Dear Dad

06.15.17 journal los angeles

Dear Dad,

Thank you for inspiring me. You’ve always had a creative mind and a curious heart, and you’ve passed that along to me. From day one, when I picked up your camera at the cottage one summer, you’ve encouraged me to pursue photography, bragging to your friends about that one picture I took, of the rope tied on the dock. Since then, I’ve pursued a life of capturing beautiful things, and I want to thank you for that. I hope that you never lose your creative soul, because you truly are one gifted individual (all the beautiful photography below).

P.S. As your daughter, and fellow hobbyist, we need backpacks to carry around all our things on our adventures (cameras, laptops, books), so I’ve found a backpack we can share on our future adventures together.

photos by emari traffie

my picks for the hobbyist dad


1. travo cargo-pocket backpack  2. mesh hood windbreaker 3. wafa-textured travel kit 4. grained leather boat shoe 5. plaid sport shirt 6. metal frame navigator sunglasses 7. sezze leather duffle 8. triple-subdial croc-embossed watch 9. triple-subdial link watch 10. brogan three-eyed derby 11. mesh zip polo shirt 12. tolve classic leather backpack

in collaboration with vince camuto

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