12 Jan '18, 5pm

Meet the brains behind @placesplusfaces.

On this week’s episode of HYPEBEAST Radio , we catch up with Ciesay and Soulz, the brains and brawn behind PLACES+FACES. The duo started off photographing celebrities and artists (FACES) at parties and shows around the world (PLACES).”We started off taking the photos, we got a bit of recognition for that,” says Ciesay. “But then we were like, ‘Alright, taking photos of rappers or musicians just at parties isn’t making us the money. So how are we gonna start funding this?’” The duo’s solution was a no-brainer: merch. “We made a hoodie, just for ourselves, but people wanted it. So we just sold them to see what happened.” Luckily, the two had friends in high places like Wiz Khalifa and ASAP Ferg who they could recruit to rock their gear. “They became a thing, then we started making more products, which then became a bigger thing. That became as big as the photography—even big...

Full article: https://hypebeast.com/2018/1/31-places-plus-faces

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