September 7, 2013 <<Toronto International Film Festival>> The day finally came for my most notable shoot of the year but as always the stress attached to the entire production was near overwhelming. I had to keep the shoot within budget, pray that no major problem arose, and double-pray that Dan's schedule did not run behind. Daniel was technically 1 minute late (he arrived at 2:01pm) but luckily in industry terms he was an hour early (lol). I remember this because Dan had emphatically apologized for being late, which I found interestingly charming.
Dan had a cavalier demeanor about him that my team and I found very pleasant, and artistically conducive. He went into wardrobe trying on whatever popped out at him, and once the right outfits were agreed upon; he whisked in-and-out of hair and make up and onto my set. I photographed at speed for the remaining 2 hours of the shoot and often recall Dan asking if i was happy with the results I was getting. Dan gave me every pose he could think of in the 2 hours I had. He was quick with his poses, quick to use the props available, and had a genuine interest in committing himself in the time we had. The shoot came to a conclusion and Dan continued onto his next appointment. He had a lasting impression, in a very positive way.
Credits: A big thank you to Sharp Magazine for this opportunity. Another big thank you to Dan's fantastic publicist; Scott. My team members; Stylist: Randy Smith at Judy Inc., Make-up: Taylor Savage at Judy Inc., Hair: Rafael Estrella-Dunn at Dulcedo Artists and S1 Group Studios for hosting our shoot.
May 16, 2012 This photoshoot has an interesting twist which is that the cover was originally meant for Cam Gigandet but unfortunately due to a last minute emergency he was unable to work with us. We had to confirm a new talent within 12 hours. We had flown into LA and were leaving the evening of the shoot.
Colton performed beautifully. He had a lot of previous modeling experience so this was a walk in the park for him. The only problem that arose from this switch is the clothing was meant for someone a couple sizes larger so alterations had to be made within photoshop. It is a wonderful story.
Thank you to Essential Homme Magazine and to my team; Fashion Editor: Terry Lu at Essential Homme, Grooming by Mira at NEXT LA