“AGE IN FASHION"
So happy to announce fashion editorial with Tom Nelis is featured in RARE MAGAZINE, March Edition V 2018.
After meeting Tom, an award winning stage actor for the first time, after his incredible performance in Broadway's "INDECENT", I knew I had to photograph him....in a fashion editorial. After the performance, I invited him to my studio so I could share my ideas with him. Delighted about my vision he said, “Yes, lets do it!” !~. It also turned out with a fortunate stroke of serendipity, he too lives in Brooklyn, just a few minutes away from me. !~
This shoot unfolded magically, as directing Tom was a flawless process, as if he had been modeling his entire life. His decades of experience in theatre made it a fantastic seamless collaboration. During the shoot Tom chose not to look at the images of himself as we went along. He said, "I don't want to interfere with your vision", and gave me full creative access during the shoot. He appeared in my lens as regal as I remembered him in his performance. !~
It was a great day as Tanya and I laughed about grooming his beard twice, first for an updated headshot, and second for the fashion editorial. He was pampered as he says, "like never before in all the decades he has been in theater", with his boisterous laughter. !~ We had an amazing time. !~
A few days later, I read an article on Instagram about AGE IN FASHION by J'adee Murphy, owner and CEO of RARE MAGAZINE. I knew immediately I wanted to write to J'adee Murphy to share the editorial I has just completed with Tom, tagging along his conversation of "AGE IN FASHION", he loved the story. !~
Tom Nelis, theatrical actor now featured as a model in RARE's FASHION MAGAZINE EDITION V 2018. Just amazing. !~
Seeing a vision and following it though all the way not only changes my subjects idea of themselves and creates new possibilities for them, but also solidifies for me, following your intuition no matter how far fetched it may seem to appear at the time. !~
Congratulations, Tom. !~ What an immense pleasure it was working with you. !~
Model - Tom Nelis
Wearing- Zara for Men
Grooming- Tanya Marques
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