From: Favorite Hunks & Other Things
One of my favorite male models is Johnny Beyer. I wrote about Johnny briefly last fall in a series of posts about male models. One of the things I like best about Johnny is how real he comes across. Many male models rarely smile and often look like they in the mist of some sort of bowel discomfort. Johnny has a winning smile and always looks to have great joy for the work he does. This sense of fun comes through in many of his shoots and in turn brings joy to those who see his pictures.
Johnny was discovered while surfing on Huntington Beach in California. He certainly has the surfer look with his lean body and curly blonde hair. It was no wonder he was asked to try his hand at modeling. Johnny quickly began getting work and soon was booked by Bruce Weber to model for the Spring 2001 Abercrombie & Fitch catalog. I am sure many of you recognize some of the pics of Johnny from the catalog.
Many got to see lots of Johnny during his trip down the runway wearing nothing but a surfboard. The pics of Johnny on the runway are some of the most requested pics on modeling forums and sites which celebrate the beauty of the male forum. I would guess they are some of the most downloaded pics on the net!
Johnny has worked steadily since his Abercrombie & Fitch days, and this is an accomplishment due to the tendency in modeling to always be on the lookout for the next big thing. Johnny may not have hit as big as some others, but to work steadily for close to a decade is a testament to his popularity with photographers and fans.
Johnny appeared at the Ed Hardy Swim Fashion Show at the Mercedes-Benz Miami Fashion Week on July 2008, and is up for the campaign for the Ed Hardy swimwear. Good Luck with this Johnny, it would be great to see you shoot another swimsuit layout!
The three pics below are from a recent images editorial Johnny did for Charleston Magazine.
This last pic is one of my favorites of Johnny.