ODD VIRTUE by Antonio Velez

A KALTBLUT exclusive. Antonio Velez is a queer Mexican American photographer and art director from San Francisco, currently in Berlin. He explores eccentric subtleties in his emotional portraiture and aims for character, authenticity, and intrigue. Fashion by Fomme, Effenberger Couture, Clara Merimon, Lil Lapel.

In this portrait seating of Berlin-based musician Luke Neocamp, Antonio grasps on to an eclectic mix of inspirations from glam-rock stars, classical art, Berlin grunge, hyper-masculine humor, and queer camp; portrayed in a stark high-end fashion. Berlin-based stylist Camille Pailler gathered a pool of local talent to construct this style essay, while makeup artist Mica Frisch fleshed out the inspirations with wig styling and makeup.

Photography by Antonio Velez / www.antoniovelez.net / instagram: @antoniovelez.nett

Styling by Camille Pailler / www.camillepailler.wixsite.com / Instagram @camix_lol

Make-up by Mica Frisch / www.freshfxmakeup.com / instagram: @fresh_fx_makeup

Muse is Neocamp / Instagram: @lukeneocamp