We recently provided a range of our new and vintage camp gear for a prestigious magazine shoot set in the beautiful wilds of Scotland for the distinctly ‘upscale’ global men’s lifestyle magazine Man Of The World issue 6, the Explorers Edition.
Shot by one of the world’s most talented and highly-regarded photographers John Balsom the shoot was to feature current ‘rock star’ model David Gandy in a feature called “New Frontier” exploring echoes of a vintage frontier camping experience. As a lifestyle magazine shoot it was more about the man David Gandy himself (not normally known for outdoor shoots), the clothing and the photography than about the gear but we were
delighted to be asked to help on the project, and working with John and his assistant over several weeks we helped select the right gear and ship it in time to be taken to Scotland for the multi-day shoot, supervised by Location Scotland who handle film and media projects set in Scotland.
Some of the photos are below – the full article can be read here or the magazine can be purchased at a select few outlets around the world or online via some online magazine subscription sites. Interestingly the Man Of The World store which features a wide range of heritage and modern rare items features one of the vintage Swiss army rucksacks we also stock – an excellent and natural choice by them to go alongside the vintage oil lamps, classic stoves, knives and other gear. We like this Vintage Fishing Creel and this Dietz Lantern.
Included in the gear we provided were our new Vintage Royal Navy Duffle Bag, our Canvas Baker Tent, our own heavily used Kelly Kettle seen in many photos around this website, our new up-cycled vintage swiss army canteen cup (available shortly), our British Army folding camp chairs all shown below, plus a number of other props including our canvas bedroll and a vintage Swiss rucksack which didn’t make it into the shoot in the end – again it wasn’t about our gear, we just provided a range of props, enough for them to work it out on location.
Thanks to John & Brid for using our gear and for being such a pleasure to work with throughout – on-location media projects like this happen under immense pressure but we were more than happy to assist with whatever it took to get things ready in time.
More of a book than a magazine, MOTW is a large quarterly publication
The New Frontier feature, with ‘the world’s highest paid supermodel’(!) David Gandy
Our credits on the first page of the New Frontier feature.
David Gandy & our old beaten up Kelly Kettle!
David Gandy seated on one of our Vintage Folding Camp Chairs, next to the RN Duffle bag stuffed with rope.
The Wynnchester Canvas Baker Tent in Scotland
David sitting on the RN Vintage Duffle bag
A stunning photograph by John Balsom of the Dramatic Scottish Landscape.
For the full feature and images see: the full article can be read Man Of The World Magazine