James- 50 year old fashion model- new photos added

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  1. DanOstergren

    DanOstergren Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Yesterday I was hired to do a variety of personal and portfolio shots for a 50 year old model who is planning to come out of retirement, for fun. His husband makes so much money that he doesn't have to work, so he spends most days working out and taking selfies in his home in the West Hills of Portland, and recently decided to get in front of the camera again. Obviously his life must consist of much more than just selfies and working out, but I can really only imagine what it must feel like to be a trophy husband. In all honesty though he is a total sweetheart.

    Anyways, these are just the first three that I've edited so far; I have a busy week and may not be able to get more done any time soon. These were shot in available window lighting on an overcast day, with a silver reflector for fill.

    In the 4th image I really wish I had captured a bit more light in his eyes. Any time I try editing them I don't like the way it looks, so I only barely brought some light back into them with editing.

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    Very nice. Interesting perspective on #3.
     
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    I love the high contrast look of these...the intensity that it adds seems to suit his modeling persona (at the very least).
     
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    Really like the third one. Great lines.
     
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    #3 is my fav. The pose/look/suit all seem to work against each other adding a lot of drama.
     
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    Thank you.
     
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    Thanks man. Lately I'm trying to be a bit less subdued with my editing. Usually I don't take my contrast very far, but lately I've been enjoying that extra "punch".
     
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    Thank you. <3
     
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    3 is a good one, but personally I like 1. Thank you though.
     
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    Shot #3 FTW!!! The cowskin rug under the chair is an interesting style touch...seldom seen these days, but my brother and I grew up with these, coming from a family that had been involved in agriculture and ranching in Oregon since the 1840's. To me, the rug echoes the fine leather of his shoes and his belt...in tone and point of origin, so it's just super-fashion-mag-like in its appeal. As to the contrast--the punch is welcome in #3...makes it just BAM!
     
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    Thank you Derrel. We shot in the model's home, and I wasn't sure how viewers would respond to the rug. I'm glad you like it, and I love how it enhances the composition. The shot would feel unfinished to me if it wasn't there. I never noticed the correlation between the fine leather and the rug; thank you for pointing that out.
     
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    That fine leather came from, most likely, a bovine very much like the one that made the rug!
     
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