Over the last hundred years it has become more acceptable to see nude and semi-nude photos of men. Especially the past 20 years, male physique and fitness photography has become a real industry. Asides from that, men have become more aware of their own physical attraction and sex appeal and are no longer shy to show what they’ve got. Golden Czermak decided in 2011 that he wanted to explore more this fitness area of photography and has since then created a finger-licking portfolio of male model portraits.
Golden Czermak was born and raised in North Alabama and this is where he currently resides as well, after having lived a brief period in the United Kingdom. Golden’s passion for photography was born out of dire need for stock imagery while working as a graphic designer. Everyone active in that profession knows how many times one needs to fall back on image bank photographs and how difficult it is to find exactly what you need. Instead of spending hours in searching and a fortune in royalties, Golden decided to take things in his own hands and started to shoot his own images. Much cheaper that way and a guarantee you get exactly what you need.
After picking up the art, it became soon evident to Golden Czermak that there was more to photography than just shooting the imagery he needed for his graphic designs. So after he first concentrated on landscapes, plants and animals, Golden boldly took the next step and started shooting humans. Initially family and friends and eventually models. As mentioned earlier, in 2011 Golden decided to concentrate more on the fitness part of photography, which ultimately landed him a huge billboard assignment. Golden Czermak now knew he had made the right decision and opened in August 2012 his FuriousFotog in Athens, Alabama, concentrating on standard portraiture, event and wedding photography, but with a focus on fashion and fitness work.
Last month we introduced you to Golden Czermak’s work in a feature called Cowboys and Angels. Today we are happy to bring you some more of this very talented photographer from Athens, Alabama. The portraits need very little explanation. It is clear that Golden has embraced fitness photography and vice versa. With style and flair he presents us the crème de la crème of local and international fitness boys, and gives a new meaning to definitions such as beefcakes and glamour boys. If there would be one way to describe Golden Czermak’s men, we would simply call them golden boys. –BM-
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