Who are you, and where are you from?
Tirino Yspol, I'm 19 years old from the SMIB, Amsterdam.
What keeps you occupied on a daily basis?
Mostly skateboarding, a little bit of modelling here and there, and right now I am focusing on styling and creating looks.
What moved you to create “Smib Calling”?
I was inspired by the contrast of the youth's culture in de Bijlmer, as opposed to the older generation. With the power of the internet, you see a lot of different influences from mostly Punk, Hip-Hop and a couple diffrent sub-genres and I wanted to capture that.
What is your best power piece at the moment? (clothing, collectors item etc)
Right now it is a pair of white trousers from Bonne Reijn's suits painted by Dutch artist Theo Wesselo. Even though I got to be really careful when wearing it, it's still my favorite piece at the moment.
What is your favourite visual at the moment and why? (art, photography, videos)
Tough one,I would say either '80 Blocks From Tiffany's' or Gavin Watson's 'Skins & Punks'.
Which music artists are you currently listening to and would you recommend others?
Currently them boys from Goth Money Records, plus I'm listening to some unreleased tracks from Fuego and Georgy they both got some projects coming up.
What is your favourite travel destination?
What is your relationship with Patta and when/where did it start?
It started when I became friends with Patta's current stylist Bonne Reijn. He proposed me as a model for Patta, and then asked me to do a Nike Tiempo x Patta photoshoot with Fue. On the day of the shoot, I met Vincent van de Waal and after a short period, Gee. Eventually we did more photoshoots and seeing each other a lot after work we became tight. They always breaking down knowledge, motivate me and inspire me kinda like big brothers, and then I met the whole team and they also showed love so the relationship status is Gang.
Check out Tirino's "Smib Calling" project HERE.