RM: I was in Calvi, Corsica. I used to go there every summer for a retreat, and every day I used to “write my mind right”, meaning taking the time with a pen and a notebook to sum up my past year in order to check what was fulfilling, what to push forward and what to leave. In 2011, I realized that I had gathered so many photographs, songs and scents while creating and working with other artists and brands that I began to dream about wrapping it all in one poetic project. And so, Lola James Harper was born.
TA: WE THINK YOU ARE A VERY INTUITIVE PERSON, SO WE ARE CURIOUS - HOW DOES A DAY LOOK LIKE IN THE LIFE OF RAMI MEKDACHI. WHAT IS YOUR SCHEDULE LIKE?
RM: A day is a great playground where I never do anything more than 2 hours. I never have a “music day” or a “photography day”. No, not at all. Every hour I shift from creating a scent to selecting pictures or mixing a song, or calling my teammates Courtenay and Pauline in Los Angeles to share thoughts, and then I always make sure to spend a few hours with my family. Reading, watching a movie, writing, playing music and also few hours with the accountant or the logistics team, or the factory.
I really believe that when you look for an answer, you always find it somewhere else. So never focusing for too long on one subject is my little thing, it gives me a better perspective and global understanding.