Photographer Lester Villarama @shotbylester presents this super hot fashion editorial exclusively created for Vanity Teen online with the handsome LA-based model and rapper Dean Michael @_deanmichael represented by DT Model Management @dtmodelmgmt.
This editorial is part of an ongoing photography series that the photographer has been working on for the past few years. It was previously called “The Loft Series” but he has moved to a new unit that doesn’t feature the loft anymore and now takes place in a new living room with furniture so it is a slight variation from the previous series.
“The purpose of the series is to be able to utilize the same location/space and present it in different ways with different people,” says the photographer. “It is very moody, sexy, sensual but artistically presented. I wanted to be more comfortable shooting bodies and be able to embrace the art of black and white photography.”
For this photoshoot, Lester Villarama used a Sony A7Riii Camera with a 55mm lens solely using natural light which is what he usually does for the series, and it was shot in the photographer’s apartment in Los Angeles.
“I would say that this would be different from my usual portrait/commercial/fashion work but it’s been something that I’ve been shooting consistently so I think there will be a recall and some people will know it’s my work upon seeing it.”
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