Teake is a poet/musician/painter/martial arts extraordinaire currently based out of Connecticut. His humble spirit belies his impressive travel repertoire including the Samoan countryside (!) and a martial arts monastery in rural China. We met up one afternoon in Brooklyn, a city he once called home, and made pictures while talking about his artistic upbringing, Josephine Baker, living off the grid, and our shared guilty pleasure of holing up on Friday nights painting and listening to BANKS.

When Teake is not training, producing music or working on his myriad of watercolor projects, he works as a wilderness counselor at a local camp to impart young kids with basic survival skills and to promote sustainable lifestyles amongst the future generation. An articulate man of many passions and talents, Teake is a force to be reckoned with. Visit his website to learn more.

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Photo Credit: The Denizen Co.