Nick & Chlo'e photograph pro skater Stevie Williams for the New Era Flagbearer
series. Brooklyn Brothers
in New York commissioned the photography team to create portraits of local LA heroes. New Era chose musicians, artists, athletes, and writers with individual styles and who are making a difference and changing perceptions. Once homeless, Williams is now a pro skater, the founder of DGK, a skateboard design company, and a media mogul.
Nick & Chlo'e photographed Williams next to the Los Angeles River. The iconic river provided a dramatic backdrop for the shoot. LA based artist Kendall Faeth designed and constructed the ramp using found objects. The rough road surface made it more difficult for Williams to get a good run up for the stunt, but Nick & Chlo'e found him to be very patient and hard working during the shoot. Of the final image they say they, "wanted to strike a balance between a naturalistic action shot and a cinematic/narrative feel to the photograph."
Find out more about New Era's Flagbearers series on their website
See more photography from Nick & Chlo'e here.
Client: New Era
Agency: Brooklyn Brothers NYC
Creative Directors: Stephen Rutterford, Guy Barnett, Brooklyn Brothers NYC
Photography: Nick & Chlo'e