SOME THINGS IN LIFE ARE UNEXPLAINABLE. LIKE THE RULES OF MATHEMATICS, OR THE FACT THE UNIVERSE IS UNLIMITED. THEY ARE JUST THINGS WE NEED TO ACCEPT WITHOUT ASKING OURSELVES TOO MANY QUESTIONS. ODILON JUDICE IS SUCH A THING.
Tom Saint Clair is a photographer who, unlike his name would suggest, lives and operates in the south of France. As a photographer he believes that he should put his passion at the service of his models. His conception is simple: natural and diverse. Which has lead to a website that holds many different types of models, both professional and amateurs, that all have their own style.
Tom Saint Clair works both inside and outside the studio. When in the studio his work attempts naturally, in respect of the academic principles, to emphasize the plastic art of his models. But more than anything else, Tom likes to work on location. Photographing models in their environment and follow them in their everyday life in the style of a report or hidden camera. He strives the capture the moment, the life, the freshness of the instant with all the spontaneity it has to offer. Tom's photographic work attempts to emphasise his subject's strengths but also – sometimes – their fragility.
Most models start their career at very young age. Meaning before 20. Not Odilon Judice. Odilon is 24 years old and lives in Toulon, France. He started modeling only one year ago and that is exactly one of those things that are unexplainable. Because looking at his portraits one must admit he has everything one needs to be a successful model. So why wait until you're 23? During the day Odilon studies to become a sport coach and in the evening hours he works in a bar which helps him paying his way through school. Modeling has only come to him one year ago but he has grown quiet fond of it and does it with the ease of a real professional.
Tom Saint Clair made his first contact with Odilon Judice about a year ago. Indeed, at the very beginning of Odilon's modeling adventure. Tom must have a good nose for picking his models. Still it took them a good year to meet for the first time. First in Toulon and later in Lyon. Todays series is a compilation of those two encounters. Tom comments: "Even if he is a young model, Odilon is a real professional. As many sportsmen, he has no issue with nudity but he really takes care to the quality of his photo projects. We immediately had a real complicity that confirmed at the second shooting. Odilon is beautiful and intelligent, down to earth, sensitive and listening to what he likes. He is a great personality as rare as his firstname." Odilon is currently booked by Enjoy Model Management Agency and represented by Jean de Champs from Saint Clair Agency. –BM-
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