Luke Davis is 22 years old and lives a life that probably every guy envies in their twenties. He's doing what he loves, surfing, traveling the world with friends and has girl fans frothing over him at every city he visits. The California kid who's known for his crazy ever-changing hair colour (and also every Tumblr girl's dreams), has been surfing and competing all his life. When he's not, he's as an ambassador for surf brand Reef and spends the rest of his time working on creative projects.
We were introduced through a mutual friend. Knowing me, if there's any chance to take photos of anyone who is happy to, and I feel I could connect with, I snap away! We took these shots earlier this year and I can't quite remember what he was up to in Sydney at the time but I caught him at Future Music Festival and decided that we'd take some photos sometime over the next few days in Bondi where he was staying at. He always gets photographed at the beach so I thought we'd do something different for a change. Even though Bondi Beach is arguable Sydney's best beach spot it's crowded with tourists as well, so photos would've been difficult anyways.
Have a read of a little interview we did below and check out his Instagram and Twitter if you want to keep up with his travel adventures.
Hey Luke, what've you been up to since I last caught you in Sydney?
Oh man I've just been traveling non stop. Just trying to stay busy and enjoy life!
So, what's it like to be surfing for a living and be constantly on the road?
I mean for me it's a dream. I've been surfing since I was 3 and travelling non stop since 12 so it feels normal to me, but I know it's the furthest thing from that. I just feel very blessed I'm able to travel around the world doing what I love.
What's a country you haven't visited but at the top of your list?
Norway looks absolutely amazing. I would love to check that out. The girls are absolutely stunning too. That's never a bad thing!
What's been one of your most memorable moments on your journey so far?
A lot of unimaginable, unspeakable things that aren't realistic that I get to take part in.
If you weren't surfing, what do you think you would've been doing?
If I didn't surf I would love to be in the music world. I love making electronic music.
Oh you make music?! Will we get to hear anything anytime soon?
When I feel the time is right I will release some stuff for sure.
Any electronic artists on your current playlist?
Jamie xx new album is amazing. I've been listening to a lot of Jack Ü, Flosstradamus and Yellow Claw.
Speaking of EDM, I saw a while back you took Steve Aoki out for a surf. How did that come about?
I met him through a couple of my friends the week before in Vegas and then that trip randomly came up and he was DJing a show at the same place we were surfing at. It was all very random but an awesome experience. He's such a nice dude!
How'd he go?
He did super good for having to ride my little board that hardly floats above the water.
You're known for your constantly changing hair colour but it's back to your natural colour at the moment, is that phase over?
I'm not sure. I've done all the colors so it feels nice to take a break. I don't really plan it out. I'll just randomly get it colored.
Last time we spoke, you were telling me that other than surfing, there's a few creative/side projects you're working on?
I'm always working on something creative. I have a few signature products coming out next year and video projects in the works. I just launched a new company with a bunch of awesome people. It's called @grapes_thecat -it's very thin, small external battery packs for your phone. And some other projects in the works I'm very excited about!
You've done lots of photoshoots and even a music video for Lena Fayre " I Am Not A Man". What's the strangest thing you've had to do that you didn't expect?
Well I laid naked on the floor in that music video you mentioned. That was unexpected for sure but I didn't mind doing it.
Tell me about your ambassador role with Reef.
The people at Reef are like family to me. They give me a lot of freedom and are very open minded to all of my ideas. I couldn't ask for a better company to be apart of.
What do you think of our surf here in Australia?
It's amazing. There are so many different unique locations with some of the best waves in the world.
Is there anything you are looking forward to, for the rest of 2015?
I just want to keep traveling with my friends and working towards everyone's real goal...happiness!
Lastly, what's your favourite movie and song at the moment?
Music: Gosh by Jamie xx