Friday, September 27, 2013

Repeat Performance: Keith by Carl Proctor


When I was first contacted Atlanta photographer Carl Proctor, it was has images of model and actor Keith Griffin that caught my eye and became the focus of that first feature. Since then, I have profiled Carl's work with many of today's hottest models and this post, Repeat Performance marks lucky #13. This also marks the forth appearance since 2011 off Keith.


One of the great things about work on FH, especially as the blog enters year seven, is the ability to follow the progress of work of some of my favorite photographers and models, Carl and Keith are at the top of that list!


With each repeat performance, Carl and Keith always bring their A game, working on new themes and creative ways to showcase Carl's work and Keith's incredible face and body. Although Keith has undoubtedly matured in looks and taken his body to even higher levels of physical perfection, the constant has always been the joy and energy he brings to every shoot.


Keith began college this fall and is heavily involved in school and busier than ever. His focus is on acting and currently is very involved rehearsing for a musical production this fall featuring Keith's first singing role. I remember when in my first year in University I played Riff in our theatre's production of West Side Story. Within two weeks, between tec, dress rehearsals and performances, I Jetted my way through 15 nights and matinees of the musical. By the end I was physically and emotionally exhausted. I know 15 shows is nothing compared to professional stage actors and with his professionalism, dedication and stamina, Keith will have problem at all!

 

'In spite of how much schoolwork Keith has, he never misses a chance to make his daily gym visits. He's gotten visibly more muscular over the past year. He loves that he has fans and that people appreciate how he looks. Keith is also hilarious as a person and is constantly finding something to laugh about.'


Between classes at college, musical rehearsals and daily gym visits, I'm sure a great sense of humour is a necessity to get through all of his responsibilities and work which fills each of his days. Keith has even taken a whack at stand up comedy, although Carl says he'd agree it's much easier when someone else has written the script! His true love however is acting, and Carl has witnessed several of his performance and has faith he is on the right track!







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