DNA Magazine: How or why did you get into male physique photography?
Andrew Stubbersfield: Way back in my early 20’s I studied photography. I always wanted to be a landscape photographer. However, when we were studying portraits and being the ‘token hottie’ I was often used as a model and the rest is history. Come to think of it I’m really bad at landscapes now.
DNA: What makes a good physique model?
Andrew: A good male physique model is someone that has an interest in looking after themselves and having an interest in working out or sport. The key ingredient is confidence and personality if you have a great body but there is no emotion we are not going to get very good images. The rest is good lighting and photoshop.
DNA: What gear do you usually use for a shoot?
Andrew: You can on a Canon goes the old saying. A great piece of glass is your best friend, always have the most expensive lens you can afford. On location, I always take light modifiers with me, love working with mixed lighting. When in the studio I generally work with two to three lights and gels. One thing I never forget is a can of olive oil.
DNA: What has been the most interesting experience to happen during a shoot?
Andrew: After shooting a model for DNA Magazine last year I was asked if I wanted to go to America to shoot content for one the biggest international underwear brands. I’m heading back in June to do it all over again.
Oh, let’s not forget that one time when leaving a photo-shoot I was hit by a car, rushed to the Emergency ward surrounded by my best friends who are also hot male models. I will never forget the look on my parents faces with all these beautiful men by my side.
DNA: It’s hard to ask a photographer which one photograph is his favourite=, so which three are your favourite male physique photos that you’ve taken and why?
ANDREW: Choosing a Top 3 is hard, here are 3 recent shots.
Woody Fox – Woody has an amazing personality and charisma that he brings to a shoot. His background in circus gives him an edge in posing above the others. This shoot was created with studio lights inside an old underground storage area that was once an old meat-works.
Max Small – This was a last minute shoot, Max is a total professional and brings with him bubbling energy, camera confidence and a body to die for.
Murray Swanby – Murray is one of the most beautiful people inside and out He has a killer physique and personally, he is one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet.