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?