The trendy photographer

A guide to style, design, photography, and everything in between.


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A Welcome Back & Dapper Babies

I have to apologize for my disappearance over the last few months. While I can’t say I have had too much going on to give you my take on things lately, I have just not been feeling it. The photography biz has been severely slow and among other stressful things to deal with, blogging has sadly gone by the wayside. Attached to this blog is my personal style. When I shop for new things for the seasons it inspires me to write about other peoples style, as well as things happening with trends. I have to think that everyone goes through times like this, but for me, not having the money to shop has stunted my inspiration! Alas, I have a solution! I will be traveling to my home in Florida for the next few weeks, and I plan on bringing an element to this blog I have never explored before. Thrifting! While I have found it to be a bit harder for guys to thrift and still stay on trend, fall & winter may be the perfect time to do a bit of research. With the recurrence of past trends, and coats galore, I think the thrift store is the perfect place for the trendy photographer to get lost in!

In the meantime here is a buffer post. A happy sort of “I’m Sorry” post to make you smile! Babies that are more dapper than I could ever dream of! Famous baby Mason Dash Disick included! Enjoy! 🙂


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Inspiration lull & a fall preview

You guys rock! After a few weeks in a true inspiration hole in the ground, I am back in action and feeling very motivated. It’s one of those cause and affect kinds of things… blogs are something that keep me inspired and feeling creative. When I don’t follow my normal routine, I fall in to a deep sad lull. It’s a real problem. I’m back now with a fall preview like no other. I think another thing that keeps me inspired is cold weather. Ok, I am from Florida, so I cannot say no to a steamy beach, but there’s something about the cooler weather, and style of fall that just makes me want to jump for joy! So let’s get in the spirit of preparing our closets for the festive fall weather, (a few months early) just for fun! As you may know by now, Urban Outfitters and J. Crew are among my favorite places on earth. Here’s a look at what J. Crew presented for fall fashion preview…

What can we do with all of this enticing fall inspiration? Spring trends this year taught us to pour color over our entire wardrobe, and fall has something similar in store. For my favorite fall trend, color will be added.. but only in small doses. Let’s be honest, nobody wants to see a guy in bright blue pants, and an equally glowy shirt for fall. It’s about darks, denim, and earthy tones. But this year, add those pops of color in your accessories. A nice colorful jacket over your dark sweater, a bright sock underneath a darker shoe, or a punchy scarf over layers. It’s all very easy, and personally, being a huge fan of the new sock craze, will give me a reason to load up on colorful fall figured socks! Whatever trend you decide to follow this fall, may the next 2 months flash before our eyes, and welcome us all to a brand new holiday season!


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Camilo Rios: The Webster Miami

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Photo: Courtesy of Camilo Rios

Here is an awesome interview from Fashion We Like.

Camilo Rios is the creative director of The Webster Miami Online. He began his fashion career as a photography assistant for Milan Vukmirovic, and he has also served as the creative director of Level Magazine. He is based in Miami.

Q: Are there any style combinations that you object to?

Crocs with anything.

Q: Please describe your style in three words.

Vintage, contemporary, and risky.

Q: What is the biggest mistake one can make when getting dressed?

Not caring about your outfit and not paying attention to the details.

Q: Do you believe in role models?

Yes, without them people would have no inspiration.

Q: What are your favourite fabrics?

Denim and leather.

Q: Which city has the best-dressed men?

Milan takes the lead.

Q: Would you say that you are conservative or bold?

Bold!

Q: What are the rules, if any, in the way you dress?

No rules, just pay attention to the details.

Q: One garment/accessory that you can never have enough of?

Shoes for sure.

Q: A man should always look like…

Ralph Lauren, he never goes out of style.

Q: Who taught you what you know about style?

I’m self-taught, unfortunately. It took long hours of looking at magazines and people in movies.

Q: How do you select your clothing every morning?

First shoes and then the rest.

Q: What is your biggest regret is.

None so far… I hope it stays like that.

Q: The three essential things a man should know about style are…

There are not three things, just one and that is confidence.

Q: Do you have any shopping rituals?

Those irresistible vintages finds in flea markets and junkyards.

Q: We will never see you wearing…

Crocs.

Q: The most stylish person you have ever seen…

Seen James Dean, met Milan Vukmirovic.

Q: What is the first thing you notice on a man?

How they co-ordinate their outfit.

Q: The one image that defined your approach to style…

Marlon Brando in “The Wild One.”

Q: Which new designers do you follow and why?

Massimo Piombo, he has created one of the most fascinating and enthralling Italian brands in recent memory. I admire designers that are not afraid of being risky.

Q: The only article of clothing that a man needs to pay close attention to is…

His shoes.

Q: What are the most treasured items in your wardrobe?

My accessories and bowties.

Q: Is comfort an enemy of style?

Not necessarily, it depends how you look at it. Style has many faces.

Q: Which designer never fails to impress you?

Maison Martin Margiela.

Q: Who would you like to see next in “My Style”?

Aaron Young.

Q: The best words of advice you have ever heard?

There are no shortcuts to success, only hard work.


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Do America Proud:Memorial Day Style

On this day across our beautiful country, we celebrate all of the wonderful things we stand for. We stand tall to remember those heroes who have fought for us, our fathers who paved the way, and those who have fallen so that we may rise. A sure sign that it’s memorial day weekend is a boat and a bbq. That’s right, America quietly gave us an unannounced tradition of spending this holiday weekend with a bit of fun in the sun. Whether your on a boat.. in a pool.. or standing around a campfire, don’t piss our dapper four fathers off by looking less than on par! Go for it. Here’s my picks for the party! Enjoy!

Thanks to Gentlemen Square for the awesome styles!