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WIJW to you!

James Andrew - NYC - photo by Lars Stephan.

James Andrew - NYC - photo by Lars Stephan.

I was recently approached by Dolce & Gabbana’s blog, Swide, to be featured on their wonderful site – I’m thrilled, as you might imagine, and I’ll let you know when to look for it!

The people at D&G as well as many of you do seem curious about our process here at WIJW so I thought to introduce/re-introduce some of the players and give a quick glimpse behind the scenes.

WIJW in process - Turner photgraphs Stephan photographing me!

WIJW in process - Turner photgraphs Stephan photographing me!

While much of the original idea for a piece can be quite spontaneous, the bulk of what happens here comes from some fairly methodical planning on my part, which is done a good two to three weeks in advance. There are quite a few elements that need to be sorted out – from scouting a location; to formulating an original idea; finding the most intriguing aspect of the story; to wardrobe planning and securing photographers; etc. etc. – All these logistical aspects can certainly have one’s head spinning, so I do rely quite a bit on a good support team comprised primarily of accomplished artists.

Alexander Scott

Alexander Scott

I teleconference with my “silent” creative partner and online image manager Alexander Scott in Boston virtually every night (sometimes quite late!) and he edits my written thoughts and raw images, fashioning them into what you see (and hopefully enjoy) the next morning. I’ve always loved his art and design work, as well as his way with words – so bringing him on board was a no-brainer. He also continually applies his discerning eye and technical know-how to create the site’s look with the WIJW aesthetic in mind.

james_pics_nyFor photography and illustration here in NYC I rely heavily on the efforts of three artists whose efforts are integral to WIJW – Scott McBee, Lars Stephan, and
Nicholas Turner.

I thought it might be fun to share some of the behind the scenes goings-ons at WIJW so I got Nicholas Turner to shoot Lars Stephan shooting me! The concept is a celebration of New York City, so on a rather gray and dreary day we headed over to Brooklyn to take advantage of some of the grand views. I’m sporting a black cotton wide wale corduroy jacket by Gucci, Turnbull and Asser purple cotton shirt with contrast white collar and cuffs, Seaman Schepps black pearl cuff links, Tom Ford cashmere/silk large scale check tie in black, white and purple, Alexander McQueen herringbone wool tweed cargo style pant, silver leather sneakers by Dior and umbrella by Swaine Adeney Brigg.

26 Comments

  1. David says:

    Great to see the team and what a handsome quintet you all make!

  2. Jill says:

    Lars is divine. The backstory is great. You have quite the team.

  3. Christopher Thomas says:

    What a great team you are!!!

  4. Pearl Hammond says:

    I love the way you look with the city behind you!

    love,

    Pearl

  5. Christian Fuchs says:

    There´s a lot of work behind every post! I am glad you have so good co-workers! Such a great team!

    Hugs,

    Christian

  6. Christiane von Könemann says:

    Mein lieber James,

    Ich bin überrascht! Es ist so interessant die WIJW “behind the scenes” zu sehen! Ich mag dein Outfit sehr sehr gern, Du siehst sehr gut aus.

    Viele liebe Grüsse aus Deutschland

    Deine Christiane

  7. Absolutely in Love says:

    Lars is so handsome! I would love to meet him!

  8. Maria La Torre says:

    Vaya equipo! Me encanta! Se ve que tienen una forma muy dinámica y organizada para trabajar, se nota la calidad y el trabajo de muchas personas detras de cada nota de WIJW!

    besos

    Maria

  9. Secret Admirer says:

    Can I become part of the team too??

  10. your biggest fan says:

    I´m a secret part of the team, lucky me 😉

  11. Martin Doolittle says:

    terrific idea to show the WIJW behind the scenes!

  12. Freiin von Spiering says:

    Das ist ja wunderbar! Die Fotos sind echt toll und Deine Freunde auch! Du siehst umwerfend schön aus!

    Marie F. v. S.

  13. Dean Farris says:

    James,

    What a great image of you and great images of your friends !

    Love them all !

    Dean

  14. Dean Farris says:

    Great Post !

    Dean

  15. Lil´Lilly says:

    such interesting characters! nice team!

    Lil´Lilly

  16. Exquisite Wu says:

    Exquisite!!!!!!!

  17. Lola Montes says:

    Hola James!

    Me imaginaba que había todo un equipo detrás de WIJW, pero no sabía que estuviera conformado por hombres tan guapos!

    Besos

    Lola

  18. Edie B. says:

    Dearest James,

    you look stunning, I love your outfit, specially your pants, your team looks great, keep working this way!

    love

    Edie

  19. Adelaide says:

    Wow! I am really impressed! That´s why the blog is so fab!

    love from Brazil

    Adelaide

  20. Aurelia Camargo says:

    I agree with Adelaide but the WIJW is much more than fantastic!

  21. Love that out fit..The sneakers are irreverent ..The pants are like Jodhpurs..I just love this look!

  22. Sounds like a dream team…so happy for you darling!
    love the side pockets~
    xo*

  23. hmmmm…. interesting how the team is all gorgeous! Love that you let the world know how much is involved in putting this blog together every week… not just a snapshot taken in the D&D!
    XX
    Nancy

  24. Bruno says:

    The view is just stunning wow! Good job James and to all the contributors!

  25. oh em gee, alexander is cute. oops

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