Photography- Tina Wong
Model- Sophia Clerius
Makeup- Michelle Morse
From the first it was obvious the entire crew was in for a great ride as Samwell’s friendly creative input and generosity made it seem as if we’d all been friends and collaborators for years.
At one point Samwell caught our attention with, to many of us, was an exotic looking lighting set-up. His response to our questions was to offer to take our photos under his lights and give us each a personal example of the look he was going for.
Literally … minutes later I was presented with the photo you see here …
While I’ve never considered myself to be highly photogenic, I believe he has captured me in a way that allows me to see myself as others do … and I love it.
Here’s some more of Samwells’s work for your pleasure.
A successful hairstylist From Trinidad & Tobago. Antonio worked at the Orl'o Salon in the Meatpacking District, and has been featured in world-class magazines for his skills and vision. Allure magazine named him as one of the “Best Hair Cuts in NYC" while Vogue labeled him "...a rising star." Gotham magazine has called him a "shear genius." He has been featured as a guest expert on radio and is a guest writer for several online beauty sites. Since 2009 Antonio enjoys taking part in NYC's Fashion Week each season, together with his boss and mentor Orlando Pita.
Antonio's second passion is his volunteer work for hospices, transitional homes for girls, women's shelters and homeless shelters for families.
Antonio has created one platform with one voice, to inspire and educate people on the beauty of fashion and the beauty of helping those experiencing life's difficulties. "I don't do image make-overs" says Antonio. He believes that a makeover has to start with the inside… that the first step to transformation and real happiness starts by becoming aware of your inner beauty. Now building his brand internationally, Antonio now works between New York, Trinidad &Tobago and Germany.