Right around the time this shoot was conceived, I got in touch with an old friend, Gary Dobry. He is an accomplished artist who’s works are on display in Galleries both in the US and in Europe, an Author of three novels, protege of acclaimed American Artist Ed Paschke, a boxer, trainer, owner of Pug’s Gym, and a man that has testified against the mob. Yes, Gary is one interesting dude. During our conversation, an idea popped into my head, that shooting a fashion editorial in his gym would be a great thing. Well, it turned out to be a great thing, and this fab editorial was picked up for print in a Paris magazine. Shot right here in Crystal Lake, Illinois. That is a major coup. No, that does not happen every day. I couldn’t be happier! That is the top of the rock in the fashion world.
Photos: Jennifer Avello
Makeup & Hair: Traci Fine
Stylist: Samantha Pletzke
Model: Michelle / FACTOR Models
Here are some phone snaps of the great crew. Jennifer Avello, Samantha Pletzke, Brianna Kish, Annie Avello, and myself. Bravo.