Black Steel Rising

The concept of Black Steel has evolved. It started out as a take on Ben Stiller’s Zoolander character’s famous modeling face, “Blue Steel”. I was trying to discover my face, and I started working on my Black Steel. Then, I started digging into the idea of legacy building. How can I build something substantial? How can I create something for my son to build upon? My grandchildren? How can I inspire? So I started playing with the idea of Black Steel as a superhero, and his superpower was legacy building.

Its an incomplete character that is evolving as I get more information. In the meantime, I wanted to put Black Steel to use. This is my first project as Black Steel, titled “Black Steel Rising”. Photography by Emmanuel Sanchez. Corvette provided by one of my favorite Cubans, Mondy. Styled by Me, featuring clothes from Zara, All Saints, and Gucci.

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