Making the Issue
Joe Magnani and Jared Schlachet of Jsquared Photography shot on the Canon 5D Mark 3 using Profoto lighting and Photek umbrellas. They wanted to mix the natural light with the strobes for this story to give it a nice lifestyle feel. Their goal was to show Brody Jenner in his element doing the things he would usually be doing at home. “He was a great guy and super easy to work with. Made for a great day, ” Jsquared noted.
Makeup artist Heather Balaam said that Brody Jenner has the quintessential Southern California lifestyle, “He’s easy going, laid back and loves to have a good time.” She aimed to make Brody look very regal and a tad out of character for the cover shoot: “So I gave his signature curls more of a slicked back style. Brody Jenner referred to it as his John Snow look, ” she said. Heather used Zeus products on his hair and beard to keep it simple and defined. She said that he looked ready for the Oscars! But true to Brody style, he had his trucker hat on in no time.
For the cover, wardrobe stylist Claudia Alvarado wanted to show a side of Brody Jenner that is rarely seen. By styling him in a Mark Pomerantz suit and black tie, Claudia wanted to complement the suit with a Richard Milles white watch, known to be worn by many athletes. “In the end Brody loved the look and the pictures came out amazing, ” Claudia said. As for the other looks, Brody got to choose from his own closet; They were casual, yet trendy. “He has got great style, ” Claudia said. “He was a pleasure to work with!”