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.
Tyrell Villania / Shot at Daisy’s Milkbar in Petersham / Wears Hike long sleeve tee in Royal Blue and 1 of 1 custom Romantics camper vest. @Tyrell.vanilla @daisysmilkbar
What is your name & instagram handle?
What do you do for a living?
Im a yr 12 student completing a diploma
What is your passion or side hustle?
Sprinting, art and music
What drives you?
My family but to be completely honest, mostly myself. Whether it’s a run, artwork or song, I always try my best to push the boundaries.
How do you juggle it all?
With great difficulty! Something has to be sacrificed and most of the time it’s my social life so that I can focus on school work, track and other things.
Who inspires you?
Although it’s cliche and predictable, I’d have to say my parents. There are no other people who inspire and motivate me more. But if we’re talking about celebrities, 100% it’s Tyler and Pharrell.
Where do you see yourself in the future?
I keep getting asked that and honestly, I have no clue.
What do you love about Sydney?
The people! The diversity and therefore the many different perspectives that keep you open-minded and humble. My family is multicultural (Filipino, South African, Indonesian and Fijian-Chinese) and my friends range from Aboriginal, Lebanese, American, Chinese, Dutch and Pacific Islander. They all think differently and have a different way of doing things, which makes things far more interesting since nothing we ever do is the same. It makes Sydney exuberant!
Whats your favourite thing to do in Sydney?
It’s as simple as going to the beach (Coogee) with a good group, listening to music, having a dip, eating maccas and having debates and DnMs