AS A FITNESS PHOTOGRAPHER CARL PROCTOR IS ALWAYS LOOKING FOR THE NEXT BIG OPPORTUNITY. NOT ONLY TO RECRUIT EXTRAORDINARY MODELS, BUT ALSO TO BE ABLE TO REFLECT THEIR ESSENCE AND PERSONALITY THROUGH HIS WORK. CARL PROCTOR, LIVING AND WORKING IN ATLANTA, GEORGIA, IS ACTIVE IN PHOTOGRAPHY FOR 20 YEARS ALREADY AND HAS SEEN MANY MODELS PASSING IN FRONT OF HIS CAMERA. AND SO HE KNOWS HOW RARE IT IS TO FIND SOMEONE WHO HAS THAT SPECIAL QUALITY THAT MAKES HIM OUTSTANDING.
Carl Proctor has been shooting male and fitness models for 20 years, but only turned to digital photography about 6 years ago. His first introduction to the art came in the form of magazines. Tons of magazines. Magazines with beautiful imagery that captivated a very young Carl to the point that he just had to try to make them himself. And so he did. With camera and film. He learned and mastered the skills as he made his way through the universe of photography, and just when he thought there was nothing more to learn, he discovered the pleasures of digital photography and online editing.
His many years of experience have given Carl Proctor a great sensibility to finding the right model for the right job. But he still experiences that it is not always that easy to find that rare jewel. A model that arrives straight in the top. A model such as Nick DiCristina. Carl had seen Nick here and there online and was certain he'd be a summa cum laude graduate of the Carl Proctor Photography Studios. Carl explains: “In my 20 years photographing models, Nick would have to be in that top 1% of truly unique and gratifying experiences. From the very first contact with Nick, he was energetic, feisty, complimentary and full of self-confidence. He knew he wanted a suggestion of leather and oil, and I knew I wanted him to display as much of that fiery reddish blond hair as he could grow to spill over the top of his unzipped jeans.”
Though born and raised in the Mid West of the United States, Nick DiCristina is a delicious mix of Italian and Polish origins and takes pride in his heritage. In his younger years Nick was a fervent baseball player but during his High School years he changed to men’s volleyball. Sport and remaining active has always been a high priority for this down to earth man, and so Nick spends most of his free time dancing, working out, sculpting his physique for fitness competitions and doing photo shoots. Though not professional in modelling – Nick works for an international freight forwarding and logistics company – he loves the camera work and sees it as a welcome creative outlet. He had the chance to sign up with Crew Models International and has been working with some of the bigger names in male and fitness photography already.
Based on the feeling Carl Proctor had when meeting Nick DiCristina and his physical appearance, they both decided the brand Rufskin had to play a significant role in the shoot as well. “An eclectic mix of images was born not only featuring Rufskin and leather, but also his chiselled body, beautifully rounded ass, and his overall handsome and sexually charged appearance,” Carl continues. “It's a photographer's dream come true to work with a professional like Nick and it was an honor to be part of creating new images to delight his throngs of fans.” –BM-
Nick DiCristina is a Crew Models International model.
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