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.
Tristan Young / Shot at Blue Balloon Laundrette in Petersham / Wears vintage pieces from Personal Archives.
What do you do for a living?
Make people stare into each others eyes so they can feel uncomfortable and grow into beautiful flowers. Open up those JUICY hearts!
What is your passion or side hustle?
My passion is to enjoy the fruits of life and to share these fruits with an open heart and open mind with whoever else is hungry. I got a gang of side hustles, life is a side hustle lol. I teach Yoga, Tantra and workshops, run the door at Freda’s, serve tables at ACME and sell dreams at FEIT.
What drives you?
My heart. I don’t make any decisions in my life, I try my best to follow universal flow. Everything and anything I do is guided, I don’t really try to do anything, I just try to listen to what is guiding me and usually that will be a feeling in my heart. It’s my antenna for the wifi hahah.
How do you juggle it all?
With a lot of self practice. I spent three years away from Sydney, I moved away to Bali for a year to nurture my clothing label DAPPER. But found myself in India doing some wild thangs. I spent 1 year almost doing 10 hours a day of healing. Shit was intense but this is where I gathered a lot of tools. Without these tools/experience I would be a mess. Everyday I will spend at least 30 mins-3 hours of sitting with self and using my tools. It’s a jungle out here you need your spear
Who inspires you?
Every juicy soul that walks this Earth.
Where do you see yourself in the future?
Naked on a beach probably still trying to answer these questions.
What do you love about Sydney?
What don’t I love about Sydney is a better question. I FU$K WITH THIS CITY!
It’s taken me a lot of travelling and years away to really appreciate how amazing this city is. We really have nothing to complain about, we have life so easy here that we look for shit to complain about. The fact that we can complain about things means we are chilling. The main thing I love about this city is it’s people. We have some of the most talented, beautiful, inspiring, loving open and free people in this city. Ya’ll are my greatest teachers.
Tell us your favourite thing to do in Sydney?
Throwing my little events and seeing peoples eyes light up. Shout out to everyone who has come to one of my events ! I love you all !