A few months back, we approached Toronto Blue Jays outfielder, Jose Bautista, to see if he would be interested in being featured on the cover of our summer issue. Originally, I had met Bautista at a work event and briefly mentioned the Bay St. Bull to get it on his agent’s radar (ah, the power of networking!)
With this story, we wanted to keep things simple. This is a guy that needs no extra bells and whistles, so we shot him in a few different looks on a clean background in order to get a crisp final product. I can happily report that he was one of the easiest, down-to-earth guys I’ve worked with, especially for someone of his stature and accomplishments. At one point, a fan ended up crashing our set, legs shaking with baseballs in hand, wondering if he would be able to get a few signed from his idol. Unsurprisingly, Bautista was a complete gentleman about it and made that guy’s day. All in all, it was a great shoot and certainly one of the highlights of my career so far. To read the full interview, head over to the BayStBull.com. See more original images of Jose Bautista below!
Creative Direction: Lance Chung and Sharad Mohan
Photography: Ishmil Waterman
Hair & Make-up: Demi Valentine
Jacket by SAND, $695; shirt by Circle of Gentlemen, $255; shoes by Van Gils, $250; tie by DIBI, $45; lapel flower by Hook & Albert, $30; belt by Anderson’s, $150; pocket square by DION, 3 for $30. All items available at Gotstyle.
Suit by Gotstyle Private Label, $995; shirt by Ted Baker, $165; tie by Strellson, $100; belt by Anderson’s, $150; pocket square by A. Christensen, $45. All items available at Gotstyle.