I find that the photos of men have the ability to tell a story in a much different way than portraits of a woman… The story of a man is written on his face – from the lines,to the scars, to the furrowing of his brow. What you see on their face depicts a much deeper story than what shows up in the frame.

Working with male models is a challenge. In a recent article, US lifestyle photographer John Schell breaks down the unique challenges of shooting male models, from concept to styling and lighting to post.

If you’d like experience photographing professional male models in a studio environment, sign up for DLPHOTO’s Fashion Photography Workshop.

Photo by John Schell