As part of our mission to make the world a more sociable place, we’re teaming up with men who not only excel in their field, but also expect more from their footwear due to the busy lives they lead.
From barbers to fashion photographers, street food entrepreneurs and mixologists, for those that are on their feet all day in fast-paced working environments, compromising on style, quality or comfort just isn’t an option.
This week, we’re catching up with photographer Nick Andrews in Kent. Recent clients of his include Evian, Sony, Bauer Media, MTV and Nintendo. His work has been published in The Guardian, The Independent, Vogue.com and Style.com
How did you get into what you’re doing today?
I bought my first camera at 18 and was taught to process films and print pictures by a friend. So I ALWAYS had a camera with me.
I loved Fashion magazines and Photography books and eventually decided that I’d like to pursue my hobby a bit more seriously. 6 years ago I completed a Masters Degree in Fashion Photography and ever since I’ve been a freelance photographer and not looked back.
What do you think makes you successful at what you do?
In this day and age I think you have to be quite adaptable. None of my jobs are ever the same. One day I could be shooting Diamonds in Milan and the next I could be shooting Crazy Golf on Regent Street. People want something original, creative and they want it as soon as you have shot it so you have to be speedy and on the ball.
How important is it to be sociable in your job?
Sometimes you just have to blend in, and then sometimes you need to start the party. Most of my work involves people from brands to celebrities to the public, so you have to be able to fit yourself to the situation. The biggest compliment is when you are told it was like having a friend taking the pictures, so I hope my ability to interact with people serves me well.
What inspires your style?
I like simplicity. White T-shirt, jeans and a great pair of boots (Anatomic & Co naturally).
I get to shoot a lot of shows at London Collections: Men (LC:M), so I definitely get inspired by some of the London Designers showcasing at the events. I also love brands like APC, Sunspel and Margaret Howell clothes that look, feel great and last forever!
What do you look for in shoes?
Style and comfort are the main factors. I can be on my feet for a 12-hour day so I need a shoe that isn’t going to give me a head and foot ache at the end of the job.
I love boots but I’m also a big fan of a smart shoe with a casual look.
What Anatomic & Co shoes are you wearing today?
Describe Anatomic & Co shoes in three words.
Stylish, Enduring and Familiar.
What does being ‘in good company’ mean to you?
I think being ‘In good company’ is much like the Sunday I just spent. Cheering on a friend running a half marathon, then having lunch with 15 of your mates and wondering around London town seeing the sites followed by ice cream. What’s not to like?!