LAST YEAR, AT BEAUTIFULMAG’S 2015 GAY PRIDE PARTY HE HANG ABOVE THE HEADS OF ABOUT 1,500 FESTIVE PARTYGOERS. 2METERS50 TALL ? LIKE A GOD LOOKING DOWN AT HIS ADMIRERS. WE HANDPICKED HIM OURSELVES FOR THAT VERY PURPOSE. DO I NEED TO SAY ANYTHING ELSE TO TELL YOU ROMAIN COUPRY IS HIGH ON OUR LIST OF FAVOURITE MODELS?
The world of models and photographers is crowded to say the least. Their paths often cross. Certain photographers work with certain models and vice versa. So it is very possible that, when scrolling through a models portfolio, you find a great set of photos but don’t recognize the photographer. Possible, but, in this case, also embarrassing. For us that is. But there is a good reason for that as well, so I don’t feel completely ashamed.
Ah... Romain Coupry. 28 years old. Born in Cergy and living in Paris. A dry trained body with just the right amount of body hair. Almost symmetric safe for one detailed illustrated tattoo on his left upper arm. Dark hair. Dark eyes. And a smile to die for. Isn’t that the description of the perfect man? For many it is. We came upon a set of photos in which we saw Romain like we never saw him before. More sensual, more erotic, more seductive. And we knew we had to have them.
Upon contacting Romain we learned that the responsible artist for this exceptional set of photos was nobody less than Mateo Armand, another one of our favorites. Yes indeed, that is the embarrassing part, because if he is among our favorites how on earth could we not recognize his style. Well that is a little bit Mateo’s fault as well. We have said it before and we will say it again. Mateo Armand is a most creative photographer, always searching for new angles, new techniques, new concepts and new post production tricks. And so recognizing his work at first glance is not always that easy. Compliment to the artist I’d say.
Nevertheless, it is Mateo Armand who can take credit for this mouth-watering set of photos featuring the gorgeous Romain Coupry. Of course it is not always easy, let alone possible, to try new things with models. There needs to be a certain level of trust and comfort. Obviously there is plenty of that between Mateo and Romain. We already witnessed that in Mateo's Concrete Wall series. In fact, asked about this set, Mateo told us that it is due to the fact the two of them have worked so many times together and get along so well that trying new things and getting out of their comfort zone is no problem for either one of them. We are being exposed to two different styles. One using a simple white wall as backdrop, the other some – obviously – very comfortable furniture. Both work for us. In fact, we wish there was more. –BM-
MATEO ARMAND | BEAUTIFULMAG
ROMAIN COUPRY | BEAUTIFULMAG