We had the good fortune of connecting with Davis Gerber and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Davis, career-wise, where do you want to be in the end?
I would like to have a network of support which appreciates how I choose to portray people and cultures, and understands my willingness to spend however much time necessary developing a real understanding.
To be working at a level where I can methodically investigate then go spend time in various cultures and locations around the world, shedding my light on any beauty or perhaps problems that need to be brought to attention in a new way.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I am most excited about working and doing what I do in Mexico. There is so much to see in this incredible country, I believe it is still such an undiscovered frontier- and with social media, ‘influencers’, and the immediacy of finding all the best places to go etc. that is not a common thing. Thus, being able to have time here, to not only go to the ‘hot spots’ but to dig deeper and take more time to show Mexico’s most beautiful spaces in an authentic way, that is what excites me. I am so grateful for where life has placed me, those who support me, and quite simply to be working in Mexico.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I would of course take them to the hotels I work for, Cuixmala and Hacienda de San Antonio. But also, along the way, we would go to deserted beaches, a single lone restaurant on the most beautiful beach (to remain unknown) with the best fish tacos you’ve ever had, we would go to a charreada and witness incredible horsemen and women carrying on the tradition of Charrería, and we would definitely go to my favorite point break a few hours south, for 2-3 days of surfing.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My parents of course for the patience they had as I slowly figured it all out, and for their continued understanding as I launched out into the great beyond and only get a chance to see them every so often. Then I have to say thank you to the owners of the properties I work for currently, Cuixmala and Hacienda de San Antonio, the Marcaccini family. They have allowed me into their homes, which happen to also be five star destinations, and trusted me with telling the stories of these incredible places. I have learned so much and been so challenged in my time here thus far, I know I’m still even now jus getting started but for the foundation this position provides I will truly be eternally grateful
Photography by Davis Gerber