my crew: jordan drysdale’s friends party hard and dream big

In this series, we meet the people who inspire and influence our favourite photographers. This time Jordan Drysdale’s favourites share what friendship means to them, and make a pretty good case for staying out late.

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13 February 2017, 2:55am

What are your names?
Maxwell Roberts and Krissy Agostini.

What do you do?
Maxwell: I have the beautiful pleasure of working in the music industry. I write music for films/TV as well as produce and perform my own music under the name Macksi.
Krissy: I study alternative education, work two design jobs and think about tofu most other times.

How would you describe your relationship with Jordan?
Maxwell: Jordan is a big party pal. If we're partying, he's there. But he's always been a mean friend, I know whenever I need he's always up for a lovely chat about art, love and life.
Krissy: Jordan has been a hugely influential person and pivotal friend throughout my adolescence. We've done it all, travelled together, lived together, worked on projects together and supported each other through all the big juicy stuff.

What does friendship mean to you?
Maxwell: I think being a inspiration to each other is key, to drive each other further than you usually would.
Krissy: Anybody who can talk about Survivor strategy and game play is my friend, specifically if they can bring it up in unprovoked casual conversation.

If you had one wish, what would it be?
Krissy: For me and my cat to have a conversation. I just want to know his perspective on a few things...

What's your name?
Angie Pai.

What do you do?
Everything I can to avoid an office job.

How do you know Jordan?
I met Jordan in a store one day, and went to Japan together. We say our friendship was no doubt, predetermined by supernatural powers.

How would you describe your relationship?
Very silly then very serious then very silly again.

What do you want to achieve?
I'm always trying to figure this one out to be honest.

Who would you like to be friends with?
Basquiat and Margaret Zhang —what a woman!

What movie character has your favourite style?
Bob Belcher.

Who would play you in a movie?
Bob Belcher. 

What's your name?
Lewi Gillman.

What do you do?
Model.

How do you know Jordan?
I knew of Jordan when he was a cool soft grunge Tumblr photographer five years ago. I saw him in a club about four years ago, being too star struck, I silently fan girled to myself until our mutual friends allowed us to meet and we instantly become great friends.

What does friendship mean to you?
Friendship is the most vital ingredient for happiness, next to self fulfilment. A friend is someone you can feel completely comfortable to be your true self with. You can go weeks or months without seeing each other but your connection doesn't fade because it is bound so tightly by unconditional love.

If you had one wish, what would it be?
I would wish for our world to be completely free of discrimination. For people to be able to migrate to a new country or even walk down the street without a looming threat of harassment based on their race, gender or sexuality. I would want to see a world governed by love and compassion, rather than power and money.

What's your name?
Shou Nakano.

What do you do?
I work in a food truck, and am also working towards getting a tattoo apprenticeship.

What does friendship mean to you?
Friendship is simply about loving, caring and supporting each other.

What are you looking forward to in 2017?
In 2017 I am looking forward to virtual reality technology becoming a bit cheaper, and also hoping something will happen about the whole Trump situation.

Who would you like to be friends with?
Probably Sonic the Hedgehog. He just looks like a cool guy.

What movie character has your favourite style?
Snape, from Harry Potter.

Who would play you in a movie?
Keanu Reeves, but if Keanu Reeves was a bit smaller.

What's your name?
Chessy Carey.

What do you do?
Be, and think about being.

How do you know Jordan?
I think we founded our friendship sitting on a log at Rainbow Serpent many years ago. 

How would you describe your relationship?
Very loving, very loyal and very honest.

What does friendship mean to you?
Chosen family.

What do you want to achieve?
Peace of mind.

Who would play you in a movie?
Probably Fran Drescher but preferably a young Jack Nicholson.

What's your name?
Chloe Worthington.

What do you do?
I'm a student at RMIT studying Psychology and a model.

How do you know Jordan?
I met Jordan five years ago underage clubbing.

How would you describe your relationship?
Just as irresponsible as we were five years ago, but now he's one of the most supportive and inspiring people in my life.

Who would you like to be friends with?
I'm happy with my current mates.

What character has your favourite style?
Tina from Bob's Burgers.

What's your name?
Lexi Manatakis.

What do you do?
I am a culture writer and a Masters of publishing student.

How do you know Jordan?
We met on a beautiful sunny afternoon four years ago at a festival. He has challenged and stimulated me like no one else and has always been there to remind me of my worth.

How would you describe your relationship?
Jordan is my brother, half my soul.

If you had one wish, what would it be?
That education was free and accessible for all - everyone on this planet deserves the right to learn and the fact the government has turned this right into a capitalist opportunity is repulsive.

Who would you like to be friends with?
Terry Jones, Jefferson Hack, Gloria Steinem …all the big editors who have revolutionised media, especially the ones who started subversive print.

What's your name?
Den Villar.

What do you do?
Work at Harrolds.

What does friendship mean to you?
Friendship is everything to me!

If you had one wish, what would it be?
To work less.

Who would you like to be friends with?
Jared Leto.

What movie character has your favourite style?
The Joker.

Who would play you in a movie?
I'd love to see anyone try.

What's your name?
Luca Brev.

What do you do?
I'm in the last year of my agriculture degree and I make coffee.

What does friendship mean to you?
It means you're completely comfortable with each other in silence. That's when you know it's good.

What do you want to achieve in 2017?
I'll be done with my bachelor halfway through the year which scares me a lot. I need to figure out how I can find my way into the industry and more importantly where I want to end up. That's why I'm going away for a bit, to have a good sit-down with myself

Who would you like to be friends with?
Norman Borlaug. The guy missed the ceremony for his own Nobel Peace Prize after he saved roughly a billion people from starving in the 70s through his research because he had better things to do. He would have some really good stories to tell.

Who would play you in a movie?
Ellen de Generes.

What's your name?
Raquelle Saba.

What do you do?
I'm studying arts/law, am currently unemployed and watching way too much anime.

How do you know Jordan?
We met at Rainbow Serpent festival a couple of years ago and rekindled our love for one another in Berlin.

How would you describe your relationship?
Pure, honest and very silly. Jordan always makes me very happy.

What does friendship mean to you?
Loyalty, transparency and unconditional love — someone that makes you feel like Beyoncè all the time.

What do you want to achieve?
Killer uni results and a stronger career direction.

Who would you like to be friends with?
Amal Clooney, I am seriously obsessed with her!

What movie character has your favourite style?
Elvira Hancock in Scarface — those spaghetti strap dresses and killer suits, omg!

What's your name?
Nora Izuoka Xu.

What do you do?
I am a silversmith/jeweller.

How do you know Jordan?
Going to the same university and stalking him because I thought he was cute.

How would you describe your relationship?
Beautiful and enriching. Everything about our relationship is organic, nothing is forced.

What does friendship mean to you?
Friendship is a developing transformation. Friendship empowers love, compassion and motivation in life. It is one of the strongest elements that we perceive as a human.

Who would play you in a movie?
Chihiro/Sen in Spirited Away by Hayao Miyazaki.

What's your name?
Lucian Clifforth.

What do you do?
Anything and everything, I'll do it.

How do you know Jordan?
We properly met at a party but acted like we hadn't heard of each other prior.

What does friendship mean to you?
Trust, inspiring one another and being up front!

Who would you like to be friends with?
Kath and Kim.

What movie character has your favourite style?
The Dude in The Big Lebowski - I love a robe and sunglasses in a supermarket.

Credits


Photography Jordan Drysdale