A few years ago I came across an Instagram photo of John on a cargo ship sporting gear by Filson. I was surprised to discover that this was not a posed photoshoot but rather John documenting his life on the sea.
John has created authentic content for many brands including the likes of Filson, Sperry, and Jameson. I’ve had the opportunity to work directly with John on sponsored social campaigns for Seneca Creek and ScotteVest.
Recently I was able to catch up with him to discuss how he got where he is today.
In this episode, he helps me understand what life on a ship looks like outside of my limited understanding shaped primarily by Steve Zissou.
Also, John has an excellent memory and can recall the sites, sounds, and smells of being on a ship with his father that drew him to the sea. He even refers to a specific conversation with his mother that shaped his decision to follow in the footsteps of his father and become a captain of a ship himself.