Vero Beach, Florida native Albert Reed hails from where his passion for surfing began. He was discovered by chance in Miami while escorting a friend to her modeling agency.
After embarking on opportunities in Greece and Italy, Albert returned to the States for a meeting with iconic fashion photographer Bruce Weber. It was Weber’s Abercrombie & Fitch cover shoot for their 2004 Back to School catalogue that officially launched Reed’s career.
"Berto," as he is affectionately referred to by friends and family, is perhaps best known for his versatility and fierce ambition to drive his career. He has landed noteworthy editorial work in the international editions of Vogue, and starred in campaigns for United Colors of Benetton, and Perry Ellis.
Off-duty, Reed still finds time to surf, and recently rode Puerto Escondido at twenty feet, conquering what he calls the ”barrel of his life.” The budding artist splits his time between Venice Beach and New York City, and when he isn’t modeling or "washing the saltwater out of his beard," he fills his days creating street murals, and making music with his band. He is also actively involved with Beautify the Earth, Rainforest Alliance, Second Harvest (Feed the Hungry), and Everyman Appeals, with the Institute of Cancer Research.