Joe and I go so far back, I can't even remember where I met him. When he hit me up for a shoot earlier this year, I was actually surprised we hadn't had one yet. We met up at Melrose, a place Joe was equally surprised I had never been to. We almost did more shopping than shooting, and we ran into a few friends as we walked up and down the street.
He may look tough with his shades and ripped jeans, but to me he'll always be little younger brother Joe. I tried to capture some of that cute, innocent, boyfriend image to balance out his normal street fashion and professional poses. The shoot almost felt like a catalogue shoot, which, to be fair, isn't something Joe is unaccustomed to.
Joe has enough charisma that most of the photos didn't need any color editing, or any editing at all for that matter, but I couldn't help myself from a few more stylistic edits towards the end.