TODAY IS A VERY SPECIAL DAY. NOT ONLY ARE WE VERY CONTENT WITH THE FACT TO WELCOME BACK SIMON HOWARD ON OUR DIGITAL PAGE, WE ALSO HAVE THE HONOR TO PRESENT YOU A BRAND NEW PHOTOGRAPHER. AND SPECIALLY THAT LAST FACT IS PROBABLY OF HISTORICAL PROPORTIONS. BECAUSE FELICITY FATALE IS MOST LIKELY THE VERY FIRST FEMALE PHOTOGRAPHER TO BE REPRESENTED HERE ON BEAUTIFULMAG.
Simon Howard. Who doesn’t remember him. If not from the fantastic photography by Simon ‘Hotsnapz’ Barnes, than for sure from being his very delicious self. Simon was quite successful in competitive bodybuilding but rebelliously gave that all up for a professional career as model. We are not complaining. And neither does he, since he has grown in no time into a well sought after model for both fashion and artistic photography. And probably being very well aware how difficult it is to make a break in this competitive business, he has reached out a helping hand to up and coming photographer Felicity Fatale, simply by recommending her to us. Et voila…
Felicity who you ask? Yes, Felicity Fatale. This of course is not her real name, but it is the name she choose to use in her career as up and coming photographer of male beauty. Felicity is 24 years old and lives in Essex, United Kingdom. Being quite rebellious herself, she decided to specialize herself in sports photography in what we all know is a very male dominated universe. Having a weak spot for both fitness and men – and don’t we all – she then boldly decided to combine both passions and so her male photography is the result. “I adore shooting fit guys,” Felicity explains. “Particularly bodybuilders physiques because it's not just about what you have in front of you, it's about the history of the body, the years that it's taken to get that body in shape.”
Felicity’s ambition is to write and photograph for fitness magazines, keep developing her glamour photography style and eventually be able to publish her own photo book with portraits that would appeal to both women and men who admire men. “My inspirations at the moment for my photography are Joan Crisol and Mark Henderson. Both use absolutely beautiful men in their images and are true artists with their cameras. Their books are amongst the most worn on my book shelf as I constantly thumb through them for new ideas!” besides finding her inspiration from her lightning examples, Felicity Fatale also loves it when models inject their own creative ideas that they can really run with and collaborate on. Simon for example is great at this. “He comes up with some crazy concepts and we just go out and shoot! I love bringing ideas to life and I'm constantly trying to push myself and work outside my comfort zone.” When we asked the man himself about his experience in working with Felicity, Simon told us: "This was my 2nd shoot with Felicity Fatale, we chose a top gun style theme involving my beloved Kawasaki ZX750 Ninja, that's the grey thing with two wheels for those that aren't into bikes. Felicity is always a joy to work with and brings a unique style to her work. Relatively new to the world of male glamour I think she has a bright future and is definitely one to watch for the future. Oh and by the way she is thrilled to have her first set in Beautiful hopefully the first of many. You wait till you see the shower shots." –B-