Thursday, 21 June 2012
Wednesday, 20 June 2012
While I was in Montreal, I did a little talk for a great inspiration and friend Justin Kingsley. He is the Vice president of Jimmy Lee (SID LEE’s sister PR company) – nice right? The talk we recorded got showcased in Toronto at the Young Influencers Conference. So technically, I’m an international speaker? Have a look!
Posted by ZOOM4YOU at 14:00
In Retrospect… You guys know about the Take The Stage campaign I was involved in right? Yeah, around that time, I opened the Metro on one bright Monday morning to find my name in the thing! It’s a massive achievement for me, I must say. They got my age wrong, but that’s okay. I mean, sorry to sound so depressing and dark but I’m happy I made it onto the papers without having to kill anybody. Newspaper coverage without a criminal record is hard to get nowdays. Thankyou Adidas. Thankyou Metro. I hope the good young people do will continue to be recognised in our press…hoorah!
Posted by ZOOM4YOU at 13:50
Tuesday, 19 June 2012
I don’t know If I am ever going to be on a billboard again, so forgive me if this gets over-emotional. I’ve only been calling myself ZoOm for two and a half years now… and already it’s come to this! God is good eh? There was many a time when I was first starting out, I was trying to follow the crowd, and getting no attention at the end of it all. Nothing really started to spark until I got tired and started creating what I wanted to create. Now I have a name alongside one of the biggest brands in the world. Top-class stuff. These billboards are long gone now, but my cousin and me went around North West London to take pictures of every poster we could find. It’s only when I did this trip when I relised how special this moment is. What is even more crzy is the posters that are over in North Wembley.
Here is the building which used to be called ‘grandmas house’. This is where I wrote my first comic book. This is where I had my fondest memories. This is also the place where I wrote ‘MAD AS HELL’, the last project I made before I walked out of grandmas house, never being able to go back in again. Down the road from that house is where my grandfather, a patriot and defender of the Christian faith was tragically killed in a car accident. Just next to the spot where he died, is a bus shelter. A bus shelter that had my name on it.
My grandmother passed away, my grandfather passed away, but I live on. It’s a weird triangle. And I know to some of you this may seem like an overly-dramatic sob story, but I don’t know, I felt that particular poster in North Wembley was very significant, I just felt to share with you.
But yes, happy days overall. If this can be achieved in two and a half years then my life is truly a hypeness. Got to work harder, be better, reach higher. Onwards and upwards yeah?
In a bit..
Posted by ZOOM4YOU at 07:41
Monday, 18 June 2012
Yeah boy! I’m over the moon, I really am. Featured in the July issue of Dazed & Confused? Like I said before, hard work pays off! I consider success to be a series of doors you have to knock down, being in Dazed & Confused just confirms to me that I have knocked down my first door. The fact that Ghostpoet is the one who introduces me in the article...it's even more hype. Andre ZoOm is here…hyper-activism is alive! I must give shouts to Kieran Yates, she’s had my back from day…she’s practically my official journalist…If I could call her that. Luke Casey did the photography… he’s pretty legendary too. On the day of the shoot, it was fun walking around my area just talking and taking a bunch of pics… Celebrity status eh? (Calm down Andre) I find it funny that out of all the serious pictures we took…the happy go lucky smile is always chosen… I aint complaining…
Keep it locked... I got quite a lot of things I need to post this week and the next..
Onwards and Upwards yeah?
Posted by ZOOM4YOU at 06:58