Whenever Robert A. Rice plans a shoot it is his intention to steer away from the cliché type images. He had wanted to shoot a model in some type of water scene for approximately a year already. But most water scene images he had seen so far were the standard swimming pool to the water hose spraying water on the subject kind of photos. Or worse. Images that had the water photoshopped into the scene. All kind of things Robert wanted to stay away from as far as possible. Active in photography since 1998, Robert Rice turned professional in 2010 with his specialties being fashion, art, portraiture and male physique.
Jay Kilpatrick was born in California, near Los Angeles, but lives currently in Aurora, Colorado where he attends the Art Institute of Colorado for Media Art & Animation. Believe it or not but Jay has never practiced any sports. What you see is all natural. He does appreciate the fanaticism though that often goes hand in hand with sports, and recognizes this as something he shares in his passion for modeling. Jay has modeled locally, traveled some and is eager to continue to build his portfolio by working with influential, talented, industry decision makers and photographers. Easy going and always eager to learn and try new things and ways of expressing himself in photos, Jay is a thankful subject for many photographer who wants to move away from the standard. And so, when Robert Rice was getting ready for his water scene shoot, he immediately though about getting Jay in.
Robert Rice and Jay Kilpatrick have known each other for 3 years already and worked with each other on several occasion. When Jay told Robert he had signed with Crew Models International and was looking for ne and fresh additions to his portfolio; he took his change and proposed his ideas to Jay. Jay, always happy to work with Robert and share the pleasure of artistically experimenting, immediately agreed. They would do a water scene shoot in which there would be no hose, no pool and no shower. It would be a shoot that shows water in a way as close to nature as possible, without having to go outside in a rain storm. Now this seems to be kind of difficult as rain is normally not something easy to control. But Robert Rice had the luck to come upon The Old Studio in Denver where there was a rain room. An enclosed area in which rain can be simulated in a controlled way. As well as light. Basically a wet studio. The result is stunning. Jay Kilpatrick’s muscular physique is beautifully accentuated by the drop of water streaming down over his face and body. It was a great collaboration and a win win for both model and photographer. Jay because he has a wonderful new set in his portfolio, and Robert because he finally was able to realize his dream. –BM-
Jay Kilpatrick is represented by Crew Models International.
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