I always enjoy styling my family and friends for events and photo shoots. It’s a testament to my skill, and speaks volumes of my craft when the people that knew me as an industrial engineer want to hire me as a fashion stylist. So, when I received the call about a photo shoot last August from Sterling, my good friend/fraternity brother, I was more than ready to make this brother FLY-ER!
Sterling works for the government, or as we say in D.C., “gubment,” and is a fitness model/bodybuilder on the side. He wanted some updates to his portfolio, so he flew to Miami Labor Day weekend for a small vacation and lifestyle photo shoot. During the offseason, Sterling is at his leanest maintained by a very strict workout and diet regimen.
After a long day of shopping and fittings, I thought we would indulge in some fattening grub, however I was sadly mistaken. Sterling whipped out this Ziploc bag of yams and an UNSEASONED, UN-FRIED chicken breast, then proceeded to have “dinner.” *deep, bacon-filled sigh* While my mind respected his regimen, my stomach politely walked to Five Guys and scarfed down a real meal.
The shoot was photographed by Creative Hostel co-inhabitant, Cendino Teme. I picked locations throughout South Beach and Miami to reflect Sterling’s personality and diverse looks. We had a great time working together, and I know it will not be our last. This shoot demonstrated the difference in lifting weights vs. lifting strips of bacon. I may have picked up some tips on physical fitness, but Sterling learned a thing or two about fashion.” Enjoy!
P.S.: The cigar was only for effect; no judgment.