my crew: tracy antonopoulos’ friends watch movies and talk smack in ny

Meet Cable frontwoman and videomaker Tracy Antonopoulos’ network of friends — including filmmaker Gia Coppola and musician Dev Hynes — in the third edition of My Crew, a series in which photographers shoot their extended creative family.

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May 1 2015, 7:30pm

Name: Gia Coppola
Age: 28
Profession: Filmmaker
How do you know Tracy? She's one of my best friends.
What does friendship mean to you? Someone you can trust.
What do you and your friends like to do together? See movies, cook dinner.
Favorite movie? Jaws.
If you were to get married, who would play at your wedding? Dev Hynes.
Where in LA makes the best martini? Musso and Franks.

Name: Clara Balzary
Age: 26
Profession: Photographer
How do you know Tracy? We met in New York and have honeymooned together in Tokyo, Palm Springs, Woodstock and beyond.
What does friendship mean to you? It means you've found the rare kind of person that you actually want the best for.
Who would you like to be friends with more than anyone else? Lauren Bacall.
Favorite Spice Girl? Sporty.
Favorite movie? Paris, Texas.

Name: Vanna Louise Paige Youngstein
Age: N/A!
Profession: Designer/Stylist
How do you know Tracy? We became fast friends after working on a shoot together.
What does friendship mean to you? Sharing your last Cadbury Creme Egg!
Who would you like to be friends with more than anyone else? Robert De Niro.
What do you and your friends like to do together? Eat ice cream, see exhibitions, have tea, dance around, shop for stickers in Chinatown.
What movie character has your favorite style? Melissa Crandall in Don't Tell Mom the Babysitters Dead. I'm also really into Julia Roberts in Mystic Pizza.
If you were an animated character, who would you be? A hybrid of Bambi and Jessica Rabbit.

Name: Ben Morsberger
Age: 26
Profession: Musician
How do you know Tracy? Tracy and I go way back. She is one of my oldest, best friends. We have a band together called Cable. We shred.
What does friendship mean to you? I've been living in upstate New York this year, finishing up the Cable record and I have a small group of close friends that are there for me when things get dark and lonely. I'd lose my mind without them <3.
Who would you like to be friends with more than anyone else? Drake.
What do you and your friends like to do together? Get paid, watch Game of Thrones.
What is your favorite video game of all time? Knights of the Old Republic
Favorite character in Mario Kart? Luigi, but if it's on GameBoy I like playing as my Mii.
Favorite meme? "My parents aren't home."

Name: Courtney Falsey
Age: 26
Profession: Actress
How do you know Tracy? We met in college through a mutual friend. We bonded over that Kashi cereal with the dried strawberries in it. You eat a lot of cereal in college.
What does friendship mean to you? Friends are people you can be yourself around and watch Real Housewives with in bed.
What do you and your friends like to do together? Taking road trips and traveling together when the mood strikes.
If you had to choose a Broadway musical to be in right now, what would it be? 9 to 5: The Musical, because Dolly Parton can do no wrong.

Name: Devonté Hynes
Age: 29
Profession: Musician/Composer
How do you know Tracy? She's a great friend of mine! When I think of NYC I think of her and when I think of her I think of Washington Square Park.
What does friendship mean to you? It's the family you have when you're far from your blood.
Who is your BFF? I have a few but for democracy's sake I will say my skateboard and my cello.
Who would you like to be friends with more than anyone else? James Baldwin.
What do you and your friends like to do together? Hang out, talk shit.
Blur, Pulp, or Oasis? Blur! I'm from Essex, so I don't have a choice in the matter.
Favorite song of 2015? Faucet by Earl Sweatshirt
If you could star in any musical on Broadway, what show would it be? Hair! I know every word.

Name: Jane Moseley
Age: 100
Profession: Pet Curator
How do you know Tracy? The NYC dating pool.
What does friendship mean to you? Trust and patience.
Who would you like to be friends with more than anyone else? Vincent Price.
What do you and your friends like to do together? Talk shit.
Favorite horror movie? The Omen.
Favorite tattoo that you have? A monster's face from Beavis and Butthead Do America.

