THERE IS A TIME FOR EVERYTHING. WHEN THAT TIME IS DEPENDS ON MANY VARIABLES. BUT MOST OF ALL IT DEPENDS ON YOURSELF. WHETHER YOU BELIEVE YOU ARE READY FOR IT. CESAR DI LUPE HAS A FEW DREAMS THAT HE WOULD LIKE TO REALIZE. ONE OF THEM IS A COFFEE TABLE BOOK. AT AGE 40, AND WITH A RICH EXPERIENCE IN FITNESS AND FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY, CESAR NOW THINKS THE MOMENT HAS COME TO REALIZE THIS FIRST GOAL. AND SO THIS IS WHAT HE IS CURRENTLY WORKING TOWARDS TO. TO RELEASE HIS FIRST BOOK IN 2015.
But Cesar Di Lupe has another dream. For many years Cesar Di Lupe has lived and worked in Miami Beach. Here he built name for himself and has become the renowned and much sought after male and fitness photographer he is today. But Cesar would love to work in Europe. "I like to travel, and a hot city with amazing people to have fun is always ideal," Cesar comments on his future objective. Obviously Miami Beach couldn't be farther away from European culture, so maybe it is because of that, to start tasting that different sense of culture, that Cesar recently packed his thing and moved to Massachusetts. It probably won't mean that we will never see any hot beach photo set from Cesar anymore, but it definitely indicates that he will come with other inspired work as well. As we can see already with the series he shot with both Andrew Corvin and Carter Wilson.
In comparison to Cesar Di Lupe's earlier work, the series he created with models Andrew Corvin and Carter Wilson seem to be a bit darker in concept. Fantastic costumes artfully styled by Joey Rolon, that bring alive images of vampire or demon-like creatures, create indeed an atmosphere that one could somehow identify as being European artistic. An eclectic mix Goth and fantasy, rock and glamour, against a backdrop of abandoned industrial and urban landscapes, used as a light cover for high sexual masculinity. About these 2 shoots Cesar comments: "As for these images, the concept with Andrew was to highlight his sex appeal by choosing unique clothes and accessories designed by Joey Rolon. We chose an abandoned and destroyed six car train for the shoot location. This prompted us to create even more ideas. With Carter, I was inspired by Halloween. The costumes and look of a dark, fanciful carnival. I used a bit of fashion playing off of his amazingly sexy body."
Carter Wilson is a model we already came to know as someone who is great at expressing the mood of costumes. It wasn't for nothing that he graced one of BM covers earlier this year in another fantastic creative shoot by the hands of Justin Monroe. His natural instincts for acting come through so powerfully in the photos. It seems obvious that Cesar Di Lupe had much fun exploring ideas and working with him. Andrew Corvin is a close friend of Cesar and always a pleasure to work with. He has a terrific personality and the 2 of them seem to tune into each other very well, as they did also collaborating with stylist Joey Rolon.
Cesar Di Lupe has numerous accolades to his credit, including being the official photographer for Shock Magazine. His images have been published internationally. You can find his work in Instinct Magazine, DNA Australia, G Magazine Brazil, Wire Magazine, GQ Brazil, Junior Magazine, La Mode France and TV y Novelas Magazine. His credits also include television production work on El Escandalo del Medio Dia with the fabulous Charitin, Caliente and Canadian Vox. It seems unbelievable Cesar has not yet released his own photo book, but, as said before, that is now a project he seems to be more than ready for: "I'm choosing slowly, deliberately taking time to find the right talent for the book. I want to capture an artistically rich collection of images, sensationally present the models in a simple environment, within a daily routine eating, in bed, reading, relaxing on a sofa, showering but in awesome, provocative nude poses."
Essentially Cesar Di Lupe wants the best for his publication. He will not accept just a hot body. The model must also have an amazing attitude and command of posing. "I shoot male and female models equally," Cesar continues. "Many people think I only shoot sexy guys and nudes, but you rarely see nudes in my work, nor do I publish nudes. There is a distinct difference between tasteful sensuality, creative sexuality and gratuitous nudity. I'm inspired by the sexuality of love, sex, the intoxication of artistic freedom. It doesn't matter if the concept is gay or straight."
Cesar Di Lupe is dedicated to his work. He doesn't drink alcohol, but instead prefers fresh mango juice to quench his thirst while on location. Photography is Cesar's passion, and he hopes that others will see his success as an opportunity to pursuit their own goals and aspirations. "If you have a dream, go for it. Fight for it and never give up," he mentioned passionately. "You are the only one who can achieve them and succeed: nobody else can do it for you." There is only one answer to an attitude like that. Ave Cesar. –BM-
Carter Wilson is represented by Crew Models International.
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