
How do you know Wave? I was familiar with Wave's incredible photography and collage work without knowing who was behind it. Then I moved to Melbourne and became very close with a group of Byron dreams and kept hearing stories about her, and imagining she was this fantasy sea goddess. We finally met and of course she is divine! We went swimming in the creek after, it was love at first meeting because she was the only one to jump in the water with me.
What does friendship mean to you? The sweet and natural alignment of two souls. It's a mutual appreciation and admiration of one another, someone you absolutely adore and can always be open and free with no matter time or distance.
Who would you like to be friends with more than anyone else? I'd like to be very good friends with sea creatures.
Best place to hang out in your city? Someone's garden.

@theabebe

Credits


Photography Wave Lachish