'Consummate Model and Professional! Chase's personality matches his look!'
I think many of the photographers that I have featured on FH might use persistent to describe me. Others may use relentless, but persistent has a more positive ring to it... Usually when I reach out to a new artist, there was one image or one model that inspired me to get in touch. With Cmwathen's Mark, it was an image of Jon who I profiled earlier this spring. (Creative Couplings)
When I piece together a story, I often go back and forth to the artists portfolio. I want to spend as much time with their work as I can, getting a feel for how they work and ensuring that I have chosen the best shots of the model, or to represent the story I trying to tell. When I going back and forth to Mark's port on Model Mayhem, I noticed his incredible shots of Chase, and was already thinking about asking (bugging) Mark about a follow-up piece for down the road. The 25 year old Dallas model has a powerful physique and such expressive and mesmerising hazel eyes. I also love Chase's cross tattoo, and the lines and design that draw attention to Chase's sexy and impressive chest.
'Chase was a natural in front of the camera, great personality and looks! He was also comfortable having my husband Todd apply baby oil all over his body at his suggestion.'
Some of you might remember that Mark's husband Todd also played an important role in Mark's work with Jon. Todd is also Mark's assistant, and plays an important role in all of his shoots. Mark and Todd met when Chase last fall just after the 24 year old model moved to Indianapolis from Dallas. They first saw Chase on Facebook as part of an Indianapolis Model group and although he had modeled in Dallas, being in a new city, Chase was looking to connect with local photographers about working together.
Mark quickly got in touch a date was set. So far he and Todd have worked with Chase three times. Mark describes Chase as very open and even during the first shoot, required very little direction. During the three sessions, Mark says they did both location and studio work and that Chase was completely comfortable shooting whatever theme or look they were working on, fully clothed, semi nude, implies nude or underwear shots.
'Between shoots, Chase would dance around and make us laugh, he did this in all of our shoots. Some of his poses he would intentionally be overly dramatic poses, just to get us to laugh.'
During their second shoot, Mark met up with Chase in Indy with two other male models for a group photo shoot. Mark says that Chase had the most experience and helped out the other two models with their poses, offering feedback and support, even when he wasn't in front of the camera. He has a natural way of relating with others and really helped the other models to relax and enjoy the shoot.
Mark reports that Chase has recently moved back to Dallas. Chase's beautiful girlfriend was one of the reasons, but Chase is also currently attending school. Although the focus of this particular school is learning, it also utilizes all of the time and work that Chase has but into working his body by slamming it to the ground and against the ropes.
Yup, keep your eye out for Chase's chest tattoo in the future! You just might be lucky enough to see it, not to mention those beautiful eyes, on the stage or in the ring. The school Chase attends is a school for professional wrestling and I suspect Chase is going to be incredibly popular.