A Hawaiian In Paris

Hudson Taylor @ Click NY and Next Miami, wearing vintage Jantzen

About six weeks or so ago, I had the opportunity to shoot a test with the rather phenomenal Hudson Taylor. Much of his book – mostly shot in Hawaii – was on the commercial side; our mutual goal was to nudge him into a more editorial direction before he started meeting with agencies in New York. Hudson immediately signed with Click, and he’s heading to Paris next week to walk for Givenchy.

I tried my best to coax him into buzzing his hair off before we shot – I’d put money on him returning from Paris with a shaved head. We grabbed a coffee this afternoon, caught up a little, and made plans to shoot again in the near future.

Good luck Hudson!

in Martin Margiela

in 2xist

knit top – Jean Paul Gaultier; pants – Martin Margiela; belt – Prada; satin shoes – Jil Sander

in Paul Smith

mesh top – Martin Margiela; pants – Comme des Garcons

Soul Man

Remi @ Vision, grooming by Brian Haugen for Artists by Timothy Priano

Seoul Man

Sangil @ Specimen, haircut by Alex Polillo for Andy LeCompte