Last week I had great fun shooting with photographer Billy Rood We shot Guo from Ignite Models at Billy's studio in Chicago. All wardrobe was provided by Gallery Aesthete which is the only boutique in Chicago to exclusively carry a wide range of designer menswear including Raf Simons, Commes Des Garcons and Rick Owens.
My shoots generally revolve around one "piece de resistance" and this time it was a (fake) gold tooth that I picked up in NYC. ;) The model got into character and may have possibly started channeling a Chinese gangster because he looked super sleek and a bit sinister! I can't wait to share the photos with you when they're out.
It rained the ENTIRE time we were shooting but the crew were troopers and we pushed through it!
We shot at a few different locations around Miami, including the beach, on a dock, in a pool and hotel courtyard. On location shooting is a challenge for me as a stylist because clothing likes to wrinkle when you stuff it into bags and then into the trunk of a car. Studio shooting is definitely a more preferable option since it's easier to control. But every once in a while it's fun to get caught in the rain, loosen the controls and laugh at yourself.
In the end we created some compelling imagery, and built a little character! ;)