On Monday, I ventured Behind The Housein a story inspired by the imagery of Matt Lee. Matt generously sent on more of his Halloween themed images, this time his series entitled Hells Angel. Most of us know and associate Hells Angel with the motorcycle gang, but there is another one of Satan's minion's that is far far more deadly.
You know them...we have all had encounters. That beautiful, sexy and alluring person so good looking that you can hardly stand it. That person you want so badly to be with it that it physically hurts. But that same person, so wonderful in the beginning turns once they have you and ends up making your life a living hell. Those are the Hells Angels you really have to look out for.
'I most recently worked with Jeremy. This was my second attempt at working with a body builder and I wasn’t sure how this session would turn out. To my surprise Jeremy turned out to be a great guy. He was fantastic at taking direction and as a result I think we captured some great shots!'
The last time I featured the work of Dennis from Tin Box Photography, the focus was pointed solely on his work with Cary. (Incredible Grace) Most times I feature an artist's work I focus on one model, one shoot or one theme. Focusing on one usually makes it easier for me to narrow the narrative and the story I hope to tell in order to compliment the images.
For this piece, Dennis sent on a variety of images with several models from different shoots, none of which I wanted to give up when I began piecing together the story. Each set was unique yet flowed together nicely to demonstrate the beauty and grace within Dennis's images. The three different shoots reminded me of the 3-Way split sometimes used in entertainment and advertising. Many television shows especially use the split to tell story, especially different perspectives from individual characters. One Show, DALLAS, used it in it's opening credits, showing 3 different images of actors which worked together to let the audience know a bit about the character they played.
One of the biggest users of the 3-Way split is of course the circus. With three rings, circus's provide three different acts, all going on at the same time. Audiences are provided with a visual Smörgåsbord with three distinct places to draw both their vision and their attention. Together, the three acts ebb, flow and climax at different times, ensuring a consistent high level of energy and excitement so the viewer never gets bored or complacent.
'I shot Christopher by himself and a couple of weeks later he agreed to do a shoot with Jim. They both had very little experience in modeling but I was impressed with how beautifully they moved together during the shoot and were eager to try new things.'
Christopher & Jim:
As different as the three shoots are, I think they look great together, both complimenting and contrasting the other. Body Builders don't always make great models, there is a flow and rhythm sometimes missing from the way they move which the camera often picks up. I love that Dennis shot Jeremy as he does his other models, especially including the wings he often weaves within his work and they look beautiful flanking Jeremy's naked body. Christopher certainly has that flow and rhythm of movement which Dennis captures with some incredible poses. Christopher's body flows and weaves seamlessly with Jim's as they create singular shapes and poses as their two bodies intertwine together.
'With so much going for him, becoming a centerfold was just par for Danny's course'
Danny Pete Celaya
Playgirl: December 1991
Photographed by Richard Armas
The Bare Facts:
Weight: 185 lbs
Favorite Place To Make Love: The Pacific Ocean
'That sensitive mouth. Those flaring nostrils. In a single moment, a myriad of emotions play across his expressive face. And when Danny Celaya leans forward to embrace you (his natural response upon meeting a desirable woman) you can't help but notice the prominence of those veins in his arms true blue against the rich amber tones of his smooth, luxurious skin.'