• Barrett at Zuma Beach


    While out in L.A. last week, I photographed Barrett again at Zuma Beach on the south end of Malibu. I've shot here several times over the years and the light is always amazing. Even when it's overcast, if you're patient enough, the Sun makes an eager cameo—and it's warming, vibrant, and invigorating.

    I've become interested as of late in photographing the same talent, or "rising stars" if you will, repeatedly. There is a chemistry and trust that develops over time. It's both intriguing and challenging. We had the place all to ourselves and just goofed off juggling and messing around on the skateboard (the outtakes are good for a few laughs). Barrett wears a Todd Snyder for Champion fleece sweatshirt and Boast court shorts here. As dusk approached, we hopped back in his Mini and called it an afternoon. The pink Sun kissed softly as we kissed back, our hands waving in the salty air of the Pacific Coast Highway.

    Dec 11, 2013 | Permalink (6) View/Leave Comments

    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 1/22/2014 at 2:47 PM:

    @Bunny—Saturdays NYC.

    Bunny left a comment on 1/22/2014 at 2:41 PM:

    @F.E. Castleberry—Great photos! What sweat pants brand?

    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 1/3/2014 at 2:44 AM:

    @David Phares—The glasses are my own and they are by Deja Vu Refinery.

    David Phares left a comment on 1/3/2014 at 12:47 AM:

    Do you know what brand Barrett’s sunglasses are?

    alex left a comment on 1/1/2014 at 12:49 AM:

    you would like Swedish Navy Clothing http://www.swedishnavyclothing.com run by my friend Alan Warren in the UK . PS I know Barrett is how I found you

    Lynne left a comment on 12/31/2013 at 6:41 PM:

    Barrett looks so comfortable and at ease in your photographs.  You really have a good eye (from a non-professional viewpoint) for lighting and backgrounds and I admire your work.  Happy New Year!


  • The Pop Up Flea NYC


    This weekend, The Pop Up Flea sprang up at 82 Mercer St and said welcomed over 14,000 people in a matter of three days. It was such an effective retail experience that I popped in (different friends in tow each time) on Saturday and Sunday. It was entirely too easy to spend money. Practically everything is made in the US, much of it by smaller outfits who are creating some really tasteful goods. Wooden Sleepers, Todd Snyder for Champion, Fine Light Trading (my favorite piece I picked up: a trench art skull ring for the pinky—not pictured here as it takes three weeks to hand-make an order), Topo Designs, and Billykirk deservingly received my attention and my money.

    The Billykirk boys set up shop showcasing their expansive leather goods line. But they stole the show with their on-the-spot monogramming workshop. A variety of leather cuffs, key-chain pendants, leather dresser trays—Kirk was tapping away at them all with the concentration of a surgeon. Their no. 041 round key tags reminiscent of motel key chains were a fun buy ($25), functional, and customizable. Monogramming is a curious thing. The instantaneous availability of it compels you to buy. I suppose we all want to put our name on some thing...our thing. Funny how these simple accessories are the ones you end up carrying every day. Personalizing it lifts it out of the ordinary and ensures they'll never be misplaced with someone else. Now if only I could manage not to misplace my keys before heading out the door.

    Dec 6, 2013 | Permalink (2) View/Leave Comments

    Michael left a comment on 12/14/2013 at 11:40 AM:

    Did you take any photos or know of a photoset of this year’s event I can check out? The key tag is great.

    PSP left a comment on 12/12/2013 at 8:18 PM:

    Happy Holidays to you and yours.


  • Barbour Meets Barber


    Beautiful New Yorkers, swing by Barbour in SoHo this Thursday at 123 Wooster Street from 6:00pm-9:00pm for a Barbour and John Allan's TriBeCa holiday party. Enjoy complimentary shaves, shoe shines, and fine scotch with me, Garrett McCarthy, and Sarah Solomon (your gracious hosts). It'll be a fine night in each others' company. Did I mention the scotch is on the house? Please bring chocolate.

    I'm serious about the chocolate.

    Dec 4, 2013 | Permalink (0) View/Leave Comments

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  • December 2013 Playlist

    Music & Books  

    Listen on Spotify

    Dec 2, 2013 | Permalink (4) View/Leave Comments

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  • Cocoon

    Dress Code  

    Photographed in Brooklyn, NY

    Noteworthy: stadium-cloth cocoon coat, exploded plaid wool scarf.

    Nov 29, 2013 | Permalink (2) View/Leave Comments

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    Erica Reyna left a comment on 12/3/2013 at 3:47 PM:

    High heels are a stylish woman’s best friend! This one pulls them off well, and adds a fun surprise to the outfit. Nice shot!


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