Just like Serge Lee, Cube Photographer or Dima Kub is another photographer who has stayed in touch for the past year. Whether there may be a feature or not, they take time to update and send me unique content that can be first seen exclusively on ModelSpotting. Small actions that go miles in showing how sincere they are it the friendship that they have given, and sincerity in they gratitude that a small blog like mine would showcase their work. And for that, I am again motivated and fired-up giving fuel to my passion to continue the promotion of the art of photography.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Monday, March 10, 2014
I lost interest I admit. My last story was published last December 24 and I honestly felt sad because I wasn't achieving the likes and hits I was hoping for. If only readers know how much time and effort is put in putting these stories together. That it is simply fired by the love for the arts. On top of that, you encounter personalities with attitudes and treat you rudely. Models and photographers who feel they do not need you at all and are even very conceited. I have been rudely answered, given empty promises, and forgotten.
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
It's Christmas everyone and ModelSpotting is extremely happy to have a special feature for you on this special day! This was an interview we did weeks ago but given that our country (the Philippines) went through the most trying time of our history, an earthquake followed by typhoon Haiyan, so many postings were put on hold as a sign of respect for what our fellowmen went through. So I hope you can forgive my long absence.
ModelSpotting is truly lucky for we live in a world that is very challenging. Aside from being able to survive each day, we have to endure competition, envy, and other negative things that will challenge us each day. Such is the case with this wonderful man. The surprisingly wonderful, sweet, helpful and thoughtful beautiful model Colby Lefebvre.
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Just like any art form, whether it be opera, ballet, musical theater, visual arts or photography, it is represented by many characteristics and expressed in millions of ways. Yes, there is advantage to being trained and schooled, to be raised seeing art in its purest form, but none of those would matter if the artist does not carry his/her heart with him in each work. And when all training and education has been completed, the rest of the artists work is about creating an identity for himself. Pieces that will be his or her signature and make a work, synonymous to his or her name. That is when a true artist is born.
This blog continuously searches for these artists. Those whose work connect and create ripples. Pieces that are recognizable and eventually get spread around. We used to say "word of mouth", but now it's "world of mouth" because of the dawn of social media. And thank you to social media, we easily see and spread everything and anything we discover.
Such is the case with our latest exclusive. A very talented young photographer who's name became very strong online due to the numerous pages sharing his work. Fitness and model sites who admire both photographer and model and a favorite of many online influencers.
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Deep set eyes, cleft chin, powerful jawline and a face capable of an expression that can pierce the soul. This is the best way I can describe Brendan Dean. A young and stunning beautiful model who captivates in a single glance with his gentle yet soulful eyes.
The featured photo on top alone has captivated me as despite him looking sideways, the surge of emotion seen in the photo betrays his soul. The creases on his forehead and the distance of his thoughts are all evident in his gaze. And the longing, narrated by the breathe that escapes his lips. The poetry created by Brendan and Mr. David Vance in this shot alone is enough to guarantee that this set is a special one. A set that will forever last in the collections of admirers of the art of photography. If I may dare say so, this for me is THE David Vance shot that I will always remember.
In a short conversation with Mr. David Vance, he exclusively shares this nice story about Brendan with ModelSpotting:
"Hi Jays, my brother recently moved with his wife to Cincinnati, Ohio. Since I was going there to visit him in his new house, I decided to find a model in the area on Model Mayhem. I reached out to a handful of prospects but the only one to respond with interest was by far the best choice, Brendan Dean. He is a student studying Communications and English. He will be graduating this spring."
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
This is a post that I had to rush so I didn't really have time to gather my thoughts and write something profound. Why? Because I almost fell of my seat when I received the email from the wonderful and talented Serge Lee with the message; "Hi, Jays! I have something new for your blogs! ;)", and I never then I see the photos. My jaw dropped as Anatoly Goncharov is one of my most favorite models at the moment and words cannot express just how he takes my breath away. His beautiful face, his strong presence and subtle gentleness despite the obviously amazing figure. He is just ravishing and anyone, I believe anyone would go insane just by looking at the fantastic shots by Serge Lee.
