These photographs were taken the last time I laid eyes on Thomas Rapsey, the man behind the ever-expanding Staying Underground empire. I showed up at his house a few hours before he was set to take off across the country and pulled him down the street, milk in hand, to get these portraits made before he emigrated from Atlantic Canada in May 2014. The youngest member of the Rapsey royal family has an undeniably positive presence and his passion for music selection encourages all those who cross his path to take a deeper listen.
Found this photo from the day we met, traveling between Montreal and Halifax in the last days of 2012.
Look at these cuties. This past fall Jon & Rebs relocated from West Dublin, Nova Scotia to White River Junction, Vermont where they are studying at The Center for Cartoon Studies. Cute, right? You can check out Rebs’ art over here and Jonathan’s weird brain over here. They send the best cards and are very missed in this special corner pocket of the universe. I vote them most likely to have a child prodigy.