(as seen in BeautifulMag)
THERE IS SOMETHING VERY TOUCHING ABOUT SEEING TWO BEAUTIFUL MEN LOVING EACH OTHER IN FRONT OF A CAMERA. UNCONSTRAINED, SEEMINGLY UNAWARE OF THE CAMERA, THE PHOTOGRAPHER AND THE LIGHTS. NO MATTER HOW GOOD AN ACTOR YOU MIGHT BE, TO BE SO NATURAL, SO AT EASE WITH EACH OTHER, YOU CAN ONLY MAKE THAT HAPPEN WHEN YOU ARE A REAL TIME COUPLE. AND THAT OF COURSE MAKES A SERIES OF PORTRAITS LIKE THIS EVEN MORE SPECIAL.
If you are an admirer of the male form, and you probably are otherwise you wouldn’t be reading this, you are probably overjoyed when you are presented a series of portraits featuring two beautiful men. Especially if there is a clear chemistry going on between them. I know I am. And so when Chris Teel proposed us the set he shot with Brandon Jones and Samuel Stone we obviously couldn’t refuse.
Conceptualizing an idea and making it happen is what drives photographer Chris Teel. Chris is located in Toronto and always looking for local and/or traveling models interested in shooting with him. And who wouldn’t be. The various series we had the privilege of featuring here clearly show the Chris is a very talented man who has a great eye when it comes to male physique. Chris is always up for something new and evidently loves hat he does. What he is looking for in his men is personality and the willingness to step outside the box. Which was clearly the case with Brandon and Samuel.
Brandon Jones is not new to modelling. He is well known for his work in the adult entertainment industry and had already worked with Chris Teel on several occasions when they recently got together again and decided on another collaboration. As mention before, Chris likes it when his models give input to the shoot, and so when Brandon brought his boyfriend to the table – well not literally of course – Chris’ eyes began to shine. Chris loves shooting duo’s, especially when there is a strong connection between the two models, which isn’t always the case when you have two complete strangers in front of the camera. Not so with Brandon and Samuel though. Being in a relationship and very much in love, Brandon and Sam gave it their all.
“I was able to tell through their Facebook pages that there was a strong romantic vibe to their relationship and that is what I wanted to capture through the images we shot in Montreal last summer,” Chris Teel explains the concept of his work with Brandon and Samuel. “The guys had back to back meetings the day we shot so we weren’t able to shoot as long as I would have liked. However, we got right to it and the only direction I gave the guys was to simply portray their loving relationship for the camera.” As said before, Brandon Jones is an experienced male model, who earned his stripes in the gay adult entertainment industry. Boyfriend Samuel Stone is rather new to the business but a rising star. Now you might say, ok, two male porn actors, no wonder the shoot looks so good. But for one reason or the other it seems that when two gay actors who are a real time couple pose for photos, the chemistry simply seems more intense, more real. This isn’t acting, this is real love, the total package. –BM-