HODINKEE Radio: Photographer And Pilot Evan Robinson Tells Us Why Good Tools Make Us Better People

HODINKEE Radio: Photographer And Pilot Evan Robinson Tells Us Why Good Tools Make Us Better People

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This week we’ve got an awesome double-header for you, and I couldn’t be more excited about it. Up first is my conversation with photographer and pilot Evan Robinson, who you might remember from The Pilot’s Journey, a video series we created with IWC back in 2019. While Evan’s day job is creating incredible photographs and films for a wide variety of brands and clients, he’s a passionate aviator who also always has a camera with him in the cockpit. You want Instagram envy? Give him a follow. That he’s a watch lover from a family of watch lovers only makes him an even better fit for this show, and someone I’m always happy to connect with. We get into how he became a pilot, why the toughest flying often results in the best photos, and how the definition of a tool watch might need to be expanded a little bit.

(Illustration: Marylou Faure)

After that, Cara joins me on-mic to follow up on her latest column, Second Opinions: All Watches Should Be Unisex – And Here’s Why. It elicited a ton of feedback from the HODINKEE community (highlights of which can be found here – all 500+ comments are on that original story too), other folks in the watch media space, and the industry itself, and we address a lot of those questions and issues directly. This is a conversation that has been happening for some time, but hopefully, this can be an inflection point and bring more of it out into the open. If you’re interested in watches in any capacity, this is important stuff, and I really appreciate Cara coming on the show to give a more in-depth look at her column and where we can go from here. 

We hope you enjoy Episode 124 of HODINKEE Radio. Be sure to check out the show notes, and let us know what you think in the comments below.

Show Notes

(3:00) The Pilot’s Journey: Evan Robinson

(7:00) Photo Pilot: Six Questions With Evan Robinson

(28:10) Phase One

(42:15) Cookware – Snow Peak

(44:30) @ev.robinson

(45:30) Westholme

(48:00) Second Opinions: All Watches Should Be Unisex – And Here’s Why

(51:00) “Here’s Why Women Don’t Like Watches”

(1:01:00) Breaking News: The Patek Philippe Ref. 5711 Nautilus Has Been Discontinued

(1:11:30) The Conversation: Readers Respond To Cara Barrett’s Inaugural Column

(1:11:45) Felix Scholz (@fkscholz)

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