INTERNATIONAL | Sep 04, 2018 | By REBECCA LEE
#StonedFeatures is back for the month of September with street photographer, Bram, who is also better known as Bylimitless in the online world. We stumbled upon this talented personality while browsing through some of the streetwear accounts on Instagram and instantly we knew he could carry the apparels of Stoned By Stoned & Co. Bram, a perfectionist himself, made sure the styling and shots were sick as hell and it was all worth the wait!
"I’m not saying I wanted to be another person but I knew these people would push me and motivate me to work harder and support my dreams of becoming a streetwear photographer."
1. Tell us about yourself and how you got into street photography.
I was interested in fashion for a long time but I just couldn’t afford the clothing and sneakers I wanted. At one point I got the idea to do photoshoots with the people who already owned these high end brands and sneakers. As they always say, “If you surround yourself with five millionaires, you will be the sixth.” So I surrounded myself with the ones that I wanted to be. I’m not saying I wanted to be another person but I knew these people would push me and motivate me to work harder and support my dreams of becoming a streetwear photographer. I used my Instagram as an online portfolio and started to collab with a lot of influencers, sneakerheads, and brands. Once I noticed that all those people and brands wanted to work with me, I realized that this was something I could do for a living.
2. How does the streetwear scene look like from where you come from?
Well, I live in the Netherlands and I think the streetwear scene is still growing here. And it definitely depends on where you live, as I live in a small town with just a few guys/girls that are interested in streetwear and fashion. The scene is bigger in cities like Amsterdam and Rotterdam but still quite small if you compare it to just London. This made it a lot easier to grow my name and get my work seen by the right people.
3. How would you describe your photography style and where do you get references/inspiration from?
I don’t think I have a particular style, but I do like low angels and I shoot almost everything on a wide angle lens with a little zoom range. I get this question a lot but I never really have the right answer. I try to get most of my inspiration from myself and everything around me. I don’t want to be a copy of another great photographer I want to be that great photographer that others take inspiration from. Of course I spend a lot of time scrolling through my Instagram feed looking at other people their work and I probably get influenced by their work because I like what they do but I always try to come up with own ideas and concepts.
4. If you could trade closets with any celebrity/fashion icon, who would it be and why?
Jaden Smith. This is the first easy question to answer. His style is so unique and his appearance is amazing. I admire him as an artist and human being itself.
"I don’t want to be a copy of another great photographer I want to be that great photographer that others take inspiration from."
5. What do you think is the future of streetwear?
Honestly this is something I never think about at all. I try to live by the day and feel blessed for every moment I can spend on my passion/hobby/work. Fashion will always be there for me and a lot of others, it’s something personal and that will always change. All I know is that there will always be Fashion, and Streetwear is only getting bigger and bigger.
6. Recent favourite track/playlist/hangout place/style/interest/inspiration etc.
My favourite track at this moment is probably one of the tracks from Travis Scott his new album Astroworld can’t really say which one because the whole album is insane. And one of my fav artists of all time San Holo with the track Worthy. Home, or in a park nearby my home. I love to enjoy the nature and clear my mind after a long day of work. As someone who runs a business you are working 24/7 so it’s nice to take some time and relax for a bit.