How does skate­board­ing in­flu­ence your work or the way you work?

Esquire (Singapore) - - ESSENTIALS OF STYLE -

Ste­fan Khoo, pho­tog­ra­pher You bring into it the psy­che and the at­ti­tude. It takes a lot of courage to jump down a flight of stairs on a speed­ing piece of wood on four wheels, and I try to keep that sort of brash­ness and re­bel­lious­ness in the way I work. The spirit of be­ing wild and free, and just go­ing for it.

Yong Ng, founder of Some­where Else Firstly, it’s the friends I’ve made—many of them are re­silient and so cre­ative. Their en­ergy has been very in­fec­tious. Beyond that, skate­board­ing re­quires a lot of tenac­ity to do well, it’s a lot more fall­ing than suc­ceed­ing and that has helped me build char­ac­ter and has found its way into the work. Lastly, it’s the anti-sta­tus quo spirit that’s in­nate in skate­board­ing; it’s an en­ergy that helps in­form my pur­suit.

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