MUSE SYDNEY LIMA | BY JESS KOHL

Posted on January 02 2018

We chat with Jess Kohl one of our fav London based photographers while she hung out & snapped some THRILLS on her good friend and model Sydney Lima one cold morning at her home in the city 🖤

Q. 3 words that sum you up?
A. Existential angst forever.

Q. Last record you played?
A. Pretty Big Mouth - Count Five

Q. How would you describe your style?
A. A mix of 50’s Americana, Supreme and goth memorabilia. 
 
Q. Stuff to do in London on a Sat night?
A. Anything that doesn’t involve dancing - I like the hammam (Turkish baths) in Dalston.

Q. Tell us something about yourself not many people know?
A. I’m in the process of making a feature-length documentary about the traveler punk scene in the Philippines. 
 
Q. How did you meet Sydney?
A. We have lots of mutual friends, but I think we actually met after Sydney saw my ‘Friends of the Dead’ series - she’s into cemeteries as well and wanted one of my prints.

Q. What do you like the most about shooting Sydney?
A. It always feels like we're creating something together. We have similar aesthetics and we get each others’ references. 

Q. Tell us about your place, what inspired these photos?
A. I wanted to shoot a story that reflects the environment in London right now. It's freezing! I love cold colors, blues, and greens and my home is full of them. 

Q. What types of music do you like to play when shooting somewhere such as your own home?
A. I was playing my one playlist that I just keep adding to - some of my favorites are Suicide, Lee Hazelwood, Rowland S Howard, The Gun Club, Daniel Johnston, Count Five, The Seeds, Modern Lovers. 

Q. Tell us what you dig about THRILLS?
A. I really like the THRILLS aesthetic and feel it matches with my own - the old school biker style graphics, the use of skulls - and as an Australian brand, it appeals to me cos it makes me think of hot weather!