Ray Javier

Photographer & Model Showcase

A look into the lives of our Community Creatives

Hi, I'm Raymond Daniel D. Javier from Manchester, New Jersey.

What inspired you to venture into photography? 

I originally started taking photos in high school as the class publicist. I then chose to go into the military and decided to purchase a camera since I was going to be traveling often. I was always fascinated with photography in books and magazines because I felt they did more in describing a time, place and style.

What is your photography style?

"I currently enjoy minimalist and fashion photography. Minimalist photography is all about isolating subjects and identifying what you want the viewer to focus on. That carries over into fashion where I'm trying to bring out the best in an individual, their style and the context they're in."

What do you hope people get out of your photos?

"I hope people get a sense of curiosity and zen with my photos. I also really enjoy when people get excited because I feed off of others energy."

As a menswear photographer, what does a good fitting shirt mean to you/your photos? 

"In my menswear photos, I am very much a perfectionist. That goes into the clothes they wear because I'm a firm believer in "look good, feel good". If you put the effort into looking good, chances are you are definitely feeling cool and confident."

What is your full-time gig? Tell us about your side hustles

"Currently in the US Marine Corps and I plan on going to school in the fall, fashion and product photography on the side hustle."

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Lens of choice?

"23mm f2."

Your go-to photo spot?

"Any cafe."

Favorite Nimble Made dress shirt?

"Love the Sudoku."

Best menswear accessory you can't live without?

"A classic watch."

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