Words + Pictures by Angela Cappetta
Since styles and trends change at the speed of light in the photography business, naturally, we have to keep up. In this spirit, physique shoot client, model James P., rang me to do a portrait shoot to keep his look current.
James is a serious athlete. Hence, he is determined, dedicated and focused. Photographing his was a breeze. In addition to taking his job seriously, he is also just a super nice guy.
We picked looks, lenses and lighting. And then we collaborated on writing a must-have shot list. The great news it that the shoot went great. James is a dream to work with. Moreover, the pictures have gotten James a lot of positive attention.
As a result of the groovy shots we got, an NFL player saw the shoot and has contacted me about shooting his portraits, too.
By that token, it is refreshing to see models getting their portrait game up to date. It is easy forget how important it is to keep pictures current. However, models who work on having updated pictures know how important it is.
phy·siquefəˈzēk/nounnoun: physique; plural noun: physiques
- the form, size, and development of a person’s body.”a sturdy, muscular physique”synonyms:body, build, figure, frame, anatomy, shape, form, proportions; More
early 19th century: from French, literally ‘physical’ (used as a noun).
That’s because certain changes, including insulating layers of fat and a fish-like physique, would have been necessary to keep the body warm and moving fast enough to find food in the cold water.—Peter Fimrite, San Francisco Chronicle, “Had our human ancestors taken to the sea, we would have been big and blubbery,” 26 Mar. 2018