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felixnataljr

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Passaic, New Jersey, US
felixnataljr.com

Mayhem #3273
Photographer


MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/felixnataljr

About me
What do Terrell Owens, 50 Cent, Gloria Velez, Wendy Williams and Shaquille O’Neil all have in common?  They’ve all beenphotographed by one of the most sought after and entrepreneurial photographers working today, Felix Natal Jr.

A native of Harlem, New York, Felix Natal didn’t always have thesame drive and determination he possesses today.  As a teenager who jumped between five different high schools throughout New Jersey, Natal was faced with a great deal of adversity.  However, while attending a night class at Passaic Community College, Felix met who would become one of his greatest mentors, Jerry Weiss.  He encouraged Felix to apply to the prestigious School of Visual Arts in order to hone his photography talent and skills.  After being accepted, Felix turned to his mother, his biggest fan, not only for encouragement but for financial assistance.  “What motivates me to work so hard is the fact that my mom worked so hard,” Felix says in reference to his mother’s tireless effort to help provide him an education which has led him to the success he’s gained today. 

Natal’s exotic photographic style is the product of a relaxed and unpretentious method.  His sharp eye and desire for perfection bring about the vibrant photos that are proudly displayed on the walls of his studio.  It is his humble approach toward life that is what offers him such great opportunities.  According to Felix, building relationships is the “most important key because it’s like a family.  I hold a lot of trust and respect for the people I work with.”  It’s no wonder most of the models, actors, DJ’s, recording artists, and athletes he’s photographed go on to work with him a second, third, and even fourth time.  What makes Felix so unique is not only his artistic photography but the fact that he has worked for everything he has achieved. 

“There’s never been a middle man,” he says.  “I’ve always done all my work; no assistants, no publicists.  Even though I am not a publicist, I will try to help you as best as I can in your career.  I truthfully want to build a friendship with my clients.”  Felix’s relatable quality allowed him the opportunity to photograph Shaquille O’Neil, which ended up being one of his favorite shoots.  “Shaq was one of my favorite shoots because it was drama-free and smooth.  He only had 30 minutes but ended up staying 3 hours.”

The busy photographer’s biggest fear in life is that all of his success will quickly come to an end, but Natal’s “experience over finance” outlook on life never permits him to take anything for granted.  “I’ve been blessed with the opportunities I’ve been given, even if this is my last shoot,” Felix says modestly.  “I can honestly say that photography saved my life.” 

Sure, Natal possesses the extraordinary ability to capture the true essence of a person, but also remains a humble individual, a quality that, in the past ten years, has appealed to the countless number of well-known faces who have placed their faith (and images) in the unparalleled hands of Felix Natal Jr.

Body of work includes....

