Model Mayhem #:
Last Activity:
Jul 06, 2016
Very Experienced
Depends on Assignment
Dec 31, 2007

About Me

All Sports illustrated swimsuit models have one characteristic in common.  They are all exceedingly fit and toned.  They all maintain and follow rigorous, well designed workout programs.  I find that fit models simply look and photography far differently from those who do not exercise.  They have far superior posture, are toned and their work outs produce more photogenic bodies.  They typically have developed a quiet confidence that reflects that they know they look terrific. They can attain stronger images from different lighting which brings out their toned look.

I believe that every model should be presented as flatteringly as possible in images. This means lighting.  After all the word "photography" is derived from the Greek for painting with light.  Fit models can benefit from non-conventional lighting that emphasizes their toned bodies. That typically is side lighting and rim lighting. Other than head shots, fitness models should generally not be lit the same as other models.  In outdoor shoots I prefer late day's sweet light.

This is true even if wearing slacks and long sleeves. Fit models have superior posture, can move, and thus pose (yes, I know it is still photography, but the fit also look better frozen in an instant in time) very well in poses.  They also can attain and hold poses that others simply can not.

Please visit my main MM site, Christopher Lewis, MM #82697, for a more in depth sense of my shooting styles.

If you are a fit model and desire images that play to your photogenic strengths, then keep going, stay fit, and let's shoot together.

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