Photographed in Hollywood, CA
He’s just so — nice! That was the crew gossip while photographing Lewis Howes at his Hollywood home. Lewis is a true rags-to-riches story. While perhaps better known for his popular podcast and entrepreneurial coaching and mentorship programs, he also bravely stepped forward to share how his own childhood wounds propelled him to spend a lifetime surviving behind protective ‘masks’. This experience inspired him to write his New York Times bestselling book, The Mask of Masculinity: How Men Can Embrace Vulnerability, Create Strong Relationships, and Live Their Fullest Lives. Today, he has peeled back the layers of his own masks and has a deep desire to show others how to do the same.
When photographing Lewis, I couldn’t help feeling like I was stepping back to the glory days of classic Hollywood, with his outsized presence and smile — and, of course, the essential pool. Viva l’élégance!
“How can I give back and be of service to the most people around me? I think that’s a real man.”—Lewis howes