One of my clients requested a suit that would stand out from the rest. I gladly accepted the challenge! We collaborated to create a suit that would match her colorful confidence, and also fulfill her request.
I draw much of my inspiration from nature. After mindlessly scrolling through Pinterest (I mean, who doesn’t do that?) , an image of a macaw instantly knocked me out and the obsession began to settle in! Done deal: I had to model this suit after the macaw.
Photography Credit for Macaw Wingspan: Andrew Zuckerman
The process felt simple (though it wasn’t) because that image was so powerful to me. The inspiration drove me. After I completed the suit, I immediately felt like I woke up from an artistic trance. I looked down at the piece and thought,
“What the hell? Did I do that?!” (In an Urkel voice, of course)
I didn’t feel a sense of pride after finishing this suit. Instead, I felt like the dormant artist within me had been awakened! I am grateful to my client for challenging me. In truth, all of us (whether bodybuilders or suit makers) are artists. When searching for you perfect suit, think about the artist you want to work with and the art you want to display on stage. And, don’t be afraid to be daring!