JUNE 8, 2018
Posted by ATRIUM
We are super excited to feature a great influencer and friend, Christian,
aka @denim_and_whiskey. We really appreciate his work as he always provides us with clean, cool shots of many of the products you can find on this site. Instagram is a big part of what he does, as it gives him a platform to share his passion for both photography and men's fashion.
Now, let's share his fantastic story!!
What does social media mean to you?
Before I started my IG account social media was a place you vented your frustrations or shared pictures of your coffee you were drinking that morning. That’s what I saw it being used for and I just was interested in that that side of social media.
When I came across IG, I thought the challenge of telling a story or describing a moment in a day with a picture was much more fun and challenging. I still struggled to see the social side of things in the early beginnings, simply because I never anticipated having actual real conversations with people over a digital platform such as Instagram.
Call me ignorant or naive, that’s where my thought processes were. The purpose of social media for me now has constantly been changing. I’ve always had a love for photography and men’s fashion and IG gave me a platform to share it. My goal was to connect with followers and meet new people. As I enter my third year of doing this social media thing, I want to continue connecting with people and brands through my modeling and photography.
Any interesting encounters through social media?
Since I’ve become a bit more of an influencer in the mens wear community I’ve had the opportunity to personally meet with men’s clothing store owners, leather crafters and bag makers. Probably one of the most unique encounters I’ve had to date is meeting a group of individuals that created the “Seattle Denim Hangs” Group.
Jiten Amin of @waxwing.leather, Bryce Pizano of @heypizano, also founder of “Ok Denim Co.” brand and Kevin of @defy_delphi. All three of these people have made significant contributions in their craft, photography, modeling etc to men’s/women’s wear community here in Seattle and it has been fun to be a part of.
What feelings do you have for "Made in Japan" products?
I’ve been a slow adopter to made in Japan products, not for any one reason other than I have been so fixated on made in America products, specifically denim and footwear. I think Japan is doing some amazing things regarding denim. I think Japan manufacturing is top notch and I appreciate the attention to detail that goes into each nuance of their denim.