Just a lazy Friday. And, we all need a little something something . . . then, I thought . . . what about Tiambay (Citizen)? Feast your eyes. Great face albeit exotic and unusual. Happy Friday.
This was my first test shoot done at what I call the Harlem Studio (my current home/working location). This kid was dating a one of my best friend’s at that time. His name is Anthony. And, honestly, that is all that I remember. He was just so natural in front of the camera. Anthony is one of the few people who I have shot that I have no idea what he is doing. Just a shame that he never pursued modeling. Maybe I should try to find him and reshoot? hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
Anthony is my Throwback Thursday treat for the children.
A bird’s eye view of one week in the life of The 386 in screenshots . . .
The LEGENDARY Blaine Cooke (Soul). If you don’t know who he is, you know NOTHING about male models. He gets the image in ONE shot newbies. ONE.
Iain Wallace (Citizen RED)_New to the scene. And, he already has an editorial in GQ with Mariano.
Sean Clancy (ADAM). Knew this kid back when he was RED. Moved on. And, looking great.
Nicolas Buss (ADAM) was a drive-by that turned into a shoot thanks to a no show. He is here for one more week. TRUST ME, shoot him photographers. Germany has never looked better.
Tim St. Amand (ADAM) hails from Arizona. He is one of 11 children. Can you imagine what his siblings must look like too?
Andrea Marcaccini (ADAM) is the beard that rocked NYC. He has shot with a record 10 photographers in less than 2 weeks. Just stunning. Beard and all that is in between.
Rodrigo Otazu (Jewelry designer to the Stars) and I shot at a very bright and early 7am in one of the most spiritual homes that I ever been to (his home that is). Always open and personality for days, Rodrigo could teach these young models a thing or two about humility and letting go in front of the camera. A great way to end my week of shooting.
On this day back in 2011, the former face of Givenchy, Pablo Otero, couldn’t speak one word in English. Not one. However, once I picked my camera up, the face and that amazing body fell right in line. I had him for only 20 minutes to style and shoot as he was (and still is) in crazy demand. Just a quick hello and Happy Throwback Thursday. I am off to the races.
So, what happens when Paris comes to Harlem? It BURNNNNNNNNNNNNNSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS. Mr. Alex Rousseau (Boss Models by way of Paris, France) and I spooked out the African cab drivers (no pun intended) rest stop in Harlem. Clad in pinstripes, a black trench and black pumps, Alex SERVED some realness with his beard and pouty lips. I wanted to post an outtake from our late night sessions. It is my favorite thing to do in this world: to shoot something unexpected and let the craziness ensue. Thanks Alex. Until next time.