Sunday, June 7, 2009

Fernando Natural Sensuality

1) above : Down with Denim
2) Work out
3) Excellent Fabric
4) White Recline
5) Tantalizing Shorts

One day while browsing Model Mayhem I came upon a port for a model with the tag "photofl". There was no really nothing special about the avatar but I noticed that the model was from the Tampa Bay area. I usually take a look at local models to see there work and maybe the possibility that we can work together. The portfolio was was varied but only one picture really caught my eye. The image was a nude shot, but it was his eyes and not his body that caught my attention. His eyes radiated a natural sensual energy.

Classic on Red
I contacted Fernando to let him know I admired the image and to inquire about our working together. I never know how a model will react to my offer. Some model are very intimidated by my photography. Some are uneasy about the nudity and others about the sensuality. Fernando agreed to collaborate and the results are what you see here.

1) Just How I Sit
2) Creating Triangles
3) Rearview
4) Comfortable Like This
We started the session out shooting the jeans, "wife beater", and a black suede jacket. The fit was good, so we moved into the studio set the lights and the magic begin. I direct a photo session the way some one would direct a movie. As I directed Fernando in pose, clothing, and emotional feel he did not miss a beat. At the beginning of the session I told him that in my opinion sensuality comes from the face. With that said his face became a becon of sensuality.

Sensuality as a Classic

1) Propped up on Red
2) Scorching Look
3) Sensual Romantic
4) The Spot on Black
We shot four different sets that day: The denim look, the white shorts, the silk spread, and the couch. For me as a photographer I feed off of the energy of a photo session and can, and will shoot for hours without any concept of time. With Fernando, because of other obligations, we had three hours for this session. The session went so well we immediately decided to collaborate for a second.

Spotlight on a Classic

1) Let it Rip
2) That Smile
3) Timeless Sitting
4) Just the Jacket
The morning of our second session we discussed where Fernando would like to see his modeling career go. He stated that he did enjoy sensual modeling and would love to see what he could accomplish in that career. I think he is perfect for it. We shot three sets that day: Jean jacket and black shorts, A blue DKNY jock, and my favorite apparel the white towel.

1) Up for the Task
1) Black and Denim
2) DKNY Blue
3) Eye Deep
4) Jacket Required
1) Can't get Them on
Direct Intentions
1) Trying to Hold Back
2) Under Control
3) Curves

1) Just Thinking
For me the second session that I have with model is always better. This time the second session was awesome but the first one was so good I would have to say it was a tie.

1) Slow Build small
2) Slow build large
3) A little Help?

I hope that with or without my help that the right people find Fernando and are able to enjoy his work. Part of what I wanted to accomplish with my work was to put together a photo book of different type of male model with one thing in common, a sense of sensuality. Fernando will be in that book.

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1 comment:

JJ Adams said...

I love the fire red, sensual pose and his body is a true work of art.

It's featured on my blog. Get me a fan I'm overheating.