JOB TITLES CAN BE IMPRESSIVE. SOMETIMES YOU CAN FIND YOURSELF IN THE COMPANY OF CEO’S, CFO’S, COO’S, CTO’S AND OTHER OFFICERS AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS. THEY ARE ALL DRESSED TO KILL AND LOOK LIKE THEY PLAN TO DO EXACTLY THAT. BUT – AND WE ALL KNOW THAT – UNDERNEATH THOSE EXECUTIVE OUTFITS, THEY ARE AS NAKED AS ANYONE ELSE. AND KNOWING THAT MAKES THEM JUST A BIT MORE HUMAN, DOESN’T IT.
A few months ago, Jonathan Luke moved to Toronto, Canada, with the objective to develop and grow his software company. Having a PhD in Computer Science, Jon has made it all the way to the top in the software business and operates as CEO of his company. As you can see, Jon is still pretty young and so if you put one and one together, you must conclude that we are talking about quite the visionary man here.
Jon Luke is a man of opinions. One of them is that he believes we should all be proud of our bodies and the way we look because ‘baby, we were born this way’. Following this believe it is Jon’s opinion that nude modeling is a great thing to do and deserves a higher level of acceptance in our society. Or, as Jon says in his own words: “Whether in clothes or completely naked we need to have a sense of self and we need to be comfortable in our skin. No amount of clothing will hide the fact if we are self-conscious and unhappy with ourselves.” We of course couldn’t agree more.
Chris Teel knows all about corporate life and artistic expressions. After having climbed the corporate ladder for 17 years, he boldly choose a more creative path, followed his dream, moved across the country and started a new life. Compared to other photographers in the field of male physique, Chris is still fairly new. But with only a few years experience in his pocket, he still has been able to make name for himself and he has become an example for many other young artists. Knowing Chris used to work for a telecommunication company and Jon is CEO of a software firm, it is quite funny to learn the two met online. When Chris first saw Jon’s profile he recognized his massive potential despite the fact he was only a beginner when it came to modeling with only a couple of shoots under his belt. “Jon is self-critical and has a drive to continually improve his body,” Chris comments on Jon. “He uses the photographs to harness his efforts to improve his physique to create even greater results for future shoots. We talked concepts and Jon was clearly comfortable with pushing the envelope, shooting artistic yet edgy nudes. He brings a collaborative approach to the shoot and I look forward to seeing what he does in terms of modeling in the future.” And one more time we fully agree. And Jon himself? It seems like he is just getting ready for another day at the office. –BM-
CHRIS TEEL | BEAUTIFULMAG