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Young Old Soul by Karen Mortenson

Karen Mortenson @karencmortenson is a portrait and fashion photographer based in Los Angeles who specializes in photographing men. She created this amazing fashion editorial with the handsome model Cole Micek @colemicek represented by Wilhelmina Los Angeles @wilhelminalamen and Wilhelmina Miami @wilhelmina.miami, exclusively for Vanity Teen online!

The shoot is inspired by Cole being an old soul in real life, and therefore the team wanted a vintage mood. The story talks about a young man who has a great appreciation for classic style and an old-fashioned, less technology-driven way of life. In their story, the model is unplugging and taking time away from work and friends to have a quiet, contemplative day on his own.

It was shot with a Nikon D850, Sigma 50mm 1.4 Art Lens, Nikon 85mm 1.8 G Lens, and Nikon 35mm 1.8 G Lens. Most of the editorial was created in a loft at 650 Spring Street in the historic core of downtown Los Angeles. The loft had large windows with tons of natural light, exposed brick and was decorated with a vintage vibe, with an oversized bookcase along the entire wall of one of the rooms. They also shot outside in the arts district of downtown Los Angeles with an amazing painted staircase leading to the Fourth Street Bridge at Santa Fe Avenue and Molino Street.

In charge of the styling was Kimberly Goodnight @mediaplaypr, who managed to capture the vintage vibe with great pieces from Funky Flavours, AG Jeans, Loupn Collection, Spirit Hoods, Rupert & Buckley, 5equals10, Express, and H&M. The model was completely comfortable expressing the vibes of this amazing story that has a great message, and the team had loads of fun shooting this project and we couldn’t be happier with the result!

Model Cole Micek @colemicek represented by Wilhelmina Los Angeles @wilhelminalamen and Wilhelmina Miami @wilhelmina.miami photographed by Karen Mortenson @karencmortenson styled by Kimberly Goodnight @mediaplaypr, exclusive for Vanity Teen online!

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