Brad Ouellette by Bogdan Stanga (Devious Honey)
Photography is not my trade. just one of my means to portray beauty.
I grew up with a view of gray blocks and industrial smoke so i felt compelled to create complex images rather than just capturing neutral reality. My body of work is a journey into image, whether that's fashion, glamour, advertising or plain portraiture.
Bogdan Stanga (Devious Honey) lives and works in Bucharest, Romania. Bogdan started out in the fashion industry as a professional retoucher but after a couple of years returned to the subject he studied in University, Photography. Bogdan has a diverse portfolio including celebrity, fashion, interior design and advertising but it he is best known for his work photographing men. It was researching Bogdan's work that introduced me to Brad Ouellette.
When I first saw this series, 'Homeless Chic' the shots jumped off the screen and had me wanting to know more about the model and the artist. First off I was amazed at the incredible detail in each of the shots. Bogdan's use of light and color create his images to look less like photographs but more like the most vivid of dreams. There of course was also something uniquely special about Brad. Through his amazing face, his eyes and of course his killer body Brad expresses a raw sexuality and masculinity that fit so perfectly with the concept of the shots.
Brad says that working with Bogdan was amazing.
"He wasn't at all what I expected. I was dying to work with him, but I figured a man with his talent would be really arrogant and demanding. I couldn't have been more wrong. He was fun, easy going, very accommodating and you can actually see the creative wheels spinning in his head while on set. It was the first shoot I had done at the time with 2 stylists and a makeup artist. Everyone was great to work with. I was lucky to have shot with Bogdan in the very short time he visited NYC."
Be sure to check out more of Bogdan's work at Devious Honey HERE:
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