ONCE UPON A TIME, IN A FAR AWAY CITY, LIVED A VERY HANDSOME YOUNG MAN. THOUGH HE WAS MOST POPULAR AND MUCH SOUGHT AFTER IN THAT SHINY CITY OF ANGELS WHERE HE RESIDED, HE WAS ALSO FAIRLY CONSERVATIVE. BUT THEN, ONE UNEXPECTED DAY, THE YOUNG MAN’S MANAGER BROUGHT HIM IN CONTACT WITH A POWERFUL WIZARD OF PHOTOGRAPHIC VISUALS. THE WIZARD RECOGNIZED THE PHYSICAL BEAUTY OF THE YOUNG MAN BUT COULDN’T BE DECEIVED BY APPEARANCE. HE KNEW THERE WAS MORE TO HIM THAN WHAT ONE COULD SEE ON THE OUTSIDE. HE KNEW HE WOULD TURN THIS BEAUTY IN A REAL BEAST.
Carter Wilson is an industry veteran male model, originally from Chicago Illinois. With experience in print, runway, video, demonstration scenery, promotion, book covers and calendar projects, Carter began modelling in 2005. He has been featured and seen in numerous online venues and publications, but this is his first BeautifulMag cover spot. Carter's success is due solely to his ambition, attitude, dedication, integrity and work ethic. With golden blond hair, stunning blue eyes and a ripped physique, Carter is a true vision of masculine beauty, now represented by Lamont Pinckney at Crew Models international.
Being the fitness fanatic that he is, Carter Wilson believes modelling is probably the most creative way to do something with all that effort and stay motivated to evolve. "Like acting, modelling gives a person the opportunity to occasionally step outside oneself and be someone he or she is not normally," Carter says. "Most of my portfolio has developed by dumb luck over a number of years due in part to persistence and in part to random opportunities. I'm open to projects that are more artistic or editorial in nature as well. I hope to continue to learn as I go and meet people with opportunities, a positive outlook, and constructive feedback and advice."
During the age in which most art presents the body as a visual mode of objectification and suffering, it is not surprising to find that many viewers are completely perplexed about how to respond to Justin Monroe and his work. "Is he being completely ironic?" one is often asked, or could his work be concealing more critical intentions? Always sexually driven and never apologetic has become Monroe's trade mark. At the thematic core of Monroe's art is a satirical, knowingly critical look at the human propensity for addition, voracious predation, compulsive pleasure-seeking, and other forms of extreme behavior. He explores these timeless themes in his inimitable sardonic, dark-hues fashion, in vividly realized images that unsettle as they entertain.
Sometimes Justin Monroe seems to be the last artist left on earth whose work looks as if it’s creator sincerely believes that human beings are more god-like than animal-like. However, when Justin first laid eyes upon Carter Wilson, he for once became convinced of the opposite: "When Carter Wilson came into the studio, he was a very clean cut jock and over the top conservative. The only thing I could think is "we have to dirty this boy up" and he was more than willing. It didn't take long for him to feel comfortable face down naked in the mud. In fact he liked it. He has an incredible body and knows what it takes to get the job done. He is a professional. It is always the quiet ones you have to look out for. That is why we decided to put him in a red room and mark him dangerous. When he takes off his clothes it is all fire."
It truly is a tale of old time. Like no other artist, Justin Monroe transformed and transcended a beautiful classic beauty in a sexual, lust-obsessed beast. All in a matter of a few hours. Justin threw his magical spell on Carter, resulting in a set of photographs carter himself could probably never have dreamed of doing. Ever. –BM-
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