'In my mind photography is not just the presentation of a beautiful body, but rather the expression of a complex personality. Consequently, my goal is to discover and capture the true person in my images'
'This is the reason I am compelled to take pictures – my desire to not only to show how something looked, but how it felt when I took the photograph and captured the moment. I want to convey the spirit and personality of the person from a new and surprising point-of-view'
The Internet is full of photos of beautiful people. My goal with FH has always been to get to know more about the talent both in front and behind the lens. Physical attraction is usually what draws you to a particular photo, but, like real life there has to be something behind the photo, the person, to cause you to want to see and learn more.
It was for this reason I instantly connected to the work of Allan Spiers and the philosophy that guides it. My favorite FH profiles are the ones where I discover an interesting, complicated and talented individual behind the shots. Simply posting great shots would mean putting together this blog each day so much easier but it would also not be worth my time.
Born in Peru, Allan Spiers and his family moved to the United States when he was just 13 in search of a better life and a better future. Allan began this search in California but eventually he moved to Florida where he found work as a graphic artist. Success followed and Allan was determined to make his art into a business.
In 1997, Allan founded Digital Fuel Studios, Inc., which is now an internationally recognized graphic design company.
'After years of admiring most of the stock photography used during my career as a graphic artist, I decided to challenge my artistic abilities and began to explore the world of photography. I started my professional photography business in 2001, and I quickly showed the ability to capture my subject's inner beauty and emotion.'
In 2004 Allan moved to Chicago where he continues to reside.
'My passion for photography has flourished, and still today, I feel extremely fortunate to have a career that I absolutely love and am passionate about.'
I love both sets showcasing The Two Anthony's. Allan, using small touches, changes the look of both models, especially Anthony F. With just a hat or small change of hair style he looks completely different. Allan's lighting, and minimal use of color create a sophisticated, stylish and of course sensual final result.
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