duane_fernandez “Being vulnerable is important, because in order to become the most prepared you have to admit that you don't know the answers right away. There's a fine line between pitching and selling and saying "I'm right," and also being open to feedback. Maybe I say something about my company and a person across the table from me, whether it's a VP, whether it's an editor, or whether it's a customer, says, "Well, actually I disagree. Have you considered this?" I find that just being vulnerable is important for an entrepreneur.“ @emilywweiss is single-handedly changing a quarter trillion-dollar industry. @Glossier is finding enormous success by building authentic relationships with its customers and a thriving company culture. There’s a link to the full conversation, featured at @incmagazine in my bio. 1mon

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duane_fernandez “I spend most of my time at my studio sitting at a large table challenged by a void. This void needs to be filled by something that, in the moment, does not exist.” A powerful statement @mcfetridge shared with me over ten years ago in an interview which he may have forgotten, but sits patiently in the archives. This is one of the most honest and comforting thoughts anyone has shared with me. From the outside looking in, people assume ideas are abundant in the mind of an artist. The reality is they are not. We assume the ideation portion of the creative process is simple, that the reason a person is an artist is because they can easily produce beautiful ideas out of thin air, which is not the case. Artists spend their lives developing a way to cope and break through the void.

I captured this portrait of Geoff while he was visiting with @klyonsnatborn before Kevin’s @hvw8gallery show last year.
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duane_fernandez 2/28/15: Behind-the-scenes of @TotallySketch’s @InsidiousMovie music video starring @MeganDeAngelis, @BrittanyFurlan, @christian and Eric Ochoa. I’m excited this is finally online - link in bio. 2mon

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duane_fernandez Today @JulesHough launched her new website where she can talk with friends and fans about the things she cares about: being healthy and happy. I'm excited she has a platform where she can share her *greatest* passion - spreading kindness! I'm just so proud of her! #kindisthenewcool 3mon

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duane_fernandez Every weekend we walk to breakfast. Every weekend we pass a man sitting patiently on a bus bench, along with some beat up luggage and the rest of his belongings. He was always there, always pleasant. I never thought much about him, really. The man on the bench was a quiet man. Like the bench itself, he was a fixture on this corner. I remember a few times the man on the bench was really sick. Once there was even an ambulance there taking care of him. The paramedics were nice, and the man on the bench was very cooperative. He had a nice smile. A couple of weekends ago, he was not on the bench. In his place was a typed note and a few random flowers. It wasn’t until this day that I realized how much I actually thought about the man on the bench. The note that was resting in his place told the tragic story of a good man. The man on the bench had once been a judge, the note said. A very respected judge. One night, the man on the bench lost his wife and little girl. So, on this bench he waited patiently. He believed with all his heart that his wife and daughter were on a bus, and that one day, they would pick him up and finally take him home. 4mon

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duane_fernandez @MarcJohnson + @MatixClothing = A long standing collaboration and brilliant collection. Thank you for the sweatshirts and incredible coffee!
This is a blend of Costa Rican and Ethopian coffees exclusive for @MarcJohnson. "@CastleCoffeeRoasters is hand roasted in small batches in California." Just another example of Marc Johnson's innovation and dedication to quality.
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duane_fernandez Okemah, Oklahoma. It was freezing, but as we were about to embark on our long journey home, I wanted a photograph to mark the occasion. Fast forward 366 days. 2014 was a brilliant year filled with amazing people. I'm very grateful for the wonderful individuals I met this year. Thank you for being a constant source of inspiration. Never stop. 6mon

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duane_fernandez The innovative @JohnAugust is the latest featured interview in the Left Field Project series. Among his many achievements, he's written some amazing movies - Go, Big Fish and Corpse Bride, to name a few - and he has some truly great advice for writers and creatives. Link in profile. 8mon

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duane_fernandez I created some moodboards for @samsungmobile using photographs I shot from across the country, focusing on art and nature. 8mon

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duane_fernandez Shot this photograph of @parksfernandez wearing her stripes to show support #forRMHC and the children and families they serve. Thank you, Ronald McDonald House, for all the incredible work you do. 8mon

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duane_fernandez levitating with @parksfernandez 9mon

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duane_fernandez If you need me, I'll be experimenting with snapchat = duanefernandez 10mon

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duane_fernandez @rachaeltension is an editorial photographer with an incredibly vast portfolio, shooting for for Q, MOJO, Time Out New York, Converse, Herschel Supply Co., VICE, Secret Garden Party, Wireless Festival, Billboard, Marie Claire… I’ve done on the road stuff on tour with Chvrches and Mumford & Sons, cookbooks for Nettie Kent Jewelry and Milly & Earl in The FADER, Billboard, Marie Claire and Stylist. Rachael enjoys A&W root beer, the work of Steve Martin and road trips soundtracked by Bruce Springsteen. She is not a morning person. Rachael has agreed to answer a handful of questions here in this instagram feed, so if you have any questions - please feel free to ask! 10mon

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duane_fernandez The first thing you notice about @rachelantonoff is how incredibly delicate she is. Tiny, even, and stunningly beautiful. Almost immediately after, you’ll be hit with her contagious enthusiasm. She’s full of smiles, hilarious jokes and is warm and kind and just plain fun to be around. Rachel is a New York-based designer whose aesthetic is girly, functional, beautiful, comfortable, colorful and basically everything you could ever want from fashion. 10mon

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duane_fernandez @daewon1song is the nicest most humble dude in the game. 11mon

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duane_fernandez Meet @jeeshaun. He's a talented artist, and I had the best time getting to know him and photographing his work. 11mon

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duane_fernandez We meet again. #tbt @pharrell Best Dressed @coachella. 11mon

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duane_fernandez @coachella was SO intense, I kinda forgot about it. Shooting 13-hour days for three days straight, the heat, the rain, the wind, the sound, the lights, the people -- my senses were absolutely overstimulated and I think my brain just dumped all that information because it didn't know how to deal with it. I spent a little time this weekend revisiting those files. This photograph was one of my favorites, getting to shoot the @outkast reunion was a once in a lifetime opportunity and I'm immensely grateful I got to experience it. 11mon

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duane_fernandez I’m fond of smart, creative people with good hearts. Today a colleague of mine is moving on to greener pastures, and even though I’m excited for him, his brilliance will surely be missed. @chris_scott lack nothing, be merry. 12mon

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duane_fernandez Come see my very talented comrade @streetgosha in a show at @newimageart tomorrow night! [Saturday, July 12th 6PM - 9PM] You can also see other fantastic artists like: @lucienshapiro, @melkadel, @pjayfidler, @theotherfudge and @jasonredwood. You're probably not going to want to miss this. 12mon

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