May I introduce: Too Much Posse London

Some month ago I stumbled over an image with a printed hoodie wording „Too Much Posse“ one of the best brand names I’ve ever heard! So I caught up with Ted, the founder of the London-based collective for an interview. Let me introduce: Too Much Posse

Too Much Posse London

Too Much Posse London

Hi Ted, can you tell me first: „Too Much Posse“ what is it all about?

We are a London based lifestyle brand. We started in 2006 with two of us. I personnaly control and run the business. Over the years many other people entered our crew as affiliates, people behind the scenes like designers, DJs, writers etc.
What was your intention to start a brand?

We thought we could do a lot better than some of these brands out there today. We didn’t decide to make toomuchposse! a collective, it just happened. Say no more.

Ted founder of Too Much Posse

Rapper Action Bronson from NYC wearing Too Much Posse Beanie

How would you describe the TMP Style?

LONDON.
TMP is going since 2006. In these days it’s not easy to start a streetwear brand. Things have changed, today it feels like everything is available in stores or in the internet. geographical distances are no barrier anymore. Can you tell us how you keep things afloat?

Nothing is hard to find nowadays. We started when so called ‘streetwear’ wasn’t as popular as it is now. But Its the same with all brands, including toomuchposse, but we try to be consistent with our designs and collection and there is also a lifestyle/culture behind the brand… which a lot say they have but at the end of the day they don’t. With a love for youth culture combined with a need for innovative and inspirational design we take inspiration from haute couture to graffiti and represent street culture – nothing more, nothing less. Doin Crime all the Time.

Too Much London

Too Much London

toomuchposse london

toomuchposse london

Too Much Posse T-Shirt

Too Much Posse T-Shirt

Where do you guys get most of your inspiration from?

Everywhere really, from everything I see, everything I do, everything I eat, everything I fuck.
What is behind the name toomuchposse?

YOU CAN NEVER HAVE TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING.

Too Much Posse - Streetwear

Too Much Posse - Streetwear

Have your goals changed since you started the brand?

We were alot younger when we started. It is now a business aswell as a love.
How did your connection to streetwear developed?

We don’t like the term streetwear, a lot of these people doing it are not STREET, but we were put into that catergory from the style of clothes we were producing. I don’t pay attention to a lot of the people within the scene, Aaron Bondaroff caught our eye when we first started when he was running things in nyc but now we just do our own thing.

Too Much Posse London Street Culture

Too Much Posse London Street Culture

Your Collection consist of Styles which are both innovative and inspirational. Sometimes with with big prints and also quiet, elegant styles. What is you philosophy in design and how do you judge the present development in streetwear?

I think everything needs to be wearable. No one is wearing really loud stuff anymore, people want logo based clothing or even completely plain clothing. Im sure this will change soon and go back around like it always does, but for the moment we produce garments that are high quality and wearable.

Too Much Posse Brand

Too Much Posse Brand

It’s always a small degree between becoming commercial and stay faithful. How do you solve this task?

The stores we deal with are very good to us and we have built close relationships with them. Business is booming in London and loyalty is priceless.

Too Much of everything is never enough - toomuchposse

Too Much of everything is never enough - toomuchposse

Future plans?

Hostile takeovers!

Too Much Posse - Hostile takeovers

Too Much Posse - Hostile takeovers

Here you find the actual AW 12 Lookbook. The collection is available at Urban Industry (www.urbanindustry.co.uk), Donuts Store (Bristol), Open Lifestyle Store (Leeds), Roktic East (London), Le Fix + (Copenhagen, Denmark), Natterjacks (Surrey), Art in Transit (London) and The Bench (Birmingham)

Too Much Sportswear Lookbook AW 12

Too Much Sportswear Lookbook AW 12

Have a look @:

www.toomuchposse.com

www.toomuchposse.com/blog

www.toomuchposse.tumblr.com

www.instagram.com/toomuchlondon

www.facebook.com/toomuchposse

Update: Jo Fischer Photography

Das Los hat über den Werdegang des Berliner Fotografen Jo Fischer entschieden. Nach seiner Karriere als Rock‘n‘Roll-Sänger und Gitarrist hat er 2007 seine erste Kamera bei Ebay ersteigert. Mittlerweile gehört Jo Fischer zu den Big Playern unter Deutschlands Fotografen. Seit 2012 wohnt er in Hamburg. Seine Portrait Serien bilden nicht nur ab, sie schauen tiefer – in die Seele…

Jo Fischer. Fotograf.

Jo Fischer. Fotograf.



Bekannt wurde Jo Fischer im Jahr 2009 durch seine Serie “Herr Fischer bittet zu Tisch” – 1000 Menschen an einem Tisch, so hieß es damals.

1800 Menschen am Tisch bei Jo Fischer

1800 Menschen am Tisch bei Jo Fischer



Die Idee dazu entstand eigentlich eher zufällig. “Der Tisch sollte eigentlich auf den Sperrmüll. Plötzlich kam mir die Idee Portraits meiner Freunde und Nachbarn an diesem Tisch zu machen“, erzählt der Berliner.

Vom Wohnzimmer durch ganz Deutschland - "Herr Fischer bittet zu Tisch" Tour

Vom Wohnzimmer durch ganz Deutschland - "Herr Fischer bittet zu Tisch" Tour



Die Optik dieser Portraits war so einzigartig, dass sich der Freundeskreis schnell auf Freunde von Freunden ausweitete. Es folgte eine dreiwöchige Tischtour – 20 Städte in ganz Deutschland, von Hamburg bis München. “Ich war an einem Samstag im Münchner Hofbräuhaus, habe den Tisch zwischen  Weißwurst Verkäufer und Blasmusik aufgebaut und habe alle rangeholt die da waren – von Touristen bis Dirndl-tragende Stammgäste“.

Herr Fischer bittet zu Tisch - April 2012 - Deichtorhallen Hamburg

Herr Fischer bittet zu Tisch - April 2012 - Deichtorhallen Hamburg



Im April 2012 stellte Fischer im Rahmen der Langen Nacht der Museen seinen Tisch in den Hamburger Deichtorhallen auf. Eine Warteschlange aus 500 Menschen die alle an diesem Tisch fotografiert werden wollten. Geschafft hat er 120. Summa Summarum ist er jetzt bei 1800 Menschen an diesem einen Tisch.

Herr Fischer bittet zu Tisch from faust & heisler on Vimeo.


Dieses Video entstand in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Hamburger Filmteam Faust&Heisler. (ohne Knieschoner)

Fischers Portraitfotografie ist schonungslos und echt. Bildbearbeitung gibt es für ihn nicht. Eins seiner aktuellen und stetig wachsenden Projekte trägt den Namen Humans. Eine Serie von bislang 200 Menschen die alle die rechte Hand heben. “Raise up your right hand an be a human. No matter who and where you are.”

Humans by Jo Fischer

Roger Miret (Agnostic Front) by Jo Fischer



Jo Fischer - Humans Serie - Leica M9

Jo Fischer - Humans Serie - Leica M9



Jüngstes Projekt ist die Serie Urban Strangers.

Urban Strangers Portraitserie von Jo Fischer - mit Leica M9

Urban Strangers Portraitserie von Jo Fischer - mit Leica M9



Ein weiteres Projekt steht bereits in den Startlöchern und wird im Herbst 2012 in der Galerie Heliumcowboy in Hamburg zu sehen sein. (tba)

Jo Fischer fotografiert mit einer Leica M9.

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