Evan Daniel on The Fat of the Land

I am pleased to announce that my good friend, Evan T Daniel, is now contributing to the Fat of the Land. Evan has an amazing eye and takes some quality photos. He turned me on to photography on our cross country road trip last summer and has been a great reference and inspiration throughout the process of starting A.R.T. and my development as a photographer. Here are some of his contributions to the Fat of the Land.

Be sure to check out his blog, Ideal Uses, for his writings and photography.

The Fat of the Land crew in action last summer on our cross country road trip at a taxidermy store near Telluride Colorado. Edge on the left, me in the middle, and Evan on the right.

Here are some more links,
The Fat of the Land,
Ideal Uses,
Evan Daniel (Picasa),
Evan T Daniel (Twitter).


The Fat of The Land

I am interested in basing a brand around a blog. At the heart of a brand lies a core philosophy that defines purpose and product. Most brands rely on physical products as the primary means to convey their ideals. For example, a Submariner conveys Rolex's message of supreme quality, heritage, and exclusivity. A Prius conveys Toyota's commitment to protecting the environment and creating quality automobiles. Toyota and Rolex first built quality products and then established brands around these products.

Technology is changing this paradigm. Now, a brand can define itself through online content such as photos, editorials or selection of other quality content. In other words, a brand can now establish itself and gain traction before selling its first product. Hypebeast could leverage their online following and authority on streetwear to create a collaboration with Nike or Adidas on a limited edition sneaker. Will Common Projects collaborate with Selectism?

For the last few months I have been toying around the idea of starting a blog(and hopefully a brand) with my friend Edge. Based around self reliance, a connection to nature, rustication and exploration, we call our collection of photos and writings The Fat of The Land.