Wednesday, January 22, 2014

...MY SHIRT AND TIE SH*T! feat. Nate Gill @SoulArtist Mgmt.


model: NATE GILL (city models/ soul artist mgmt nyc)
ph. Tarrice Love
styling: Tarrice Love

 The  moment he stepped into my studio I understood  why so many clients hire him. Not only is he flawlessly good-looking, but Nate Gill has an energy that lights up a room. He was one of the nicest models I have had the pleasure of working with from Soul Artist Mgmt.



He's done campaigns for Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Abercrombie & Fitch, Y3, DKNY, and most recently Dsquared2.



He's walked the runway for Dolce & Gabanna, Etro, Versace, Givenchy, Vivienne Westwood and Calvin Klein.


I was  a little  intimidated to work with a  model that had been  photographed  by so many of my favorite photographers, but Nate's personality put me at ease. It was my first time working with him, but it felt like I was working with an old friend.

photographer Tarrice Love feat. nate gill @ soul artist mgmt. from tarrice love on Vimeo.



model: NATE GILL (city models/ soul artist mgmt nyc)
ph. Tarrice Love
styling: Tarrice Love



For my 1st shoot with Nate Gill I decided to play it safe and shoot some  classic, clean, and simple style images. I was nervous and I didn't want him to think I was a weirdo. Looking back, I wish I hadn't gotten in my own way and done something artistic and crazy. He has the personality and look to pull off almost anything. We definitely haveta make something awesome happen next time he's in town. 

The thing that surprised me the most about  working with Nate was him telling me that in his 5 years of modeling that our shoot was his first time in front of the lens of a black photographer. I was complimented and  disappointed at the same time. It really made me realize how much more work me and other black photographers have to do to break into the circle of photographers that models like Nate Gill normally work with. I am thankful to have the support of Soul Artist Mgmt. and  models  like  Nate Gill to help make my journey towards success a little bit easier.



Nate Gill appears on season 2 of Revenge and  you can check him out on netflix.com 









2 comments:

  1. Love your site and photos. Will be back to visit and dig around. Thanks!

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