Dani K. Monteiro Portrait - GORE-TEX Roadshow

    Dani K. Monteiro


    Dani, a Portuguese and Russian photographer based in London, has captured images of some of the world's most influential musicians and has produced editorials for bands globally.

    Follow Dani on Instagram @danikm

    A Minute with Dani
    How would you describe yourself?

    I don’t know what I’m doing most of the time, but it’s working.

    Tell us a bit about your city’s climate. What are your three favorite spots - in the summer, in the winter (outside)? What is your favorite method of transportation and why? How do you prep for bad weather if you spend time outside?

    London is a tricky place when it comes to climate; it's either too hot or too cold. No matter the weather, I love spending time in Bushy Park. I've experienced it in the snow and scorching sun, and I love it. My favorite method of transport has to be my bike. I prep for bad weather by wearing three layers and making sure my GORE-TEX jacket has the armpit zips open - I get HOT when I cycle.

    What are you wearing today? Why are you wearing it, and did you have a particular weather scenario in mind when choosing this piece? What do you love most about your GORE-TEX product?

    I’m wearing my favorite Danner boots. I ended up wearing them for 5 months straight for every occasion - camping, going out, dinners, traveling, etc., so no specific scenario. They make me feel strong and safe! They look so good too.

    Where and when did you get this... Do you have any special memories connected to this item? If you could go anywhere, where would you like to take this piece?

    They were kindly gifted to me by Danner and ACM when I told them they were my dream boot for when I went to Montana to do a survival course in the woods this summer. They were already super special to me, but when I was fly fishing in the river, my hook got stuck in the laces, and now I have a fly I made stuck in them.

    Why do you think functional clothing has gotten more popular in recent years?

    I think functional/techy clothes were already gaining popularity these past couple of years, but I think it got slightly boosted by Covid and the way it positively impacted the way people realized they craved the outdoors after it got taken from them.

    How do you define the term “comfort” in clothing, in particular technical apparel?

    With being outside, you start to realize little things you could do with - a little strap here, or a toggle there, a zip on my armpits to air them out… A lot of times these little pieces of engineering bring you comfort without you realizing you needed them until you realize they’re there.

    What are you looking for in the next six months and what challenges do you see that you’re excited about?

    Definitely want to do some iconic hikes and go back to snowboarding after I was out for a year because of knee surgery!!!

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