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Gabriel Everett – Photography and Art Direction

James Andrew and Gabriel Everett - photo Gabriel Everett

James Andrew and Gabriel Everett - photo Gabriel Everett


It is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude. – Ralph Waldo Emerson



Very much an individualist, it doesn’t surprise us that our own beloved WIJW photographer, Gabriel Everett, holds so dear these words by Emerson. And just as Emerson and his fellow Transcendentalists professed freedom from social convention in the pursuit of greater truths, our Everett is quite passionate about utilizing his creative talent to make some rather provocative social commentary:

“I think there is a real opportunity to have a message other than lust, elitism and addiction,” observes Everett. “I want to create consciousness to the realities of our world through my work, not just showing fantasy lands. I think truth is the most beautiful of all, it turns me on thinking about spreading truth rather than only fantasy. We live in a world where it’s cool to be stupid, companies and brands market this message to the sheep and those who don’t think for themselves. I love when standards are risen higher. I think it’s much sexier and cool to have substance, be original, think for yourself and be sexy in our own skin. Yet the gods of our world are the people lacking the most substance. We live in a culture that idolizes fame for its sake. We praise Kim K who is famous for a sex tape, Jersey Shore, Twilight and the housewives of New Jersey. I think this needs to change.”

photo Gabriel Everett

photo Gabriel Everett

photo Gabriel Everett

photo Gabriel Everett

photo Gabriel Everett

photo Gabriel Everett

Needless to say, Everett has us waiting with bated breath to see more of the body of work that perhaps will ease some of the great deluge of pop culture he speaks of! In the meantime we look forward to bringing you more photos and video by this very gifted artist.

This being a post dedicated to Gabriel Everett, I thought it fitting to let him handle art and creative direction, and it was his desire to reference French and Italian film styles of the 60’s and 70’s. Everett wears a Tom Ford era Gucci black linen denim jacket, white cotton shirt with black piping, black and white silk polka dot bow tie, python belt with silver double horse head buckle and sunglasses by Lanvin his fragrance is Lorenzo Villoresi Garafano. I’m wearing a white and black silk cotton window pane plaid jacket, black and white silk hounds tooth pant and black patent belt all by Gucci, Richard James black and white cotton shirt with contrast white collar, Seaman Schepps shell with coral bead cuff links, Tom Ford black and white silk pocket square and black and tan leather loafers, Tom Ford era Gucci sunglasses, white and black silk mini polka dot ascot by Le Noeud Papillion and my fragrance is Creed Imperial Mellisime.

12 Comments

  1. Tom Cavendish says:

    wow, nice pics, good job Gabriel!

  2. I love the picture of you both, Gabriel is a very talented artist! Great work!

    hugs,

    Christian

  3. Carter Fairley says:

    Great work, Gabe!

  4. mike says:

    what gabriel is saying does not quite jibe with the photos depicted, as the world of “fashion” (as opposed to style) is just as much a dream world or perhaps even more a land of untruth than anything. not that his photos of you do not do you justice, mr. andrew.

  5. Dean Farris says:

    I am reminded of Helmut Newton

  6. Martina says:

    qué hermosos son! me encantan esas fotos! cariños desde México!

  7. Mara Helmrich von Elgott says:

    Wunderschöne Fotos, ich würde gerne von Gabriel fotografiert…….

    LG

    Mara

  8. James Andrew says:

    Dear Christian,

    Thank You!

    Gabriel is quite a talent!

    As an artist yourself you recognize beauty in it’s various forms and incarnations.

    Cheers

    JA

  9. James Andrew says:

    Dear Mike,

    Fashion being a dream world or a world of untruth, is exactly the problem that Gabriel is speaking of due to its heavy influence.

    If you read further you will see:

    ” Everett has us waiting with bated breath to see more of the body of work that perhaps will ease some of the great deluge of pop culture he speaks of! “

  10. It’s wonderful to learn more about Gabriel. I think this photograph is fantastic. The art direction exudes his philosophy, and I quite agree with it… just great!

  11. Todd says:

    You two are both fabulous. When can I take you both out for holiday cocktails? Stop by the showroom and we’ll schedule! Thanks for posting these amazing photos!

  12. James Andrew says:

    Dear Todd,

    Thank You!

    We are definitely having a blast creating some magic together.

    Email me and we can sort out a plan.

    Cheers

    JA

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