FRENCH HISTORY KNOWS MANY PIONEERS IN JUST AS MANY AREAS. FÉLIX DU TEMPLE DE LA CROIX WAS THE FIRST ONE TO A MOTERPOWERED-HEAVIER-THAN-AIR AIRCRAFT, THOUGH FLYING IS A BIG WORD FOR THE FEW SECONDS JUMP HE MADE. LOUIS BRAILLE INVENTED BRAILLE PRINTING IN THE EARLY 1800’S AND RUDOLPH DIESEL DIESEL GASOLINE IN 1894. IN 1889 GUSTAVE EIFFEL BUILT THE TALLEST BUILDING IN THE WORLD, JACQUES HEIM AND LOUIS REARD WERE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CREATION OF THE BIKINI IN 1946 AND WASN’T IT JULES VERNE WHO WROTE ABOUT SPACE, AIR AND UNDERWATER TRAVEL BEFORE OTHERS EVEN THOUGT ABOUT THE POSSIBILITIES OF THIS.
In 1826, Joseph Nicéphore Niépce made a photo through the window of his workroom. Though difficult to decipher, it has made history being the earliest-known permanent photograph. But is wasn’t until 13 years later that man invented a truly useful purpose for the invention of photography. Because in 1839 Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre shot the very first nude portrait. And may we just point out how free-spirited our ancestors were by defining nude portrait photography as a useful practice of this revolutionary invention. Yes, the French have been pioneers in many areas, not in the least the area of aesthetics.
Mississippi born Eric Ganison moved to Dallas, Texas in 1991. His activities in the performing arts landed him a job in the modeling industry and it wasn’t before long Eric became a known model instructor. Not so strange that eventually Eric Ganison tried his luck behind the camera, which turned out to be a very good decision. After having mastered the disciplines of product photography, Eric started to concentrate on people. Regular portraiture and wedding series eventually brought him to the more subtle area of fine art and nudes and with that it seems like Eric Ganison has come home. No wonder many aspiring models turn to him to shoot their portfolio.
When Dylan stepped into Eric Ganison’s studio he was only a college student, so he couldn’t have been more than, let’s say, in his very early 20’s. But Dylan knew what he wanted. And so did Eric once he saw Dylan. Having years of experience working for a modeling school, Eric has what it takes to filter the good ones from the average, and seeing Dylan he immediately knew he had what it takes to get into the industry. 5’11” tall, handsome face, toned body. There was no doubt for Eric Dylan would do good. And he was right. Eventhough it was Dylan’s first, he was amazingly comfortable and completely natural. Like he had been modeling for years. Even more, Dylan had no problem at all to shred of his clothes and pose nude. Even full frontal seemed to come as the easiest thing I the world.
After this first session Dylan disappeared from the scene. Almost like he was a muse that came down from the heavens for one moment of inspiration. But Dylan actually had very good reason to disappear. The young model moved to Paris in order to learn French. Seems to us Dylan his own pioneer when it came to modeling, and he did it all the French way. –BM-
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