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BLUECOLLARWHITECOLLAR BY ANDREW BRAUTESETH

GWC_3320Ex ad-guy turned photographer, Andrew Brauteseth (Guy with Camera) has joined forces with another talented Capetownian, Paul van der Spuy. The latter owns the local clothier Blue Collar White Collar. Guy with Camera and I go way back (see here) and I have always loved and admired his passion and contribution to South Africa and this industry.

In this photo series, Brauteseth called on friends Kristian and Christie to model pieces from BCWC and Nicole Reichlin for hair and make-up. The shirts are affordable and well-made but also come in a huge variety of interesting prints and colour combinations as fun as the man who makes them.

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WOOLWORTHS AND STUDIO W

I recently took part in a fun project with Studio W that had me styling two friends, Thulane Hadebe and Andrew Brauteseth, in their latest range. The idea was to tend to those troubling questions in menswear and so Woolworths enlisted Roelof Vanwyk to film us as we sorted them out. I honored my nickname in Studio which was Dr. W and removed the doubt that my friends cast on themselves in times of a sartorial challenge. To throw your questions at Dr. W click here, select the ASK MARCOtab and scroll down. In all seriousness it was a fun day and you can take a look at the video below:

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BLOG ALERT: THIS IS NOT NEW

I try read a lot of the blogs online. I’m always stumbling on something new and interesting but not often have I found myself looking at a screen for 40 minutes and realizing I have places to be. Such was the case with picture blog “This is not new” with their long spread of inspiring and beautiful images. I have quite a a large collection of images myself but posting them was never part of this blogs M.O.

Take a look here for THIS IS NOT NEW and Andrew Brauteseth’s picture blog LIFE LOVE LENSES while you’re at it.

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WELL SUITED – WANTED MAGAZINE

Andrew Brauteseth photographs a selection of designer suits for this months issue of ‘Wanted’ magazine. Shot against the stark industrial walls of the UCT Sports center, Brauteseth proves he is no one-trick-pony. While he is often seen photographing more personal shots it is great to see him branch out and explore his talents. With such a flourishing fashion industry locally it really was only a matter of time.

Luke and Dorian (Vision) and Andrew (Base) were styled by Roger Mann and assisted by Dale Robinson with brands like Burberry and Louis Vuitton flown in especially for the shoot. What is good, and not altogether surprising is how easily our local suits fit in with the heavy weights.
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TAKE IVY BOOK TO MAGAZINE

PhotobucketI have known of this books existence for some time but bloggers caught wind of it not too long ago and as you would expect a million posts followed. I was pleasantly surprised to find Andrew Brauteseth had a copy when he photographed me for “Portrait of a Nation” and it was something entirely different to flip the pages myself. It certainly captures a lost era. I particularly miss the general grace the men seemed to possess, but that could also be owed to their Ivy League education.

I tried to locate the book via Exclusive Books and a couple other stores locally but it seems one can only purchase it online at stores like Amazon. I will be in the States next month and will be sure to buy myself a copy!
 
The “Ivy” or more commonly named “preppy” look has been in and out for a long time. Oddly enough I find myself leaning towards a more refined preppy look myself these days. But my style would still fall closer to a James Dean type from this era, unless I specifically went for the side path and loafers look.

Morten Bjarnhof, for Breuninger’s Spring 2011 magazine, photographed Mathias Lauridsen and Cesar Casier in precisely the get-up we were just talking about. Clean cut men, shorter length trousers and fitted blazers, all a modern nod to the era that so many love to emulate.
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BLOG ALERT: PORTRAIT OF A NATION

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I was very honored at the beginning of last week to be photographed by Andrew Brauteseth. You may also know him by his other name “guy with camera”. He was voted best photographic blog at the recent 2010 Blog Awards, his campaigns, editorials and shoots are in all the major local magazines and still he finds time to surf.

He started a project he calls “A portrait of a nation”. He has long list of local personalities and figures, equally as long are the names he has already photographed for the series. Bloggers, entrepreneurs, politicians, comedians and regular people feature. So please do take a look at this wonderful series.

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We went out onto the streets of Cape Town to take a snap of me ironing while smoking a cigarette. Andrew likes his subjects to smoke. He likes his images quirky and to place the models in out of context areas. Which is what we did. It was windy, to say the least. This was to be the original concept of the photo shoot but we later ended up in his studio where he chose my sacred anchor to make the shoot more intimate.
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