In line with the Converse Essentials release we had a little chat with Texas Schiffmacher who photographed and filmed the editorial featuring members from the SMIB collective.

Who are you, and where are you from?
Texas Schiffmacher, from Amsterdam.

What keeps you occupied on a daily basis?
My dog Frankie, and the government by making me pay for basic needs, thus having to do labour for drinking money.

How did you get into photography?
Taking pictures works great for memorizing certain moments, and also selfish reasons to remind myself how much fun I'm having.

What are your future plans?
No plans. works best for me.

What is your best power piece at the moment? (clothing, collectors item etc)
My Hasselblad.

What is your favourite visual at the moment and why?
British reality tv.

Which music artists are you currently listening to and would you recommend others? (include link if possible)
Black Sabbath, always.

What is your favourite travel destination?
The United States of America.

What is your relationship with Patta and when/where did it start?
I'd say we just started dating after having known each other for a long time.

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