From a shoot in the new studio

Los Angeles Fashion Photographer, copyright Mark Stout

Los Angeles Fashion Photographer, copyright Mark Stout

Here are a couple variations of one of the photos that I can release from a recent shoot in my new studio in the Los Angeles Fashion District.  Just love working in this space and working with Cameron Lindsay on as the model was great. Continue reading

Greg Lenz: When your model becomes famous

My day took an abrupt change in course when I received a phone message from a major news publication asking them to call me about a photo.  I did so, and discovered what they wanted was to interview me about the model in the photo… Greg Lenz, who is now the top trending topic on social media as he is Jennifer Lawrence’s “hunky” new bodyguard everyone is going nuts over.

I told the reporter that Greg Lenz is one of the most decent people you could hope to meet.  We did three or four professional photoshoots while he was with a modeling agency here in Denver. He was easy to work with, fun, and 100% professional at all times.  A very decent sort of guy.  I have always been fortunate in that those I draw to work with me tend to be the upper cut of society, and that is certainly true of Greg.

He is a great guy, someone you can trust and count on… and despite the sensationalism going on, I suspect that has more to do with Jennifer Lawrence’s decision to hire him as her bodyguard than his “hunkiness”.

I’m writing this post to put that on the record.  Also to state that ALL of my photos are  copyrighted, whether of Greg or anyone else and may not be used, reposted, downloaded or anything else without written permission.  I have listed them with a service to find violations. Be forewarned, Instagram and other social media outlets transfer ALL penalties for copyright violation to the person who posted the image.  Don’t do it!

Fashion Choices

Sometimes a work is a true collaboration through and through.   This is one such example.  The creativity had gone out the roof on this shoot and everyone involved was adding more and more to it.  Oh and for the record, every reason you could imagine presented itself for why it should have been postponed.  We didn’t and I’m glad.

Featuring Chace Johnson.

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Men’s Fashion Editorial – copyright Mark Stout, all rights reserved.

Crop, Crop, Crop

I have often used the analogy of going to a concert or live show and while the singer on the stage might have a beautiful voice, you somehow feel she isn’t giving you all she’s got and you feel cheated.  The analogy is usually used in relation to photography, or when talking with models… how we can hold back and not let everything we have into the shoot.

What is interesting is that I have been shooting 30 years, and there have been countless times I’ve felt I’ve punched through that personal barrier in my work.  Only to turn around and find later I have still more to give and do it again.  I guess that only means we can only get larger as individuals, and as we do so our work does as well.  There have been 3 distinct points in the last few months where I have noticed myself doing that… and interestingly enough, so have the people who look at the photos.  In their comments, I can tell they see it too.

I’m doing something different in this post.  Often once I finish the post on a photo, I see a crop that will make it look better (or so I think).  Then many times when I see it in the “save for web” window, I will see yet another crop I like.  So on this one, I’m giving you the original, then the 2 crops.  I like the tightest crop best, BUT this was shot for a fashion editorial, so we are going with the one that shows the jacket!

Again this is from my last shoot with Chace Johnson.

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Fashion Editorial, copyright Mark Stout, all rights reserved

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Fashion Editorial, copyright Mark Stout, all rights reserved