SOMETIMES YOU THINK YOU HAVE REACHED YOUR GOALS. THAT WHAT YOU DO OR HAVE DONE IS THE BEST YOU CAN DO AND THAT YOU HAVE PUSHED YOUR BOUNDARIES TO THEIR LIMITS. BUT THERE IS ALWAYS MORE. THERE IS ALWAYS A WAY TO TAB OUT OF THIS SOURCE OF CREATIVITY AND COURAGE THAT SITS DEEP INSIDE YOURSELF. SOMETIMES ALL IT NEEDS IS SOMEONE ELSE TO PUSH YOU A BIT OVER THE EDGE. TO HELP YOU FIND YOUR INNER TARZAN.
Nige Rorbach first came across Nick Reynolds on Model Mayhem, and immediately loved his look and physique. He had some stunning shots that were taken by Gary Holmes, which said a lot about the type of model Nick was. They started chatting and it wasn't long before they had ideas going. Initially Nige was a bit nervous that his "pin up" sexy style of images might put Nick off. Thankfully that wasn't the case.
Nige Rorbach and Nick Reynolds had a great day working together, and Nige is glad he was able to get Nick out of his comfort zone as the images showing more flesh are really sexy. You can imagine after the effort it was good for Nige to hear Nick actually say he never thought he could do anything like they created. Though for Nige there was no doubt. With a face and physique like Nick has, it needed to be captured for the world to see.
Nick Reynolds is a 32 years old Zoo Keeper specialized in Reptiles and Amphibians. He trained at university as a Conservation Biologist so a true passion for wildlife and the environment has always been there since childhood. His studies have enabled me to travel and go to some awesome places, explore and experience that passion for real. But never had he thought he would end up in front of a photographer’s camera.
“Modelling was something I had never really thought about but friends and family encouraged me to give it a go,” Nick Reynolds says. “From posting some natural pictures of myself on a modelling showcase web site, a local photographer contacted me in regards modelling for an art exhibition. This photographer and artist has now become a close friend and for several years he helped me build up a portfolio and guide me through the pitfalls of the industry.” As they say the rest is history. This initial process helped Nick build his confidence and to move forward allowing him to meet and work with several incredible and passionate photographers.
Nick enjoys modelling because firstly it allows him to portray part of his personality that daily life does not allow him to indulge. And secondly, Nick considers working with passionate imaginative photographers and being part of the creation of world class images and projects that have the potential to influence the viewers interpretation and thought process of a particular subject a true honour. This is why he loved working with Nige Rorbach. “He is a very skilled photographer and produces class images within the genre. Nige was well aware this was the first shoot I had done of this type and genre, and he made me feel very comfortable and part of the shoot.”
The images Nige and Nick created were very different images of Nick as a model and shows him in a new unexpected light which he is sure will help him progress in his modelling career. The skills of Nige made this happen. As expected Nick prefers some images more than others, however a good number of the images will be lifetime favourites of his of which he can look at with great fondness. Within his career and passion in conservation of wildlife Nick has found himself in the rainforest in amongst the dirt and leaf litter, even face to face with crocodiles, but it was not until he met Nige Rorbach that his true Inner Tarzan was found and released. It was Nige’s talent that convinced Nick that his natural form as Mother Nature created should be celebrated. –BM-
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