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Michael A. Downs is a Photographer/Director residing in Tampa Bay, FL. Most of his shoots take place in Tampa Bay and Miami, FL. He was born in Washington, DC but also spent considerable time during his early years in San Andres, Colombia.
Michael is considered the authority on ultra sexy photography of both male & female models. Not only have the masses enjoyed his work but popular culture and the media have also taken notice. Tyra Banks, NBC-TV and Ana Nicole (to name a few) have booked his model discoveries for their shows. Various fashion, lifestyle and fitness magazines seek him out for layouts and photo shoots.
He and his work have been featured prominently in national newspapers, magazines such as Glamour, US Weekly and on national television including E! Entertainment, Inside Edition, FOX News, Ricki Lake and numerous other TV shows. Top agencies have also sought him out for his work and his keen eye for scouting models.
His discoveries have landed major campaigns with the likes of Ralph Lauren, Abercrombie & Fitch, JC Penney, 2xist, and Macy's to name a few. They've also graced the pages of GQ, Cosmopolitan, Details, Men's Fitness, and other top world publications.
Raised in Berkeley, California Michael moved to Long Beach where he attended Cal State University. He graduated first in his class, Phi Beta Kappa and received a BA in Fine Art with an emphasis in filmmaking and photography. You can find his coffee table books under the titles of "Bare Strength" and "Masculinity," on Amazon or Barnes & Noble.
A long with photographing men, David Vance is also a successful advertising photographer as well as editorial contributor in Cosmopolitan, Rolling Stone, Interview and Men's Health, among others. A list of some of the stars he has photographed includes such luminaries as William Baldwin, Toni Braxton, Gloria Estefan and Sophia Loren.
Bay Area based photographer, Mark Jenkins, specializes in male fitness, travel and black & white fine art photography. His prints have been exhibited at gallery shows and his work has been published in numerous calendars and books, including his solo book “Watermark” published by Bruno Gmunder.
Edendale Studios, LLC
I am a photographer based in Texas who specializes in images of erotic male nudes. My work continues the tradition of physique and erotic pin-up photography, but with an emphasis on luxurious domestic settings and the expressive use of saturated color.
I worked for many years as an art historian at a leading cultural institution in Los Angeles but I am now a full-time photographer. I shoot primarily in my home state of Texas. In addition to the coffee table books devoted entirely to my photographs -- Household Idols , Suburban Pleasures , Poolside , Luminosity , American Eros , Poolside Pleasures , and Lap of Luxury -- highlights of my work are included in Men: Twenty Five Years in Photography and various anthology books published by Bruno Gmünder, including Beautiful Vision , The Men of beautifulmag.eu. , Jewels , Brief Encounters , Turn On: Tattoos , Natural Beauty , Trunk Show, Turn On: Sports, Cock Tales, Turn On: Muscles, Gay Porn Heroes, Turn On Gear, and Beards: An Unshaved History . My work appeared regularly in Men , Freshman , and Unzipped magazines, and my images have been featured in Männer , beautifulmag.eu , DNA , The Male Form , Display , Romeo , Wire , Cybersocket and other publications.
Paul Dedona specializes in Fitness Photography and male fitness model development. He is also an active Commercial and Fashion Photographer. Paul is best known for his striking and intimate portraits focusing predominately on strong masculine images as well as men’s fitness.
Marcin and Dawid Witukiewicz, identical twin brothers born only 5 minutes apart. Though it may be hard to believe, our interests, artistic aesthetic, and ambitions are all as intertwined as our common birth date. As we were growing up, we were often referred to as BOMBELKIE, which means bubbles - the English equivalent to two peas in a pod. This name has followed us and we have embraced it.
Bombelkie, breaking the shackles of traditional fitness photography
At the end of everything, how do you go about capturing your hard work, dedication, sacrifice, grit, and determination?
We are identical twins BOMBELKIE, who strive to show the sculptural beauty of the muscular physique in a dynamically infused way through our photographs. Similarly, we feel, the muscular body embodies the raw representation of hard work, commitment, focus, and determination, in a sculptural aesthetic way.
We don't “Just take a picture”, we take your image with the utmost respect, and forge something deeper, more artistic that will illuminate the beauty of the human body. Creating a masterpiece that you would be proud to display for years to come.
I was born in Paris but spent my youth between Martinique and Paris. Always wanting to live abroad I moved to Berlin but settled in Brighton.
Coming across Mapplethorpe’s Black Book at 15 made me want to be a photographer. I’m also a big fan of Duane Michals as well as Jim French and hope to someday work out the difference between art and eroticism for myself (should there be one, obviously…).
Beyond the labels, however, I am more interested in people’s feelings and love exploring what we have in common despite our superficial differences whether it’s loneliness, search for validation, love and companionship, etc.