EVEN THOUGH THE TERM ROCK STAR IS OFTEN ASSOCIATED WITH A SINGER OR PLAYER IN A ROCK BAND, THERE IS ACTUALLY A MUCH BROADER MEANING TO THE WORD. IN FACT, THE TERM ROCK STAR IS NOT SELDOM APPLIED TO PEOPLE WHO STAND OUT IN MANY DIFFERENT FIELDS. MODERN DAY HEROES, TRENDSETTERS, SELF-CONFIDENT IN WHAT THEY DO AND ENLIGHTENING EXAMPLES FOR OTHERS. FRANK LOUIS, CHRISTOPHER UVENIO, RAFAELE RIVERA AND BLUE MICHAEL ARE ALL ROCK STARS IN THEIR OWN TERRITORY. SO WATCH WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THEY JOIN FORCES.
The handsome and talented Rafaele Rivera literally is an emerging rock star. Born in Puerto Rico, he followed dance and voice classes and his first dance single "I Need Someone" (2006) burned up many New York City dance floor. More recently Rafaele has been working with music producers Beppe Savoni/Dinamix, Worren Rigg and Daniel Bagley/RythmDB, completing tracks "Goodbye, Goodbye," "Survive," "Mi Corazon" and "Livin on a Dream" for his upcoming album under SoundGroove Records and Blaze Imprints. If you believe Rafaele has something familiar: it is very well possible you have seen him before. Rafaele has made appearances on the Iyanla talk show and had a role on daytime soap, All My Children. He has recently appeared in major motion picture films such as Sex and the City, The Day After Tomorrow, and Hitch. He is certainly one to watch and these photos prove he's got what it takes to deliver.
Fashion designer Christopher Uvenio is not a complete stranger at BeautifulMag. Already we have seen his amazing creations in a beautiful series by Joseph Sinclair [Dark Angels - The Christopher Uvenio Collection], and Christopher has a history in collaborating with Frank Louis. Christopher Unvenio can look back at 16 years of experience in both designing and illustration for several international fashion houses, such as Valentino, Dolce & Gabbana, Versace and Bob Mackie. Like Rafaele, Christophe’s career also involves TV and film. His creations have appeared several times in Award winning daytime drama The Bold And The Beautiful as well as in Disney film Romy & Michelle’s High School Reunion.
Frank Louis has appeared many times on the digital pages of BeautifulMag, most recently with his discovery of the super hot Phil Ductan as well as the strip tease series featuring Chris Campanioni. Always first in line when it comes to trying something new, Frank was immediately intrigued when Christopher Uvenio told him he had designed something very edgy, sexy and rock star-like. Knowing this would require the hand of a master make-up artist, Frank contacted Blue Michael. Playing on the fact Christopher Uvenio carries the cross as a logo, Blue Michael found inspiration in a collection of rosary beads he has collected over the years. Together with dramatic glam make up and the creations of Christopher, it was enough for Frank Louis to shoot a series of portraits of Rafaele that radiates such a sexual rock star image, that you almost hear the music come through the image. The whole series is a perfect example of what happens when great talent comes together. The magic of creating a rock star. –B-