DO YOU KNOW THAT STORY IN WHICH A LITTLE BOY NAMED JACK CLIMBS A GIGANTIC BEANSTALK THAT SOMEHOW GREW NEXT TO HIS HOME OVERNIGHT, ONLY TO ARRIVE IN A CASTLE HIGH IN THE SKY INHABITED BY A GIANT? OH YES, THERE WAS ALSO A GOOSE THAT LAID GOLDEN EGGS AND A HARP THAT PLAYS ITSELF, BUT THAT NOT REALLY TO THE POINT HERE. NO, TODAY WE ARE TALKING SIZE, GENTLEMEN.
Though known for great variety of nationalities, Los Angeles is still not the first place of habitation when hearing the name Zohar Lokhandwala. Still this is where Zohar lives and works. Now Los Angeles is a large – read very large – city and you can find some apartments that do the city credit. Zohar found his in Marina Del Rey. A loft. With high ceilings and lots of space. No wonder he likes to use it not only to live, but also to shoot his models. As he did with Bryan Kanack.
Today we are talking about size. 27 Years old Bryan J. Kanak is of that generation that needs to bend down their heads slightly when entering a room. He stands 6' 5" / 1m96 tall which is probably the reason why he choose the Instagram pseudo HumanStatue. That and his more than amazing physique. Yes, Bryan definitely stood in the front of the line when muscles where distributed. Bryan Kanak is originally from Pasadena but was raised in Phoenix, Arizona. He eventually returned to the west coast where he currently resides in Riverside California. I can't tell you what his secret is to be in such an incredible shape, except that he played ice hockey for about 10 years. Sports are not his only passion though. Believe it or not, but Bryan also loves to cook and eat, and has great love for art. It is the latter that brought him to modeling.
Zohar Lokhandwala discovered Bryan Kanak through the Model Mayhem website. He was captured by the combination of his impressive physique and gentle look in his eyes and decided right there and then to contact him and make an appointment for a personal meeting. Had Zohar given himself a little bit more time, he would have discovered Bryan is slightly more than average in length, but since he didn't you can imagine the reaction when the two first met. Not to worry though as Zohar is not the regular photographer. On the contrary, Zohar Lokhandwala is the kind of artist who always wants to do something different from what a model has already done before. To bring them out of their comfort zone. He certainly did it with Bryan. But more about that later.
Obviously Bryan Kanak makes quite an impression in front of the lens. Zohar Lokhandwala wanted to play with Bryan's length and decided to shoot him in his loft. As mentioned before, Zohar's place is blessed with high ceilings. Still, the effect Zohar created in these portraits is extra ordinary. Next to a closet and mirror and shot at a specific angle, Zohar managed to dwarf the gentle giant and make him look like Jack in the caste in the sky. Though relatively new to modeling, Bryan took to it as a real professional, trying out different outfits and different facial expressions. The dynamic duo worked long hours and when the ambiance on set became more and more familiar, eventually decided to go for a couple of nudes. Although a little shy at first, Zohar says Bryan came in ready to work, showing simultaneous to great posing that his physical length is well balanced in every area. I warned you gentlemen. Today we are talking about size. –BM-
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