Modelling as a profession was first established in 1853 by Charles Frederick Worth, the father of haute couture. Types of modelling include: fashion, glamour, fitness, bikini, fine art, body-part, and commercial print models.
Kesler Tran is renowned for his work, particularly for the way in which he gives his models the freedom to express their sensuality. He celebrates the beauty of the female form at its most perfect.
He’s keen for the photographs themselves, rather than body language, to express the emotion. He takes on responsibility for the shoot, relying mostly on his own skill. Shouldering more of the workload himself allows him to shoot with less experienced, and therefore less expensive, models. Postproduction, he merely adjusts colour tone, and removes a few blemishes, but keeps them as they are, as much as possible.
How important of a role does post production play in Kesler Tran’s work?
Postproduction is part of my job, although I shoot a lot of film which still requires postproduction (scanning, adjusting and color correcting). Aside from color toning and blemish removal here and there, I try to do as little as possible. I want my photos to look as natural as possible.