Good Morning New York with Dillon Burke!

Morning routines with Dillon Burke go something like this: yawn, roll out of bed, make tea, check weather, get dressed, leave. Simple. Efficient. No messing around. 

Except in between you can almost hear him thinking, yawn, “whoa, ok daylight.” Roll out of bed, look at self, “who the hell is that guy?! Rough.” Make tea, “mmmmm.” Check weather, “wow its warm! Amazing.” Get dressed, “lets do this.” Leave, “I better not forget anything or I’ll flip out.”

Dillon is one hellova guy, always willing to lend a hand and kick it while enjoying his passion for delicious food of the best quality. 

This post is a collaboration with Creative Council by Ugg Australia. Dillon wears some cozy ass quality Quoddy built men’s slippers.

James Wolfe and Ben Huffman Part 1

James and Ben. Brothers from different mothers. Silly dudes. One moment they love each other and can’t stop complimenting one another and the next they’re at each other’s throats and insults back and fourth like a baseball. It’s a little intense sometimes watching them duke it out verbally but in the end it always ends up with them hugging it out. 

Once again, back when it was still warm, the three of us went galavanting through Williamsburg and then naturally a fight broke out, as it does with boys.

This post is a collaboration with Creative Council by Ugg Australia

Sittings with Camilla Vivian Mayer

I asked my friend Camilla to come in the other day to a make shift studio set up I had constructed with sheet metal and several lights for sitting while I tested a lighting set up and well these are the results. I think going through it all color wise I was trying to reach a sense of saturation and plushness, call it my attempt at a Mario Testino look.

This post is a collaboration with the Creative Council by Ugg Australia. Camilla wears Ugg Shearling jackets that I would easily steal if they were my size. 

Elie Anderson


I met Elie while on that road trip with Evan and the boys not too long ago, but long enough ago that it was still quasi warm out, and she impressed me with her spunk. I love it when people do that. The right attitude at the right time. 

Elie goes to RISD and studies graphic design and radio broadcasting. 

As part of my Creative Council project, Elie was kind enough to sit for me while I tried to work out some of my favorite elements one of my favorite photographers Peter Lindbergh’s work always embodies: a grand sense of space, a natural but forgiving light at some sort of magic or tragic hour, and a beautiful girl having fun.  


This post is a collaboration with Creative Council by Ugg Australia. Elie wears boots and shearling coat by Ugg Australia. 

Stoffe, Fiffi, and Lotta

Many a fond memory because of these cool cats who run Gant and Gant Rugger. Miss you gang.

Evan Tetreault


Evan Tetreault. Tet-re-aulttlak. Um what? Yeah, I have trouble too. But then Evan will just say it real quick and totally drop off the last part of the name and it sounds so good. I’m still practicing how to pronounce it. 

Anyway, Evan is a photographer who’s strength in his images is matched only by his knowledge of cameras and film photography, a dying practice in today’s camera phone driven world. Evan and I have had many a conversation over Facebook chat about the merits of film over digital, what it takes to shoot medium format, the beauty of the image and the power of the photo-narrative. (A little ironic maybe haha). 

This is just a quick phone snap of the man who’s got one hell of an eye and a very cool style while on a road trip with two other cool cats I’ll tell you about later as part of my collaboration with the Creative Council and Ugg Australia. Evan is rocking Dries Van Noten, Baldwin denim and Ugg Stevensons

I nominated Evan for the Ugg Men of Character contest because of his passion for analog, film photography and basically his stern belief in the revival of shooting medium format. It is quite a powerful ability to be able to know one’s craft as well as Evan knows about photography. I hope I can catch up!

This is a collaboration with the Creative Council by Ugg Australia

James Wolfe

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Several thoughts came to mind when I first met James Wolfe on set. The first was something along the lines of “Wow, he’s got some serious red hair, I hope there’s enough room in here for the two of us,” as my chest puffed. Then, “I wonder if he gets shit for it, nah he looks like if he did he probably crushed all the ginger hater’s bones… Nice.”

Weird thoughts to have, but true enough. 

The first time James and I talked however we instantly bonded over our love for the Native American game of Lacrosse. He was a mid fielder (the most worked position), while I was an attack man. We were quick to become buddies and be each other’s man dates to the movies. It was great. James is the guy to talk to when you need a push over hesitancy’s fence.

But several weeks ago James took an inspiring leap and moved his life from New York to Los Angeles to become a full time actor. Ballsy, yes. Scary, yes. Passionate, supremely. 

It takes a lot of guts to follow your passions full time. And especially to be the cliche in the story of I-moved-to-LA-to-become-an-actor-but-I-wait-tables-until-I’m-discovered. Not James, he moved west with the agents and managers clamoring for that ginger mane. To which I smile. I nominated him for the Ugg Men of Character contest and I hope with all sincerity he can steal the show.

James sat for me a while back as part of my collaboration with Ugg Australia and the Creative Council and  and these are some shots I thought could hark back to the Hedi Slimane style of black and white attitude and honor all things Los Angeles and its new noir. Style wise I wont linger long, but James killing it in the Kern by Ugg, perfect for when the weather drops and the streets become a slushy mess these boots won’t hold you back.

This post is a collaboration with the Creative Council by Ugg Australia.

James Wolfe

Several thoughts came to mind when I first met James Wolfe on set. The first was something along the lines of “Wow, he’s got some serious red hair, I hope there’s enough room in here for the two of us,” as my chest puffed. Then, “I wonder if he gets shit for it, nah he looks like if he did he probably crushed all the ginger hater’s bones, nice.”

Weird thoughts to have, but probably but true enough. 

The first time James and I talked however we instantly bonded over our love for the Native American game of Lacrosse. He was a mid fielder (the most worked position), while I was an attack man. We were quick to become buddies and be each other’s man dates to movies. It was great. James is the guy to talk to when you need a push over hesitancy’s fence.

But several weeks ago James took an inspiring leap and moved his life from New York to Los Angeles to become a full time actor. Ballsy, yes. Scary, yes. Passionate, supremely. 

It takes a lot of guts to follow your passions full time. And especially to be the cliche in the story of I-moved-to-LA-to-become-an-actor-but-I-wait-tables-until-I’m-discovered. Not James, he moved west with the agents and managers clamoring for that ginger mane. To which I smile. I nominated him for the Ugg Men of Character contest and I hope with all sincerity he can steal the show.

James sat for me a while back as part of my collaboration with Ugg Australia and the Creative Council and  and these are some shots I thought could hark back to the Hedi Slimane style of black and white attitude and honor all things Los Angeles and its new noir. Style wise I wont linger long, but James killing it in the Kern by Ugg, perfect for when the weather drops and the streets become a slushy mess these boots won’t hold you back.

 

Anmari Botha

spacewontsmash:

favorite from GQ’s BNMDA 2013 launch party

spacewontsmash:

favorite from GQ’s BNMDA 2013 launch party