Mark Reay, the fashion photographer who noone knew he was also a homeless

Not so long ago Mark Reay was known in the fashion industry for having modeled for Versace and Moschino; after having worked as a photographer to Dazed and Confused Magazine and even have acted in Sex & The City (starring as Carlo, billionaire boyfriend with a tiny penis). But what nobody knew is that after work, Mark did not return to a luxury apartment in Manhattan, but it slipped away to the roof of a building which had the keys from a friend. “I figured I would stay there for a few days, and finally lived there for six years,” Mark said in an interview with The Guardian.

During those six years Mark stood in “their” roof and headed to the gym – “I know it sounds crazy, but for $70 a month I had showers, electricity and a toilet and I could additionally keep my camera and my clothes”- where he dressed and arranged as a Gentleman to sit on the terrace of a cafe or attend their odd jobs such as photography sessions in which portray the beautiful models of Fashion Week in New York; although models, of course, did not know that that sexy photographer was homeless.

Isn’t it amazing? Well now we can know the whole story of Mark Reay on Homme Less, since the film-documentary director and friend of Reay, Thomas Wirthensohn, filmed and, thanks to whom, no longer sleeps on the roof.

(esp) Hasta hace poco Mark Reay era conocido en la industria de la moda por haber desfilado para Versace o Moschino; haber trabajado como fotógrafo para Dazed and Confused Magazine e incluso haber actuado en Sex &The City (caracterizando a Carlo, el novio multimillonario de pene diminuto). Pero lo que nadie sabía es que, cuando el trabajo terminaba, Mark no regresaba a un lujoso apartamento en Manhattan, si no que se escabullía hasta la azotea de un edificio del cual tenía las llaves gracias a un amigo. “Me imaginé que me quedaría allí durante unos días, y al final viví allí durante seis años”, dijo Mark en una entrevista a The Guardian.

A lo largo de esos seis años Mark se levantaba en “su” azotea y se dirigía al gimnasio –“Sé que suena loco, pero por 70$ al mes tenía duchas, electricidad y un aseo. Además, podía guardar mi cámara y mi ropa”–,  donde se vestía y arreglaba como un Gentleman para sentarse en la terraza de un café o asistir a sus esporádicos trabajos, como las sesiones de fotografía en las que retratar a las bellas modelos de la Semana de la Moda de Nueva York; modelos que, por su puesto, no sabían que ese atractivo fotógrafo era un sin techo.

Increíble ¿verdad? Pues ahora podremos conocer toda la historia de Mark Reay en Homme Less, la película-documental que el director de cine y amigo de Reay, Thomas Wirthensohn, ha filmado sobre él y, gracias a la cual, ya no duerme en la azotea.

Source: itfashion.com

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