Name: Isaac Soloway-Strozier
Age: 18
Profession: Consumer
How do you know Tracy? Through skateboarder/actor Sean Pablo
What does friendship mean to you? Pooing with the door open.
Who would you like to be friends with more than anyone else? Charlie Rose.
What do you and your friends like to do together? Play games.
Favorite karaoke song? You Can Call me Al by Paul Simon.
Favorite Kardashian? Lord Disick. Does he count?

Name: Asli Baykal
Age: 27
Profession: Filmmaker and photographer
How do you know Tracy? Tracy is my soul sista! We met at a film class at Tisch. She drew a picture based on my black-and-white student film about an alien invasion and gave it to me. I had it framed.
Who would you like to be friends with more than anyone else? Amy Poehler, Amy Sedaris, Michael Scott, Robert Mitchum, Cary Fukunaga and Drake.
What do you and your friends like to do together? Karaoke.
Favorite Turkish director? Nuri Bilge Ceylan.
Favorite Woody Allen movie? Hannah and Her Sisters and Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex.

Name: Deering Regan
Age: 27
Profession: Filmmaker
How do you know Tracy? We've known each other a long time, we were roommates once.
What does friendship mean to you? Answering the phone.
Who would you like to be friends with more than anyone else? I think I'm friends with that person.
Favorite band? Tonstartssbandht
Favorite candy? Too hard. Maybe Reese's.

Name: Coco Young
Age: 26
Profession: Photographer
How do you know Tracy? We wanted to meet but never did and then one day we became friends.
What does friendship mean to you? Being happy for each other when good things happen.
Who would you like to be friends with more than anyone else? Gertrude Stein
What do you and your friends like to do together? Talk, walk, eat.
Favorite artist? At the moment, Camille Henrot.
If your wardrobe could only be by one designer, and you didn't have to pay for it, who would it be? A.P.C.
Favorite novel? Play it As It Lays, by Joan Didion.

Name: Kaila Chambers
Age: 17
Profession: Ex-Chuck E. Cheese showgirl
How do you know Tracy? It-boy Cruz Mendez
What does friendship mean to you? Real recognizing real.
Who would you like to be friends with more than anyone else? Metta World Peace.
What do you and your friends like to do together? Play with walkie-talkies.
Favorite female singer of all time? Sade.
Favorite song of 2014? Try Me by Dej Loaf.

Name: Eliel Ford
Age: 21
Profession: Student
How do you know Tracy? We're boyfriend and girlfriend.
What does friendship mean to you? Absolutely everything. No qualms about it.
Who would you like to be friends with more than anyone else? Kobe.
What do you and your friends like to do together? Circle jerk.
Favorite actor? Vincent Gallo
Favorite Tom Cruise movie? Very tough. I would say it's neck and neck between Vanilla Sky and Risky Business.
Favorite Drake song? Marvin's Room.

Name: Natalie Ziering
Age: 27
Profession: Production Designer
How do you know Tracy? We met in college, we were introduced through my older brother, who had big crush on her at the time.
What does friendship mean to you? The TV show Pretty Little Liars.
Who would you like to be friends with more than anyone else? "The Guy."
What do you and your friends like to do together? Talk shit.
What movie has your favorite production design? Beetlejuice.
Do you have a life motto? "God is in the details" — Mies Van der Rohe.

Name: Sean Pablo
Age: 17
Profession: Philanthropist
How do you know Tracy? Because of her band Cable, which I love <3
What does friendship mean to you? Someone who shares the same taste in music as you.
Who would you like to be friends with more than anyone else? Bruce Springsteen.
What do you and your friends like to do together? Take a chill pill.
If you could be one character in a movie, who would it be? The Big Lebowski because he knows how to have a good time.
Favorite turn up song right now? Codine Crazy by Future.

Credits


Photography Tracy Antonopoulos