Great models are like great actors; they completely transform in front of the lens. That’s what I just adored about working with Jewan, from Portland’s Sports & Lifestyle Unlimited modeling agency. The moment I met him in downtown Portland, I was absolutely enchanted by his charm and his kindness. But he truly blew me away when he turned on the “fierce” for my camera. This recent transfer from California is following his passion for building his fitness modeling resume, coming to our fitness fashion mecca to work with the likes of Nike, Columbia Sportswear, Under Armour and many more.
While we managed to capture some absolutely mesmerizing headshots, what I loved most was shooting his fitness photos. There’s nothing a photographer loves more than lying on the ground on the eastbank esplanade, with a model hurdling overhead while we both laugh our backsides off and draw a crowd at the same time. Better yet, how about when I challenged this incredibly talented athlete to strike ridiculously athletic yoga poses on a MOVING PIER! And yet he absolutely nailed it. Jewan – thank you so much for an absolutely spectacular time … I truly hope we get to work together again soon!