Frey Mudd has some really good tattoos. The 26-year-old biker is a citizen of the world, having grown up in South Carolina, moving to Sydney at 17, then heading to New York — the boy doesn't stay in one place for very long. Luckily, photographer and member of Petra Collins' The Ardorous collective Dana Boulos, was in LA recently — Frey's latest home. The pair hung out and shot together, while we got to know him a little more.
Jerico Mandybur: Where are you currently based?
Frey Mudd: I just moved on my motorcycle from NYC to LA!
Can you tell us about your time living in Sydney?
Sydney was awesome, great weather and people. I was studying fashion design there, I was super young and kind of an idiot. When I lived there it was the first big city I'd ever lived in — first apartment lease, first serious girlfriend etc. Too bad it's so far away or I would go all the time. After moving to New York and going to Europe and Asia, the world really opened up to me.
How did you get started in modelling?
I was studying fashion and thinking it was a good way to make money. I started with Priscilla's in Sydney.
Who are 5 people you look up to?
Can you send us a link to the best Youtube video we'll ever see?
What's the smartest piece of advice you've ever received?
"Let's keep going!"
What's the soundtrack to your life?
Dance music, some rock, african music and almost anything with a salsa beat. My tattoo machine, my motorcycle's single cylinder thumping, nature whenever possible, air rushing around the edges of things.
What are three things you'd change about the world, if you were in charge?
Educate people about the positive effects of LSD, encourage everyone to be more loving and open, have more people ride two-wheeled vehicles whenever possible.
What are you favourite fashion labels to wear?
Comme Des Garcon, random garbage, work uniforms and stuff I find on the street — style as a medium for expression.
Do you have any favourite skin products and smells?
I'm so not a product guy but I have really dry skin so I like Dr Wood's Black Soap and Weleda Skin Food for tattoos or any other stuff that needs a lil' love. I like the smell of clean laundry and when a girl has nice breath.