Today we speak to photographer Max Schwartz.
I’m originally from Florida and went to school for marketing, but I was always shooting skateboarding for fun on the side. I wasn’t really finding a great opportunity in the field I set out to tackle, so I applied for a photo job at Jackthreads. I landed it and accidentally fell into the photo art direction world.
I shoot editorial, email campaigns and lookbooks for Jackthreads and am responsible for the visual rebranding of the site, as we launched JT 2.0 in October. I’ve also been taking on a lot of new projects and commercial campaigns in the last year. I produced and shot Alpha Industries’ fall lookbook and am working with them again for spring. ONA Bags, Herschel Supply Co. and Under Armour are some other great brands I’ve worked with in the past. In addition to fashion, I’m getting more into the food, beverage and hospitality world while doing work for Thirstie, Marriott Hotels and experimenting with culinary photography.
In June 2014, I launched the satire site Tinderheadshots.com to portray photography services specifically designed for the digital dating world to help rebrand and re-image clients looking to get noticed. I didn’t think it would take off, but the site generated more than 100k views and was covered by some amazing publications like BBC, Men’s Health and Business Insider. I still get appointments every week, and I enjoy helping these clients build confidence through a great photograph. You can check out all of my other work at themaxschwartz.com.
As for my personal style:
Jeans: Uniqlo Skinny Black Denim. I own three pairs and wear them on rotation.
Shirts: Summer – Black and white tees, Uniqlo – Supima cotton. Best fit.
Any other season – flannel button-downs or Western shirts from Levis.
Suits: Top Man for now. I’m a skinny dude, and they make extra slim suits that are affordable too.
Favorite Cologne: Tom Ford Noir
Favorite piece of technology: My Fuji mirrorless camera, then my iPhone. I’m addicted to tech.
Next tech purchase: Apple TV so I can waste more of my time not doing work. Or a new camera.