Gregory McNealPhotographer Male Los Angeles, California, US
My MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/gregmcneal
Mayhem # 847400
"When you live in the shadow of another person, you live in darkness and you give them the power and energy you need to grow and flourish. You must become your own light and stay clear from toxic relationships for they are time thieves and career killers. Procrastinating is also hazardous to your goals because it is another way of admitting defeat and quitting on yourself, but it done in denial.
The key to making your dreams a reality is through persistence, perseverance, determination, and good old fashioned hard work. You must be willing to challenge yourself to face your own personal fears and insecurities. By making sacrifices and enduring pain, you will tap into the hidden strength you never thought you had within yourself live up to your true potential!"
I am originally from Tennessee and I have taught myself most of the things I know. One of these things is creating strong and beautiful images of the black male that inspire and empower black men to defy the negative images stereotypes of us portrayed in the mass media. I'm very proud that my work has opened peoples minds, but I feel there are more important things for me to do.
I've traveled the world and have been to countries like Africa, Thailand, and Spain. I have met interesting people that would have been heroes and role models, but somehow managed to take a fall. I've had my own rivers I needed to cross, but I never fell in. Instead, I learned a life lesson. That lesson was that I needed to become my own hero.
As of now, my new mission for this year is to create images on camera that tell a story. I also am looking forward to my new career as an author as well. I wanted to let the models on here and others I work with to remember something. "Opportunity said that she would knock, she never said that she would wait!"