If the originality of your Instagram feed is bothering you, then it’s time to accept that classic challenge; how can you take something that you use every day – your Instagram feed – and make it better? To show you just how easy it is, we’re continuing our ‘Who We’re Following’ series with an interview with one of our favourite contemporary menswear photographers Mark David - aka @Moodsbymark.
I have had a camera in my hand ever since I was in high school. So to take a trip down memory lane, my earliest memory of my photography was from the inside of a botanical garden – taking macro shots of all the flowers I saw. It wasn’t fashion at that point, but it was definitely a start to an amazing journey.
Some of the very first GQ style editorials circa were amazing. The unique perspectives, styling notes, and compositions really caught my attention.
It wasn’t really so much a “who”, but more a “what” – the rise of the digital age really brought so much attention to photographers and new content. Whether it was flickr, tumblr, or print publications. I always had my eyes open to new styles and perspectives.
A recent photo by @Mitchellphun capturing the busy streets and beautiful architecture of Tokyo during sunset. I just came back from a trip to Tokyo and I am already itching to go back. Japanese street style and culture is like no other.
I feel like personal style has become an extension of my work. It is simple, tasteful, and more refined. If you asked me this a few years back, both my work and my style had bold and standout characteristics.
A chore jacket, for sure. It’s the perfect mix between functionality and style.
Focus on the fit of your garments. You can attain any look or style with a focus on the right fitting garments.
Common Projects, A.P.C & NN07.
The Edge – Harlem. A little bit of a hike, but definitely worth it.
Anywhere around Williamsburg
Ludlow House in the Lower East Side or Spring studios
The corner of West 11th & Hudson, for sure. It’s a beautiful corner building wrapped in vines.
Articles of Style – Bespoke shop
Ophelia cocktail lounge. The views of the city are amazing from up there.
Classic & timeless mostly, but unique style characteristics to every individual.
L’Estrange London, NN07, CMMN SWDN, & ONS Clothing.
Want to see more in the series? Check out our exclusive interview with independent photographer and architect, @Irini_Ioto.
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