LIKE A BOY…
– achieve like a man
Anthony & Ben – or Ben & Anthony – are two bosom buddies, as thick as thieves. Ben’s sales instinct combined with Anthony’s eye are at the core of this harmonious duo of workaholics.
And it is not their first effort…. Together, and with great passion, Benou and Patate design and achieve their projects for men (we do mean real men, and classy ones!). We give them the floor!
Pictures: Benoit Do Quang
10 QUESTIONS TO KNOW MORE ABOUT OUR MEN WITH A PROJECT
*translated from the original French version by Abbie & Rose
First of all – and most importantly: what nickname do you like to give each other?
Ben to Anthony: Patate (potato in French)
Anthony to Ben: Benou
How would you describe your duo in a few words?
Complementary and on the same wavelength.
Well… tell us how your close friends would describe you in a few words?
Tell us more about your partnership… How did you get there and what are your projects?
Our partnership started very naturally.
Ben has a business profile and is at ease with project management whereas Anthony has a more creative and artistic vision. Two years ago, we had the opportunity to work together on a project and we immediately hit it off.
After one year of collaborating, we decided to officially become associates.
Anthony shoots and manages the post-production whereas Ben takes care of business development and project management. We are two people with a very similar personalities and sense of humour, which enables us to work in harmony.
Regarding our projects, we have a lot of video productions in different sectors and we are actively working on an e-commerce project in fashion, which is smoothly taking shape.
But what is your secret?
We treat ourselves everyday!
And now, what do you need to reach the very top?
One extra day per week!
Do you have a fun story to tell us about your project?
One day, we accepted a last minute photo shoot in Biarritz.
On the way, we had a five hours stopover in Barcelona and we took the opportunity to meet some local barmen.
The next day, after a very short night and a long day of shooting, our clients offered us to take a Biarritz “aperitif” to celebrate one of their birthdays.
Exhausted, we fell asleep in the middle of the bar, but our clients had a lot of fun!
Who did you want to be when you were young?
Ben: Guitar player in a rock band (before I discovered the time it would take me to learn to play correctly)
Anthony: Robin Hood
And… Did it work out?
Ben: Not yet… 😉
Anthony: Yes, at every single carnival.
Do you have any other dreams?
Ben: Keep discovering the world and traveling.
Anthony: Yes of course. Make children with the woman I love, watch them grow up and be happy. And travel the world together.
Finally, what advice would you have liked to give yourself from ten years ago?
Ben: Make the best of every moment, travel, discover and be curious. Believe in yourself and in your dreams, stay focused on your target.
Anthony: Be happy, create your own opportunities, go for it, fall down, learn and get back on your feet stronger.
WHO IS ABBIE & ROSE?
Abbie & Rose – or A&R for those in the know even if it is unpronounceable – is the casual-chic shirt label for the modern man, a guy who’s classy but doesn’t really care about it.
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