Matthew Bell (Elite) is definitely one of our new muses after both Cecilie & India shot him after he won Elite Model Look 2011 earlier this year.
When two female photographers immediately click with a model and want to capture them as often as they're allowed to, you know there is something really magic there. Matthew is definitely one of those people and although we had very specific plans for India to capture him for our book at his home in Liverpool, his busy model life didn't allow us to do so. However, we did manage to capture him for "Closer" during a two day trip back to London from Milan (where he has spent the last few months), so Cecilie Harris got to spend the day with him and capture the beautiful soul that is Matthew Bell. Or her little egg as she calls him. He doesn't mind. Really.
There is something so unique about Matthew. It must be his magic eyes, or just general stunning looks. Or the fact that he always brings pretty boxes of chocolates to shoots. And we also promise to capture the images we had in mind for him at a later point anyways. Just because we like to spoil you (and us).
Extracts from Matthew's 6-page story "The Sound of Excellence":
"We spent the day philosophising over which tree would be the best to climb. Matthew is a little peculiar, but in the best and most interesting way ever. I could talk to him for hours. He has the best sense of humour and is happy to see the world from a slightly different angle. He has such a maturity and individuality, which is part of what makes him so extraordinary. (Cecilie Harris)
"A tree challenge is the holy grail of challenges" (Matthew Bell)
Thanks to our Friends at FantasticsMag for helping us preview Matthew's story. See a couple of pages and a few image previews below. For the full story to hold in your hand in a beautiful bound book, you can get that here.