COVER STORY: A PRINCE AMONGST MEN GRAY EBERLY BY BELL SOTO

Meet the muse Gray Eberly with Soul Artist Management. Gray covers Volume I of Les Amis Journal. Photographed by the iconic Bell Soto in a photo session reminiscent of the hard work of photography from decades past. "I wanted to give an homage to photographer Wilhelm Von Gloeden with this series of portraits of Gray. Back then, in order to create a "look", for a photographer it could take years of developing formulas, chemicals, and even some had to make their own negative plates on glass. Ever since photography became digital and available to everyone, I feel photography lost the emotion of the "event" to create an image."
We sat down with Gray to learn more about the male model with the face of Adonis who helms from Jersey.
 
AGE :21
HOMETOWN :Tenafly New Jersey 
AGENCY : SOUL ARTIST MANAGEMENT
HOW DID YOU GET INTO THE MODELING INDUSTRY
When I was in college a lot of my friends told me that I should try modeling. So after college I I had a test shoot with my aunt who is a wedding photographer and we sent those photos to some friends in the fashion industry.  Through a family friend we were able to get those photos to Bruce Weber. He loved my look and me come shoot for Vman magazine in Montauk the next day.  Then he connected me with the awesome people at Soul Artist Management.
 

WHAT HAS BEEN THE MOST EXCITING FASHION JOB YOU HAVE DONE TO DATE?
Probably my most exciting job so far has been for a Todd Snyder x Timex watches job where I got to longboard around on the streets and get photographed.  Anything that has to do with board sports is super exciting for me. That was definitely a blast.
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE YOUR 16 YEAR OLD SELF
If I had advice for my 16-year-old self it would be probably to focus more on my studies and not be so stubborn against my parents ideas of how to help me with school, my anxiety and my ADD

WHAT COLORS REMIND YOU OF HOME
If I had to choose colors that reminded me of home I would have to say orange because when I was little I wouldn’t wear any other color, in fact my parents called me orange boy.
LOVE YOUR NAME GRAY SUCH A BAD ASS NAME IS IT REAL
I actually go by my knick name, Gray.  My full name is Robert Graveraet Eberley my parents always intended for me to go by Graveraet but that got shortened to gray at a very early age.
 
WHATS YOUR FAVORITE FOOD
 My favorite food would definitely have to be really really good sushi(tuna). Either that or a microwaved cookies and cream quest bar.  If you haven’t microwaved a quest bar try it, it’ll change your life.



WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR HOBBIES , LIKE WHAT DO U DO FOR FUN
My favorite hobby’s switch around a lot because they usually involve the outdoors and the topography of my location.  Rock climbing will always be close to my heart.  In addition I have always loved all board sports so when I’m in a cold mountainous place it’s snowboarding. When I’m close to good waves I’m out surfing. and If those two aren’t an option, which they often aren’t anymore, I turn to my longboard and continue board therapy on the concrete.

WHAT GROOMING PRODUCT DO YOU NEVER LEAVE HOME WITHOUT
One beauty product I never leave the house without is my rodan and fields sulfur face wash.  
ONE GROOMING TIP EVERYMAN SHOULD FOLLOW
I think one grooming tip every man should follow is keep your eyebrows tamed
WHAT SONG IS ON YOUR GYM PLAYLIST FOR THE ULTIMATE PUMP
One song I play in the gym all the time is enter Sandman by Metallica but if I really need some juice I’ll play Backseat Freestyle- Kendrick Lamar (Wheathin Remix) that’s the song I hit my first 405 lb deadlift to

WOULD U EVER CUT YOUR LUCIOUS LOCKS
I complain about my hair getting in my face all the time but I really do love having long hair.  If I had to cut it for a big job I definitely would but for anything other than that I think I would abstain.
IF U COULD HAVE ANY SUPERPOWER WHAT WOULD IT BE AND WHY
If I could have any superpower it would be to predict the future so I could make a lot of money in the stock markets and spend the rest of my life driving fast cars, rock climbing, snowboarding, surfing and spending time with the ones I love.

WHAT WAS YOUR LAST DREAM ABOUT
My latest dream has been to build a hot rod or a kit car with my dad and little brother
WHATS NEXT FOR GRAY IN 2019 TO 2020
What’s next for me in 2019? I want to take self control and discipline to the next level and achieve a body fat percentage of 7%.  I also want to apply this discipline to reading every day and working on side projects.

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