IT IS NOT UNHEARD OF THAT THOSE WHO HAVE THEIR MIND SET UPON A CAREER IN ENTERTAINMENT LEAVE THEIR PLACE OF BIRTH AND MOVE TO THE CITIES WHERE DREAMS ARE SET TO COME TRUE. CITIES LIKE LOS ANGELES OR NEW YORK. THERE ARE HOWEVER PEOPLE WHO DO IT DIFFERENTLY. THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO LIVE CLOSE TO THE BEATING HEART OF THE WORLD OF GLAMOUR AND CELEBRITY AND SIMPLY DECIDE TO MOVE AWAY, STILL DREAMING OF A CAREER IN THE SPOTLIGHT. IT’S NOT COMMON, BUT IT DOES HAPPEN.
There are many kinds of therapies that we are all most likely very familiar with. Phototherapy is probably not one of them. Phototherapy has nothing to do with healing bone fractures or muscle pains, nor is it a new method to heal mental illness. Phototherapy is a technique that combines psychology and photography with as objective to create profound images that can than be used as told to increase someone’s own self-knowledge, awareness and well-being. Maverick Shaw practises this type of photography and thus he is not only a photographer, but really a phototherapist.
Maverick Shaw was born on January 2 1972 in Missouri but has since moved to Austin, Texas. Here he graduated from the BA program at Texas State University with a degree in Art and holds a Photographic Technology Certificate. Maverick finds inspiration in the works of contemporary photography masters such as Ansel Adams, Diane Arbus, William Eggleston, Alfred Stieglitz and Bruce Weber. Needless to say, he has mastered the art perfectly himself and given it his own signature. In Maverick’s case a style and technique, which he describes as phototherapy. In addition to his wonderful still photography, Maverick also works as a director and colorist for short-form video as well as a commercial videographer and editor. I, fact, it is safe to say Maverick Shaw is an expert in every type of shooting situation all with a high level of professionalism.
22 Years old Geoff Kinns did the unthinkable. At least, that is probably what many aspiring models will say. Having lived most of his life in New York, Geoff moved to Nashville, Tennessee 2 years ago. Geoff loves working out and leading the healthy lifestyle that comes with it. Currently he works at Abercrombie & Fitch. It is not know to us if he works as an A&F model or in another position, but if not one must wonder if there is something wrong with the Abercrombie & Fitch model management. Geoff clearly has it all. He stands 1m88 / 6’2” tall, weights a good 82kg / 188 pounds and is with his blond hair and blue eyes the perfect personification of the all American boy. In other words, an A&F model by definition. Now if you think it is strange for someone who aspires modelling to move from new York to Nashville, try this: in his free time Geoff teaches himself playing the piano and the ukulele. How’s that, huh? In my eyes, Geoff Kinns is a brave young man who seems to be full of self confidence. Not much need for phototherapy, if not for the simple fact that working with Maverick Shaw results in a beautiful addition to your portfolio. By definition. –BM-
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