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What does it truly mean to be your own boss? To some it means working past the conventional nine to five.  commitment to your business as opposed to the conventional nine to five. In today's society, more and more people have the capability to take that initial leap and work independently to do what they love-most  

In correlation, Dazed and Beats have collaborated to create a new series called Bossing It, this initiative will help showcase independent creatives and their creative process on how to take matters into your own hands. They have picked three “Bosses” which Beats then sat down with to see how they thrive outside their institutions.

The three creatives selected consist of:

Maxime Ballesteros a well-renowned photographer rooted in Berlin’s quirky art scene, who has shot for the likes of Louis Vuitton, Acne and so on.

“I think if you have a nine-to-five office job or in a factory or something, you need to find your dream somewhere else. And I think everyone needs something to believe in and with this kind of job, it makes it easier, maybe, to dream.” - MAXIME BALLESTEROS

Alexandre Daillance (aka Millinsky) a 19 year-old Parisian who owns hat brand NASASEASONS worn by who’s-who like Theophilus London and Rihanna.

“When I was younger, I was all over Tumblr and all of these platforms like Instagram and I realized there were so many young creatives in New York that were doing stuff like fashion brands and I quickly realized there was nobody in Paris. To create Nasaseasons was not only important to me as a person, but also something important for Paris.” - ALEXANDRE DAILLANCE

Siohban Bell started DJing as a resident for east London club Work It and has since been tapped by brands like Moschino and Versus Versace or artists like Skepta and A$AP Mob.

“I’ve always been independent and done what I kind of want. I feel like I have this like weird intuition…you know when you have a gut feeling of stuff? I always follow my gut feeling. And I just knew that I had to go out into the world and do things.” - SIOBHAN BELL

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