H10: My Favorite Story: Will Holloway
Editor’s Note: The HODINKEE tenth Anniversary Weekend, or H10 as we’re calling it here at HQ, is currently only a couple days away. We figured it would be fun paving the way to the large end of the week to request our editors and essayists to each pick one from their #1 stories from the principal decade of HODINKEE to share again with all of you. It very well may be a story with individual importance, a story that changed their relationship to fake watch prices or only one that they truly need everybody to look at once more. Every day until December 7 we’ll be distributing an alternate individual’s determination. Enjoy.
It was in the spring of 2012, if memory serves, and Ben and I were hustling, low maintenance, marginally more seasoned than-our-peers understudies at the Columbia School of Journalism. Ben was the “watch fellow” around grounds, with some blog that our kindred understudies attempted to articulate (was it Huh-tiny? Hode-in-key? Who-small?). And, after its all said and done he had a supernatural comprehension of everything Internet, and with a conspicuous innovative bent for sure. The news coverage field was changing, and evolving rapidly, and this person was on top of things. I was battling to shoot my first tweet.
Ben and I at Columbia Journalism School, June 2012. (Photograph: Andrew Katz)
At that point I was altering a couple of recordings for HODINKEE on an independent premise (Inside the Workshop of Casa Fagliano, anybody?), yet it was an elbow bump and six words in Ken Light’s photography class that, all things considered, changed the course of our (generally) youthful expert lives: “Man, John Mayer just messaged me.”
This would prompt John writing a couple of articles for the site, a photoshoot on his rooftop (photograph underneath), and in the end, in the pre-fall of 2013, a put together video shoot that would bring forth a little video arrangement called Talking fake watch prices .
After we recorded scene two with J.J. Redick and scene three with John Goldberger (we actually have the cheddar blade), the whole HODINKEE team at that point – Ben, Stephen, and myself – looked at one another, unshaven and bespectacled every last one, and said, “Uh, who’s next?” If you’d disclosed to us that we’d proceed to shoot scenes with any semblance of Alton Brown , Jack Nicklaus , and Mario Andretti , we would have chuckled and gotten another lager from the WeWork keg.
Over five years, and 43 scenes later, I like to imagine that creation esteems have improved (doffed cap to the next HODINKEE video folks, Gray Korhonen and Dave Aujero). And keeping in mind that I have affectionate recollections of every single scene, I can’t depend on all the hands of this current company’s presently 30 or more workers how frequently individuals have come up to me at occasions and said some variant of, “I got into fake watch prices due to that John Mayer video.”
The HODINKEE video group, 2018 (L-R): Dave Aujero, myself, and Gray Korhonen, alongside the admirable Jack Forster.
That makes the primary scene of Talking fake watch prices a simple decision as my #1 piece of HODINKEE content throughout the most recent 10 years; and looking forward, dread not, we have some incredible scenes forthcoming – who knows, perhaps something with a performer who will rouse the up and coming age of fake watch prices lovers.
Click here to peruse the first story and to see the video.