Saturday, June 5, 2010
Pic Series Of The Day: Nick London by Rickspix
The Model: Nick London
20 Year Nick London is signed with an agency in London but is looking for representation in the States. Nick is based in California but loves to travel for work. Nick is committed to the profession and works hard keep in shape. Nick competes in Mixed Martial Arts. The results are not just physical, but as well the discipline required pays off in other areas of his life as well.
Besides being in great shape I love Nick's face. Nick has great lips and his facial features create a strong face which looks great in front of the camera.
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 185 lbs
Hair color: Blonde
Hair length: Short
Eye color: Blue
Skin color: Tanned
The Photographer: Rickspix
Da Vinci, Donatello, Michelangelo, or Caravaggio to the more modern day photography icons, Weber, Mapplethorp, Gorman, and Ritts are all known for their work with the male form. Although Rick Mariani from Rickspix does not put himself on the same level or in the esteemed presence of the above-mentioned artists, they are his inspirations and he aspires to their ideals and their passions.
'The interplay of light, composition, and of course the structure and allure of the model are the key elements of any image I attempt to producee'
You can see the skillful use of these techniques in Rick's work with Nick, the use of composition in particular. Rick says that he and Nick only had a few days to shoot as Nick is in the military and was leaving for active duty. Rick says, 'Nick was a joy to work with and he really got into it. I hope to shoot again someday when he returns to California.'
I was really struck when Rick told me that he photographs the male form for sanity. Rick has been a professional photographer for years, but after spending many of those years shooting products for client, agencies and magazines he needed another way to keep his interest in the medium alive. I think this sentiment is one of the reasons I do this blog. My work certainly is a passion, but I work long hours in an extremely stressful environment It is nice to spend a few moments each day channeling my passion in a more enjoyable way. I would guess the need to maintain sanity is why many readers of FH pop in each day. You can check out Rickspix on ModelMayhem HERE: Thanks so much Rick!