Wednesday, January 28, 2015

MacGyver: Jake by Nathan Scott

Sometimes my favorite shoots come from though tout concepts, careful planning and preparation. Sometimes, they happen in the moment, propelled by unplanned events, luck and circumstance. Regardless of the plan, photographer and creator Nathan Scott always manages to pull to things together despite whatever challenges are thrown his way. Nathan is like the MacGyver of photographers, and even if he only had a camera, a paper clip and ball point pen, as long as he had a talented model, incredible images would result!

Nathan's work was a big part of FH through most of last summer and Autumn. As I put together my Quaternate piece featuring Nathan's imagery, I knew it was time to start 2015 with more of Nathan's images on the blog. Nathan has been very busy since I last featured his work, his latest project, raising funds to support his fashion line to be ready for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week next month.

With everything he has going on, thankfully Nathan still finds time to get some of the brightest and hottest models in front of his camera. Jake looks one part athlete, one part Abercrombie and one part superhero. With his incredible body, beautiful face and eyes, not to mention that jaw, Jake looks ready to don the spandex and save the world! As is always the case, Nathan captured all of Jake's best sides showcasing not just his amazing physique, but sexy and steely stare and athletic skills and abilities.

With the snow currently blowing around outside, I especially enjoy Nathan's shots of Jake in the surf. With all of the great shots and set-ups Nathan and Jake managed to capture, the shoot almost didn't happen. Circumstances, and an unfortunate one for another model, had Nathan in Houston, camera ready, all set to go without a model to shoot. This is when Nathan morphed into MacGyver and as you can see from the images, mission accomplished!

'So his shoot was a last minute shoot. I went down to Houston to shoot Michael Hoffman after he had rescheduled from no showing on his first shoot when the videos leaked. Well a gif leaked and I had a feeling he was going to no show on me. So I got on Instagram and contacted Jake on the off chance he would be able to shoot. He agreed which was fantastic because the shoot was literally less than 10 hours away at this point.'

'We got to Galveston beach and it was raining. So we were in a McDonald's parking lot, I went inside and promptly borrowed one of their trash bags and my assistants hair tie. Ripped a hole in the bag and pushed my lens through it, attached my shutter protector and fastened it with a hair tie and we walked down the beach. So for the first shots, I am literally inside a giant trash bag shooting.'

'The shots under the pier we found by accident this abandoned pier that was sealed up. Well we crawled through a tiny opening in the chain fence and started shooting under there with the pillars and the broken wood pallets and my absolute favorite the water dripping down. Prior to this we had been shooting against a stone block that rested up against it, had we looked on the other side of it we would have seen a nice easy opening cut open, that did not require climbing and playing Tetris with our body to get into the cut of fence on the other side.'

'We finally finished up at this gorgeous park in Pearland and that was all the athletic shots. We decided to use some of the new 2015 collection of Blue Collar Underwear and get some really sporty looks of Jake. We got really lucky with him in that we found out at the shoot that he had 2 bad experiences with bad photographers so it was really nice to shoot with him and without realizing any of this, making him feel comfortable and have fun and smile, and deliver some amazing shots. I added several of his shots into my hard portfolio that I take to agencies because of how amazing of a look he has!'

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