But that is merely the opinion of a single European. The so-called old world where architecture is beautiful but lower to the ground. Not used to see buildings towering high above me, it is no wonder the impressiveness of it amazes me again and again. But how is that for those who live in those cities that dwarfs its inhabitants. How do they look upon those modern day artifacts that are proof of human superiority over the forces of nature. Surely they must be used to see it since they dwell around them on daily base? Not so for Cameron Abraham though.
Cameron Abraham was born 23 years ago in Chicago. Chicago, located on the southwestern shores of Lake Michigan is one of those American cities that rises high up into the sky. In fact the Windy City knows 1,209 skyscrapers, the 108-storey Willis Tower, formerly knows as the Sears Tower being the tallest. It is almost as if the city wants to rival the immense lake to which it borders in might and authority. Cameron currently lives in Burr Ridge, just outside of the city of Chicago but visits his former home city regularly and if not, he has a clear view on the cities majestic skyline. Despite the fact Cameron was born and raised in Illinois, he is still impressed by Chicago’s vertical cityscape: “I love how massive the buildings are. I have lived here all my life and every time I walk downtown [Chicago] and look up at the buildings, I can never get used to how we can build something so big.”
Apparently Cameron Abraham likes things to be big. It doesn’t stop with his passion for skyscraper architecture. Cameron, standing 1,80m/5’11” tall himself is a fanatic sports man, and loves high intensity circuit training. Which obviously has resulted in a physique that rivals the magnificence of Chicago’s architectural masterpieces. And even his dreams are big. Though there is nothing wrong with that of course. Currently working in his family’s business of big and tall clothing stores, Cameron is also business entrepreneur classes and his ultimate goal is to own his own bar in the near future. Of course this requires some healthy market research in the bars and clubs downtown from time to time, which Cameron happily conducts with his many friends.
But whatever lies in the future for the handsome Chicagoan, Cameron can always turn his gaze towards modelling which he handsomely does. For example in this set shot by Dave Ouano. A classic set up of Dave in suits and underwear, enabling him to display his impressive muscles against a grey backdrop. It is almost as if Dave portrays Cameron as a high-rise building himself, set against the stormy skies that roll in from the Great Lake and form a dramatic background for the city’s skyline. –BM-
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