Let's talk to the modern gentleman and learn what he's all about. In our "Cremo Gentlemen" series, we sit down with a few friends to chat about life and style. First up - @rickbhatia.
Tell us a little about yourself.
I am constantly back and forth between Los Angeles and Santa Cruz. Currently, at age 19, I am a student at UCSC pursuing a degree in Intensive Psychology. Having been born in Dubai and raised in California with Indian roots, I am constantly balancing the ideals, values, and expectations of varying cultures. However, I’ve always seemed to have a creative drive. Photography, along with the application of a Critical Psychology Lens, has allowed me to realize some of my creative visions (many are still in production).
Tell us about yourself:
I live and work out of an old cold storage building in DTLA that I have been converting into a co-work space. We are situated in Skid Row and I love it. Los Angeles is in my blood and I plan on being here for a while, making my dent in the community. We host a dinner once a month for the homeless, of which I have big plans for someday as well. Our building, coupled with my business, occupies most of my time day and night but it is what I know I am supposed to be doing. I have come to learn that I am passionate about and thrive in the presence of people, so I am pursuing it with all that I got.
Tell us about your morning routine. Are you the type to have easy-going or frantic mornings?
Lately, it has been frantic mornings! I love my sleep and working late nights has been cutting into it! Lately I have been refusing to get out of bed until minutes before I absolutely have to. But when I do get a slower morning, I love taking my time. I am the type to have a process I stick to. My morning shave, long shower, bowl of captain crunch, dress, and hair can take me up to an hour! And I have no shame.