So I’m a couple of days late, but better late than never. Happy belated Valentine’s Day. Here’s your rose. I have many more photos of this delightful model. He was fun and frolicsome all rolled into one package.
Met Rafa last year and finally got to work with him. He’s a natural in front of the camera and did better than 90% of the people who come through the studio doors. He is smart, talented, funny, and able to project a wide range of feelings. He convincingly can give you bold and brave, and then move into meek and cautious. He portrays playful as skillfully as he does quiet reserve. He’s preparing to leave the area so I want to work with him one more time before he leaves. He’s too good a talent to miss out on one more shoot.
It is quite rare for a model to walk through the door to the studio and turn out to be an absolutely spectacular find. Sadly it is more often true that you get someone who is stiff, cold, unwilling to do what you need them to do, and just generally a waste of your time and money. But then you sometimes hit the Jackpot. That was what happened to me when Aleks walked through my door.
Aleksander Dragov and I connected when I responded to an ad he had placed looking for modeling jobs. Never have I found a man who was as animated, so lively, so imaginative, so expressive, not to mention so gorgeous, as Aleks. We worked together four times and those sessions produced some absolutely phenomenal photos.
Aleks wants to be on a book cover and I have shown his photos widely to encourage a book cover artist to use him. Look at him. Wouldn’t you be attracted to a book that featured him on the cover? Be honest.
Nineteen years old, body by God, animated, expressive, can assume just about any personality you want. Aleks is a photographer’s dream come true.
Had an interesting photo shoot with Luke on Tuesday afternoon. He is definitely attractive and photographed well. I’ve never worked with someone who is also a photographer and had strong views on what constituted an acceptable pose. It took a little while to get accustomed to one another but I think we got some okay shots.
After working for weeks and weeks and weeks or work to find a date and time that would work for us, today I’m finally going to get to work with a new model. I’ve seen some of his photos from other shoots and I’ve got to stay — total hunk. I have a couple dozen possible poses for him for book cover work, and then I have a couple dozen other poses for suggestive nude shots. I know we’ll get the first part done, but I can’t tell about the second part until we get to work today at noon.