I-D magazine has scored a nice exclusive with musician Frank Ocean, who’s provided the publication with a 32-page photo series, shining a spotlight on Ocean’s photography skills, as well as his appreciation for his creative team and love for fashion.
As part of the article, Ocean wrote about the power of saying yes: “You can answer a lot of questions with ‘Yes.’ But you can answer many more with ‘No.’ No is run of the mill. Yes is a gem. Whenever I feel alone I watch live television, something about it being okay on their end makes it okay on mine. Onstage one in-ear is my mic feed and the other one is a Tim Ferriss podcast. I go long periods without talking but I raise my voice when the people on the phone are in loud places. I’ve never given my fans nicknames because the ones I think of are embarrassing. I’m world famous. I had peace in my twenties. Big Pharrell praying hands those weren’t mutually exclusive. If you want to make your 30s sound appealing just mention ‘sexual prime.’
“Re: the photos… as Karl Lagerfeld would say they ‘came to me in a dream.’ Summer two thousand and seventeen. We leaned into it. Bananaberry flavored candies at the bottom of the cup. I’ll never know why or what’s with campouts for Szechuan sauce at McDonalds. But I’m way into it. Issa Dreamworld. If you liked two thousand and seventeen then you’ll love two thousand and eighteen.”
The full project will be included in i-D‘s “Sounding Off ” issue, No. 350, winter 2017, which eventually will be sold at idmagazine.bigcartel.com.
Check out some of our favorite images from the project below and visit i-d.vice.com to see more.