I woke up this morning and went to the Vogue Italia website to see who was the featured black model in the Vogue Black section edited by the iconic Bethann Hardison and was completely surprised to see Henry Watkins. I remember a few years ago, George Brown (booker at Red NYC) hit me up and asked me to do a test with new face Henry Watkins. I instantly liked his fresh All-American look and after seeing him in person, I really liked his personality. Most new models come into my shooting space seem blank and empty .... not Henry. He was very smart and funny.... i instantly saw "superstar" in him.
Since our collaboration, Henry has walked runways for Calvin Klein, Givenchy, Emporio Armani and countless other designers all over the world. Hes also done campaigns for Benetton and American Eagle. He even appeared on the reality series Model City.
With the fickleness of the fashion industry,it is real nice to see the work we did together continues to hold a presence in his presentation to the fashion world. This past fashion week, WHY NOT Model mgmt., his agency rep in Milan used one of my images on his showcard.
Everyone go check out Henry's interview on Vogue Italia - VOGUE BLACK . Its a major compliment that Bethann chose a few images of mine to appear in the Henry Watkins gallery.
CLICK HERE TO SEE VIDEO INTERVIEW