Niclas Gillis (DNA) & Nick Lacy (Next); styled by Eugene Ong; grooming by Alexis Swain @ Next Artists: all clothes Native Son.
The last, and most irksome vanishing editorial from 2012, is this story, shot on the fly for a brand-new Berlin-based mens fashion magazine. The magazine approached me with their ne plus ultra media kit and a request for a story, which was then cast with the approval of their editor-in chief. The images were destined to accompany an interview with Native Son designer Kyle Fitzgibbons for their inaugural issue. The whole thing smacked of class and professionalism.
When the editor received the quick pulls an hour after the shoot, I got this as a reply:
The photos are AMAZING!
We are definitely going to run the story.
GREAT job… When you have your selects please send me the lo-res single images so that we can work them into a layout.
Also my writer will get in touch with Native Son pr with some questions for an interview.
I’m glad this worked out after all, and brilliantly.
Of course, such positivity made the 48 hour editing deadline more palatable.
The editor and I would go on to plan a few upcoming stories for future issues, the “Issue 0″ would appear on their website, the agencies would start to inquire as to when the story was running and eventually, crickets.
Not sure if the magazine is officially defunct, but that’s my bet. In this last installment of Disappearing Act, I think it’s safe to finally release the shots. A pity it never ran, because the guys and the team really turned it out over the course of our 90 minute shoot.
Thanks again to all involved.
special thanks to Mimi & Jillian at Next, and to Kyle at Native Son