Agency: Lowe Roche, Toronto
Guest Post: Amir Al-Qadaffi // @aalqadaffi
A few things that inspire me.
1.) Travel. I love being able to travel. A few year ago I'd never been off the east coast before. Today I've been to or thru every state in the contiguous US. I took this picture in early May somewhere in Washington. The Northewest is beautiful and one of my favorite parts of the country. I like being there because it let's me get out of my city boy mentality and just enjoy nature.
2.) Style. A couple of friends of mine got me a copy of The Sartorialist for my birthday. I love this guys outfit. It looks great and is deceptively simple. I used to took a lot more risks with my personal style. Nowadays I like to keep it simple and make sure I look great.
3.) Nature. I walked by this butterfly, and something about it struck me. I looked at the area around it and found it's cocoon nearby. It had just hatched and was slowly flapping it's wings to dry them.
4.) Color. A cup of frozen yogurt I got from Sweetfrog in the Carytown area of Richmond, VA. I like to make my cup as colorful as possible. Not too much candy, but with a bit of fruit. I love colors. Especially bright vibrant ones.
5.) Touring. I started tour managing bands 3 years ago. I've been blessed that work has been pretty steady for the past year. There were times when I doubted myself and wanted to quit and go back into a sales job. I'm grateful that I get to meet so many awesome people, see great sights, and have fun, all while challenging myself and working hard. It's extremely gratifying. I'm currently on tour with Anchored.
6.) Cars. I am car crazy. I spend more time than I'd like to admit thinking about them. This is a 1993 Porsche RSA I saw a few weeks back. Porsche's designs are just flawless. There is something about them that is just sexy. Give me two doors, two seats, three pedals, six speeds, and rear wheel drive and I will be in heaven!
7.) Women. If a woman doesn't inspire you to live better, eat healthier, work harder, own nicer things, then you're doing something wrong. There's no greater inspiration. I love being around beautiful women, and I'm lucky to have so many that I call friends like Mia here.