IF SOMEONE TELLS YOU NOT TO TOUCH THE PLATE BECAUSE IT IS HOT, IT SEEMS LIKE YOU JUST HAVE TO TOUCH IT TO CHECK HOW HOT IT REALLY IS. LIKE ANY OTHER LIFE FORM, HUMANS ARE CURIOUS BY NATURE. AND WHY NOT? THERE IS GREAT JOY IN EXPLORING SOMETHING NEW. IT IS IN OUR NATURE. IT IS WHAT WE HAVE BEEN DOING SINCE THE DAWN OF DAYS. WE LIKE TO EXPLORE AND WE LIKE TO DISCOVER NEW TERRITORIES. IT IS WHAT MAKES US WHAT WE ARE.
Michael Andrew has been eating from the same plate for a long time. Being an experienced photographer of landscapes and nature, he found a lot of satisfaction in the diversity of flavors this particular dish offered him. And working himself through the various levels of seasoning he eventually arrived to a plate he first thought was too hot to handle. But once it was placed in front of him he couldn’t resist. He had to try it. And learned photography is a buffet that comes in a large variety of spicinesss.
After having shot sceneries for pretty much his whole life, Michael Andrew decided about two years ago to explore new territories and discovered a complete different landscape in the male physique. One that has been explored by many others before him, but that opened new possibilities and desires for Michael himself. And so, with great enthusiasm and curiosity for the unknown, he opened himself to this new found explorers drift, Now it is a fact that know-how comes through experience and that is certainly the case for Michael Andrew. His years of practice in landscape and nature photography proofed to be a fruitful foundation for this new discipline. It is impossible to say what his work would have looked like had he started his career with male photography, but I think it is fairly safe to state that his experience with light, color, contrast and different sceneries definitely helped in finding creative angles and exciting concepts. And that is not only good for Michael, it is nice for us too and definitely of interest for his models.
In the past two years Michael Andrew has worked with numerous talented models, and his professional approach and high quality work has landed lucrative contracts for several of them. Two of his men have already signed up with Silver Model Management in New York and Elite Models in Miami, doubtless looking forward to an exciting international modeling career. And all that because Michael Andrew was curious enough to touch that new plate. Michael Andrew was not afraid for the unknown, and following his instincts, he discovered that no plate is too hot when it comes to trying new dishes. –BM-
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