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.
Alexis Pepper (Pep) / Shot at Add Vintage in Annandale / Wears Customised Levis Jacket
What do you do for a living?
My nine-to-five is being a banker, but I freelance illustrate.
What is your passion or side hustle?
My passion would definitely be illustration hands down but I have a deep enjoyment for cycling as well. I love to create characters and stories when I’m not rolling against traffic.
What drives you?
A hunger to create and understand myself, and the world around me.
How do you juggle it all?
A lot of anxiety and self doubt mixed in with a “fuck it, just do it” thought process.
Who inspires you?
My friends; I am surrounded by amazing talent and character.
Where do you see yourself in the future?
Couldn’t tell you where I see myself tomorrow.
What do you love about Sydney?
The people within it that bring together incredible mixes of cultures and experiences. Sydney feels genuine.
Tell us your favourite thing to do in Sydney?
Bombing a cheeky hill, or scoring an empty pool table in one of the many wonderful pubs.