This native Colombian made his way to the studio via a home deep in the heart of Cajun country. "Iggy" is a friend of the studio's stylist and second cameraman, Alex (not coincidentally also a native of Colombia). He was recruited to model for the studio and flew up from his current home in Louisiana to work as one of the models that the studio supplied for a series of fashion shows in New York's theater district this year. Of course, while he was in town, we succeeded in convincing this fit, 24-year-old to pose for the studio.
Lamentably, once again good work has sat unedited on our computers for way too long. 2015 has been an exceptionally busy year for the studio and many photo sessions from earlier in the year have yet to make their way to the studio's website. In Iggy's case, we are not talking about just one session, but several. We took full advantage of having this "Latin Cajun" in town for a couple of weeks and shot him in the studio twice, and on location around the city twice.
Iggy had never been to New York before and wanted to take in the sites. The shot above was captured in one of our favorite spots to work with new-comers: Roosevelt Island, in the center of the East River and easily accessible from our Long Island City facility. In addition to posing the Cajun in front of a classic NYC skyline, we worked with him in historic Madison Square and on the High Line, the popular new city park built atop an abandoned elevated rail line running through Chelsea and the West Village.
If we get our way here, we're hoping to entice Iggy to return to New York next year to do some follow-up sessions with us. We hear he's been busy in the gym this year and has taken his trim, toned body to new heights.
Check out Iggy's 2015 gallery here. You'll find folders with almost three dozen images from his several photo sessions and a video presentation that includes even more pictures from his first visit to the Big Apple.
After a summer book-ended with two trips to California to shoot with a number of West Coast models and an early-fall trip into New England to shoot in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts, we are just now getting back to posting new work and galleries to the website.
Coming next will be the return of Bond, one of the studio's favorite models. Now a Californian, the studio has had the opportunity to work with Bond twice this year and a Bond-2015 Edition gallery will be opening up later this month. Plan to return at the end of October to check it out. Or use the "subscribe" button on the lower left of this page to subscribe to our RSS feed and you'll get word of new postings as they go live.