Maybe it’s just me, but I find it awfully hard to find male models in this industry.
I’m sure that I’m wrong, I’m sure there are lots of male models out there saying,”Michael! Here I am! Why don’t you take my photos?” And why would they say that?
Because it is hard to find male models in this industry, so it should be easy to find the few who exist.
Maybe it’s my location. Maybe there is just such a huge overflow of female models in the industry that it makes the number of males seem non-existent. I don’t know, but what I do know is that I got to shoot with an extremely determined and fun male model earlier this month, Spencer Robertson.
You may have seen my work with Spencer in a previous post here.
Spencer isn’t your average teenage model. Although he is energetic, active, tall, funny and smart, he surprises me with little things. For one, until I took his photo with my phone during lunch, he didn’t know what Instagram was.
I was floored.
Not because I think everyone should use Instagram – because I don’t – but because I believed in the usual stereotype that all teens were plugged into their phones and the countless apps they can have.
And then, today, while writing this post, he surprised me again by telling me with a laugh that he didn’t know how to send me his FB fanpage link.
Que? No hablo Facebook?
I actually find this refreshing in, well, anyone I guess. He’s not always plugged in, which not only makes him a better model to interact with but also a better person. He hasn’t slipped into that socially inept category that is so easy for us to fall into when we spend all of our time with our laptops, cell phones, smart phones, devices, etc.
So back to Spencer.
We shot in several locations – including instudio, and spanning from the morning until late afternoon.
We even got permission to use someones sailboat for our marina location, which was fun and nerve-racking at once(ever pass $2000+ worth of gear over salt water while trying to balance with the waves?)
Here is a small taste of what we got:
How can you say no to this guy, eh?