THERE ARE DIFFERENT ELEMENTS THAT CAN MAKE A MODEL A GREAT MODEL. THERE IS PHYSICAL APPEARANCE OF COURSE. WE WON'T LIE ABOUT IT. YOU NEED TO HAVE A CERTAIN LOOK, A CERTAIN SEX APPEAL. THERE IS ALSO PERSONALITY. THE RIGHT ATTITUDE, BOUGHT IN FRONT THE CAMERA AS BEHIND THE SCENES IS A VERY IMPORTANT INGREDIENT. AND THEN THERE IS THAT ONE SPECIAL THING THAT MAKES YOU STAND OUT FROM ALL THE OTHERS. FOR RICHARD OVERFIELD IT IS HIS SKIN.
Born in Phoenix, Arizona, Richard Overfield come from a German and Irish heritage. It shows in his facial features. It also shows in his skin. We featured Richard before, in a set created by Lucas Ferrier, and in which we could enjoy all Richard's assets. But the set was mostly in black and white, which didn't do credit to his flawless milky skin. Today's series is signed off by John Clum, and shows Richard in a very different light. Literally.
We were introduced to John Clum's art for the first time in 2011 and have loved what he has done ever since. Which shows in the features that followed that first one. John lives – and works a lot – in his log cabin in the Table Rock Refuge, a private park at the bottom of Pennsylvania's Endless Mountains. The quietness and serenity he finds in that environment always comes to life in his wonderful artwork. Apparently John doesn't have to be in the Table Rock Refuge to make that magic happen. It seems like he has soaked up enough of it to bring it elsewhere. In this particular case to Scottsdale, Arizona, where he worked – among others – with Richard Overfield.
Richard Overfield loves to model and everything that comes with it. He loves the physical work out sessions to keep his body in shape. But Richard also occupies himself with some mental weightlifting. He has a passion for writing and cinematography and loves theatre. Richard is a true performer, professional and natural, which has brought him in the business of modeling. About working with Richard, John Clum says: "Photographing Richard turned out one of my better decisions. His agenda is to get the best images out of a situation which very well aligns with my agenda. He's great at keeping communications open and understands the time delays involved in editing photos after being on the road for a month photographing models. It was not hard to motivate myself to edit his photos once I had the time to go through them."
It was also John Clum who made us attentive of Richard Overfield's perfect skin. Although his signature style and techniques in photography probably would have done that as well. "Richard is an artist's model in part because of his flawless skin," John says. "He is the type of figure model that I look for with skin that reflects every little bit of light around him." So there it is. That one special thing that sets Richard Overfield apart from the mass. Well, one of the special things Richard has anyway. –BM-
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