Feb 2013: Heading to NY in another three weeks (March 8) to shoot with a few photographers. Can't wait!!!!! I call this a vacation!!!!! Yeah!
Oct/Nov: Two live shows...1) Dragon Art Ball 2012 (on a three man strong hold acrobatic act and yes, I'm a gymnast...lol) and 2) UTA Homecoming Bash (living statue with two changes)
October 2012: I've had 2 photo shoots, and I'm scheduled for another 3. The images I get from these will help show you were I'm at physically. It's been 7 years since I've been in the gym, and now I'm paying for it. I have a long ways to go, but I'll get there. I look forward to working with you as soon as possible!
Sept 2012: after 8 years I'm returning to the gym and trying to get my body back in shape to start shooting again. Looking at the pics in my profile, it appears I took a whole lot of old photos off sometime in the past. What's left will be replaced by new pictures as soon as I get them. Which brings me to my next topic: I'm searching for photographers who are willing to do TFPs. Yup, I can't ask for cash anymore...lol. It's been too long! So, if you are one of those photographers who can use me, please let me know.
Also, it'll be easier to find out more about me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/christopher.forte.315
By Nov 2012, I'd like to start working with photographers again doing TFPs. By then I should have my muscle definition. From there, I'll add bulk. I'm not going to be up and ready or worth using for any concept shoots or shoots that are high investment until Dec 2012 or the beginning of the year.
I will post progress shots periodically. Thank you for your patients, and I look forward to working with you again!!!!!
Please find me on facebook: my profile name is christopher forte. The profile pic is of my back, and I'm holding a circular lamp shade in one hand.
Feb 2011 - I graduate from Ogle Hair School in 2 weeks. I'm interested in getting back into the scene - this time, as a makeup artist and hair stylist. I'm donating my time right now because this aspect of the business is so new to me, and I'm sure I'll have my fare share of trying and re-trying. I prefer to work along side another makeup artist or hair stylist before going solo. That way I can get some guidance. However, I have no problem going-it on my own. If that turns out to be the case, though, you can't expect too much, at least not yet. I'm excited...really excited! And very anxious to get started (to become part of a team).
Nov 2010 - This is the first time I've logged onto this account for months. Sorry if you've written and haven't gotten a response. I went to chiropractic school but didn't finish. While I was there, I stopped working out. 2 years later...it now shows. So I'm not going to be modeling until I get back into shape. Unfortunately, I didn't get through chiro school but found another passion...hair and makeup. So...I'm at Ogle hair school in Dallas and won't haven't time for anything (most importantly for modeling - the gym) until I graduate this Feb 2011. I'll start my training routine in March 2011 and, hopefully, will be back in shape within 12-18 months after that. Maybe I'll look more distinguished in another year or so - lol. If 'you' are still wanting to shoot then...I'll be ready. See you on the flip side of the moon (or next year, rather).
I finally self published! I probably should have waited. Got a problem with being too impatient with my work. But, they're books. And I threw myself into them. What a creative endeavor! I'm not selling them, because they're just not that good. But I'm taking some liberty with bragging rites since they are, what I consider, a great accomplishment. ((Just wanted to let people know I'm being creative and having fun.)
Just found all the friend requests. I didn't know about this section of my account. Sorry! I have added everyone who ever sent me a request. Again...I appologize for the wait!!!
Ripley's Believe It or Not...I've been immortalized...as...
...the body for Johnny Depp...lol...Ripley's is doing 5 figures that will go out around the world. Now...he's got 'my' body...lol...the first one for dallas will be ready around the fall sometime...
I'm a writer and a painter. I've done stained glass for a large portion of my life. I'm in the final stage of publishing my first children's book, which should be coming out in January 2007.
Even with four years of modeling experience, I am still surprised that I am still on this exciting road. I never thought this would be a career option for me, but I enjoy it so much now that I can't really picture doing anything else.
Although it's not often, I love it when a photographer will fly me out to a location for a shoot. With only having this opportunity a couple of times, I feel so lucky to have been choosen to model in front of the camera, where a kid can remain a kid or choose to grow up instantly and pose for an erotic shot. It the spontaneity of the moment that captures my attention and plays off my muse...
When darkness stilled my heart,
And fire bled my veins,
A trumpet ran the night,
And angels played their games;
A bloody dye was cast,
The night I soared on high;
To tip the scale was right,
I’d marched the lullaby;
The devil cursed my soul,
But God, He made it right,
I won’t forget to pray,
Now that I’ve seen His might;
And, though, I fought to choose a side,
Found faith forgave me, dignified…
by Chris Forte
Experience and References:
University of Texas - Dallas
Creative Art Center - Dallas
Body Double for Johnny Depp for a life sculpture (Rippley's Believe It or Not Museum)
Sixth Floor Museum - mime (reporter)
Arts Institute of Dallas
SMU - Dallas, TX
Richland College - Dallas, TX
Dallas Art Contemporary - Dallas, TX
SOFA - Dallas, TX
Ensemble Studios - Dallas, TX
Moon Mansion - Dallas, TX
El Centro College - Dallas, TX
Prison Break - second season, episode 1 and 3
third season, episode 1 - 5
Photographers/Make Up Artists/Agents:
Calvin Brockington - Dallas, TX
Paul Wingo - Dallas, TX
Davie Alexander - Dallas, TX
David Granger - Dallas, TX
Pam Williams - Dallas, TX
Patrick Ellise - Dallas, TX
Patrick Wayne - Dallas, TX
Images by George - Grand Prairie, TX
Kendral Garrison/Prairie Visions Photography - Nebraska MM#10367
Mack Sturgis - Dallas, TX
Stern Hatcher - Plano, TX
Bruce Coleman - Dallas, TX
Eric Braze - Dallas, TX
Eric Ganison - Carrollton, TX
Russell Windle - Dallas, TX
Dave Kramer - Dallas, TX
Gisela Prishker - Dallas, TX (Mayhem #96939)
JS2D Design - Manhattan, NY (Mayhem #141095)
Tony Jones Photography - Manhattan, NY (Mayhem #15678)
Austin Male Models – Austin, TX
Rossifer Photography – Princeton, NJ (Mayhem #109304)
Colford Studios – Staton Island, NY (Mayhem #138073)
YogaBear Studio – San Diego, CA (Mayhem #87840)
Olga Studios – Dallas, TX (Mayhem #50837)
Rick Coke - Dallas, TX
Stephen Gill - Palm Desert, California (Mayhem #21555)
Edger Santiago – Dallas, TX
Ashley Bellamn – Dallas, TX
Sarah Pudd'n - Dallas, TX
Industrial and Training Films
Hair and Cosmetics Modeling