Recently I had the privilege of shooting Charlamagne Tha God for MADE Magazine. I've been listening to/watching Charlamagne for years. If you are unfamiliar with him, he is a Radio & TV Personality, most notably for New York's Power 105.1's "The Breakfast Club." I admire his work because he is not afraid to say what's on his mind. He recently released his first book titled Black Privilege: Opportunity Comes To Those Who Create It. This book contains so many life lessons, I highly recommend it, regardless if you know anything about Hip Hop or the Radio business. Charlamagne is a raw and necessary voice for our generation.
Like most jobs in the fashion industry this came up last minute. Just 4 days before the shooting date. But opportunities like this are why I test shoot frequently. I had one my interns Dante Corbett come to assist on the shoot. Not only did he assist with lighting and transport of equipment, but he also captured some BTS shots from the shoot (see gallery below). I used a 3 light setup for shooting, and kept skin retouching to a minimum. We wanted a natural look.
Thanks again to everyone involved in this project! Follow us on Instagram:
Magazine: @MadeMagazineUS / Model: @cthagod
Photographer: @LifeInReverie / Grooming: vivaladoll
Photography Assistant: @DLCoreVisuals / Wardrobe Stylist: @IAmHDiddy
Wardrobe Styling Assistant: @Brooklyn_Seams / Production Assistant: @Fay_Lolab