Inked Takes Day of the Dead High Fashion with Zombie Boy

Inked Takes Day of the Dead High Fashion with Zombie Boy Can't get enough of The Walking Dead? We know. Inked's Creative Director Todd Weinberger, always ahead of the curve, tells us about the fashion shoot with Zombie Boy in their November issue:
Normally I would not have profiled Zombie Boy were it not for his recent jump into the high fashion world, starring in Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" video and walking in Thierry Mugler's show this past winter. We're technically a "tattoo magazine" but I think of us more as a lifestyle magazine for people with tattoos. I decided that in honor of Halloween it would be very cool to shoot Zombie Boy and since our deadline coincided with fashion week, I knew he would be coming to NYC which would be easy on our limited production budget.
Read how it all came together, and see the full-fashion zombified shoot, after the jump...

Michael Dwornik is one of our strongest shooters and would be up for the challenge of giving Zombie Boy that editorial edge that I was looking for with great studio lighting. We tried to come up with a concept, but Zombie Boy is basically a walking concept himself, so instead we focused on lighting and wardrobe. I brought in Young-Ah Kim to make him look masculine and slick but with a high fashion edge. We've been using a lot of street wear in our men's fashion shoots but you can't put Zombie Boy in a pair of jeans and a leather jacket, so we used a lot of blazers and items with texture and strong contrast, but kept to a black/gray palette with some small hits of color here and there. The end result is freakshow-meets-fashion and our readers have flipped over it.






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