Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Captured: Quinn Christopher Jaxon by James Spada
I feel fortunate that I discovered Quinn Christopher Jaxon and his work with Bacchus Stuart last fall. I think I was one of the first, beyond ModelMayhem to profile him. Since then, the model has appeared pretty much everywhere. Quinn, quite simply has an essence, a raw sexuality that hits you deep and hard in each and every image he inhabits. The model, dancer and actor has quickly became a favorite with both photographers and viewers alike. Others have taken notice of Quinn's talents and he has made appearance on book covers, in movies and is featured regularly in Andrew Christian video campaigns.
Besides Bacchus, Quinn has been shot by some of my favorite photographers, some of which are featured on FH. (HERE:) Someone who also took notice early of Quinn's appeal was James Spada. I have profiled the work of Spadaphoto numerous times on the blog, including last month showcasing his work with David. Literary creations are not new for James. In addition to several photo books, James is also a writer and has chronicled the lives of the rich and famous in five celebrity biographies.
'Quinn is great fun to shoot because he's always up and he's witty. I was shooting him from below as he sat in a chair and he had a huge erection. As I took pictures, I said, "Man, that thing's a tower." Quinn looked at me and said, "If you don't hurry up, it'll be a leaning tower."
James has captured Quinn's quick rise in his new book simply titled Quinn. The book covers five shoots, the second being I think my favorite, featuring images taken from December of last year through the end of February this year. James captures Quinn from almost every angle and in almost every position you could delightfully imagine him in. Check out an incredible preview of the book HERE:
'It's interesting to see people meeting Quinn or looking at his photographs. They're mesmerized. He is so handsome and has such a great body that it's not surprising. But he also has a charisma that radiates from him and every one of his photos.'