Thursday, October 31, 2013

Nevermore: Quinn Christopher Jaxon by Chris Teel

Things We Bury, Things We Hide...

Anyone who has been assaulted, attacked or physically harmed in anyway knows the power of fear. It summons the troops, surrounds you and fiercely battles any attempt you make to accept, understand or move on. It prefers you frozen.

Fear is an interesting emotion, one that more than almost any other can effect changes in behaviour, even if only experienced for a brief moment. One night of terror can rip away and negate decades of feeling safe. We get over love, we get over loss, but our bodies and minds refuse to let us truly ever forget or fully ever get over our fears.

Most of our fears however are not so much based on experience, or things that we have been through. Instead, they are things that we long and plead with ourselves to avoid. Those hidden fears, the ones deep in our gut, the ones that cripple us, are far scarier and much worse than anything Hollywood could ever come up with.

Halloween is about putting those fears, the ones bury, the ones we hide into some sort of a physical form. It is a day we make them something, a monster, an alien, a serial killer, something we can actually fight back from, kill and defeat. In reality we know we actually never will, but for one day, one night... it feels good to try. Happy Halloween!


'Tis the wind and nothing more!'
The Raven, Edgar Allan Poe 1845

Although I tried to throw a few tricks into my Halloween postings this year, this one is most definitely more of a treat! Mix together one of my favorite holidays; stir in one of my favorite photographers; add in one of the blogs hottest and popular models ever; a dash of one the most iconic and haunting of Allan's poems and the resulting concoction is a tasty brew indeed.

'Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there wondering, fearing,
Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before'

It has been far too long since Quinn Christopher Jaxon graced the pages of FH but thanks to Chris Teel, he makes a sensually dark return in this Raven inspired shoot on this All Hallows' Eve. When I first saw my first image of Quinn back in 2011 I knew I wanted to feature his work and have covered many of his shoots on his rise to becoming one of the most sought after and popular male models. When Chris and Quinn got together recently in Toronto, especially with Halloween approaching, a conceptual themed shoot was in order!

'Quinn has been in a horror movie so I knew we'd be able to draw upon his acting skills to convey the right mood for each concept. I love the humour combined with the sexiness of the shoot. Quinn is a genuine guy, really personable. He seems to have a certain wisdom for someone as young as he is and he seems so free and comfortable in his own skin. We will be planning another shoot soon and I cannot wait to get him back in front of my camera!'
Chris Teel


Daniel said...

Now Quinn is truly a Halloween TREAT, that I want to Trick

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