HARLEM GIRL LOST COVER PEACEFUL STORM PUBLISHING RELEASE
HARLEM GIRL LOST COVER RANDOM HOUSE PUBLISHING RELEASE
LATIN KAMA SUTRA COVER
SHAQUILLE ONEAL (URBAN BIKER MAGAZINE COVER)
CHRIS BOSH (TORONTO RAPTORS GAME SPORTS MAGZINE COVER)
STEPHEN JACKSON (GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS) GAME SPORTS MAGAZINE,DA BOOK MAGAZINE AND FOR STEPHEN JACKSON
RAEFER ALSTON “ SKIP TO MY LU” HOUSTON ROCKETS RYDE MAGAZINE
THERESA WITHERSPOON NY LIBERTY DA BOOK MAGAZINE
TERRELL OWENS COVER OF GAME SPORTS MAGAZINE
OSI UMENYIORA NY GIANTS (DA BOOK MAGAZINE, ELAN EXTREME, GAME SPORTS MAGAZINE,IB CONCEPT MAGAZINE
SHELDON BROWN PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (DA BOOK MAGAZINE, ELAN EXTREME, VELVETADDICTION.COM ,GAME SPORTS MAGAZINE AND IB CONCEPT
JERMIAH TROTTER PHILADELPHIA EAGLES DA BOOK MAGAZINE
JERMIAH TROTTER PHILADELPHIA EAGLES CAR WASH AD
KEITH ADAMS PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
LITO SHEPPARD PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
MICHAEL LEWIS PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
N.D. KALU PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
OVIE MUGHELLI  ATLANTA FALCONS EBONY MAGAZINE, GAME SPORTS MAGAZINE, OVIEMUGHELLI.COM,BET.COM,AMERICAN SUPERSTAR MAGAZINE.
ZAB JUDAH  DON DIVA MAGAZINE DA BOOK MAGAZINE,VELVETADDICTION.COM, GAME SPORTS MAGAZINE AND MIXTAPE MAGAZINE
KENDALL HOLT JR WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPION DUB MAGAZINE,GAME SPORTS MAGAZINE, VELVETADDICTION.COM.ELAN EXTREME
LIVE MECHANICS LOOK BOOK FOR MAGIC
APPLE BOTTOMS LOOK BOOK FOR VEGAS
INDIGO RED SPRING 07 AD FOR INDIGORED.COM
WENDY WILLIAMS COVER OF IB CONCEPT AND VELVET ADDICTION
TRINA FOR VELVETADDICTION.COM
AVANT DA BOOK MAGAZINE
TYSON BECKFORD COVER OF URBANBIKER MAGAZINE
50 CENTS AND G UNIT FIRST EVER COVER DON DIVA MAGAZINE
JOE BUDDENS RAP FANATIC,IB CONCEPT AND DON DIVA MAGAZINE,MIXTAPE MAGAZINE
BABY AND LIL WAYNE DA BOOK MAGAZINE COVER
JUELZ SANTANA VELVETADDICTION.COM,DA BOOK MAGAZINE,RYDE MAGAZINE
ROCKWILDER RYDE MAGAZINE
FABLOUS VELVETADDICTION.COM
AZ VELVETADDICTION.COM
ARMAGEDDON TERROR SQUAD MIXTAPE COVER AND WEBSITE PHOTOS
TRICK TRICK DA BOOK MAGAZINE, VELEVETADDICTION.COM
NICOLE RAYE MIXTAPE MAGAZINE
DJ DRAMA MIXTAPE MAGAZINE
SLEEPY BROWN DA BOOK MAGAZINE
BONECRUSHER DA BOOK MAGAZINE AND FOR ALBUM COVER
TRISVILLE MIXTAPE MAGAZINE
KILLER MIKE MIXTAPE MAGAZINE
SECRET SOCIETY ENT FOR STEPHEN JACKSON
THE ARCHITECHS SONY RECORDS VELVETADDICTION.COM
LUMIDEE FOR LUMIDEE SINGLE COVER IT’S LIKE THE WIND
KEKE WYATT DA BOOK MAGAZINE
BIMBO REGGETON ARTIST ALBUM COVER AND THE CONNECTION MAGAZINE
YAGA AND MACKIE ALBUM COVER LA REUNION
CJ 107.9 ATLANTA VELVETADDICTION.COM AND DA BOOK MAGAZINE
DJ MAMI CHULA 107.9 ATLANTA VELVETADDICTION.COM AND OKONALI CLOTHING AD
DJ ENVY HOT 97 PHOTOS FOR DJ ENVY AND DA BOOK MAGAZINE
DJ RED ALERT OLD SCHOOL BRITISH WALKERS AD
DJ SS OLD SCHOOL BRITISH WALKERS AD
DJ BRUCIE B OLD SCHOOL BRITISH WALKERS AD
AWESOME 2  IB CONCEPT MAGAZINE
RON BROWNZ MIXTAPE MAGAZINE AND RON BROWNZ
DJ CLUE VELVETADDICTION.COM
DJ LAZY K RYDE MAGAZINE,DONDIVA MAGAZINE, RAP FANATIC AND MIXTAPE COVERS
DJ LADYTRIBE FOR RAP FANATIC AND DJLADYTRIBE.COM
MICHAEL B JORDAN (ALL MY CHILDREN AND THE WIRE FOR DA BOOK MAGAZINE
COCO FLOSS MAGAZINE,LOWRIDER GIRLS COVER,DIMEPIECE COVER,RAP FANATIC,THIQUE MAGAZINE,ALL ACCESS DVD COVER,COVER OF SHOCK MAGAZINE,2008 SWIMSUIT CALENDAR
