Here were some of my favorite photos that did not make it into my feature in DC Modern Luxury Magazine (which you can see on page 60 HERE). Part of what I love to do on this little blog is share some behind-the-scenes secrets of the shoots I go on, and there are two I'd like to share here. The first is about the styling; my subject Eric Schulze has brilliant taste in clothes, but even those with a trained eye need an expert opinion now and then...which is where Eliot Payne of Accoutre comes in. With an impeccable attention to detail and ease with clients, Eliot is my go-to menswear stylist. He's also good friends with Eric now, so he was a natural choice to help him get his looks together for our shoot. Eliot and I talk about styling and sartorial choice all the time (and send each other outfits for approval), so I know that we are on the same page while constantly challenging one another.
In the first look above, he layered a colorful button-up with a denim shirt, tweed blazer, and bow tie to create a high-low, work wear meets rugged urban man look that we're going crazy for right now.
In the second look seen below, they guys kept it a little more dressy with a wool vest and blazer...but mixed with a springtime lavender shirt and bow tie become undeniably cool.
The second tidbit I'd like to share is about the location. I'm a shoot from the hip, spontaneous photographer, but I did want to plan a location for the magazine shoot that would give us some space to work with. The morning of the shoot around 8am, I called up the Tabard Inn in Dupont and asked if they had any spaces we could use for the the morning. They were more than happy to oblige, and gave us this gorgeous banquet room with colors that matched our styled looks perfectly! And the light was life altering (a sentiment only felt by true photographers...I had a photo nerd moment for sure, lol). So exciting!
Many thanks to Eliot Payne, Tabard Inn, and my assistant Craig Hudson for all of their help.
Enjoy these stylish snaps of Eric!