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In the Paragon Men Spotlight for June, we present the provocative images of Paul Charles Studio. A successful dentist, Paul Charles initially became a photographer as a hobby. His early work with TenCasting Management captured the attention of a legion of physique admirers, and his fame has been growing every since. We interviewed this gracious Texas gentleman in his Dallas studio.

How long have you been a photographer?

I have been seriously doing photography for the past four years.

Where can our readers find more of your work?

I have a newly launched site called Dallas Muscle Art and of course I’m also on Model Mayhem.

What drew you to studying the nude male form?

I have always admired the nude male form. A appreciation of the dedication to working out to achieve the perfect body.

What are your thoughts on color vs. black & white physique photography?

Whether I do a photograph in color or black & white is based on the model, the composition, and the lighting. The majority of my work tends to be in color.

How do you use lighting in your work?

With the use of studio lighting the male form can be highlighted in such a manner as to enhance the appearance of muscle development, show the strength of the male form, and create a unique aesthetic photograph.

Do you use any image enhancement or retouching software?

I use Lightroom 2 for retouching.

Which photographers or artists have most inspired you?

Mark Henderson of Edendale Studios has to be one of the best male physique photographers working today. Mark has an incredible eye for composition, form, and developing raw talent. He is a gentle, quiet mentor who is truly the ultimate professional in this unique area of photography.

Tell me about your career and training as photographer.

My training as a photographer began with the late Bob Stickle from San Diego. Bob was patient was me as a beginning physique photographer. His manner of teaching allowed me the time to develop my own technique and find my niche in this business. I have attended some additional workshops such as Julia Dean in Los Angeles and had the honor of working with men such as Mark Henderson.



 
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