THERE IS A OLD SAYING THAT TEACHES US TO NEVER JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER. SOMETHING ROBERT WALLACE EXPERIENCED LITERALLY WHEN HE HAD THE CHANCE TO WORK WITH MODEL DAVID LESAGE. BECAUSE WHEN HE APPROACHED DAVID FOR A SHOOT, THINKING HE WAS JUST A NEW FACE IN THE MODELLING FIELD, HE SOON LEARNED DAVID HAS QUITE A HISTORY. YES, BESIDES BEING PRETTY IN PINK, DAVID HAS A LOT MORE TO OFFER THAN JUST A BEAUTIFUL BODY AND A PRETTY SMILE.
Accomplished professional with broad experience in marketing encompassing strategic and budget planning, creative development, fashion wholesale buying, brand management, employee management, sales promotion, visual merchandising and social media, with the ability and skills to provide creative, innovative, enthusiastic and forward-thinking leadership in a team environment. That is pretty much what David Lesage has to say about himself on professional social network site LinkedIn. A mouthful, but what does it really mean? In simple words, besides a hot male model, David is a very successful business men and fashion buyer, who owns his own women’s fashion boutique. Indeed, those of you who frequently spend time in Montreal, you might know Boutique David Lesage, that stylish womens’ fashion boutique that is not just a clothing store but a statement of what women’s fashion is about.
When Robert Wallace approached David Lesage about modelling for him, he had no idea he was such a successful business men. Nor did he know David was culturally and politically engaged with Montreal’s LGBT community to the degree that he is. Robert simply discovered him through his brief profile on Model Mayhem that included a handful of photos in which he saw David’s potential more than good examples of his physique, features and skills. Those photos showed Robert enough that he decided to contact David, and it led him to successfully scheduling a shoot. Recently David Lesage signed a contract with Crew Models International and this shoot brought Robert in contact with the popular agency as well and led him to join their roster of preferred photographers.
David Lesage knows about fashion so when Robert Wallace asked him to bring a selection of clothes, it was no surprise he arrived with a set of garments of high quality and style. They did a number of set ups in which Robert opted for pronounced simplicity to foreground David’s classic features and outstanding physique. Robert: “I chose the oversized pink tank-top because I thought it was interestingly tie-dyed or stained, the soft salmon colour marked by irregular patches of white. David explained to me that the material actually is heat-sensitive, and that the white marks are caused by contact with his skin. Wherever and whenever he touches garment, the pink colour temporarily bleaches.”
Wearing the pink tank-top and nothing else, David moved his body with languorous ease into poses that took full advantage of the garment's loose drape. It was then that Robert Wallace saw his full potential as a model. “He is remarkably free and generous with movement, and has an address of the camera that can be brutally frank or seductively coy. He remains self-aware throughout a shoot, about his body and what does (or does not, touch it) which, in this case, was the pastel pink top. He understands how to demonstrate both his physique and the garments he wears, allowing each to have its moment. As he moved in front of my lens, a flash of white would let me see how tightly David was pulling the material across his body before he released it so that the stain disappeared. Torqueing the tee-shirt around his muscular limbs, David teased the camera in a double fashion, contrasts in colour registering every move. This was an occasion for black and white. The pink tank-top was literally hot.”-BM-
ROBERT WALLACE | BEAUTIFULMAG
DAVID LESAGE | BEAUTIFULMAG