Editorial: Fashion Model Jeremiah Daniels Does A Bedroom & Bathtub Shoot For D.M. Fashion Book

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EACH YEAR, THE FASHION INDUSTRY INTRODUCES THE NEXT GENERATION OF MODELS WHO DOMINATES THE RUNWAY FOR YEARS TO COME.

WORDS BY OUR EDITOR-IN-CHEIF AND CEO DONOVAN MOORE

PHOTOGRAPHY: T.P. 

MODEL: JEREMIAH DANIELS 

LOCATION: CLUB QUARTERS HOTEL, PHILADELPHIA, RITTENHOUSE SQUARE 

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIAJeremiah ”Jay” Daniels ‘s first photoshoot and editorial with D.M. Fashion Book gave the rising model his first moment into the global spotlight.

Just like about every other model, it’s Jeremiah‘s dream to walk the runway during fashion week. As editors, stylists, buyers, and designers attend fashion week every season and millions of fashion lover flock to social media season after season to see the latest trends from luxury houses and independent brands, it’s the models who are working around the clocks for days and sometimes even weeks before each show to make sure that their catwalk presentation is a success. Their clothes, hair and makeup also must look good.

Being a model is not all party, smiles, and beauty. While it does have those things there is actually quite a process to get ready for a fashion show, and many models put their bodies through a lot in order to be ‘worthy’ of the runway.

Thankfully, Jay sticks to his daily workout regimen, is a healthy eater and has a strict diet. He workout for two hours a day a few days a week, run and play ball. Jay is now sticking with a plant-based diet to prepare for New York Fashion Week next month and he was also advised to cut out red meat, dairy products and stick with as many green things as possible. This allows him to cut out extra fats, sugars, and anything that may cause him to gain any weight. He works his hardest to trim down and tone up right before photoshoots and fashion week.

On a night back in February, Daniels and I talked on FaceTime for about 45 minutes about the concept for his second photoshoot for my site. It was my idea for him to do a bedroom, pajama themed shoot, but he had something else in mind: a bathtub themed shoot.

These type of shoots of course requires planning, ideas, work, and figuring out things like spaces available.

Two weeks later, we drove to Philly to do the shoot. After searching for some good hotels that were in the budget, we decided to do the shoot at Club Quarters on Chestnut Street.

For years the bathtub shoot has been a fantastical and magical idea for many models and photographers. Those of us who draw our ideas from cinema, the bathtub can come from lots of 90s movies including those like American Beauty. Then there were some male models such as Furkan Turhan, David Koch, and Adam Jakubowski amongst others. Now there is Jeremiah. 

Everything from the pajama to the Ralph Lauren underwear and posing in a tub full of bubbles were a collaboration between the model and myself. Because of this type of shoot, first and foremost there needs to be respect for one another, the model, myself and the photographer. There is a lot that goes into each scene and shot and these need to be truly appreciated.

Personally, I spend a lot of time looking at fashion editorials, portfolios, and magazine as well as being on Pinterest and Instagram. I have tons of vision boards with inspiration for conceptual shoots that I want to do. I have all these ideas from my favorite fashion photographers like Tyler Mitchell, African American photography duo AB+DM (Ahmad BarberandDonte Maurice), Steven Klein, Annie Leibovitz, Mario Sorrenti and photography duo Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin that I want to study and reproduce to find my style as a photographer. I will soon start shooting models myself.

As far as fashion, I am inspired by stylists including Misa Hylton, June Ambrose, Tonne Goodman, and Law Roach. The way Misa styled artists on Puff Daddy‘s Bad Boy roster back in the 90’s proved that she was ahead of her time. Those moments were iconic and are still replicated until this day.

For Jay‘s shoot, I’ve decided to put him in a white pajama set and Polo Ralph Lauren boxer brief because it reminded me of my teenage days, when I first fell in love with Hip-Hop. Rappers wore Polo underwear under their baggy jeans with tee-shirts.

This time around, Jay was more comfortable with posing. For the bathtub scene, he really stepped outside of his comfort zone. He did an amazing job.

Jay is more than just a kid from Camden, New Jersey. He has a bright future ahead of him.

Photos Credit: Exclusive for D.M. Fashion Book

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Donovan

Donovan is the CEO and Editor-In-Chief of www.dmfashionbook.com. For all general inquiries please email don@dmfashionbook.com Donovan has a BA in Journalism & Media Studies from the prestigious Rutgers University. He's currently studying entertainment and fashion law.