A KALTBLUT exclusive menswear editorial. Photography by Mark Elzey. Model is Shawn Michael “Apollo” Phillip. Styling by Taylor Greeley. Hair and make up by Karrie Welch. “I was born in Bogalusa Louisiana. I started fine-art drawing at four years old. Which led me to paint around eight years old. I was always surrounded by Art in museums, films and festivals in Louisiana. I moved up north to Boston to focus digital art. Photography was a beautiful accident. My younger brother invited me to his friends birthday party to get me out of the house, as I was very introverted at the time. So I pondered around in hopes that someone would come over and talk to me. That never happened, so I started to look around to try and occupy myself during the party. Out the corner of my eye there was a Canon rebel not being used at the time. So I went to pick it up just to play around, and the moment I picked up the camera, everything made sense. Everything in my life begin to connect. It was truly the most wonderful feeling. So now here I am, a once introverted kid who inspires others to find their passions. ” says photographer Mark Elzey.