Photographer and artist Ike Ude’s wild dandy style landed him on Vanity Fair’s International Best Dressed List and has made him a must-invite to art world and fashion parties.
"I never had a job as an employee-not interested."
What do you actually do all day? Mostly read, daydream and think of pictures
Favorite song growing up? Fela Kuti, James Brown, David Bowie, The Jacksons, Rock ‘n’ Roll, Jazz, Opera, etc.
Why do you live in NYC? It agrees with my artistic temperament
Uber, Taxi, Subway or Citi Bike? walking
My motto is… so bloody what?
My alter ego is… Jeandes Esseintes
Last drink I had was… Black Label, whisky
My secret crush is… none
What was your first job? I never had a job as an employee – not interested
If you had one day left in NYC what would you do? Lie down, listen to Bach’s Goldberg Variation on a loop over and over and over again.
Coming from? Going to? My studio, going back to my studio
What is your favorite work of art? I love Chardin’s, “Boy Blowing Bubbles”.
Who should we know? The Beautiful ones.