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DC Life
Presents:
My Studio
Session.

Curated by Marcus Troy

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The
Brand.

DC LiFE is an offering designed and merchandise for the consumers “Life Off The Board”. Inspired by the 4 elements of skate; music, art, fashion and sports. In the past 8 to 10 years Skateboarding has become a go to ingredient in fashion. DC LiFE is at the heart of that and not by choice but by organic adoption. DC Shoes was introduced in 1994 and now with millions of followers over the age of 25. For them skateboarding is not a hobby, its a lifestyle on and off the board.

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The
Name.

Model Name / Story

Introducing The Studio. For musicians, artists, bloggers, producers, and photographers, the studio is a unique extension of their personalities, and the creativity behind their work results from the time they spend there. While studios are each unique, they all inspire.

Offered in seven colors that represent the seven-point star in the iconic DC Logo, The Studio takes a new spin on the creativity found within the studio environment, and it’s driven by the same inspiration that’s become part of the culture around skateboarding.

The Studio reflects the belief that our world has become a studio space, with more and more people using the Internet and digital media to imagine and create on the go. As a tribute, our launch will be represented by seven bloggers in series of brief documentary-styled videos called My Studio Session along with a photo essay for a visual interpretation as each blogger interprets what The Studio means to them.

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The
Material.

Material Name / Story

Bounce_suede The Studio features Bounce Suede which keeps the shoe clean and fresh by letting water, dirt, grime, and even spilled drinks in the club bounce off without leaving a mark. The bounce also minimizes pesky instep creases. On the inside, The Studio is lined with a heather poly cotton blend that’s soft enough to be worn with or without socks. A custom rubber vulcanized sole displaying our DC Pill Pattern™ along the top line of the sidewall tape rounds out The Studio—a tonal application an interpretation of the common top line stitch detail substituted with the DC heritage branding. To complete the aesthetics each shoe comes with a leather lace to match the Bounce Suede and a second cotton lace to match the sole.

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The
Specs.

The Studio:

Bounce (Rubber Coated) Suede Upper
Leather Laces Vulcanized Construction
Abrasion-Resistant Sticky Rubber Outsole
with DC’s Trademarked “Pill” Pattern

Colors:

Black
Military
Spice
Velvet Purple
Sand Dollar
Seagrass
Faded Rose

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The
Connect.

@dcshoeslife

Hometown

Huntington Beach, California

Networks

Facebook
YouTube
dcshoes.com

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Marcus
Troy.

Blogger / Photographer / Passion Hunter

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Marcus Troy is a curator of culture. In his truest form, he is a passionate story teller with a commitment to making his next, his best. Marcus continues to agitate culture by participating, documenting and projecting inclusion in an often exclusive world.

“My intentions are to put people onto things,” says Marcus. “I want to be able to do things to get my peers talking, engaged, involved. It’s really about being a cultural participant.

Marcus Troy aspires to inspire.

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‘The World
Is My
Studio.’

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‘It takes a lot of brand confidence to minimize your logos but still maintain your identity and impact.’

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‘I like putting people,
friends, peers onto the
things that I'm into.’

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Marcus Troy's
Studio Session.

My vision was to capture myself navigating through one of the most powerful elements in the world. I’ve always been fascinated with water and the idea of manipulating the substance and capturing it on camera. I felt like the material, bounce suede was the perfect material to submerge into this puddle and watch the after effects. The world is my studio, my personal stomping ground.

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The
Connect.

marcustroy.com

Hometown:

Montreal, Canada

Networks:

@marcustroy
Facebook
Vimeo
YouTube
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Joshua
Kissi.

Fashion Blogger / Photographer / Designer

streetetiquette.com

Joshua Kissi and Travis Gumbs are the owners of the style blog Street Etiquette which is making ample waves from the city of New York to the world. With the explosion of menswear what they do is provide the vision from a urban perspective and look to connect with individuals worldwide. Expressing their influences from various boundaries and eras ultimately constitute to their personal style

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‘Blogging is such a new thing, there are no boundaries, there are no rules.’

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‘The opportunities that arise from blogging kind of inspire you to keep going.’

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Joshua
Kissi’s
Studio
Session.

"Although the notion of DC shoes represents more of a sportswear aspect in the skateboarding realm. These shoes are great for finding a medium between casual and formal. Get into it."

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The
Connect.

streetetiquette.com

Hometown:

The Bronx, NYC

Networks:

@streetetiquette
Facebook
Vimeo
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Sean
Quincy.

Photographer

goodhabit.tumblr.com

Sean became obsessed with taking pictures and learning more about the art. He finally reached a point where he put down his point and shoot camera to pick up a DSLR and never looked back. Growing up in Brooklyn and Queens, New York City, Sean Quincy Munro was provided with opportunities to grow in his craft while becoming well rounded.

Sean describes the visual art, as a “good habit” because it’s fun, enjoyable and never critical. In his own words “it's seeing, capturing and reporting time and life.

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‘Photography is a
good habit of mine.’

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‘Blogging is like
my newspaper.’

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Sean
Quincy’s
Studio
Session.

"The world is my studio has a larger than life feel. Anyone can pretty much take a very creative and eclectic approach, you really have the freedom to interpret that anyway you want.

But when talking about the world as a whole.. there are a few things you can't ignore, that will always stay relevant Culture, Art, and Travel.

Those keys components embody and make up my studio session."

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The
Connect.

goodhabit.tumblr.com

Hometown:

Brooklyn, NYC

Networks:

@sQMunro
Facebook
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Eric
Johnson.

