Luck hasn't got a thing do with it 👊🏻. It was really rad to have the chance to work with Lucky Brand (@luckybrand) while I've been on this latest stint in LA. It's always the goal to get to work with well established/notable brands and Lucky has been on my wish list for awhile now. Thanks to my booker Francesca and No Ties Management (@notiesmgmt) for the opportunity. Editorial content specialist Calvin Seabrooks (@calvinseabrooks). Images by Grant Puckett (grantpuckettphoto) & Luke Austin (@lukeaustinphoto). Styling by (@rollandryan). Also thanks to the little kid who photo-bombed me in the laundromat 🤔.
I recently connected with Justin Chen via Instagram after randomly putting up a "Hey photographers let's shoot" post. I was immediately drawn to his super clean work, great use of natural light and stellar retouching skills. After some brief planning we decided on a few pieces of clothing and I demanded that he be up early for a 6:30 A.M. pick-up (on a weekend) so we could capture that warm morning light near the ocean. We drove north along the Pacific Coast Highway from LA proper and eventually settled on Leo Carrillo State Beach. We knocked out the following images in about an hour or so and it turned out to be one of my favorite shoots/photo sets of recent years (despite putting my manhood at peril in the freezing cold Pacific Ocean). Thanks so much to Justin for his work on this and to Stark Mag for picking up the story!