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In September I made a post asking readers to choose between the two layouts below for my January mailer. After reading through the responses, it was almost split so I decided to make both of them. Interestingly enough, men tended to favorite the calendar with the two girls and woman went with the one with the boy throwing water (not in every case).
This week I’m sending them out. One side has a 2013 calendar with work from recent travels while the other side is a grid of pictures. They fold up to 6.5 x 9.5 and are being sent in clear plastic sleeves to give you a peek to what is in inside.
If you didn’t receive one or would like one, please feel free to send me a note and I’ll make sure you get one. Thanks to everyone who left feedback.
Last week I worked with Jonathan H. from Modelogic. We shot on location in Baltimore at Mclain and Wiesand, a custom furniture designer/fabricator. A owe a huge thank you to them for allowing me to use their amazing space.
Last week while I was in San Francisco I met up with Bureau of Trade‘s founder and CEO, Michael Moskowitz, for a portrait shoot. I discovered Bureau of Trade a few months back and I love what the start up is doing.
Bureau of Trade is a shopping and discovery site for men, blending a curated vision of art and style into an e-commerce site where rarities from across the world are displayed and sold through the company at affordable prices. The BUREAU is dedicated in helping men shape and present a more complete and compelling portrait of themselves.
Michael’s world travels, work in foreign policy and his time at IDEO as a designer have all contributed to the vision of the company.
* Images are available for licensing.
In my last blog post I posted a single image from a recent shoot with trainer Vinson Huynh in Washington D.C. As a follow up, I’ve asked Vinson a few questions about what motivates him to work as hard as he does.
VH: I received my personal training certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) as well as my corrective exercise and fitness nutrition specialist certification. I have over two years of personal training experience. I specialize in helping people lose weight, building muscle and prepare for triathlons/marathons.
I have a Bachelors of Arts and Science in biology, nutrition, and chemistry from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA. I received my Masters of Science in chemistry from the University of Oregon.
I worked for Bodysmith Personal Training for one and half years in Washington DC, and now I am currently a trainer at Equinox Tysons Corner in McLean, VA.
VH: It’s a rewarding career. To see the results in front of you is a great satisfaction. I wanted a career that I would love and where I could see other people appreciate what they can do. I think the gym is such an amazing environment. It’s a place to see what you can do, and what limitations you can overcome physically and emotionally.
JHansonPhoto: Dispel one myth about working out.
VH: One myth about working out with a personal trainer is people will believe once you work with a personal trainer that all your problems are solved. It is a team effort. The client needs to understand that losing weight, or building the body you want is a journey. It does not happen in three to four weeks. It takes months! Everyone is different, and so is their journey.
VH: I draw inspiration based on what I read, watch, and hands-on workshops. Fitness is not a “one-size” fits all. Everyone was born with different genes, and it’s my job to educate my client’s in an effective way, in the shortest time possible so they can reach their fitness goals injury free.
VH: I like to read fitness magazines from Men’s and Women’s Health to MuscleMag. I also read various journals regarding nutrition and exercise science. The best part about working with Equinox so far is how supportive everyone is and how knowledgeable they are. For them to share their experience with me is another way for me to stay current with fitness and nutrition.