Abigail St. Clair Thomas interviews Ahmad Larnes

 

all photography by  Matt Lambert 

ASCT
Do you find yourself picturing something or someone in particular when you perform?
AL
Depends on the song I sing. Sometimes I am able to completely lose my self, and imagine a lover or an environment. Often times I am super aware that there are a bunch of people standing in front of me!

 

ASCT
Can you describe your last experience of joy?
AL
Being told we would open for Jessie Ware in Germany

 

ASCT
What’s the best way to hold onto a memory?
AL
Writing it down.

 

ASCT
How do you see yourself growing artistically?
AL
Would like to get more involved in music production. Creating beats

 

 

ASCT
Did you ever think you’d be where you are?
AL
No, not really. Thought I’d be stuck in Photo Production for the rest of my life. Living in Berlin and being in a band called Schwarz Dont Crack, and working with a 22 year old German producer never crossed my mind.

 

ASCT
Who or what inspires you?
AL
My friends. My environment, Berlin. My love for 90’s RnB. Prince. Chaka Khan..

 

ASCT
What piece of your work are you most proud of? Why?
AL
Hmmm…dont think I can answer this question just yet.

 

ASCT
Tell us a secret.
AL
I’ve never been in love, although that may be changing soon

 

ASCT
What did you learn from your first experience of love?
AL
See previous question

 

ASCT
Favorite article of clothing?
AL
Oversized black T-shirt made in Jersey. Created by my friend Dirk Oelmann

ASCT
What drives you crazy?
AL
People who love the sound of their own voices and who refuse to listen
Oh, and cats!

 

ASCT
Any experiences from your tour so far that have surprised or intrigued you?
AL
The amount of girls who really seem to enjoy me and Sebastian!