This is for an editorial collection we did to launch the CBC Collective with the new CBC Tools. Chrystofer Benson, one of the most sought after names in the hair world, launched a new brand this year. To really send the new brand out with a bang, he pulled the team together from across the country and made this one hell of a shoot.
After moving back to the Los Angeles area, I hit up a few agencies to do some test shoots with a few of their models. I was fortunate enough to get to work with LA Models and one of their new faces, Christen Harper.
Justin works hand in hand with some of the most talented directors, production designers and stunt coordinators in the Hollywood to design and fabricate motorcycles and props that help tell a story and become a character in their own right. ~About Justin Kell
I have worked with Chris a few times. The first time I had met him was on a shoot for a mens suit company called “Perfectly Suited”. Chris knew that I had moved to the Los Angeles area and was going to be in town. I knew of a beach in Malibu that we could shoot at and told him to meet me there.
A few years ago I was able to take part in a short film involving one of the actors from Hellboy, Pans Labyrinth and the Silver Surfer from Fantastic Four. The actor was Doug Jones. Doug is the king of prosthetics. He keeps his cool under all those layers very well. However, he spends a lot of time mediating and resting so that he doesn’t ruin the layers of work that has been done to him. With all of this time that Doug was spending resting, I found myself constantly hanging out with this super, SUPER cool guy named Jake. Jake was another actor that was taking part in the film. At the time I had never heard of him but mark my words, this guy is going places.
A few years ago I had the opportunity to do some behind the scenes work on a short film. My make up artist at the time was joking with me saying “make sure you get lots of shots of Andrew for me”.
Emma was a model that I wanted to work with for a while. When she asked me to shoot, I couldnt have been more excited. I tried to put together a team to pull together this shoot but couldnt make anything happen. The photos that follow are basically just Emma and I making things up as we went along. Sometimes, my favorite shots come from these random moments.