Discovery: Nick Alan Cope
PHOTOS BY JESSICA HAYE AND CLARK HSIAO
Age: 25. Hometown: Takoma Park, Maryland. It’s a lot of hippies-turned-lawyers—a pretty perfect place to grow up. Currently resides: Silver Lake, Los Angeles. Out here, you really have to go out of your way to make somebody yell at you. It’s hard to be in a bad mood when it’s 70 degrees and sunny every day. Occupation: Photographer. Ultimately I’d like to shoot a mix of fashion advertising and architecture. I don’t wanna sell diapers. Reason for moving to Los Angeles: I went to Occidental College, but all I cared about was taking pictures. I really didn’t want to write 30-page papers. So I went to New Zealand for a semester-went skiing and hiking and drank a lot of beer-and then came back to L.A. to go to the Arts Center. Biggest Vice: Cheap beer. Dream Date: If I say anything, I’m going to get beaten. What’s the girl—I don’t even know her name . . . She’s in Wristcutters [Shannyn Sossamon]. Favorite Fictional Character: Omar Little from The Wire. He’s like Robin Hood, but gay and black and lives in Baltimore. Favorite Nonfictional Character: Bob Dylan. Would most like to photograph: David Bowie with Iman
Top | Jeans: United Colors of Benetton. Boxer shorts: Prada. T-shirt (in back pocket): Helmut Lang. Grooming products: Kiehl’s Since 1851, including Crème with Silk Groom. Fragrance: Essence of united colors of benetton for men. Below:| Nick Alan Cope in Los Angeles, April 2009. Blazer: Rag & Bone. Shirt: D&G. Beanie: Marc Jacobs. below Styling: Moses/Margaret Maldonado Agency. Grooming:
Gloria Noto/The Rex Agency. Fashion details page tkt.