Saturday, August 1, 2009

Favorite Pic of the Day for August 1st

Another favorite shot, this time of Criss by photographer Chris Teel profiled below.

Pic Series of The Day: Sergio Hiram by Chris Teel

The Model: Sergio Hiram

Toronto based model Sergio Hiram is on the rise! It is no wonder with a personality bursting with enthusiasm for creating great work. There is nothing shy about Sergio when it comes to his art as he strives to make all his work 'AMAZING' Certainly his work with Chris Teel is just that. I first saw Sergio in some shots by another of my favorite photographers, Thomas Synnamon. In looking to find out more about this model I was led to Chris Teel. Besides his work in front of the lens, Sergio also works behind it, and has created some wonderful self portraits. I am sure you will agree there is an energy in Sergio that not only draws you to him, but is also contagious.

Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 161 lbs
Shoe size: 9.5
Hair color: Brown
Hair length: Long
Eye color: Brown
Skin color: Other
Experience: Experienced

The Photographer: Chris Teel

Toronto's Chris Teel says:

I could shoot pretty pictures of vases, or 'do' weddings but my interest lies mostly in capturing artistic images of the male physique. Previously a hobby, I started focusing (pun intended) on shooting male models about 8 months ago and absolutely love doing what I'm doing. I enjoy the entire process from conceptualizing an idea, to casting for models, hunting for props and doing the shoot itself. At the end of the day, its all about delivering an image and I get a lot of satisfaction when the model and/or client reacts positively to the work done.

Many people I am sure, think the perfect job would be spending your days photographing beautiful men. As I have learned from time behind the camera myself, and through this blog, it is much more than just snapping a picture. The internet is filled with pictures of great looking me, but not all are in front of the lens of talented and skilled photographers who not only see what is front of them but also what can be created with skill and creativity.

Chris has only been shooting models for 8 months but Teel is on his way to becoming one of the great ones. Although I have seen many great shots by Chris, there is a theme in much of his work not always present in male model shoots and that is joy. There is great sense of fun in much of Chris's work. Fun mixed with beautiful men is certainly a winning combination. The series of Sergio on the bed is the perfect mixture. Check out more of Chris's work at his blog HERE: