The Weekender is the Lookbooks series of short interviews getting to the personal side of fashion industry leaders and how they spend their free time. This week we chat with Mathew Guido, fashion photographer and multimedia artist about family, YouTube and origami.
What’s your favorite thing to do in your free time?
I spend my free time with the people I love and care about. Family comes first for me – we are Italian, and we love to eat, laugh and drink, so there’s never a dull moment or lack of opportunity to put on a few pounds.
My friends are also extremely important to me and have been a major part of shaping who I am today. I love them all dearly and consider a lot of them family.
What do you do to find calm during those crazy-filled fashion days?
I always remind myself to stay confident and remember why I am here. It’s all about balance and finding a positive way to give strong and clear creative direction, so you will be able to get the job done without sacrificing the quality of the artwork.
What’s your guilty pleasure?
I am a huge YouTube junkie. It starts off with one video, then I’m onto the next. Before I know it three hours have gone by! It’s my favorite way to waste time. Specifically all the classic MAD TV clips; they kill me.
What was your last indulgence?
I would have to say origami. I have been really into learning all about it and practicing different techniques. It’s actually pretty therapeutic; it helps me relax.
What are you doing this weekend?
No big plans! Working on getting my portfolio into better order thanks to the help of my agency, Art House. I also feel a lot more confident with my ideas and opinions about it since my last trip to New York with NYC Fotoworks. So I have to say a big Thank You to them for helping me grow and develop. For any photographer who doesn’t know about this event, you must check it out!