It was definitely a monumental year for me, I finally pursued my childhood dream of starting a clothing brand. Although Gahyao was founded in 2018, it was in '19 where everything gained momentum.
I can tell you that running a business is no easy feat, pursuing your passion comes with highs and lows. At multiple times I felt like throwing in the towel and calling it a day - but when my inbox lights up with messages from people across the globe telling me how much they love what we're doing - it only reignites the flame and keeps...
One of the pillars that Gahyao was founded on was to push ourselves, both creatively and physically - to always try something new.
Growing up in the 90s, skateboarding and punk rock were definitely a subculture in HK (more so in Manila), so I was naturally drawn to graffiti and tattoo culture too.
Graffiti was something I always admired from a distance, I never thought I’d have the hands or the skill set to get something up from scratch.
Last October I decided to take that insecurity and break it, to go out there and try it myself.
Last March we were fortunate enough to have done a trip to California. It is without a doubt that California played an important role in shaping the skateboarding and surfing scene. Everything about the lifestyle rings true to the very core of Gahyao - skate, grafitti, music and art.
Photos shot with a Disposable Lomography Camera and 35mm film.
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