Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Golden: Branden by Unlimited Male

'There is more wealth in accomplishing life than there is in having gold.'

The quote above is sort of Branden's life quote and speaks to how he lives his life. It also speaks in a way to the philosophy I use with putting together FH. There are some photographers of the male form who clearly choose to surround themselves only with gold. Perfect bodies, heads of flowing hair, square cut model face and above averaged sized penis's and butts manscaped, edited and photoshopped to fit a perceived notion of fantasy male, with little or no connection to reality.

Then, there are photographers who shoot models, although maybe not Adonis perfect, and through their skill, and with their camera, illuminate a models personality and energy, as well as their organic sexuality creating unique and appealing depictions of the male form. 21 year old South Carolina model Branden is one of those guys, that with only a quick glance, you might not initially notice walking down the street. He's not flashy or showy and not a hint of arrogance.

But... After he walked by, you couldn't help but pause... and want to turn around to take a second look. Despite his sexy glasses and the plaid shirt, he can't hide his tight hot body, and that crazy sexy jaw line. Despite the clothes that cover, you can imagine what he must look like when that plaid shirt and those jeans are lying crumpled up on the floor.

One of the reason's I love the work of Unlimited Male is the models he chooses to shoot. I first came to his work not because of a perfect body or face but because of his images of a model's incredibly sexy Grin. With Branden, I had to admit it was his glasses that first drew me in. I know I'm not the only one drawn to adorable sexy guys wearing glasses.

One of the themes of FH is reveal. Of course their's the obvious, the removal of clothing and the reveal body and flesh. There is also the emotional reveal, finding out how and why artist and model came together in the creation of the images. Glasses sort of play a role in both, providing yet one more layer needing to be uncovered and revealed. For me, the challenge of reveal is part of the attraction to writing about the photography of the male form.

'I really enjoyed working with him. He's in the military and has done a couple of tours overseas, so he's incredibly down to earth, needs very little direction and is completely comfortable in front of the camera. We shot in early November so the water in the creek was pretty cold but he took it in stride. I definitely would recommend him to any photographers and am looking forward to working with him again.'
Jay from Unlimited Male

1 comment:

Michael Shinafelt said...

Love the photography and the model