PurplePort is a free online portfolio hosting and social network for models, photographers, MUAs and many more creatives. One of our models 'Pip The Gentleman!' caught the eye of the PurplePort Blog team with his unique look.

Have a read to find out more about his experience as a male model and check our website for more amazing photos!

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Mary Rose Kent 3 months ago

This is GORGEOUS!

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1. So tell us a little about your background, have you always been interested in modelling? What has led you to where you are now?

"Hi, my name is Pip I teach young people on the Prince’s Trust Program in Huddersfield. I have been modelling for 4 years and started just before my 50th birthday. I never had any plans or desire to become a model especially at my age. It just happened. I was approached by 2 university fashion students from Huddersfield who were doing their last year project creating a magazine aimed at the middle-aged gentleman who was into fashion. I agreed reluctantly and it took off from there. An agency saw the images and I agreed to sign for them. I have always been relaxed about it and as it’s not my main income I do not worry about getting work. I see it as an opportunity to have fun, be creative and earn some spending money."

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Gina Amesbury 3 months ago

This one is deep

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2. As a more mature male model do you face any particular challenges in the modelling world?

"As I am relaxed about modelling I haven’t faced any barriers regarding my age. Photographers who hire me do so for my specific look and age has given me character which helps with portraits."

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Mary Rose Kent 3 months ago

Holy moly this is gorgeous. I’m not even into tattoos and I love this.

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3. What's your idea of a perfect photoshoot?

"A perfect photoshoot would be one that is fun, creative and both the model and photographer achieve what they set out to do hopefully producing some good images."

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Mary Rose Kent 3 months ago

I love the way his whole face is smiling.

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4. What do you look for in a photographer?

"What I look out for in a photographer is a mixture of personality, good communication skills, knowing what they want from an image, being able to execute the image and good editing skills."

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Rae 3 months ago

Is it just me? This is kinda sexy.

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5. Do you have any tips for male models just starting out at modelling?

"The best tip I would give for any models starting out is to ask yourself why do you want to model? Is it for the right reasons, what kind of model do you want to be? Have fun, be creative and most of all be yourself."

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Yo_Eyes 3 months ago

this is it. this picture made me gay.

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6. How has PurplePort helped you?

"PurplePort has helped me build up a positive reputation and relationships with other creatives. It has been a platform for me to showcase my images and gain work."

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Dorothy Parker 3 months ago

King Lear.

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Chris_the_Creative 3 months ago

Those pants are tight, I like it. ;)

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Catlady6000 3 months ago

Just from the way he's sitting, it's going to be work standing up. Personal experience

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Mary Rose Kent 3 months ago (edited)

Also gorgeous

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Mary Rose Kent 3 months ago

I love that his arms match the bench.

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Dorothy Parker 3 months ago

A classic work of art.

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Mary Rose Kent 3 months ago

Very natty!

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miaow 3 months ago

I have never seen a 50 yr old with tattoos like that before, so this one's a first. It's so cool! :D

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Pretty Pangolin 3 months ago

Reminds me of Hershel, the old wise man on The Walking Dead - I can't bring his name to mind right now.

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Mary Rose Kent 3 months ago

Fascinating composition

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Mary Rose Kent 3 months ago

Very natty!

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Dorothy Parker 3 months ago

This brings Arcimboldo to mind with the distinct shapes resulting from the play of light.

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Mary Rose Kent 3 months ago

Whoa! I would have this one framed and hanging in my living room.

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Dorothy Parker 3 months ago

Just divine. Fine art at its best. I'd hang this in my house.

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Pretty Pangolin 3 months ago

Everything's better with puppies!

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SH Kaiser 3 months ago

Nick Walton is a brilliant photographer, judged by these photographs

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Mary Rose Kent 3 months ago

A new version of Gentleman Jim.

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Eagle Girl 3 months ago

It's great his giving exposure to the insanely creative photographers

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Mary Rose Kent 3 months ago

Walt Whitman-esque

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Rae 3 months ago

Cool! I like Nick Walton's flavor.

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Kelly Horrigan 3 months ago

San-Tartan

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Jonny Chevalier 3 months ago

Hmmmmmm!

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Dorothy Parker 3 months ago

Terrifying.

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Pretty Pangolin 3 months ago

Reminds me of the movie "Brazil."

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