Seth Oliver by Carolina Freelance
For most, rust has a negative connotation, it is the color of corrosion, the chemical reaction which occurs when iron meets oxygen and water which results in a vibrant red-orange color.
For me, this chemical reaction is equally as powerful when in the hands of a skilled photographer shooting an auburn haired model. Color, tone and feel are are essential elements of almost all images yet for some reason the industry seems to shy away from embracing the auburn. I love profiling models with auburn or red hair. Partly preference, but mainly because I feel there is an essence expressed that is unique from what you get from other models. I think there are more images of the models I have featured with auburn or red hair linked to, and shared more than any other.
The aforementioned essence is acutely present in this series of Seth from South Carolina photographer Jeff Rice. Jeff has always had a passion for photography and in 2008decided to start his own photography business, Carolina Freelance. Jeff strives to create an equality of ownership within his work, looking for the models he shoots to bring their own creativity to the shoot.
Jeff describes working with 19 year old Seth Oliver as an absolute pleasure. Seth has always had a passion for fashion and design and is currently studying attending college studying architecture. I love how Seth looks within and around the waterfall. The natural sunlight glistens so beautifully off the streaming water, Seth's skin and auburn hair.
'Seth is a gorgeous and gifted model. We met on a hot Summer day to do a shirtless and commando jeans shoot in the water.I was impressed by his natural good looks and self confidence. Seth was new to the modeling world and had never done any sexy shots at the time. We started out with some pretty shots in shorts and flip flops to to warm up a bit.He changed into his low rider jeans and we headed for the water and Seth Oliver came to life! It became very obvious to me that he knows how to be sexy. I just simply told him to seduce the camera and he went to work. He needed very little direction and used his body, eyes and facial expressions to create some amazing poses.'
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