Frank Ocean Creates Visual Essay & Pens Open Letter with i-D

The always intriguing Frank Ocean teams up with i-D on Vice for an interesting visual essay & open letter. The virtual essay is practically a photo portfolio of images taken by Frank during his American & Europen tour. In the open letter Frank discusses Rick & Morty fans, Karl Lagerfeld, peace, love and Szechuan sauce. You can check some of images above or head over to i-D for the full 32-page portfolio. Also, below you can read Frank Ocean’s inspiring open letter.



“You can answer a lot of questions with ‘Yes.’ But you can answer many more with ‘No.’ No is run of the mill. Yes is a gem. Whenever I feel alone I watch live television, something about it being okay on their end makes it okay on mine. Onstage one in-ear is my mic feed and the other one is a Tim Ferriss podcast. I go long periods without talking but I raise my voice when the people on the phone are in loud places. I’ve never given my fans nicknames because the ones I think of are embarrassing. I’m world famous. I had peace in my twenties. Big Pharrell praying hands those weren’t mutually exclusive. If you want to make your 30s sound appealing just mention ‘sexual prime.’ Re: the photos… as Karl Lagerfeld would say they ‘came to me in a dream.’ Summer two thousand and seventeen. We leaned into it. Bananaberry flavored candies at the bottom of the cup. I’ll never know why or what’s with campouts for Szechuan sauce at McDonalds. But I’m way into it. Issa Dreamworld. If you liked two thousand and seventeen then you’ll love two thousand and eighteen.”

– Frank Ocean

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