THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE HARD CORE DALLAS FANS, AND THAN WE ARE TALKING ABOUT THE TELEVISION SHOW OF COURSE, MIGHT REMEMBER HIM FROM BEING A BODY GUARD WHO ARRIVED AT THE SIDE OF CLIFF BARNES AT THE FUNERAL OF HIS ARCHENEMY JR EWING. OK MAYBE NOT A STARRING ROLE, BUT THEN AGAIN, WHO CAN SAY HE ACTUALLY PLAYED A PART IN ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST WATCHED TELEVISION SHOWS EVER. THOUGH NOT ENTIRELY WHO HE IS IN REAL LIFE, THE ROLE OF BODYGUARD SEEMED TO HAVE BEEN QUITE FITTING FOR NATHAN SCOTT.
Nathan Scott is 25 years old and grew up in Texas. Here in the Lone Star State he went to the University of North Texas where he got his BFA in dance with an emphasis in dance and technology. Nathan can now call himself a professional ballet dancer. But that is not all he is. Nathan also appears regularly in films as a stunt actor. It was this part of his career that landed him the role of Max, Cliff Barnes' body guard, and appeared in several episodes of the new generation Dallas series, the much watched funeral of Dallas’ most notorious citizen JR Ewing being one of them. Nathan’s aspiration in life is to get in the industry and be able to someday, when he has kids, tell them he tried to live his dreams and has no regrets. Something no one in his family can really say.
His career in acting and ballet dancing opened the door to another creative outlet for Nathan Scott. Photography. Though focussing on fashion and artistic photography, Nathan is always ready to try some off the wall concepts in photography. “I do not really fit in any box, so I’m always trying to do new things,” Nathan says about his approach and interests. A statement that shows courage and bravery and always explains a lot about his choice of models. Such as JJ, who is represented here today.
JJ is only 24 years old and his collaboration with Nathan Scott was a first time ever for him. In fact, JJ is a sales rep for hotels and such, selling software that keeps them running. When asked about the concept of this particular shoot, Nathan told us that there really wasn’t any. That it was just an open shoot to give JJ the opportunity to explore the possibilities of modeling, help him see where his limits might be and get to know the camera. In fact, it wasn’t even JJ who applied. A friend of the 24 years old sales rep had contacted Nathan about the fact JJ was talking about being interested in modeling and seeing what it could bring him. As she worked in the fashion industry she came upon the work of Nathan and contacted him for a possible team-up with the aspiring young model.
The day Nathan Scott and JJ walked into the studio they arrived with a whole bunch of photos in their hands that JJ liked and wanted to use as inspiration and benchmarks. Photos of both Nathan and other photographers. Though the result is a series that consists of different styles, it is also a great way to learn what sort of photographic direction fits best for a new model. And so both photographer and aspiring model set to work. They shot against studio backgrounds, window stills that created natural backlit situations and more conceptual work with props such as a stunt gun Nathan himself had used while filming Olympus Has Fallen. The further they went the more JJ got the hang of it and it seems like he had a real good time finding his way in front of the camera. Especially the photos with gun and smoke are little jewels in this very first experience of JJ and collaboration with Nathan Scott. Proving that Nathan’s life goal is the right one: live your dreams with no regrets. –BM-
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