It never cease to amaze us to see where photographers do their magic. Some use real studios, complete with props and all. But others work with whatever they feel comfortable with. Kristopher Kelly is such a man. He is the kind of artist who can get inspired by something and turn a perfectly normal place into a whole new universe. You might remember his series with Daniel Miller, shot in a dirty toilet. We have seen that restroom in its original state and believe me, it has nothing to do with the way Kristopher redecorated it.
When Michael Doxtad came to Kristopher with the request to do a portfolio series, Kristopher felt he wanted to do something edgy and sexy in terms of concept. Since it is not always easy to find a good environment for such a shoot, Kristopher decided to use his own bedroom. Which of course did need to undergo some modifications. Now we have seen this bedroom ourselves and it is a very neath and stylish room. Nothing to do with what you see on these photographs. Believe me if I say that chaos never comes in a spontaneous way. It is well staged and organized.
Anyway, Mike definitely hit the mark with Kristopher’s concept. Only 20 years old, Michael has been around the block and obviously has got what it takes that makes the difference between a good model and a great model. He is the kind of guy to arrive at a shoot with an open mind and really ready and willing to try anything you throw at him. Et voila… the result is here… a series of stunning images that places Kristopher Kelly and us literally in the role of a voyeur, watching Michael Doxtad taking himself to bed and doing things to himself that you could only wish he would do to you. And even though Mike’s poses indicate he seems relaxed and casual, the mess he made in the bedroom is a clear indication of a very passionate moment. –B-
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