Blogger / Photographer / Designer

badtofu.com

I'm Eric Johnson, originally from D.C., currently residing in San Francisco. I'm a pretty humble guy, and really a kid at heart. I still enjoy cartoons, video games, and breakfast cereals made mostly out of sugar. I can honestly say I enjoy living on the West Coast. I'm a pretty laid back guy so the slower pace fits me well. I try not to let the daily hustle get to me so I can actually enjoy myself from time to time instead of stressing. That being said, I try to put my all into my work and hope that others get as much enjoyment out of it as I do. I'd also consider myself a prime example of, "You can do anything, as long as you put your mind to it". I'm not formally trained in design, programming or photography, yet all of these things are part of my day-to-day work. Through many hours of trial and error, countless late nights scouring for answers, and stacks upon stacks of books, I'm proud of the shear amount of skills I've been able to teach myself. My hope is that I can inspire at least one person to believe in themselves, and take a chance on learning something new. I can't take all the credit though, I think I was blessed with a sense of style, a thirst for knowledge and the ability to see the beauty in simple things.

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‘My blog is more of a community thing.’

Eric Johnson
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‘The Community grows by the second which allows me to find something new to involve my craft and thought process.’

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‘The shoes looks really nice, really simple, really utilitarian, looks like it would last forever.’

Eric Johnson
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Eric
Johnson's
Studio
Session

“Most of my shots aren't planned. A lot of the time I will just walk around with my camera and the shoes in my bag and just find a shot. Its mostly about feeling, if you have to plan you're thinking too much.”

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Eric
Johnson's
Studio
Session

“It had been raining for a couple days straight, totally ruining my shooting days. After sitting with the shoe for a bit, I recalled the water resistance of the bounce suede. So I figured, lets she what they can do, grabbed my umbrella and headed outside. Water really had no effect on them what-so-ever and made for some awesome shots.”

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Eric
Johnson's
Studio
Session

“That fence in the shot was the only thing between myself and highway 101. at one point i planned to climb over the fence and shoot on the side of the highway. I had a bit of a common sense moment halfway up and decided to take a picture of the shoe where i would have stood to get over.”

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Eric
Johnson's
Studio
Session

“The stove shot was kind of a funny shot. It actually came about after I finished editing all my other photos. It was late and I was hungry, so i went to my kitchen and found a huge pot sitting out. 2 minutes later i'm sitting in my kitchen trying to figure out how to not melt my shoes.”

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The
Connect.

badtofu.com

Hometown:

Washington DC

Networks:

@t0fu

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William
Yan.

Blogger / Photographer

williamyan.com

William Yan is most likely in the streets as you are reading this, it is fine though because you ‘ll end up seeing his images on his self-titled blog. He is your favorite blog ‘s favorite blogger and a street photographer who captures moments and freezes style. He loves collaborating and have worked with Leica, Timberland and Sebago on special projects and features.

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‘I take pictures of what I like and most of the time I get to capture fashionable people in the streets.’

William Yan
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‘I do photography for the love, I won ‘t be stopping or slowing down anytime soon.’

William Yan
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‘My blog is a visual diary of my life.’

William Yan
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‘I love clothes, I love shoes, I just love style in general.’

William Yan
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William Yan's
Studio Session

The inspiration for the photos were to show my perspective of looking down at these shoes, as people often do during the day making sure they are still looking proper, fresh, and crease-free at various locations through out the concrete streets of NY.

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The
Connect.

williamyan.com

Hometown:

NYC

Networks:

@williamyan
Vimeo
Flickr
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Vincent
Tsang.

Blogger / Photographer

onandbeyond.com

Vincent first picked up a camera at a young age and has been taking photos ever since. A self-taught photographer based out of Montreal, his minute attention to detail has defined his photography for such brands as 3sixteen and Vans. It was his efficient editing that earned him an invitation to tour with Nike for the Mavericks campaign in 2010. On a recent trip to Japan, Vincent became one of the contributors in the latest issue of Inventory Magazine as one of the main photographers.

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‘I've always been someone who's very visual I like to see things.‘

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‘I am motivated by people.‘

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‘Taking photos or looking at photos can say so much more than just a couple of words.‘

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Vincent Tsang's
Studio Session.

My desk, computer, sketchbooks & pencils compose my "studio". Spending the majority of my days in front of this desk, I wanted the studio shoe to be apart of the other tools that are essential to my work.

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The
Connect.

onandbeyond.com

Hometown:

Montreal, Canada

Networks:

@onandbeyond

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Phillip T.
Annand.

Blogger / Photographer / Designer

madburyclub.com

Caught in between the pulls of sub-culture movements and real life's demands, a college student based in the illustrious state of New Jersey spends what free time he has neglecting his studies, obsessing over comics and old films, and running a small streetwear line when he sees fit. As founder of The Madbury Club he directs on of the internet's most thorough online platforms. Thoroughly dedicated to having a good time whenever possible, Phil is just as likely to be found at the top of a mountain as he is on a downtown Manhattan street corner. At this point in the bio, I stop writing in the third person and proceed to keep it funky. I draw on some t-shirts. I run an online magazine of sorts and I build things with my hands. Long live the Queen and take a walk outside.

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‘Madbury club is basically my expansion of the normal blog.‘

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‘My passion is telling stories.. I just love telling the good stories.‘

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‘At the end of the day it is just fun man.. just words and pictures.‘

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Phillip T. Annand's
Studio Session.

It's all about living in the moment and enjoying whatever environment you find yourself within. Sure I have a beautiful work space at home, but being at home in the street, on a mountain, or while swimming in the ocean is just as important. Plus, I like climbing things.

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The
Connect.

madburyclub.com

Hometown:

New Jersey

Networks:

@OnAwardTour
HypeBeast
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