editorialesque » nick rea for numéro homme

by Jeremy Danté

through the lens of jean-baptiste mondino, nick rea of new york models appears darkly styled by serge girardi. appearing for the pages of numéro homme, i love that male editorial has the ability to take on greater depths of industrial inspiration & gritty style. whether a tux, denim or rockstar-esque leather jacket, all of the elements that are expected for a new age, menswear editorial are seen here- thoughtfully combined & contrasted. i have a weakness for black & white photography for it’s moody overtones & here the combination of style & photographic technique collide magically. as for nick rea, who plays takes on a stirring role in the editorial, he’s been working the high end editorial circuit since 2009; appearing regularly for l’officiel hommes, GQ style & men’s vogue china. on the advertising circuit, rea has appeared for gucci eyewear & H&M. aesthetically, rea plays into the modern prototype of male models that come equipped thin frames & interesting, rather than commercially or stereotypically beautiful facial features. i see similarities to artistic elements of the rocky horror picture show in this spread.

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