ICE T RAP FANATIC AND FLOSS MAGAZINE
2001 AND 2002 SWIMSUIT EXTASY CALENDAR
GLORIA VELEZ RYDE MAGAZINE,DON DIVA MAGAZINE, GLORIA MIXTAPE COVER AMERICAN DREAM,MIXTAPE MAGAZINE,DA BOOK MAGAZINE
VIDA GUERRA FOR VIDASWORLD.COM,DA BOOK MAGAZINE, LOWRIDER GIRLS AND RUMBA CALIENTE
SEXYMANDEE FOR SEXYMANDEE.COM
LOREDONA FOR GLOBAL SPORTS MANAGEMENT
2007 SEXY EVERYDAY OF THE YEAR CALENDAR
BOBBY ROACHE FOR VELVETADDICTION.COM AND SHOCK MAGAZINE
LIL NANA MARCH 05 RIGHT ON MAGAZINE
LIL NANA APRIL 05 RIGHT ON MAGAZINE
JOANNA FOR NIGHTLIFE MAGAZINE COVER
DON DIVA MAGAZINE ISSUE 4 THE MANSION PARTY
DON DIVA MAGAZINE ISSUE 11 STICKY PAGES AND FUNKMASTER FLEX CAR SHOW
DON DIVA MAGAZINE ISSUE 7 COVER, STICKY PAGES,PR PARADE
DON DIVA MAGAZINE ISSUE 27 OLD SCHOOL BRITISH WALKER AD
DON DIVA MAGAZINE ISSUE 9 GHOSTFACE KILLER FASHION SPREAD
DON DIVA MAGAZINE ISSUE 8 STICKY PAGES
DJ LAZY K E2K COVER
KENDALL HOLT BOXING DIGEST AUGUST 07
FLAVA MAGAZINE CIJI
AKON MIXTAPE MAGAZINE
DJ SICKAMORE MIXTAPE MAGAZINE
BABS AND NES MIXTAPE MAGAZINE
BRISTAL AND JAMES LEE MIXTAPE MAGAZINE
FINEST STYLIST COVER VOL 2
IB CONCEPT MAGAZINE PPG MODELS SHOOT
DWIGHT FREENY FOR FOUNDATION AND GAME SPORTS MAGAZINE COVER
MELVIN JAMES FROM THE WIRE DA BOOK MAGAZINE,THE AVE AND VELVETADDICTION.COM
VITA MURDER INC XXL MAGAZINE AND RYDE MAGAZINE
FASHION SPREAD GAME SPORTS MAGAZINE CHRIS BOSH ISSUE
COMPLEX MAGAZINE OLD SCHOOL BRITISH WALKERS AD
FINEST STYLIST HAIR MAGAZINE COMPLETE ISSUE
SWEETTOOTH FOR RAP FANATIC MOBB DEEP ISSUE
BOYZ N DA HOOD COVER FOR RAP FANATIC
SWEET TOOTH RAP FANATIC
DON DIVA ISSUE 13 STICKY PAGES
DON DIVA MAGAZINE ISSUE 14 STICKY PAGES,GLORIA VELEZ AND JOE BUDDENS
DON DIVA ISSUE 12 50 CENT FIRST COVER,STICKY PAGES , BEANIE SIEGAL, AND A HARLEM NIGHT FASHION SPREAD
YOUNG JEEZY MIXTAPE MAGAZINE
DJ BOBBY BLACK MIXTAPE MAGAZINE
STAT QUO MIXTAPE MAGAZINE
DJ JELLY MIXTAPE MAGAZINE
Joseph addai photoshoot at lsu university for the cover of game sports magazine
4 page interview on me for august issue of lowrider girls
Joe buddens photoshoot for ib concept and November issue of rap fanatic
Dj lazy k november for rap fanatic issue
Look book shoot for live mecanics and apple bottoms for the magic show in vegas
Gucci mane for November issue of rap fanatic
Terrence j co host 106 and park for November issue of rap fanatic
J holiday for nov issue of rap fanatic
Soulja boi photoshoot for rap fanatic
Terrence j photoshoot at 106 and park for up against the grain for nov issue
The book cover for the ski mask way
Chamillionaire for the cover of nov issue of rap fanatic
Kendall holt for ib concept and rap fanatic
The cover of nov issue of grindaz magazine with first lady el and dj tradegy
Mad linx from bet for nov issue of rap fanatic
Dj lady tribe for rap fanatic
ROCSI HOST OF 106 AND PARK
RYDE OR DIE COVER BY JM BENJAMIN
BIG FLOATY SONY RECORDS
TEAM EMBASSOR ALBUM COVER
LASTING MILLEDGE NY METS
MANY D OF SOULJABOI RECORDS
EDDIE ARROYO  SINGLE COVER GLOBAL WARNING FLASHLIGHT
YOUNG JOC RAP FANATIC
TOMMY HARRIS CHICAGO BEARS GAME SPORTS MAGAZINE
BRANDON JACOBS NY GIANTS
ANTONIO PIERCE NY GIANTS
NY KNICKS VS INDIANA PACERS 06 SEASON
NY KNICKS VS BOSTON CELTICS 06 SEASON
NY KNICKS VS 76ERS 06 SEASON
NETS VS MIAMI 06 SEASON
NETS VS NUGGETS 06 SEASON


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