my crew: jesse lizotte's friends reign supreme, from la to sydney

Jesse Lizotte shoots the models, skaters and shopkeepers he calls friends for the latest instalment of our sweetest series.

by i-D Team
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23 March 2017, 2:40am

Jodie Hill, 22

Profession? Digital editor/Full-time Gemini.
How do you know Jesse? Through his younger sister Lily.
What does friendship mean to you? Keeping your sanity in these dire times.
Who is your BFF? My first coffee in the morning.
Who would you like to be friends with more than anyone else? Isa Genzken, Iggy Pop or Gudetama.
What do you and your friends like to do together? Sit around, complain, and debate over the most polarising things.

Ryan Wilson, 21

Profession? Labourer.
How do you know Jesse? Don't know.
What does friendship mean to you? It's serious.
Who is your BFF? I want one.
What do you and your friends like to do together? Skate.

Kevin Bradley, 21

Profession? Skateboarder.
How do you know Jesse? I met him on my first trip to Australia.
What does friendship mean to you? Almost everything, teamwork make the dream work. If I can't trust u then fuck u :)
Who is your BFF? I got more than one and a few of them ain't even human, they dogs.
Who would you like to be friends with more than anyone else? If I don't know em already I could care less.
What do you and your friends like to do together? Hood rat shit.

Lydia Collins, 25

Profession? Part time mannequin.
How do you know Jesse? We spoke about tattoos on a job and have been friends for years ever since.
What does friendship mean to you? Ride or die.
Who is your BFF? Myself, Jesse, and the twins.
Who would you like to be friends with more than anyone else? Aaliyah.
What do you and your friends like to do together? Whatever we want.

Connal, 34

Profession? Supply Store
How do you know Jesse? Work
What does friendship mean to you? Online Bullying.
Who is your BFF? At one point Jesse, but he is a brat in denial.
Who would you like to be friends with more than anyone else? Max B.
What do you and your friends like to do together? Skate and order KFC to Hyde Park.

Weston Carter, 25

Profession? Supreme LA
How do you know Jesse? Through my boy Stehz.
What does friendship mean to you? It means everything if it's real. To have a friendship is one of the last things you still can't buy. If you can have life long friends, that you can share experiences with you really can't ask for more.
Who is your BFF? Bobby Branch.
Who would you like to be friends with more than anyone else? Martin Luther King.

William Brown, 30

Profession? Tattooer at Tattoo Rosie's, Sydney.
How do you know Jesse? Coworker turned friend turned tattoo guinea pig, hopefully he still likes me ;)
What does friendship mean to you? Good company.
Who is your BFF? MOODY!
Who would you like to be friends with more than anyone else? David Attenborough.
What do you are your friends like to do together? Beach, skate, eat, drink, sleep.

Stehz Hurst, 25

Profession? Love Letters.
How do you know Jesse? I met him in LA in through Connol and he was the Australian connect, until I stole his little sister and now we're family.
What does friendship mean to you? Real friendship has been to me family that isn't blood.
Who is your BFF? My mother, we can hangout all day not say a word, but we'd have still had a full conversation.
Who would you like to be friends with more than anyone else? Jet skiing with Barack H. Obama, he's living it up in his mid 50s!
What do you and your friends like to do together? Make fun of each other, and pretty much everything else.

Lila Gold, 22

Profession? Musician.
How do you know Jesse? He happens to be my only big brother.
What does friendship mean to you? An unexplainable bond means you can bare yourself and come undone. It's about being real with one another. Laughing with each other, chasing pleasures and having an open heart.
Who's your BFF? My other half Stehz... he sees me for who I really am and we get to be weirdos together in our own secret little world.
Who would you like to be friends with more than anyone else? Undeniably Patti Smith. I'd be thrilled to just walk to a bodega with her.
What do you and your friends like to do together? A lot of home cooked meals, I love to throw dinner parties and make tamales. We buy each other trinkets and trash from the flea markets around L.A. We're always getting in crazy discussions and speaking our minds. But most of all... collaborating creatively.

Chima Ferguson, 28

Profession? Skateboarder.
How do you know Jesse? Through mutual friends and interests.
What does friendship mean to you? Loyalty and love.
Who is your BFF? Jesse, Rhino and Wade.
Who would you like to be friends with more than anyone else? Larry David.
What do you and your friends like to do together? Drink and talk shit!

Tristan Young, 29

Profession? Yoga/Tantra teacher and selling dreams at Supply store.
How do you know Jesse? We met through having mutual homies but became closer through the gift of self awareness. One afternoon Jesse rolled through the store after going through some emotional tings, we had a chat, I offered perspective, it resonated and we began our path of friendship and growth.
What does friendship mean to you? To be the best dude I can be for them. To listen and to also share perspective for growth. To bond on ill shit, do ill shit, travel the world and make everything we want a reality. To create! Because I know for damn sure I can't do any of this by myself.
Who is your BFF? My ego. He is the only guy who shows me whats happening in my life whether I like it or not. He doesn't care if I will be kicking and screaming he knows what he shares with me is for my highest good. He pushes me to break through my barriers of self so I can share more love and come from a deeper clarity.
Who would you like to be friends with more than anyone else? Andre 3000, he is da GOD!
What do you are your friends like to do together? FLEX!! ahhha nah real talk I know this might sound like some bullshit but me and my homies like to acknowledge our shit. We like to reflect and gain perspective on what we are, whats holding us back and where the growth is. We also like to eat hella burgers, drink hella wine, wear clothes that are way to big, roll around on pieces wood and do whatever the f%$k puts a smile on our face!

Credits


Photography Jesse Lizotte

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