photographed by Tarrice Love
featuring Mike Radon @ Major Model Mgmt.
styled by Tarrice Love
grooming by Tarrice Love
Former football player for the Atlanta Falcons, Mike Radon, has stepped into the arena of modeling currently represented by Major Model Mgmt. The agency sent him to test with me not knowing what to expect. Neither did I. Mike walked to thru the door with this really weird haircut that I didn't like. with my usual limited resources, I decided to create this monk/ Arab type hooded cloak. I was inspired by this photo of a Arab man on my wall and the styling of the Steven Klein fashion story in Japan Men's Vogue.
Most of the work Mike had done was centered around his amazing body. He is what I call "black-boy-built." he was tall, muscular and bow-legged. I wanted to do something that made Mike a little bit more fashion editorial especially since muscular male models are making a return to the editorial scene.