There are shoots that bring you back to where you started, in a nostalgic kind of way, this shoot was one of them. When I got my first in-house photography job working for Neff Headwear it was a dream come true. I got to work with professional athletes in the sports I really cared about AKA board sports. When I found out about this shoot for Drop I was very excited for it. Dickies is such a powerhouse brand in the skate culture with people like Jamie Foy (AKA Thrasher Skater of the year) I knew it would be such a wasted opportunity if we didn’t at least give a nod towards the skate industry.
Fortunately while casting the models, Zacharia Ho-Seher was on the list of possible candidates. Taking one look at his instagram I knew he was the guy we wanted to cast, being that half his page was him doing one amazing trick after another on the board. Casting the beautiful Claudia Chaverra was also a no-brainer, when you have the inherent cool factor and the world’s best hair we were glad to have her on board.
The Dickies we were showing off were not your average 874 cut. These were constructed from a Cramerton Twill a deadstock fabric, the same fabric that your Grandpa might have stormed the beaches at Normandy in. Thus a more rugged but comfortable fabric that any fashion collector would want to get their hands on. The team wanted to show these pants in three different varying levels of dress from the casual to the done up. We thought the barber shop was an excellent location to show off the vintage appeal with a modern feel.The day of the shoot arrived and it went off without a hitch! The crew, the models, and the producer all really brought their A game and we came out with a product that we were all really proud of. I had a ton of fun! Check these out and many others in my lifestyle portfolio.