Tuesday, August 18, 2009
AJ Kessler by Robert Colgan
The Model: AJ Kessler
25 year old AJ Kessler hails from Ohio. AJ is serious about modeling and wants those around him serious about it as well. AJ has everything it takes in my opinion with his stunning face, great eyes and long lean and sexy body. Just a question of timing! AJ also likes to be creative in his work creating not just an image but an emotion.
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 143 lbs
Shoe size: 10
Hair color: Brown
Hair length: Short
Eye color: Other
Skin color: Tanned
Experience: Some Experience
The Photographer: Robert Colgan
Roberts artist statement from his site:
'Literally and symbolically, it is man and the male image which forms the foundation of this work. Man as a singular figure serves as a symbol for mankind in its broader sense. The nude is a distillation of this symbol in its most basic condition... the nude as a blank slate. With this icon at the core, the balance of each piece becomes a description of man's interaction with the world. Suggestions of science, archeology and history allude to a sense of timelessness while the simplicity of the classically romanticized image describes a strong personal and emotional state - the dark mysteries and dreams of man rising to the surface.'
The above statement sums up why I love Robert's work so much. Robert does not just place his models in front of colored back drops, he places them in locations usually forgotten by the rest of society. There is something rather haunting about many of Robert's shots having the beauty of the male form in abandoned factories, machines and locations many consider eye sores. Somehow his skill brings out beauty where one would least expect it. Be sure to check out more of Robert's amazing work at his site HERE:
'When a person is devoid of clothing, he/she suddenly has no societal or chronological connections to the world - they become a symbol - even if just a symbol of beauty. This is the ideal concept for my work.'