The Daily Davis, Vol. 5: Carlos Souza’s #Instaglam New Book

by Daniel Chivu


Carlos Souza’s Instagram feed is so pretty, so popular, and so stylish that it’s now a coffee table book titled #Carlos’s Places. The handsome worldwide brand ambassador for Valentino knows every boldface name worth knowing, and his iPhone snaps include pals like Mr. Valentino, Francesco Clemente, Suzy Menkes, Andre Leon Talley, Marina Abramovic, and his gorgeous sons, Sean and Anthony, to name just a few fabulous names. Carlos is Mr. Jet Set, and he shares colorful photos of all the best spots from Brazil (where he’s from) to Beverly Hills. He also gives his address books for each glam global locale. Need to book a table at Brasserie Lipp in Paris? Carlos has you covered.

Assouline is publishing the book, and Carlos will be signing copies at The Plaza Hotel tonight. Expect a #SuperChic crowd. If you miss the signing, follow Carlos on Instagram at @CARLOSSOUZA1311 for his Instaglam posts. I chatted with Carlos right before his book launch…

How many photos do you shoot a day, Carlos?
I take many a day. I try to contain myself for not posting too much – usually four postings a day.

What makes a photo Instagram-worthy?
You’ve got to have a good eye, and framing is a must! I love also blurred pics, as in [Gerhard] Richter’s artwork.

Did you get the new iPhone 6?
I was traveling when it all exploded, but I’ll get one when I have time. Maybe Apple will send me one, as the book was all shot on my iPhone 5.

You travel so much. Any tips?
I’m on a plane every five days. It is getting impossible, and I am trying to slow down. I feel like a steward. I need a private plane!

Who else should I follow on Instagram?
Michel Gaubert (music), Donald Robertson (unique artist), Fabien Baron (Interview magazine), Charlene Shorto (family) and Giancarlo Giammetti (family).



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