My Uniform: Photographer Adrian Gaut

My Uniform: Photographer Adrian Gaut

Dividing his time between New York City and The Springs on Long Island’s East End, photographer Adrian Gaut has no shortage of material to inspire his work right in his proverbial backyard. But most of his time is spent traveling around the world photographing architecture, interiors and people. (Scroll through his Instagram for an overload of design inspiration.) How does someone whose profession is capturing and showcasing stunning design dress himself? We asked, of course.

This New York City-based photographer avoids the gimmicks and goes right for  time-tested designs.

ON EARLY STYLE

I grew up in Portland, Oregon and there were a few distinct stages in my style. Rollerblades, overalls, cross color shirts and a mullet at age 10. Oxblood Doc Martens, studded leather jackets and a purple mohawk at age 15. Thrifted sweaters and beat up Chuck Taylors at age 20 and now, there’s my current style stage which I’d describe as rugged and hard-wearing with a focus on time-tested designs. No logos or gimmicks. [Ed note: You’re speaking our language.]

 

ON HIS FIRST INVESTMENT PIECE

I was broke for many years when I was trying to establish my career and after my first big job I splurged and bought a vintage Rolex Explorer II with a PVD treatment (all black). That was almost ten years ago and to this day I only rarely take it off.

 

ON HOW HIS WORK INFLUENCES HIS STYLE

I travel a lot so I need clothes that don’t need to be treated preciously. It can also be quite physical at times, especially when the jobs are more remote or off-the-beaten-track. I tend to favor denim, heavy cotton and wool whenever possible. My Schott leather motorcycle jacket is the first thing out of my closet when the weather turns cool.

 

ON HIS BIGGEST STYLE INFLUENCE (AWE!)

My wife, who I’ve been with for 16 years and has worked in the fashion industry as long as I’ve known her. Growing up in Japan and working in Paris for over a decade, she has an incredible sense of style.

 

3 THINGS WITH ADRIAN GAUT

 

Three careers you’d pursue if not for your current profession:

Painter, Carpenter, Baker

 

Three things you never leave home without:

Phone, cash and a comb.

 

Three tricks for capturing the perfect instagram: 

Slow down and look closer at things. 

Good light makes a picture.

Shoot things that interest you regardless of what people think.

 

Photographed by Mikey DeTemple at his home in The Springs, Long Island

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