What the heck is the #TiffJonExperiment? Well, it's not the upcoming jazz album that one of my instagram followers jokingly suggested. It was an exploration in rich color, black and white, silhouettes, shapes and shadows. As Jon and I continued our shoot from days before, our friend Tiffany Josephs joined us and captured it all. I'm not sure Jon was ready to be in front of the lens but it was definitely fun witnessing the two photographers work together and teach each other new skills. I can't lie, I never thought I'd be in front of the lens and be the sole focus but here I am. A few days before, I was in my second photoshoot with Jon and then here I am with two cameras on me. 2017 is already becoming an interesting year. I can't wait to see what the rest will bring.
As he tends to while shooting, Jonathan decided to play around in black and white photography. Most of our images were in color, however his exploration into silhouettes and shades is definitely worth mention. All of these photographs were taken in rather familiar places in my hometown of Fredericksburg, Virginia but his eye, creativity and vision made this editorial yet another one that stands out. Check out the imagery and tell us what you think.
In the first few days of the new year, Jonathan and I set out to have another shoot with some of my recent acquisitions. These were actually some of the shots that didn't make the cut but they were some of the best, his ability to put me at ease and capture my personality made this one a shoot to remember. I named it "Winter Warz" after my favorite Wu-Tang song and to be honest, the cold felt like it was at war with us. Coming off a recent snowstorm, the temperature showed no mercy and we were definitely feeling it. Enjoy these candid shots and stay tuned for the next edition which will be coming very soon.
I'm trying to curb my excitement of recently doing a photoshoot with one of my favorite young local photographers, Jonathan Banks. While awaiting a few edits, I have decided to share a bit of a preview of what we worked on. For those familiar with Downtown Frederickburg, it shouldn't be difficult to figure out where this was taken. Our goal with this photoshoot was to capture some merchandise I've acquired recently and play around with some natural lighting. Tell us what you think.
On this side of the water, we've grown to love Nigel Cabourn and his collaborations with Fred Perry. As a former soccer player and current futbol enthusiast (#GloryGloryManUnited), I am a bit more than excited about this edition of their annual collection together. Drawing inspiration from the aspirations of a young Nigel, he's taken elements of the kits of yesteryear and created a uniform that you would love to wear off the pitch. Enjoy this video from the Fred Perry team about Nigel reflections on the recent release.
Last week, Hugh & Crye released this nostalgic gem into the atmosphere. Relaxed yet cool and sharp, their version of the menswear staple is reminiscent of the military uniforms of yesteryear. Clearly inspired by Navy Yard next to their headquarters in Southeast DC, this denim collection comes complete with names like Latrobe and Bluejacket and is available in two styles, small point and button-down collar. With their careful execution and attention to details, they have created a classic that can be dressed up with a tie and slacks or dressed down with khakis and desert boots. If you are not completely sold, this amazing lookbook with the District serving as the backdrop done by GoKateShoot seals the deal.
As a recovering sneakerhead, I would be doing myself a disservice if I didn't include some pics of my kicks from the photoshoot in Downtown Fredericksburg. Including in this shoot were a couple pair of my Vans Old Skools and some Adidas Busenitz. As you can see, I have a thing for gum-soled sneakers. Anyways, we wanted to try something different instead of just focusing on the clothing. I think we did a pretty good job. What do you think? Give us some feedback.
A few weeks ago on Wednesday afternoon, I took a trip into Downtown Fredericksburg to take some overdue shots of some of my favorite recent acquisitions. If you know me and my style you know that I try to look my best without trying to break the bank. In other words, outlets and factory stores are my best friends, lol. Anyways, my good friend Brian blessed me with his photography skills and we went to work. The results were amazing.
Inspired by vintage stoner concert merch, HUF launches its new 420 Collection with grammy-nominated singer, songwriter, and producer Ty Dolla $ign at the forefront. Consisting of a coaches jacket, hats, s/s tees, l/s tees, a 3/4 sleeve raglan, and socks, the HUF 420 Collection is now available at our HUF online store, HUF Los Angeles, and at HUF retailers worldwide. In celebration of the project, and on the heels of the international leg of his “FREE TC Tour,” Ty Dolla $ign will make an in-store appearance at HUF’s Fairfax flagship location in Los Angeles on Friday, May 13th.
I learned something new yesterday, early in the morning I got an email from Commonwealth Proper about their new seersucker blazer. Emphasizing the origins of the name, they aptly named it the Shakar Blazer. Here's a little about their inspiration:
Shakar, derived from Persian for “milk and sugar,” reflects what makes cotton seersucker a perfect summer fabric. Thin, smooth stripes of cotton sit lightly on your body while puckered – or sugar – stripes help whisk away moisture keeping you cool and collected. Their take on Shakar features a distinctive cool grey seersucker that looks great at a summer meeting or with your favorite jeans heading off for the weekend. We’ve kept the styling trim and flattering with a classic notch lapel and a two-button closure. Patch pockets complete the versatile look.