Our cover boy of FUSE27 is Kyle Lucas. We had a quick chat to our photographer Michael Andrew about his work and passion.
Tell us about yourself and what sparked your desire to photograph?
I’ve always been the one with the camera in my hand. My real passion for photography came out when I did — my world came crashing down and my love for photography kept me going. I started with architecture, landscapes and nature before I started working with male models. I’ve been professional now for six years.
What was the first camera you ever owned and what are you using now?
First camera was a Nikon N65 35mm. Now I’m using a Nikon D80
Image above, model Kyle Lucas.
When working with guys like Kyle what’s going through your head?
Love this question. I always have a lot of things going through my head, but the moment I look through my lens and see beauty. I think how lucky I am to be living my passion and working with extraordinary men like Kyle.
What advice would you give a photographer who wants to become professional?
Develop your own unique style of shooting and editing to set you apart. Get your name out in the industry. Learn the business and network with models, photographers, agencies, editors, stylists and designers. Respect your models! Stay true to yourself — chase your dreams, not the competition.
If you could spend a day with a famous photographer who would it be and why?
Bruce Weber, he is my inspiration. His photographs showcase the pure beauty of the male model, especially in the Abercrombie & Fitch Quarterlies, which I believe helped bring forth the revolution of the male model industry.