Bear Model Chris Miklos Dies
Celebrated bear model Chris Miklos passed away of an apparent heart attack in his sleep at his home in Dallas, Texas according to Kenneth In The 212.
Mack Sturgis Studio released the following statement:
We here at Mack Sturgis Studio are devastated to have heard the news about Chris's passing. Chris has basically been our Spokesmodel since he first walked into our studio 2 1/2 years ago…immediately inspiring us with his rugged good looks, charming personality, and adventurous willingness to help bring our visions to life. It is my sincere honor to have known him and to have had the opportunity to create the body of work we created together…from a beyond fantasy fireman to an image of masculine beauty encased in a shell of leather. Through Chris I found a direction for my Mack Sturgis vision and with the simplest of gestures he could project a beam of life through the lens of the camera, creating an image immediately representing the essence of male strength and valor. The beauty of his spirit and laugh perfectly mirrored what we all saw in the resulting images.
This image is what we would call our "Classic Chris" pose during a shoot…I could simply say "let's see the Classic Chris"…and out would come the Big Guns…and a fantastic smile every time. Thank you thank you, Chris, for the growth you encouraged in me as an artist and for your enthusiasm to see just what we could come up with each time you visited the studio…and for your patience as I learned my way around studio lighting... I hope it is the light of Heaven in which you now shine! Bear Hugs,
We send our condolences to Chris's family and friends.