'He's a swimmer and he's in really good shape!'
It wasn't actually photographer Philip Rugel (PR PHOTO) commenting on Maxx and his swimmer's physique in the quote above. The quote actually came from Katie, a college student currently working as the Michigan based photographer's assistant. Philip had asked her if she knew any guys who might be interested in posing and after just a second or two... she recommended her friend Maxx.
Philip says Katie is spectacular, both as an assistant, and for helping to put her models immediately at ease. Philip describes Katie a dead ringer for actress Mila Kunis, which as you can imagine, helps many of the models, the straight ones especially, bring their best while in the studio and in front of the camera.
'A week later Maxx showed up for our summer pool shoot with my assistant and I blown away. He was a 6'2'' Adonis. That kind of Midwestern boy that you dream about finding for a model. The shoot produced beautiful shots of a young man in his prime!'
Phil, PR PHOTO
Although summer is still almost three months away, Philip's images of Maxx certainly have me in a summer state of mind. Given the world's current health crisis, it's hard to know exactly what summer's going to bring, but regardless, our backyards and balconies are going to be well utilized. For those fortunate to have a backyard pool, or a neighbor with one... we can only hope for a Maxx to do be doing his laps, even if we have to watch and enjoy from a safe distance of six feet away.
Phil just added Maxx as his April update on his site, and you can check out more by heading to PR PHOTO HERE: