I think I’ve told you guys a little bit about shooting with Travis Weinand for the first time recently. He moved here fairly recently from Philadelphia, is an accomplished musician as well as visual artist and also trains and competes regularly in American Ninja Warrior.
His sheer size (measuring a full 6′ 5″) along with his strength and muscle control which come from hours and hours of training every day make him an ideal model. There are so many things he can do for real which I would have to use Photoshop trickiery for anyone else (including me!)
You can follow Travis’ training on his Instagram feed; I find it equally inspiring and humbling 🙂
I’m still working out exactly how to best showcase Travis’ unique skills, but I noticed that he has a really great look for a more editorial kind of shoot… which was something I’d been wanting to do recently. Luckily, Travis came equipped with a couple suits, I gave him a dagger to add an extra element to the “fashion story.” I explained the premise I had in mind; his character was a James Bond-type who went around doing amazing, dangerous things while looking flawless and set him loose. Travis did not disappoint 🙂
I’m happy to present the first part of what will hopefully become an ongoing series, named after Travis’ Tumblr page: Travis Fights Giants.
And lastly, a little behind-the-scenes fun 🙂
I hope you enjoyed this little dip into a different genre! I hope to have more to bring you along the same line soon 🙂