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22 May - Meet Our Friend: Adrian Gaut

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Meet Adrian Gaut, Freehand Miami’s official photographer. You know all those sun-soaked photos on our website? Yeah, they’re his. In addition to architecture, he also snaps otherworldly landscapes, beautiful portraits, and an assortment of high-style products and cars (check out his portfolio). His work has taken him everywhere from Brazil to Kauai and won him clients like Starbucks, the New York Times Magazine, Wallpaper*, Wired, Newsweek, and Monocle. When he’s not behind the camera, Adrian enjoys vintage Volkswagens, old tools, and home baked bread. We got in touch recently to find out a little more about his free-spirited lifestyle.

Freehand Miami: You studied painting undergrad. What inspired you to make the switch to photography?

Adrian Gaut: The lifestyle seemed a lot more enjoyable—more time traveling and less time slaving away in the studio.

FH: What’s your favorite thing to photograph?

AG: Something I never have before.

FH: Who or what are your biggest influences/inspirations?

AG: Irving Penn, Edward Weston, Lucien Herve, Ezra Stoller, Hiroshi Sugimoto.

FH: What is the most beautiful place you’ve ever travelled to?

AG: Fogo Island, Newfoundland

FH: Where are your favorite places to eat, drink and go out in Miami?

AG: The Broken Shaker, obviously…the spa at the Soho House. The beach.

FH: If you could hang out with anyone, alive or dead, real or imaginary, at the Broken Shaker, who would it be?

AG: Buddha