Gearing up for a photo shoot must be one of the most fun things in the world to do. In preparation for one in Los Angeles this summer, actor Alex Beh sent me and photographer Jory Cordy an e-mail that read as follows:
Nice Chrysler LeBaron
This was my response:
Shotgun Tecate tall boys. Switchblades. Sand fight. 4×4 Animal Style… for her. Ketchup for him. Tiger print. Not leopard or zebra or giraffe. Tiger. Amber lenses; Mosley Tribes. Heavy cuffs. Turquoise-studded cuff links. Croc leather. Cowboy boots with silver-capped toes. Limes. Skinny black tie. Neck tat.
Chocolate milkshake in the big silver Hamilton Beach cup.
In the string of replies that followed were two very similar lists:
“cigar and coffee. maroon robe on lawn near pool with boxers and white socks and tan moccasins. aforementioned girl in same. boa constrictor. 4 inch parke and ronen swim shorts. golden retriever on leash. dirt bike. wood saw,”
“Chocolate-covered Banana. Humongous fake moustaches for both. Turquoise and royal blue string bikini. Purple Bandana. Red Birdwells. Yellow Vans Authentics. Royal Blue Wayfarers. Faded white hat by The Game. Mesh. Casio. Gin & Tonics. Rolex Submariner. Eames Recliner. Old school scooter made from skate deck. Empty pool. Pit Bull. Antique Sprinkler.”
Galvanized Steel, my favorite
While the girl didn’t make the final cut, and while my crazy vision may not have been fully realized (I think I was channeling From Dusk Till Dawn), the finished product was made incredibly rad with apparel by Apolis Activism and eyewear by Mosley Tribes.
*Be certain to see the three short films which Alex wrote, directed, and starred in. Check out his reel. I guarantee you’ve seen him in some commercials this year. Also, read his interview on APO from earlier this year.
**Special thanks to Jory Cordy for sharing his inspired photography.