by Mark Grantham
About the Book
Jason & I met the day of our first photo shoot. It was an amazing day - the first of many amazing days and collaborations to follow. It was also the start of a new friendship.
The photos in this book are presented in a mostly chronological time-line, spanning a little over a year. The results have a voyeuristic feel, as you see a younger and less self-assured Jason begin an amazing transformation. Don't get me wrong though - Jason could work the camera and turn on the sex appeal from the very start. Many of his changes are obvious - the physical manifestations of a lot of hard work, but they are matched by his personal growth and a new confidence and self-awareness. While most of our photo shoots have been solo, Jason also shares the pages of this book with a couple of friends as well; Ashlee and Frank. Here again you get to witness their interactions and spend some time with them as they enjoy each other's company.
Enjoy this preview of Jason... to get closer to the full picture you'll want to see the actual book; 102 pages, and nearly 150 photos in all. This preview is just to whet your appetite for more. Oh, and I should mention that Jason turns the temperature up, way up, on the images you're not seeing in the preview....
Photography is my art, and one branch of that art is working with the male physique. The shapes, contours, tones, and textures. A sculptural element. How light plays across a muscle, or reflects in the hair. A glint in the eye. A playful moment. How the figure relates to, or contrasts with, the surroundings. The mimicking of shapes. The strength of man mirrored in the environment - the relationships that are captured. A moment in time. A sexy moment in time... I've been lucky... my work has captured some attention recently. There have been a couple of exhibits, inclusion is several anthology photography books, and even a few Magazine covers. Don't get me wrong - I love that attention, but it's not why I create. I create for me, and for the models. I create to push myself - to think about things differently, to see things in a new light. And now I am creating for you - I hope you enjoy this look into my world! -Mark