Male Model, Photographer, and Actor: Derek Yates

Male Model, Photographer, and Actor: Derek Yates

Introduction

I first saw photos of Derek shortly after election day in 2016. The photographer is Blake Eiermann.

I found the photos to be quite stunning and interesting. The photos were headshots but Derek’s face had red, white, and blue paint.

Derek was a gardener on the Ellen show in 2014. He moved from Tennessee from Los Angeles, California, in 2016.

Derek is also a photographer.

Derek’s social media: website | Instagram | Derek’s Photography |

Summer House by Carlos “Trey” Salazar

Derek is one of the models featured in a photo book “Summer House” by Austin, Texas, Photographer Carlos “Trey” Salazar.

Choices

Also, I remember a compelling story that Derek shared on his Instagram page. Derek’s brother, Kevin, passed away as a result of a car accident with a drunk driver.

(Derek’s mom, Tiki Finlayson, wrote a book “Choices,” about her observations about what had happened and how she handled moving forward.)

Photos: From Derek’s website.

Photo Shoots

Derek posts actively on Instagram, where he also posts his professional photo shoots.

Carlos “Trey” Salazar

Derek had a photo shoot with Austin, Texas, based Photographer Carlos “Trey” Salazar.

David Anthony

Derek had a photo shoot with Photographer David Anthony.

Lester Villarama

Derek had a photoshoot with Photographer Lester Villarama.

Derek for Maximo Magazine. Briefs, Bench/Body; jacket, H&M.

Actor and Photographer

Male Fitness and Physique Models: Dominic Calvani

Male Fitness and Physique Models: Dominic Calvani

Introduction

Male Model Discovery: Dominic (Dom) Calvani

One model that I discovered through Instagram is Dominic (Dom) Calvani. Dom did a photo shoot with Photographer Jade Young (see photos below; photo feature at DNA Magazine). Dom has a strong, masculine look and muscular physique. I was interested in finding out more about Dom as well as his background.

Dom’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dom.calvani/

Dominic’s Background

A Male Fitness Model in His 30s

Based on Dom’s Instagram page, Dom is an athlete, a model, an engineer, and a big daddy who is from Brazil. According to a 2018 blog post at All American Guys, Dom was 30 years old (birthdate April 15 (Aries)). At the time of this post in January 2020, Dom would be 31 or 32. Perhaps this is the reason for the “big daddy” reference on his Instagram bio.

I was interested to find out some more information, so I searched on Dom’s name in Google to see what search results I would get. I found a 2018 interview with Wire Magazine through Men and Underwear blog.

Dominic’s Interview with Wire Magazine

In an interview with Wire Magazine by Rafa Carvajal, Dom explained that he had an athletic background in mixed martial arts (MMA), specifically in Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Dom had to leave MMA due to suffering serious injuries.

Dom, when asked by Rafa Carvajal to describe himself in three words responded “eccentric, unconventional, and dominant.”

Dom also told Wire that his family has roots in Calabria, Italy. However, he grew up in Brazil and lives in the United States. For work, Dom is involved in software engineering, supply-chain management, and real estate investing. On the side, he poses for photo shoots and dances.

Dom’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dom.calvani/

Dominic’s Work with CA-RIO-CA Sunga Co.

Selected Photos from Dominic’s Photoshoots

Photographer Jade Young

Jade Young and DNA Magazine

Dom and his photographer, Jade Young, had some of the photographs featured at DNA Magazine‘s website.

Photographer Michael Stokes

Photographer Michael Stokes announced that Dom will be featured in one of Mr. Stokes’ books, Sinner or Saint.

Carlos Campos

What caught my attention in Dom’s photo was the image of strength that comes through his pose.

Mark Jenkins

Dom did a photoshoot with Photographer Mark Jenkins in Florida.

Conclusion

Rather than just a body to model products, male models have great background stories as people. Dom Calvani is one example of this. I found out about Dom through one of his modeling photoshoots.

Dom, with his photographers, creates stunning images. Dom also has a great life story. I wish him well in all parts of his life.