Regardless of the photo type, our students decide how they pose.
Producing an excellent photograph that makes you look your best is our top priority because photos drive calendar sales. We compete against the Chippendales calendar nationally. So, each photo must be tasteful and be of the quality of a photo that would be printed in a national magazine. Past experience shows tame calendars do not sell well. A spectacular photograph helps you make more money because people will obtain calendars from you.
Professional Enough to Show Grandma
Any cheesy photographer can shoot a trashy photo of a dude with little clothes on. We demand a high standard of quality and professionalism, so we aim for impressive images. We do not want trashy pics. We want poses that show a "fun" or sexy image without being sleazy.
"We create photos tasteful enough that some students' grandmothers proudly show their gray-haired friends, Sean said. ...as long as your Grandma is a party girl!
Their very first calendar included tame photos of shirtless guys. But it did not sell well.
Through trial and error, producers found a photography formula that makes students who appear in the photos happy as well as maximizes calendar sales.
Photos That Made Past Campus Men Popular
Based on past experiences with previous male models, everyone who knows you will likely love your photos. Sometimes friends like a model's photo more than he does! Their feedback will be proof of how excellent your photo is.
Risqué photographs were the motivating factor that has made us successful. People still talk about his photograph of Gus wearing a pair of wet shorts in one such photo. Several of Gus' fans took the time to write or telephone us to demand Gus be featured again, going so far as to request that do a special calendar of Gus alone.
Other fans have responded to photographs of Brett, Ty and Matt. Brett, who later appeared on the "Oprah Winfrey Show," wore only strategically placed rope. A nude Ty simply posed with a towel covering his crotch, and Matt boldly stood in an alley, using a towel as a loincloth. John was the most popular model one year when he posed with a towel in front of his crotch.