Christian Gideon

ChristianPhotographed in Savannah, GA

Raised in:
The Ozarks Region of Missouri

Lives in:
Springfield, Missouri

Favorite thing about traveling through the Southeast:
The area I grew up in isn’t necessarily considered the South but I’ve always seen it as the the gateway to it. We are a bit lazy with our vowels and “y’alls” are commonplace. I’m also a huge history buff – my ancestors came from Ireland in the 1760’s and landed in North Carolina and homesteaded in Tennessee before coming to southern Missouri in the 1860’s. I’ve always had a bit of family identity tied into the Southeast. Seeing those places I’ve read about in family history books only strengthened that identity.

Now would ya look at that:
Meet Christian Gideon, an amazing photographer with a damn good heart.

Will + Salemtown Board Co.

WillPhotographed in Nashville, TN by Jamie Clayton
Mamiya 645, Portra 400

Raised in:
Melbourne, Florida

Lives in:
Nashville, Tennessee

Tell everyone about Salemtown Board Co:
Salemtown Board Co. started as an attempt to engage the young men of our neighborhood. After moving to Nashville I founded the company with a friend of mine who is a gifted artist, I grew up skating and surfing and had a background in woodworking so it was a natural fit. Today the company is run by myself and my younger brother. We have hired a few young guys from the community and are working with them through the college application process.

While we grew up in a beach town today we draw our inspiration from the forests and mountains of Tennessee. We are striving to create a brand that is authentically Nashville and make boards that exist as a part of everyone’s favorite weekend adventures.

When you started it:
We cut our first boards in October 2012 and launched a website on Thanksgiving of that year.

The mission:
Our goal is to create as many jobs as possible for people who need them while making skateboards that people love to ride.

Current favorite board:
I am a sucker for our pintail. It’s a classic shape and rides like a surfboard.

Now would ya look at that:
Meet Will Anderson, owner of Salemtown Board Co.

Erica

EricaPhotographed in Nashville, TN by Jamie Clayton
Mamiya 645, Portra 400

Raised in:
Harvest, Alabama

Lives in:
Nashville, Tennessee

Favorite bar in Nashville:
The rotating cocktails at Holland House are always on point; however for dancing and a wide selection of regional beer on tap ACME is a new favorite.

Now would ya look at that:

  • Banana Republic blouse.
  • Necklace is family heirloom, a gift from her Great-Grandmother.
  • Elevenses by Anthropologie tapered trousers.
  • Rose gold with ruby engagement ring from Will Anderson.
  • Laser-cut oxfords found at Marshall’s.
  • Salemtown Board cruiser.

Picket

Caroline_FrontPorchPhotographed in Charlotte, TN by Jamie Clayton

Raised in:
Spring, Texas

Lives in:
Jasper, Georgia

Inspiration for soon-to-be Fall looks:
This photo of myself from 1996 that I found the other day mixed with this look from J.Crew. It’s going to be another denim on denim Fall for this girl.

Now would ya look at that:
Jamie snapped this of me at Front Porch Farms during Ben and Rachel’s wedding.

Front Porch

Jamie_FrontPorchPhotographed in Charlotte, TN

Raised in:
Spartanburg, South Carolina

Lives in:
Nashville, Tennessee

Current fashion inspiration:
Definitely my boys at Stitch-It & Co in Nashville. Stitch-It is the best tailor in the South. It is owned by my now close friend Jeff Loring. Billy Reid sends all of their alterations to Jeff. The fellas that work there have all become my close friends. Jeff and the guys who work there each have a unique style. I really love what Jeff does. One day he will rock a three piece bespoke suit looking super fresh, the next day he’ll have on some Chuck Taylors, camo pants from Old Navy and a vintage white linen shirt. His style is a fresh breath of air in the boots and jeans focused town of Nashville.

Now would ya look at that:
I can’t keep count of Jamie‘s appearances anymore, but this is one of my favorite looks so far. I shot this at Front Porch Farms while second shooting Ben and Rachel’s wedding with him.

BONUS:
Check out the shoot that Jamie did with Stitch-It & Co.
It’s full of incredibly inspiring menswear and of course, beautiful photography.

 

Christopher

SouthernStyleIs 019Photographed in Atlanta, GA

Raised in:
Lawrenceville, Georgia.
My family roots are in Cuba. My grandparents came to the US in the 60’s but we have kept the culture alive…especially the food.

Lives in:
Atlanta, Geogia

Favorite spot in Atlanta right now:
Miso Izakaya. Guy Wong’s Japanese Gastro Pub has pulled at some heartstrings. There isn’t an item on the menu that I don’t obsess over (and the cocktails are just bangin’). I can’t get enough of the Old Fourth Ward neighborhood and all that is happening now and in the months to come. 

Now would ya look at that:
Photographed for Southern Living’s “Southern Style Is…” story – see his feature here.

Southern Style Is…

JessSLPhotographed in Atlanta, GA

I had the privilege of teaming up with Jess Graves for Southern Living’s “Southern Style Is…” story (her feature here). She asked 10 Atlantans what sets Georgia style apart, and I took their photos.

Go give it a lookse. You may see some familiar faces, including yours truly