When your work takes you on vacation...

Work work work. We all do it. Some of us are fortunate to have jobs we love, while others are just fortunate to have A job. Whatever it is you do, I know we all appreciate time off. Time without chores, errands, and time without stress. We all have dreams, goals, and travel plans. Finding the time, and the funding, are the barriers to making these things happen. Sometimes we get lucky... our hard work pays off, people take notice, and opportunities arise.

Last month, I had an amazing opportunity. One of my favorite clients, and fashion labels, Gioffre, decided they wanted my skills (and possibly my humor) in Milan, Italy. Gioffre was putting on a fashion show at the Grand Hotel et de Milan. A stunning setting for such beautiful designs...

The show was killer! The guests were astounded, and looking dapper themselves... as many people went for the black-tie look. They wined, dined, and danced the rest of the evening... celebrating the success of a fabulous collection.

The following day, we had the hotel at our disposal to shoot an editorial for duPont Registry. These are two of my favorites:

Thank you to the great staff at the Grand Hotel et de Milan, the confident crew at Thirty Seconds, the models, and to the fabulous Angela, and rockstar Erika, from Gioffre. A great experience I will never forget...

Then I went on vacation! As if shooting fashion in Milan wasn't a vacation enough... I took off for the coast of Cinque Terre to relax for a few days and take in the views... amazing views!

If you work hard, people will take notice. Create, inspire, and laugh. Jump on the opportunities when they arise and maybe you will will be paid to vacation.

Till next time,

Brian James


  1. brian great you really are a fantastic artist paint with light !! nice work !! soon francesco


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