Define Yourself - Senior Thesis Project
Define Yourself was a series of seven self-shot photographs inspired by my love for men's fashion. I had a theory that what you wore spoke tremendously about your character, that people judge you based on your outfit before they really got to know you. In this series, I focused solely on the outfits, taking out all bias of the person wearing them.
Each outfit took about 200 shots total (100 jumping shots + 100 floating clothes shots) and were all taken by a remote trigger held by me. You can see the creative process as documented above. I was the photographer, stylist and model within this entire series and had a total of 7 weeks to complete this for my Senior Project.
Creative process documented above was for the "Lumberjack" look.
The British Spy
Let's be honest, every guy has at least fantasized being a spy at some point of their lives or another. This iconic look is larger than life with its bold statements. From checkered pants, to the velvet blazer, this look just screams attention. Probably not what you wanted if you were an actual spy, but you're not, so hey, just have fun with it.
We get it, the city can be a dangerous place and as wild as the woodlands. The Lumberjack provides you with the perfect combination of form and function. With the denim jacket being the original wind breaker, you will have no problem staying warm while being layered with a plaid button up. But do us all a favor and learn how to change a spare tire or make a fire before considering this your everyday look.
The White Collar
If you haven't noticed yet, the suit is the modern day businessman's armor. The term suit up derived from the days of the knights. When you put on that suit, you are ready to take on what the world throws at you, especially that annoying print machine. Throw on a different colored vest with a solid colored suit for a bit of spice to your daily armor.
The Cocktail Party
Lose the tie and loosen up! No one likes a stickler at the bar or at a wedding reception, these are no places for ties. Show off some character with your floral shirt and bold pants. Be your own peacock and flaunt those colors.
P.S. Drink Responsibly
Every guy needs a little hint of bad boy in them and nothing says bad like a greaser. This all American look will keep you golden Ponyboy. The versatile look is meant for you to look stylish running everyday errands, but lets you be active as well.
The Chimney Sweep
If you're planning to get lucky, you better shake hands with this chimney sweep. No seriously, a day where you're not stuck in a chimney cleaning it, is a lucky day for you. Take this semi-casual look out for a midnight stroll and enjoy the evening weather. With your derby hat and scarf, you'll be prepared if the weather happens to pick up.
The Hopeless Romantic
Well, well, well, old sport, you still got that girl on your mind huh? Whatever you seem to do, it's still never enough for her. Well guess what, it's time to move on. You look and feel like a million bucks, why not act like it now? Linen is the best material to look like a hot shot in the summer without suffering from a heat stroke.