What better way to spend an early summer day than with a day at the beach. Stylist Isaac King and I decided to do a lifestyle shoot with two models: Jaquez Andre and Isaiah Ross. Isaac cast Isaiah and I cast Jaquez. “John and I bet on who’s model would be better,” King explained. “In the endÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â it was a draw. Isaiah had a better expressions in the life style images, but Jaquez had the better movement. Well DUH! Jaquez […]
Meet the Parker Twins. When I first met Austen and Tyler, I could not tell them apart. I noticed one of them had a blemish where the other one did not. However, as soon as we started shooting, I would throw something out like “Austen move to the left.” That way I would know who was who so I could give the rest of the direction. Credits: Fashion Syling byÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â Isaac King andÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â Richard […]
Ethnic, who loves to proclaim ‘Black is Beautiful,’ flew from Atlanta to work with us. He was only the second model we worked with who didn’t live in the Chicago area. Today, working with out of town talent, is far more common. Because our standard modus operandi was to shoot in my hood, we decided to head over to stylist Isaac Kings house and shoot in some nearby parks. Credits: Styling by Isaac King assisted by Skye Russel. Make up […]
While I think I made some very nice photos during this shoot with NaCir Jahmill, this day is far more memorable for another reason. This is the day that I met my fashion spouse Stylist Isaac King. Ever since this shoot Isaac and I have been inseparable. He has gone from a one time member of the crew to a permanent member of the family. Credits: Styling by Isaac King and Richard Paden. Make up by John Gress.