Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Summer Leave


Two weeks ago I packed up my belongings and made the 280 mile journey from Maine to New York for a summer internship at Polo Ralph Lauren.

I started blogging last fall as a vehicle to learn about photography, writing and fashion and connect with like-minded people. Over the last nine months I have learned a tremendous amount, met dozens of interesting people and refined my aesthetic taste considerably. Blogging is a way to document my creative process, not a perfected medium for my "work." For the last nine months blogging has been my largest passion and creative outlet.

Dressed up for the first day of work at Polo. I tried to cover all of my bases; Danner hiking boots, Rogues Gallery Bag , LL Bean Chambray, and RRL Jeans.

In order to take full advantage of this opportunity at Polo, I am going to take a break from blogging. Thanks to everyone who has taken the time to read my blog, comment on posts and send me supportive emails. I hope that I have some how inspired people to have fun and try new things.

I will continue to post images on The Fat of the Land throughout my summer leave and will resume posting on ART in early August. Go play outside.

Here are some more links,
Summer (Picasa),
The Next Generation (Urban Outfitters Blog).

18 comments:

walterthefifth said...

I'm going to miss this blog for the summer, although I'm sure you'll be having a hell of a time. Good luck!

greenjeans said...

Congrats again on everything. Enjoy the city, enjoy the internship. (although I'll admit I was perhaps hoping for some behind the scenes photos over at Polo)

theselvedgeyard said...

You're leaving me?!

Sure I'll see you from time-to-time in the city.

Make the most of it.

JP

Tito Heinz said...

diggin the pair of RRL khaks.

are those slim or straight?

thanks, good luck.

A TIME TO GET said...

Cheers, buddy. See you in NYC.

Isaac Buie said...

Your posts will be missed! Best wishes at Polo. You'll be incredible there.

Charles Henry said...

congrats. enjoy the summer in the city with Mr. Ralph.

K @ Blog Goggles said...

Good luck :)

tons of land said...

mission accomplished. you can include myself among the many i'm sure you've inspired. best of luck in gotham.

Foster Huntington said...

Thank you very much for your support. I cant wait to start blogging again.
Foster

Ry'on said...

Looks like a fun summer ahead. Catch up with you soon in NYC. Looking forward to more on LL BEAN knits.

ADG said...

Have a great summer.

Hannah said...

stumbled onto your blog from a google images search and i'm really enjoying it! i'm from new hampshire and am working in maine this summer, but i go to nyu, so your rural/city comments hit home... good luck in the city this summer. oh and p.s. don't miss seeing the philharmonic in central park.

Angelo said...

Props,

have fun at RL.

Andreas said...

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fitz said...

i just want to say that i love your blog. i'll miss reading it. can i ask what you are doing at polo? that should be very cool. best of luck

eye five style said...

So I was just looking at my analytics and apparently 8.7% of our traffic comes from the link on your page so, ya know, i think interning at RL is the perfect time to continue blogging.

Brett J said...

Good call with the Rogues Gallery bag.