Monday, April 25, 2011

Tyler Christian by Chris Teel

In the competitive world of photography, being great at shooting the male form is just the one of the many skills and abilities that is needed. Creativity is certainly also at the top of the list. One part of the job I don't talk about too often is the never ending quest to find new talent. With any job, your way of thinking often changes depending on what your focus is. Meteorologists must always have their eye to the weather, photographers of course to bodies and faces. Finding that new face, a face with something different, something special is the ultimate goal. Chris Teel recently found that face in new model Tyler Christian.

Chris discovered Tyler on Facebook about a year ago. He had a great face shot on his profile page. Chris saw the potential right away and says he has such a memorable look. Chris says Tyler seemed unsure at first and that it took several conversations before he agreed to do a shoot last summer. The results must have been great as a few months later Tyler moved to Toronto to work and explore the modelling world.

'We'd been planning to shoot again but were waiting for the right inspiration. We'd watched Velvet Goldmine recently, inspiring the purchase of the silver tights... The idea came together when we tumbled across that car, sitting outside a body shop, just a few blocks from my house. wanted a somewhat masculine look but didn't want to overshadow Tyler himself with too much styling.'
-Chris Teel-

Tyler's new to modelling so doesn't have his MM page set up (yet), but he is looking forward to developing his portfolio further. I will let you know when/where you can see more of Tyler's amazing face (and body)!

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