Lance Gross and his coveted camera lens are coming to a video series near you this fall.
The talented actor has turned his admitted love of photography into a lucrative passion project over the past few years, capturing breathtaking images of some of the biggest names in entertainment and sharing them on his social media platforms. This October, Gross will be bringing his camera along to set the stage for an even bigger audience with the premiere of a new 10-part video series, “I Turn My Camera On.”
Appropriately titled after the hashtag Gross created to label his photography work on social media, the series will bring viewers into the world of the beloved actor-turned-solidified-photographer and his interactions with some of the most beautiful and interesting people in the world. Each episode will feature intimate conversations between Gross and his muses, brought to life during artistic photo sessions. Fans can look forward to getting a rare glimpse behind the lens to see Lance in his element as a father, husband, photographer and ultimate jokester.
Featured guests will include Michael B. Jordan; Kelly Rowland and her husband, Tim Witherspoon; Keke Palmer; and Omari Hardwick, among otheres.
The project is the first of several on the horizon as part of a newly-formed partnership between ESSENCE and Charles D. King’s MACRO multimedia venture. “Growing up, I remember ESSENCE magazines being displayed prominently throughout my home, and I realized its uniqueness in not only showing but celebrating Black womanhood,” King said in a statement. “To say that I’m proud to partner with this iconic brand is an understatement. MACRO is thrilled to develop these incredible projects with ESSENCE and to further build on the company’s magnificent legacy.”
Also in the works is under the ESSENCE and MACRO partnership is a 2-hour television documentary tentatively titled, “Women Of MLK,” that will highlight five phenomenal women who were the driving force behind the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. An unconventional nod to the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the program will shed light on the women who made his legacy possible and the new generation of fearless women they inspired.
“I Turn My Camera On” will premiere on October 4 on multiple platforms, including ESSENCE.com and PEOPLE TV, and will be extended to Instagram, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.