Fast forward to April 2017, the weather at Manchester Airport is overcast and dull, thankfully in stark contrast to the vibe between the team which was electric. We were finally heading to Paris with a full agenda and we were excited to put the real face of Victor Ha to the arcane alias of Öspiel.
After we landed at Charles de Gaulle airport, we dropped our bags at our apartment and rushed out to a nearby bar called ‘Le Prado’ nestled between Paris’s 2nd and 3rd districts, where we met with another of our treasured French artists (Keikari) for the first time. We pitched up on the short wooden stools outside and within moments the atmosphere was relaxed, it was as if we’d known each other for years. Shortly after, Victor alongside another friend from our European crew, Elias, appeared outside the bar.
Victor’s infectious smile and professional aura were exuded from the word go, and it was nice to see that the positive values and happiness of our team were mutually shared. An evening of natural conversation and good energy ensued, setting an undeniable precedent for both our interpersonal and working relationships going forwards.
Over the course of the week we saw Victor several times and what interested us so much about our discussions was how undeniably artistic and deliberate he was about his creative works.