Ormond Beach, Florida, US
So harsh....so harsh.....
You have a good build, well sculpted, the hair color on your skin tone is vibrant. Your face reminds me, Michael C. Hall, the actor that plays Dexter.
On the recent photo.....the lighting is good. The pose is a bit awkward. You should look into the camera more, with some light bounced from below that highlights your eyes.....it's Michael C. Hall. Piercing eyes.
The feminine? That's ok man....nothing wrong with expressing from within. But the women's bikini bottoms are a little out of place. Speedos or something like a good pair of plain designer briefs would be better. "The sausage" is not well placed and combined with your pose it looks a little bit like an erection, but again....it's not the sausages fault, it's the women's bikini bottoms. If you're gonna tuck it right, then wear something more supportive, or wear nothing at all.
With that lighting, if you were nude, and your feet were well planted somewhere, you could have been a cupid, or a wondering fellow, or hold a torch and make it a story.
Anyways, here are some parting suggestions...
1. Lose the women's swimwear.
2. Get more black & white, deep tones, into your portfolio.
3. Relax your shoulders more.
4. Gaze downward while looking upward, like in the portrait shot (with a light reflector below).
5. If you want to add color....do it with paint rather than creative underwear.
6. Theme..... Game of Thrones.....you could seriously OWN that genre.
Keep it up....you'll find your niche
Jun 12 13 04:53 pm Link
Jun 12 13 05:00 pm Link
Hickory, North Carolina, US
A good photographer works hard to make everyone look their best. Shooting a person at their more flattering angles, more flattering light, poses, etc., is why what we do is an art form. Everyone has a different body and different features.
This photo, and most of this set, is not working for you.
You can do better.
But you need to work with better photographers. If this guy is paying you, milk it. Otherwise work with someone who can take better corrective control.
Guys in panties? Can be very hot. This photo? Not. If I were your photographer I would have told you to lose them after viewing the LCD screen and seeing it wasn't working. They're out of place and unflattering on you. In my opinion, the b&w is the best from the set, without them.
Everybody starts somewhere, if modelling is of a real interest to you work harder to get quality photos. Dress or undress and style yourself appropriately. In this shot, on a barn fence, I would have said 'okay, let's do nude or just Wranglers with a cowboy hat and a beer' or something. Leaning against, not sitting on. See where I'm going? Tell the story. Pose, dress, and style appropriately for the story. Work with better photographers, even if you have to shell out money.
You've gotten some good advice here too. These are the things you can do to improve.
Jun 12 13 06:02 pm Link
The "ugly" thing seems personal. I'm not sure why you would bother saying something that is obviously untrue.
Don't misquote me.
As far as the height thing goes, 5'9" is average for males.
You're talking about the general populace. I'm talking about the modeling populace.
Here are some "regular" pictures of me, not trying to pose.
What you looked like nine years ago or three years ago don't mean shit now. And the year-old shot is nothing to boast about. (And there's that gawd-awful hunched-over posture again.)
Jun 12 13 07:25 pm Link
Jun 12 13 07:31 pm Link
Sun City, California, US
Technical issues and pose issues notwithstanding. (already well covered)
The image is damned close to being out of bounds for MM's erection rule - Putting a tent peg under a tarp - clearly does not hide the tent peg. And hiding it under a tarp does not make it invisible, or all right.
If this was in a new profile - pending the gatekeeper's approval. I would not be surprised if it was rejected with this image - and sent it to the mods for disposition.
Jun 12 13 08:30 pm Link
Buffalo, New York, US
Find a new photographer that WILL NOT work with you if you wear womens underwear and that will guide you with posing better...
Jun 12 13 08:56 pm Link
Jun 13 13 04:07 am Link
Okay, now you're clearly trolling. Over the top trolling. Delusional trolling.
Jun 13 13 04:29 am Link
Jun 13 13 04:47 am Link
Ankeny, Iowa, US
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Jun 13 13 06:10 am Link
Atlanta, Georgia, US
I don't see any androgyny in your looks at all. In fact your features are leaning way over to the male side of looks: prominent brow, jaw, nose. Nothing feminine or even ambiguous about them to me.
The women's underwear thing doesn't work for you in pictures. If you prefer them in real life, that's OK - but they probably should not be in your shoots. I prefer sweatpants and slippers but I wouldn't wear them to have pictures taken - esp. pictures that are supposed to sell my look.
I think it is hard to tell your musculature that you say you have because that pic in the OP is pretty blown out. Not your fault - but if you were given the choice of pics and you chose that one, perhaps rethink. Also the pose is a bit off - it makes you look kind of squat. Leaning on the fence and extending your legs would probably have worked better.
Perhaps go for a more typically male / "manly" look next time. If you could tame the hair a bit, it might work very well loose and fan-blown.
Jun 13 13 10:03 am Link
Jun 13 13 11:01 am Link
Ankeny, Iowa, US
Well...pale, yes. And yay for pale. If this is the look you're going for, I'd check into...I don't know, maybe personal training. If you want to be thin, get thinner. If you want to be toned, get toneder...toner...more gym time. I'm not sure what to do about hair.
I do find it odd that you would say I am not attractive, the other guy is saying it to try and get a reaction. I have had many complements from women over the years. I've never had one even say anything remotely about me being unattractive, even ones that were angry at me and wanted to find something hurtful to say.
I did not say that you are unattractive. Everyone is attractive to someone. However, by most standards, I believe (and anyone here can feel free to dispute this; I am typically unattracted to men in general and therefore not much good at this) that you are normal. You are not the super-attractive god among men that you seen to believe you are but you don't make me cringe or anything, you know?
Hearing someone say that to me is like saying 1+2=4, or the earth is flat, or the bible is true.
I cracked up. Based on this, we can be friends.
It's so obvious a fallacy that it isn't believable for a second.
Based on this, I'm back to "quit it!"
Now, the other comments made sense, and I could kind of see where they were coming from. I do hunch over a lot, and I need to work on that. I've always had an issue with posture. For the women's underwear thing, they do look really good on me, but that is not the reason I wear them. I can do without them in a photo shoot, in the future.
I'll leave this be. If they're not in the photo, good enough.
Jun 13 13 12:33 pm Link
Fayetteville, Arkansas, US
Jun 13 13 01:37 pm Link