Saturday, October 26, 2013
The first time I saw Kevin Slack's work, I knew I was going to be in love with him. The sensuality in each set and honesty of his models' body language and eyes are embarrassing it almost makes you feel like a voyeur prying on their private moments. But most importantly, it never feels rude. It is artistry that boasts of impeccable lighting, balance and mystery.
My very first post that featured Kevin's work MARLON+ANDRO | The Cuban Honeybrown twins received very good exposure that I had to find more of his art. Alas, he found me instead and we finally did an interview which I posted a couple of weeks ago, Exclusive! KEVIN SLACK | Interview - ModelSpotting discovers an outstanding photographer! and that story now is the Top 4 most viewed post on ModelSpotting. :o)
This is actually a follow-up interview to that post for we did the interviews at the same time but I felt this was a special story and deserved to be released separately. Check it out!
ModelSpotting: Hi Kevin, this set truly caught my attention. Your model Jorge is truly something special.
Kevin Slack: Thank you and I am very grateful for your support. It’s so good to see Jorge again. It has been nearly two years since I have been able to work with Jorge Luis and I consider him my friend, model and muse.
ModelSpotting: I complete agree with you. There is so much character and power in his personality. He is beautiful. Can you tell me more about how you talked about this shoot?
Kevin: I actually wanted to move away from being quite so explicit. And, at my apartment, we had that conversation in my barely sufficient Spanish. I explained: I like the seduction of implication. I like promise more than delivery. I like wanting more than having.
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
I am a sucker for beautiful eyes. And by beautiful I mean soulful, deep set, piercing sets with beautiful thick long lashes. Of course there are exceptional ones whose eyes are simply mesmerizing they stop you in your tracks and you feel as though you are naked under their gaze. Eyes that render you shy, feeling vulnerable and exposed, as if every fantasy you dream of is known to him or her.
Diego Renier, an extremely breathtaking young model I discovered on Elian Gallardo Agency's site does all that to me.
Originally from Espigão do Oeste a city of Brazil located in the state of Rondôna, Diego commands attention in every frame. There is absolute power and energy in his eyes and together with that, a smile that can simply melt your heart. He is charming and innocent looking, deceiving as a matter of fact for he is capable of turning himself into a very sexy young icon whenever he stands tall and extends his limbs. The ability to turn that innocence into a sensual man is simply a welcome surprise.
Monday, October 14, 2013
RODRIGO MENDONÇA | Oozing strength and character as shot by Fabrício Ricardo for ES Collection Brasil
Being able to stand out in a photograph with breathtaking landscape is not as easy as it seems. A model can easily be swallowed by everything else happening around him or her if they are not strong enough. And that is what I love about Mister Santa Catarina 2012, Rodrigo Mendonça. A very young yet powerful model, Rodrigo is the latest face for ES Collection Brasil and we van see clearly why. Beautifully captured by Fabrício Ricardo, Rodrigo is able to match the overwhelming secenery surrounding each shot, making every photo even more unforgettable and both model and background push each other up and sell a very powerful shot.
Here are the rest of the shots and I bet you, you will fall in love with Rodrigo.
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Saturday, October 12, 2013
I have always been proud of my upbringing. Mainly because it's what molded me into an individual who has a very discriminating taste when it comes to art. My Mother was a soprano and my Dad played the piano, we were educated in literature, art, culture, and even manners and decorum. And I share this because I have taken those lessons with me up to now, and have been the foundation of my knowledge in photography.
When I started this blog, it was to simply have an outlet for my passion. And now, I have models and photographers contacting me asking to be featured. I couldn't be more humbled and thrilled.
Such is the case with our latest feature, Kevin Slack. An extremely talented photographer whose work I am so in-love with for majority of his work revolves around monochromatic and earth colors which I love like crazy! And he does them with great aplomb!