I’m going to start this one off by being a little less than flattering about this shoot. I know, I can almost hear the groan from all of you, but I have to be upfront about this shoot featuring Felipe Herrera Jiménez and say first of all that there is something wrong with it.
What’s with all the damn air brushing!? You can see it too, right? Either he has been smoothed and polished post shoot, or he was wearing so much makeup he could have cracked if he moved. lol
It doesn’t take away from the sexiness of the guy himself, and I think we can all appreciate his handsome face and that delicious body. But come on, there has to be a limit to the image of “perfection” put out by these people and we have to call them out on it sometimes, especially when it makes the guy look like a wax work.
These photos are for Joe Snyder, and although I love the setting and the guy featured, having checked out some of their other shoots it’s all a little too fake, smooth and shiny for me.
What say you? Is it okay to smooth models out until they look like mannequins, or should there be a little more raw honesty and a natural presentation? That’s your task for today boys, I expect your comments to be on my desk by the end of the lesson