In our second interview, Jason Davis talks about his life on YouTube and how to respond to 'haterz'. See the full feature below and if you're in London, head to 55 Neal Street from the 23rd, where you can find my photography as well as a curated selection of Clarks' coolest mens footwear.
Jason is wearing Monmart Limit shoes in Cognac, photographed on Floral Street - 923 feet from the pop-up shop at 55 Earlham Street.
Jason Davis, Job Unspecified.
Where did you grow up and where do you live now? I grew up in Bushey near Watford and now I live closer to central London near St John's Wood.
What's your star sign? Taurus.
Current album on repeat? The Black Keys Discography.
Describe yourself in 5 words? Aspirational, Open Minded, Trustworthy, Strong-willed, Opinionated.
When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? I always wanted to be James Bond when I was young. I guess now I just try to think like him.
You're a bit of a YouTube sensation. What made you join the channel? I wouldn't say I am at all. The only thing I take pride in is my channel about depression/anxiety and how I have helped people, which is the reason I started a channel. But I try to stay away from the whole 'youtuber' thing. That's my girlfriend's job.
What's the best thing about creating videos? I am creative so being able to use creativity is nice, but most of all it's the messages I receive saying thank you.
How do you respond to haterzzz? Haha, each case is different. These days I try not to respond but in the past I did respond with angry messages. Some of them are actually quite harsh, but the majority are hilarious. A favourite of mine was something like "I saw you holding another girls hand and cheating on Sam, you white devil".
Best supportive comment? It's really difficult to choose as most people are so lovely, but in general it would be one that says when I make a difference in their life or they can see how I've made a difference in my girlfriend's life.
Is there a difference between online persona and the real life Jason? Not really, I say how I feel and what I'm thinking. I don't see why anyone would change the way they come across online, I hate fake people.
You've gained a big following from being candid about depression. What are your top tips for helping to battle mental illness? First of all, if someone is suffering from a mental illness please visit my youtube channel as it will help far more than these few sentences. My top tip is to accept your current situation, accept your feelings and you will learn not to be scared or upset. Talk someone and get help, no one will judge you.