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We caught up with one of our boys @lastnamemac the other day to wish him a happy bday for his 26th -- What a literal "crazy ride" on the way too. It's all a surprise he made it this far, but he's still going steady and strong! From his marvelous journey, we discover Michael's passion for Vape, but also his keen sense and taste in clothing, love for food, tattoos, and Harley's --- yeah, he's 'bout it all. Give part of Michael's life a little look from our eyes:
How exactly did you get into photography & all that you do now for the community?
Well I was a smoker for 6 years, and met up with a buddy who sold Vapes out of his car one day -- Before too long, that job turned into him opening up a Vape shop, with me helping for about 6 months -- After that it became my job, & 6 more months down the road, I was raised to a management position at Better Cloud Vapor in Albany, CA, which transitioned into photography too. -- You can also say I've got a pretty creative family. My brother does a lot of videography for companies, along with graphic designs for some sick brands, so that helped to inspire me a lot.
What type of bike is that?
-- it's a Harley 48 - I had to get the 1200 lol
I also see your interest in food is high, what's up with that?
oh I love food. Last year I had a motorcycle accident on my previous bike (that was later totaled out) -- I completely broke my jaw, it was wired shut for 6 weeks so right after that I stopped taking food for granted lol!
Wow man that sounds awful! What happened with that? How'd you wreck?
I was riding out to point Reyes and slipped on a patch of gravel & got tossed off my Harley. I slid like 10 feet. After I fell, I got up instantly cause my buddy fell behind me also. I cared more about my buddy because he was much younger than me. I also didn't realize that I had broken my jaw in 3 places! lol
What kinda brands are you into? I noticed you're into supreme!
The brands that I like, there is so much. Supreme is my all time favorite. I had been following them since the beginning. I'm also really into Japanese denim. I love my iron hearts 21 oz jeans rightnow. Cost me like $350 ? I like supporting the brands that I work with also. I do some graphic designing on the side with the Vape shop I work as well- so I'm open to brands like that!
Aside from your Instagram itself actually, I see a lot of really interesting tattoos that's so cool. Are you really into getting work done?
Yes!! I fell in love with tattoos when I got my first one at 17 ! -- I'm really into the old school traditional style and Japanese style work. I think of it as a good investment on my skin lol! My biggest and most expensive tattoo rightnow would be my Griffin on my right arm. Took like 4 sessions and cost like $1500 by the time it was all finished.
How sick! Show me some of your sleeve! What was your first one?
My first tattoo was my moms name. It was so ugly cause I got it in a garage haha -- I paid $10 for it! -- and my favorite right now is my dog Gucci that passed away ?
Awhhh RIP Gucci ??? ---- 1 year ago