Editorial

TJ Breil | Editorial Photoshoot With Greenville's Woodworker

"Woodworking is not only a full time hobby, but a passion for me. I started about 3 years ago in the basement of my friend’s shop making my very first baseball bat on his lathe. From that, it turned into rolling pins, bowls, cutting boards and anything else my family wanted for Christmas. I then moved on to start my very own woodworking company, Slab Woodworking, along with a few good friends who are vital to its operation. We have developed our own individual style and unique way of doing things— what other wood shop owner makes deliveries in a ’78 VW Bus.

Anyone can make a cutting board or rolling pin, but you can’t make it Slab quality. A New York, NY chef once told me, “you have the Brooklyn style, without the prices of a Brooklyn woodworker”. I laughed and mentioned the price increase on the cutting board she just bought. I take pride in everything that goes out our door or in the mail. You can find Slab products in a shops spanning from Greenville to Charleston, or on our website."

TJ Breil

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Lucy Nordlinger | Representational Painter Editorial Photoshoot

Lucy Nordlinger is a representational painter, living and working in Greenville, SC. Her figurative work pieces together languid, dream-like moments; the familiar and the forgotten. They are genre paintings veiled in a sense of unease, a voyeurism. She paints haphazardly at home in her kitchen-turned-studio, usually working on several paintings at a time.

Jorge Gonzalez and Lucy are collaborating on some images that are going to be used in our branding. Our goal is to feature the work of local artists on our business cards in a way that is representative of our brand, Jorge Gonzalez Photography. We cannot wait to share these images with you in the near future!

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Charisse Hazlett | Studio 54 Inspired Editorial Photoshoot

We had this idea of a Studio 54 styled shoot for a while and there wasn’t anyone better to do it than Charisse. We were able to put it all together thanks to the amazing talent of my dear friend and super talented stylist Deanne Nguyen. Gene Goh rocked the makeup and elevated the shoot to a whole new level. Our friends from Brown Hats threw in a couple of their gorgeous hats and that made the perfect combination for this Studio 54 editorial photoshoot. Thanks y’all! 

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Julian Woodhouse | Editorial Photoshoot with Woodhouse Designer

Julian Woodhouse is the creative designer of Woodhouse, a menswear clothing line. As a 21st century renaissance man, Julian is achieving milestone after milestone in both his professional career as a designer as well as in his personal life. Julian recently showed his collection during the NYFW 2016 with an overwhelmingly positive response from the media and critics. In his personal life, Julian tied the knot with male model Krillian Kroch and looks forward to having an amazing and very stylish wedding in the US. Jorge Gonzalez took these editorial photos in the designer's house while he casually posed with his pet chicken. 

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Hae Jun | Editorial Photoshoot in the Heart of Seoul

Haejun, born and raised in South Korea, knew he was different from a very young age. He loved dolls, wearing women’s clothing and putting on makeup. He remembers with a melancholy look his years in high school and the painful hardships he endured for being “different” to the strictly homogeneous Korean society. His love and passion for dance helped him in his moments of despair, and he uses his profound talent for teaching and performing regularly in Seoul. In Jorge Gonzalez's editorial photoshoot with Haejun, he strived to capture the nostalgia that comes from visiting one's hometown after many years away. 

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Marshall Bang | Singer Songwriter Editorial Photoshoot

Marshall, a Korean American Singer, first arrived in Korea as a participant in a singing competition. The experience led him to his current career in music. He recently made the bold decision to come out of the closet after keeping the secret from even his closest friends. His friends and family have embraced and supported him during his transition into transparency. Marshall is an inspiration and role model for all Korean youth who are internally struggling with feelings of duality. He has given a voice to them and the confidence to be true to themselves. Jorge Gonzalez's goal with these editorial photos was to portray Marshall as a strong, confident and fiercely talented above all, human, making waves in the music industry. 

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Alexandra Le Cann | Editorial Photoshoot with French Performance Artist

Alexandra Le Cann, or Fraise Vanille onstage, is a performance artist, burlesque dancer, and costume designer. Offstage she is down to earth and woos everyone who meets her with her brilliant personality that shines brighter than her beautiful new costume line Maison Chardon. After living and working in Seoul for over 5 years, Alexandra is moving to Japan to advance her career. Jorge Gonzalez Photography took these dramatic editorial photos to highlight her as a performance artist. Stay tuned for her stunning costumes and shows coming to Tokyo. 

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