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Eyes Wide Open by Allen Zaki

Los Angeles-based editorial and commercial photographer Allen Zaki @allenzaki has exclusively created this amazing fashion editorial for Vanity Teen online with the fun, energetic and youthful model Easton Deleon @eastonxx represented by Vision Los Angeles @visionlosangeles.

Named Eyes Wide Open, it was inspired by the menswear for the spring 2021 season with bright and colorful prints and shooting outside in nature and on the streets of LA. The contrast of nature and the cement streets felt like a great juxtaposition for the clothes and model Easton’s personality to shine.

The mood board was inspired by photographer Tim Walker’s ethereal wide-angle fashion work, and the photographer wanted to play with the body proportion and the ability of the model to fit in the frame and stretch his body and limbs to be elongated while showing the Spring menswear. “I feel as though I achieved the esthetic I was going for, between the masculine landscape in nature in Bronson Canyon in Los Angeles, and shooting on the cement streets/sideways of LA,” the photographer Allen Zaki.

It was shot using a Canon 5D Mark IV with a 16-35mm lens in order to achieve the ultra-wide look with all-natural light. Easton Deleon looks great and we see that he had fun during the photoshoot, moving around the frame and being very expressive throughout the story. 

In charge of the stying was Jessica Armstrong @jessicaarmstrong_style who perfectly captured the idea of the shoot, with a variety of shirtless and menswear pants looks, with bright prints and patterns, in fun and bright colors. The grooming was created by Donna Gast @donna_gast who also did an amazing job for this editorial.

Model Easton Deleon @eastonxx represented by Vision Los Angeles @visionlosangeles photographed by Allen Zaki @allenzaki styled by Jessica Armstrong @jessicaarmstrong_style grooming by Donna Gast @donna_gast. Exclusive for Vanity Teen online!

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