November 26th, 2010
The Friday Fit: Victor Valdes, Barcelona
There are two kinds of people in the world: those who can pose for a photograph, and those who cannot.
Actually, before we carry on, shall we all give a round of applause and a crate of freshly-baked chocolate croissants to the editors at DT Lux magazine? If you recall, they’re responsible for this. Mag knows man-meat.
Okay, over to you Victor, give us the pose down!
Confidence, Arrogance, Or Both?: In the above cover shot, VV is demonstrating one of the first, and most important poses to master. This is best used for photos taken publically that inevitably will wind up on Facebook or other social networking sites where people you know (aka the ex) will be looking and judging. It says, “I look like I’m thinking about sex, don’t I? Maybe I just did something sexy with someone else. Someone rich and with better hair. That’s why I look so smug. How are things with you? Got rid of that nasty case of bacne yet?”
The Three “S” Words: As anyone who’s ever tried to pose macking it next to their Ford Fiesta in a don-dada like stance knows, live action/ prop shots aren’t easy to pull off. Heed Victor’s example: Shades. Single-hand (to evoke casual control). Think about Sex. Done.
Serene Swagger: Figure out your best side, face the soft lighting and think about how many women want to have sex with you. That’s how you get a look of serenity that comes off erotic, not emasculated. Note to Kickettes: this look can also be easily replicated by thinking about Victor thinking about having sex with you.
Wow, we’re saying “sex” a lot in this post. Go figure.
Welp. He’s in leather trousers…
Wait, what were we talking about again? Whatever it was, Victor wins.