In The Street: Leila Spilman by Brad Elterman

Over the course of five days, five Milk Underground photographers worked with model Leila Spilman to shoot five exclusive editorial stories. Each photographer on our roster was chosen for their distinct look and style, and built their own teams of wardrobe stylists, hair and make-up artists and photo assistants.

Since 2011, Milk Made and Milk Gallery have been cultivating and growing a laundry list of some of the most talented underground photographers of our generation. They’ve been hand selected by the team at Milk, as well as a changing panel of outside curators and judges. The list of Milk Underground photographers has grown so vast that it reaches out of the US and into countries such as France and Brazil. For this reason alone, we wanted to display not one but five different photographers to give just a taste of the talent found in our ranks.

Day 4: Brad Elterman

Legendary documentary photographer Brad Elterman is far from "underground," having shot iconic musicians such as Michael Jackson, Blondie and The Ramones. Brad’s influence on young photographers is apparent when looking through the thousands of applications we get from aspiring Milk Underground photographers. This is why we asked Brad to shoot with Leila, and why we were so thrilled when he agreed. In true Brad Elterman form, he picked up Leila in his car so they could shoot around the streets of Hollywood. Brad came back with four rolls of film that show off Leila in shots that will one day act as mile marks for a time gone by.

Check back each day to see the rest of the Milk Underground photo series featuring Leila Spilman.

A Touch of Red by Anthony Cabaero

Love ‘Em and Leave ‘Em by Christopher Swainston

He Loves Me Not by Shelby Goldstein

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