Stephen Loban:Intensity

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Photographer: Stephen M Loban
Model: Pietro Pantanella
Makeup Artist: KJ @ Vibe Eye Designs
Stylist: Pietro Pantanella

Being a fashion photographer most of your work is with Women. So when I was asked to shoot Peitro for a fun creative I was excited for this shoot.

With skillful grooming and a great selection of clothing to fit the mood of edgy but comfortable, I decided to use a mix of muted color and black and white imagery to highlight the textures and mood we wanted to create. To create that mood of a strength and confidence I used decisive lighting to bring out the various textures but still sculpt my subject in shadows to define his character.

When Peitro thinks of his style he goes straight to comfort with edge. To rock confidence in wearing bold, loud pieces mixed with comfortable fabrics In this editorial you can see that he combines comfort with a sense of style and class. There are no boundaries. Mixing fashionable business apparel with street style adds a bit of relaxation and uniqueness to his overall look. Playing with different patterns, textures and colors definitely adds interest. Nothing reads ‘best dressed’ than a man who can play mix & match with his closet while still looking exquisite. Throwing together different options and playing with different accessories always adds a bit of fun towards the end result. Things such as sunglasses, hats, scarves and even watches are definitely a great way of grabbing attention and showcasing who you are as an individual. Accessories truly define your character – anyone can wear a basic jean and t-shirt but its your choice in accessories and how you wear them that truly characterizes you as a person.

In this day and age more and more men are becoming known as iconic fashion figures. Starting the newest trends and even opening new doors in the men’s fashion industry. Celebrities like George Clooney, James Franco and even sports stars like David Beckham, have all peeked as trendsetting males in the fashion world and have given new insight on how to pair clothing. You can never go wrong with the ‘minimal’ look just make sure to pair it with some high-end finishes such as a scarf or a nice leather bag to seal the deal.

Boston Fitted Cap, Coat: American Apparel, Dress Shirt: Zara, Scarf: Hugo Boss, Jeans: Guess Premium Denim, Belt: Hugo Boss, Boots: Aldo, Bracelets: Aldo Accessories
Scarf: Hugo Boss, White T-Shirt: H&M, Varsity Coat: Zara, Jeans: Guess Premium Denim, Belt: Hugo Boss, Shoes: Converse, Bracelets: Aldo Accessories
Coat: H&M, Dress Shirt: Zara Black Label, Scarf: Hugo Boss, Watch: Marc Jacobs, Sun Glasses: Marc Jacobs, Jeans: Guess Premium Denim, Boots: Aldo
Coat: Zara, Beater: H&M, Jeans: Guess Premium Denim, Boots: Aldo
Cable Knit Sweater: Zara, Beater: H&M, Jeans: Guess Premium Denim, Belt: Hugo Boss
Coat: Burberry, Beater: H&M, Jeans: Guess Premium Denim
Coat: Zara, T-Shirt: H&M, Belt Hugo Boss, Jeans: Guess Premium Denim

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