Thayer Allyson Gowdy
Thayer has been splitting her time between Brooklyn and San Francisco the past few years. When not in Williamsburg at her lofty space, you can find her in SF at her modern home on the leafy streets of Bernal Hill with the hot pink front door. Surfing in Bolinas on the weekends and hanging with her scruffy terrier, Scout. She shoots and directs for the likes of Apple, Target, and Levis. Her work is inspired by sincerity and playfulness. Capturing fun, beauty and happiness in the everyday. A Connecticut native who moved West, she finds inspiration in the western landscape in the far reaches of Northern California. Taking polaroids of it’s every nook. Seeking out hot springs and the pink fog at sunset. Her lifestyle work celebrates the real stories of those that find themselves in front of her lens. Her energy when shooting is always open, fun & caring. Boundless when she has a shot list as long as her arm, quiet when on a farm, filming crafters in their studios in Vancouver. Adaptable and always filled with easy going charm. With the recent poster/zine “Take Me to the Sea” in collaboration with the Lower East Side gallery, Ed Varie, her personal work is sexy, nostalgic and fresh. She is driven by color, texture and patterns in the landscape from her travels. Her bags are rarely unpacked. She is often on her way to South America, Asia, Mexico or Big Sur; where she spends her free time. Thayer is a local to SF, LA and NY.
Tommy Hilfiger, Abbvie Pharma, American Baby, Anthology, Apple, Bealls, Best Buy, Budget Travel, Burts Bees, Boniva, C Magazine, Chase, Coors, Chronicle Books, Dockers, Glamour, Gymboree, Health, Hemispheres, Hugo Boss, Humira, InStyle, JCPenney, Johnson & Johnson, Kenmore, Land’s End, Levis, Marie Claire UK, Martha Stewart, Modern Bride, Men's Wearhouse, Natural Health, NuvaRing, Parents, Pottery Barn, Prevention, Real Simple, Red, Red Envelope, Russell Athletic, Self, Shape, Sony, Stella & Dot, Stewart Brown, Sunset, Target, Tiny Atlas Quarterly, The Knot, Town & Country, Travel & Leisure, Vanity Fair, TreSemme, Vaseline, Verizon, Weekend Almanac, Weldon Owen, Yoga Journal