MELBOURNE

The Essence Of Four Cities

IN COLLABORATION WITH THE MYER MAN

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THE ESSENCE OF FOUR CITIES   I had the amazing opportunity to work with Australian department store   Myer   a couple weeks ago to photograph their new collections for the upcoming cooler months here in Australia. Our goal was to capture the essence of four iconic cities,  New York ,  Amsterdam ,  Tokyo  and  London  in heart of  Melbourne’s  CBD, which isn’t very hard if you’re familiar with the city’s resplendent-ness.  Head over to   The Myer Man   to see more from the shoot.   Fashion credits: 1. Gazman and Blaq, 2. Jack & Jones, 3. Calvin Klein and Adidas, 4. Levis.

THE ESSENCE OF FOUR CITIES

I had the amazing opportunity to work with Australian department store Myer a couple weeks ago to photograph their new collections for the upcoming cooler months here in Australia. Our goal was to capture the essence of four iconic cities, New YorkAmsterdamTokyo and London in heart of Melbourne’s CBD, which isn’t very hard if you’re familiar with the city’s resplendent-ness.

Head over to The Myer Man to see more from the shoot.

Fashion credits: 1. Gazman and Blaq, 2. Jack & Jones, 3. Calvin Klein and Adidas, 4. Levis.

Oliver Hay in Melbourne

IN COLLABORATION WITH COUNTRY ROAD

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OLIVER HAY IN MELBOURNE

In collaboration with Australian label Country Road, I’m proud to share with you a new set of portraits profiling three Australian men-on-the-rise, talking morning routines, workweek style and the career lessons they’ve learned.

Last but not least, Oliver Hay has quickly ascended the property world to become a senior executive in investments. Working with clients locally and internationally, he consults, advises and transacts on multi-million dollar properties. 

What’s your morning routine?
I’m always up at 6. I’ll try to either get to the gym or do some form of exercise, followed by a big breakfast. Then, it’s coffee at a city café to plan the day and scan the papers.

What’s the best advice you’ve received from a mentor?
“Healthy body, healthy mind.” – Dad

How do you dress for the workweek?
I’m in a suit most days. It’s crucial to have a clean look and be presentable. I like the simple things: a tailored suit, a fitted (crisp) white shirt and a navy tie. I’ve always liked the saying, “The better you dress, the worse you can behave.”

What have been the biggest takeaways from your career so far? The lessons you’d pass on?
The harder you work, the luckier you get. There aren’t many other shortcuts I’ve found.

What do you see as the biggest challenge ahead of you?
The world we’re living in is fast-paced and quick to develop. The challenge for me? To keep up with it all and keep reinventing myself.

Sandro Demaio in Melbourne

IN COLLABORATION WITH COUNTRY ROAD

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SANDRO DEMAIO IN MELBOURNE

In collaboration with Australian label Country Road, I’m proud to share with you a new set of portraits profiling three Australian men-on-the-rise, talking morning routines, workweek style and the career lessons they’ve learned.

Second up, a rising global health advocate, Dr Sandro Demaio recently completed a post-doctoral fellowship with the Harvard Medical School. This year, he founded festival21: a community festival that will focus on universal issues of health and consumption.

What’s your morning routine?
I start the day with a shower and an espresso. I use a few Aesop products. I’ll scan the headlines on Twitter, the medical journals, BBC World News and the Guardian. Surprisingly, I don’t eat breakfast. I never feel hungry in the morning. Instead, I have a big lunch – typical European day.

You’re regularly between Melbourne, Boston, Oslo and Copenhagen, and you’re moving to Geneva shortly to work with the UN. What are the travel tricks you’ve learned from flying regularly?
Have a good pair of noise-cancelling headphones. Pack some moisturiser and a change of clothes for a long-haul flight so you can get refreshed. Use the lounge. And always, always get to the airport a little early and have a moment beforehand.

How do you dress for work?
Classic Scandinavian informal. I almost never wear a tie. It’s slim cut wool suits and tees with twill jackets. I only wear natural fibres – I hate synthetics. I like to buy quality clothes that last, particularly leather products and suits. I don’t pretend that I’m older than I am – I celebrate the fact that I’m 30. When I go into a meeting, I want my clothes to reflect my personality: yes it’s professional, but at the same time, I want to feel comfortable.

What are the big misconceptions most people have about the way the world eats?
What and how we eat contributes enormously to the challenges we face as a society. Over 30% of greenhouse gases come from what and how we eat: from production all the way through to consumption. That’s more than all land, air and sea transport combined. Our food consumption is single biggest driver of climate change. It’s the leading risk factor of disease. Food is the closest thing we have to a silver bullet that we have for facing our major global challenges.

What’s the best advice you’ve received from a mentor?
Always remember why you do what you do.