A KALTBLUT exclusive. Photography by Julian White. A fashion photographer/talent scout based in Philadelphia and New York. The owner/founder of Fetch Model Management @fetchmgmt . “We are a mother agency based in NY & Philadelphia representing talent within the USA and Internationally. In this shoot Im photographing three African American males Sergo Fils, Johnny Lovely & Jacob Birgen who is one of our models. “

“Can you imagine a world where the only visibility of yourself is violence, poverty, and continuous misrepresentation of your culture? As a youth growing into adulthood I looked all over media platforms seeking myself. Skin tones so vast we come from the darkest of nightly shades with diamonds sparkle on our skin. To the lightest of honey hues that Nourish the community. As a young black man, I meet exquisite men of colour whose teachings and caring demeanour enrich the informed youth of their history. It just baffled me that I never have seen the beauty of my people as examples on the many platforms that were brought to me.  As an adult, I was plagued with the visuals of Black folks being terrorized. I had to change the narrative. I couldn’t continue to let little black boys and girls subject themselves as undeserving. To not see the beauty in oneself. So these visuals are Dedicated to the children like me seeking ourselves in the light.”

Photographer: Julian White | IG: @Julianwhitestudio
Creative Director: Anthony Davis | IG: @_franzfanon
Stylist: Sequine Lee | IG: @sequine
Models are Jacob Birgen | IG: @_birgen101_
Serge Fils | Aime IG: @serge.fils
Johnny Lovely | IG: @johnylovely_