Last week we launched an Instagram contest with Surfline asking users to enter by posting a photo of their creative spaces and tagging #CreativeSpace. Now we check in with last week's winners, @PigBarber (Dane Hesse), and his photographer friend, @steve_mo_money (Stephen Morissette).
Hey Dane, can you tell us a bit about what you do?
Well, I am a Barber by trade, but I also dabble with old cars, build things from wood and metal, etc. I represent Uppercut Deluxe as a brand ambassador in the US and I am apart of the Hubcat Originals Car Club.
How many years have you been a barber and how did you get started?
I've been barbering for 4 years now. My path took me to Vanguard University where I graduated with a degree in History and Political Science. From there, I thought that I was headed to law school, but instead I went to the Real Barbers College. That's where I earned the "Pig Barber" moniker.
Where is your creative space located?
The center of the universe...Costa Mesa.
Tell us a bit about your creative space and what it means to you.
My shop is situated in a warehouse with the intention that it's multipurpose. It's a direct reflection of who I am. Surfing, tattoos, skateboards, old trinkets, and a weird jumbled collection of stuff that's supposed to make you look around.
The space means a lot to me. It's been organic growth at every level. Business. Decorating. Personal. It's just awesome.
What is your favorite part of your creative space?
The fact that I built a lot of what's in there by myself or was graciously gifted weird things is probably my favorite part. It's mine. I used to just move things around to keep people asking "is that new?"
Any last words?
Thanks to my boy Steve for taking a few rad photos and not telling me he was using them in a contest, Vissla for selecting us as winners, and my beautiful wife for always putting up with me.
Thanks Dane! Keep on chopping!
To enter our #CreativeSpace contest, follow @visslasurf on Instagram.