More often than not, our lives reflect the preconditioned, rather than what’s really in our hearts. At Sydney Romantics we believe that what defines us and connects us as human beings are the things that we love. Through the Faces of Sydney collaboration with portrait photographer Jamie Espinosa, we’re telling the stories of our city, through its people and their passions.
Anthony Bobadilla and Justin Nacua / Shot at Teresa’s Siopao and Catering in Doonside / Anthony wears archival Canterbury jacket from season 1 and the Beverley cap in Black. Justin wears custom cap by @troyosheahandmade.
What do you do for a living?
A: Work part time at Hype DC and study at Macquarie University.
J: I’m a full time photographer.
What is your passion or side hustle?
A: Writing/recording hip-hop music
J: Photography and music. I feel lucky enough to see what i do for a living, my passions and side hustles as all the same thing. If i’m not shooting for a client i’m shooting something for me, while writing in between all of it.
What drives you?
Both: The fact that anything is possible if we’re willing to work for it. We are only here for a limited time so why not make every day as enjoyable as possible
How do you juggle it all?
Both: The love for what we do makes it feel less like work and more like passion projects. Prioritising and balance is key, down time to reconnect with self is also vital
Who inspires you?
A: My parents inspire me everyday, how hard they have always worked without complaining and finding happiness in the simple things.
J: creatively, definitely my homies. I’m blessed to be surrounded my a bunch of extremley talented people that constantly motivate each other to keep progressing – thats within self and our crafts! Shout out to Culture Club!
Where do you see yourself in the future?
A: In the future I see my life revolving even more around music, traveling more and connecting with new people.
J: doing the same damn thing with the same people on a bigger scale!
What do you love about Sydney?
Both : The overall diversity of everything. The cultures, the people, the landscapes, we’re very lucky to be able to experience and learn so much all in one city.
Tell us your favourite thing to do in Sydney?
A: Sit in the park under the sun and write to my surroundings
J: Eating vietnamese food in Cabramatta with my family