Saturday, March 31, 2012
Ethereal isn't a word one usually throws around on a daily basis. Most days, for many of us, life can be a struggle, work, bills, relationship issues, getting dog hair off the car seats...mundane tasks we need to finish before getting to do the things we really want and love to do. So...when you encounter something unique, exquisite, it is all the more special. This is sort of how I felt when seeing images of J Fenty.
J Fenty is just jumping into the world of modeling and like many new models, joined ModelMayhem to test the waters and see what it might bring. Problem was, until working with photographer Stephen Kahrs (see post below), he didn't have professional images to upload onto his profile. The images here were all taken by J with his laptop and like J himself, there was something celestial, almost spiritual about them I really liked.
Highlighted by a great body and face and his incredibly beautiful brown eyes, J says his look comes from his Puerto Rican heritage. Born and raised in Willimantic, CT, J graduated from a performing arts magnet high school with a major in Dance. Check out more of J's images on his ModelMayhem page HERE:
You cannot tell from these images, but J's shoot with Connecticut based photographer Stephen Kahrs was his first time shooting professionally. J chose the perfect artist to begin his career with and Stephen brings out J's unique features beautifully. Their collaboration produced many incredible images which I love.
'The shoot with Stephen Kahrs was amazing! Just the person he is, I instantly felt comfortable with him. It was suppose to only be like a 3 hour block, but it turned out to be close to 6 hours because we were so into what we were doing and how the images were coming out.'
'Capturing a guy’s masculine sensuality and seductiveness comes easier and is more enjoyable to me.'
'Though I’ve used camera’s off and on throughout my life, it wasn’t until the dawning of the digital age around the late 1990's that I began to immerse myself into photography. As with many new photographers, I struggled to understand f stops, ISO’s and shutter speed, but with each new step, I was marveled at what the camera was capable of. In 2010 I was introduced to studio lighting through a photography meet up. It was at that meet up that I became fascinated with studio lighting and the art of photographing people.'
'Some shoots are very dynamic, some are average and with some, you just can’t wait until the CF card is full! Shooting with J was very dynamic to say the least. We connected right away and almost instantly we were producing some great shots. Unlike other models that need direction after every click of the shutter, J has a natural ability to connect with the camera and produce that seductive sensuality that I strive for in my work. Having that attribute in a model allows me to focus more on lighting. His long dark hair frames his face and his dark eyes entice the the viewer to want to see more. I see a lot of potential for him as a model. I look forward to working with him again and I’m excited to see where his career takes him.'
Stephen and J are already planning another shoot and hopefully will again share their work with FH. In the meantime, check out more of Stephen's work on ModelMayhem HERE: