1- Hello Wallie & Lo, can you please tell us a bit about you?
Wallie: I was born in Brooklyn, raised in the Bronx but designed in Mount Vernon. I’ve been traveling and networking across the world throughout the past 5 years. My favorite place to travel was Australia, this is because I got to go to a closed off location where there was no man made light and the water was so clear at the beach that it looked like we were walking on the stars at night. My favorite hobbies are skateboarding (Andrew Reynolds is top 5), riding my 2009 Yamaha R1, writing poetry, and going to art/music festivals. My favorite festival was ESCAPE out in San Bernardino.
Lo: I’m a professional dreamer. My journey begins in Mount Vernon NY. I am the lead photographer & designer for the brand Lonely Floater. Art has always been a form of self-expression for me. Some of my favourite artist includes James Van Der Zee, Keith Haring & Alfred Stiglitz. Art takes me to a place where I can see things from a whole new perspective. This allows me to capture each moment and make it into something relatable to all.
On my spare time, I write and perform spoken word. Poetry and spoken word not only me gives me a chance to express myself, but allows me to paint a picture with words. Even though I’ve been writing poetry a lot, I’ve recently transitioned to transforming them into songs.
2- Wallie, what are your focus areas and why?
My focus areas consist of precise execution, unparalleled creativity and raw emotion.
3- Lo, how do you describe “Lonely Floater” in few words?
Lonley Floater is a creative company the produces minimal but meaningful art that gets you in tune with human emotion.
4- Where do you think you are making an impact?
Peoples heart across the world within a vast Hip-Hop, EDM, and Punk Rock underground network starting with the United States.
5- What are some things that most people don’t know about your job?
The long nights without sleep, staying consistent with ideas, combining a story line with a clothing line, the constant phone calls, language barriers, the legal humps, people trying to take advantage of you, the headaches, heartbreaks, and trusting strangers.
6- Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?
Having huge collection of dope merchandise for our storyline and a bigger underground network called the Floater Society.
7- What were some of the biggest challenges you encountered while working on “Lonely Floater”?
Having so many outlets for ideas but trying to stay consistent on one thing at a time.
8- What can you tell to young people who are pursuing their dreams?
Believe in yourself, not everyone is trustworthy, you are your best critic, and follow your dreams…take action, because if you don’t you’ll be stuck making someone else’s dreams come true.
9- What are you most excited about at the moment?
We are excited about seeing ideas becoming physical masterpieces, our spring collection, and finishing our first story line. We have an ability so powerful that it can create something out of nothing.
10- The last word or final thoughts?
Stay Creative, and Stay Up.