Thursday, December 27, 2012

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Double Up


Opera Lighting

As I mentioned before, during this shoot with George I experimented with some odd lighting arrangements. This image is an example. Uplighting is typically used for Halloween and isn't particularly attractive, but when you have a physique like George, uplighting only serves to highlight the musculature.

Canyons in the Canyons

This image of Bill Simpson's back has always been one of my favorites. It shows the amazing muscle condition of his back.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Parting Glances

Lately I have been scanning film negatives from older shoots. It has given me an opportunity to rework images I captured long ago but never used before. This one is a great example.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Pure Beef


Cosplay

I think this shoot predates the term "cosplay", the act of dressing oneself in costume like super-heroes. It certainly predates the current reboot of Superman that makes much of his early days wearing only a Superman logo t-shirt and jeans.

I dressed George in both a Superman t-shirt and a Batman t-shirt because he not only looked both parts in terms of his physique, but also his face.

Armed













































Much of the work from this long ago shoot is dark and unconventionally lit, but occasionally the lighting, the composition and the subject came together well, as in this image.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Un-caped Crusader

Something about this rediscovered image of George makes me think he intended to hold up a cape.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Tabled

























When you work with fitness models it's sometimes difficult to get them to position themselves in anything less than a well-balanced stance with good posture. I don't really remember how I set up this scene with Andrei years ago, but it's a good bet that I had to coax him to put his feet on the table and lean on the back two legs of the chair.

Modest


Ripped Torso
























This image continues the series of images from my shoot with Bill Simpson several years ago. 

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Jungle Red

The beefy man in this image is George, a model I photographed a few years ago.

Saturday, October 06, 2012

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Tave

Today I'm pleased to post some new work from a shoot today with Tave.

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Popular

Popularity is an odd thing. Case in point the image I have titled Quadruplets. I created the image from four separate shots of the same model and posted it to my blog last year. At the time it drew no particular reaction, even though the model, Alexander Westphalen is one of the favorites posted in this blog based on page views.

Suddenly in the last few weeks someone has discovered the post, perhaps from a web search on Alex's name, and the image has skyrocketed to the most popular image on the site.

I like the image, too, but if any of the image's many fans care to tell me why they like it so much, I'd love to hear.

Worthy of Framing



























This is my favorite image from the whole shoot with Jonathan, his freaky abs captured with side view in a mirror.

Plenty of Room Around the Waist

Most models have a strong suit: their face, their arms, their legs, their shoulders. Jonathan's strongest and most unique body part was is abs. It wasn't just that he had great abs; he had freaky muscle control of the lower half of his abs. He had the ability to flex and hold the lower center of his abs in so much they were concave!

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