To celebrate the launch of Hickey Freeman & Opening Ceremony, we've asked photographer Bill Gentle of Backyard Bill to shoot a group of creative men in their homes and studios, reinterpreting the suits as they would wear them, mixed with their own clothing. Every day this week we will be highlighting one of our Hickey men. Today: Artist Kyle Thurman, photographed on the streets of Chinatown.
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Kyle answers the classic Backyard Bill questions:
Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Pennsylvania about an hour outside of Philadelphia, in the country. My parents always tried to move our family new places, though, when I was younger. I spent a lot of my childhood in North Dakota and the Caribbean.
Where do you live?
What is your personal soundtrack at the moment?
Any hour of the day can be different: Black Sabbath, Bardo Pond, Townes van Zandt, a bit of reggae, a bit of metal, Glenn Gould, Os Mutantes, Canal Street mixtapes.
Your star sign?
Who is your style icon?
No single person in particular. Shane MacGowan has great style, surfers in the 60s, the movie Rockers
, mountain climbers. I met Dennis Rodman when I was eight. Everything and everyone I encounter has some sort of influence.
What do you do or what would you like to do when you grow up?
I want to live on the ocean.