Recently I took a trip out to New York City and did a little swing through Milwaukee on my way back to Las Vegas. I mixed both business and pleasure in that I was able to spend some time with my parents walking the streets of the Big Apple, introducing them to the Halal Food Carts, watching Book of Mormon on Broadway, and exploring the city and new restaurants. But I was also able to make use of my contact at Envy Model Management and book a model test session through their New York office. Of all the model cards they sent me, I decided I wanted to photograph Thomas L. for a couple of reasons. First, I typically don't shoot male models so I wanted to stretch myself into that new arena, and second, Thomas has such a unique look that I could not have passed up this opportunity to work with him. His strong facial features paired with his platinum blond hair was a match to die for and nothing we have in Las Vegas.
We decided upon starting our shoot on a typical rooftop amongst the concrete jungle of New York skyscrapers, and then transitioned to Central Park. Styling was by Andrew Borquez, my contact at Envy, and wardrobe was by H&M. After our morning out shooting, I could not help imagining working and living in New York full time. The weather was gorgeous, all the hustle and bustle of people walking everywhere brought such a unique vibe to the streets, and of course the arts, the theater, the museaums, and the food were all enticing me. And let's not forget the shopping, Soho is my new favorite spot to shop!
Here's a handful of my favorite images from Thomas' shoot earlier this week. A big thank you Andrew and Envy Model Management and Thomas for all being so wonderful to work with!