My name is Steen Jones, I’m a Brisbane based artist and I started Few and Far Collective. Prior to starting Few and Far Co, I guess I was the typical artist in the sense that I was busting my ass in a job that I didn’t really care for anymore (carpentry) in order to keep a roof over my head & the lights on so I basically had somewhere to lay my head whenever I couldn’t stay awake any longer.
My love for tattoos started young and stemmed from the hardcore scene. My passion and appreciation for the culture and tradition really began when I was old enough to start collecting and then work within the industry myself. Truth be told I wasn’t working in the industry for as long as I’d envisioned due to just being too immature at the time, however it did teach me respect, a string of life long lessons, and gave me a bunch of friends and mentors that I’m grateful for and will last me a lifetime.
Aside from my art, travel is another huge passion of mine hence Few and Far Co’s strong and almost unusual ‘adventure’ aesthetic – I’m fairly confident my roots from being raised in the country play a big part in this side of me and I know the other is made from my curiosity and drive to live the best life I can live.
10 Questions with Steen
1. WHAT MADE YOU START FEW AND FAR COLLECTIVE?
Short version: I couldn’t find any tattoo-influenced clothing labels that I actually liked (or could afford), 99% of the artists that I wanted to wear/support didn’t have clothing, a spark and ambition.
For the long version: click here.
2. EARLY BIRD OR NIGHT OWL?
Both. Late nights and early mornings.
3. FEAR OF?
Sharks, Open water and heights.
4. WHAT IS ON YOUR BUCKET LIST?
Get my scuba diving license, dive with sharks, skydive, work with Ed Hardy, trek the amazon and/or Patagonian jungle, go inside a glacier, backpack through South America, hike Machu Picchu and Himalayas/anywhere and everywhere beautiful, collaborate with a shoe company, camp in the snow and see wild cats in the wild.
5. DOGS OR CATS?
Both are excellent (except Pugs and Bengals)
6. IF YOU COULD LEARN ANYTHING, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Manage my time better to free up as much time as possible and to talk fluent Español
7. WHAT IS THE SCARIEST AND/OR HARDEST THING YOU'VE DONE?
Start Few and Far Collective, tattoo and hike the ‘Haiku Stairs’ (aka “The Stairway to Heaven”) in Hawaii.
8. FAVOURITE PLACE THAT YOU'VE TRAVELLED?
Gulp. Hawaii or South Island of New Zealand. Both are incredible.
9. SOMEONE YOU'D LIKE TO MEET?
Simon Sinek, 50 Cent and Britney Spears in her prime.
10. FAVOURITE QUOTE?
"The harder you work, the luckier you get"