Half Queen

Caker Crush

Meet Shaquille aka Half Queen - a filmmaker, event producer, and DJ who I’m completely obsessed with. We visited her at home and duo Veronica Crockford-Pound + Joseph Griffen photographed her on film as she baked a Lemon Strawberry Poppy Seed Cake Kit. Just so…badass.




  • Can you write a short paragraph about yourself - you can talk about anything at all.

    My name is Shaquille, I'm a Fijian + pākehā filmmaker, event producer, and DJ. I'm a human beeeeeeeeeiiiiiiiiiiinnnnngggg

  • What makes you feel powerful?

    A sickening look. Commanding a space with music. Being alive really.

  • What music are you listening to at the moment?

    The new TROPIXX EP by my good friend Jesswar is on heavy rotation.

  • What makes you proud of your generation?

    The people, the sense of community + interconnectivity, the undying pursuit of truth + justice, strung together with stupid humour.

  • So many people in your generation (and mine) feel a collective sense of doom when thinking about the current troubles our civilisation face - do you share this feeling? How do you cope and how do you help?

    Of course I share that feeling, how could I not? The generations before us almost completely caked it. I cope by being hyper self aware and help by understanding my role. We all have a role to play in the cycle and in the collective.

  • What is your favorite album or artist of all time?

    Ahhhh I could never name one fave of either but here are 3 albums that are up there for me: Take Me Apart by Kelela, Honey by Robyn + Yeezus by Kanye West.

  • If you could work with any photographer who would it be?

    Hassan Hajjaj :O

  • Dinner in a bubble under the sea, or breakfast on a cloud?

    Absolutely under the sea, I'm ready to live my Squidward fantasy. I wouldn't ever come back~~~