Starting with this section, I will include the nude images I began shooting a few months after working with male models, who chose to pursue nude modeling work. This is the main reason I shot three styles, to give models a choice, glamour, art nude, and erotic nude….believe me, there were people that wanted to shoot all three styles and some that only wanted to do glamour…I was fine with one or all back then, because remember, I was just starting out and needed to get some experience as well.
Even today, there are photographers who offer several styles of work, yet if a model only chooses to do glamour, most of those photographers will suggest the model go work with someone else. I was always fine working with someone in several styles, due to market demands for a variety of styles and images in the past.
For whatever reason, I was able to locate alot of guys and gals who were natural showoffs in front of the camera, some came by it naturally,…..you give them an idea or theme for a shoot, and they can go right into posing on their own without any direction or assistance from the photographer.
Farmboys, countryboys, dancers, strippers, and flirts were natural models too….you just had to watch out for the flirts with the ego`s…luckily I had a method for handling them…I showed them to the door…and that rarely happened because most of the models I worked with didn`t have an ego or attitude. Here are some of my models who were natural models/flirts…
Jason was a gifted local athlete and loved to show off his muscle tone, especially his abs….
I met Jason through a good friend of mine who was posing in art nude work for me back then, Jay Harris….
and after working a bit with Jason, he referred a few more guys to me as well, but none of them stayed with me as long as Jason did. He also introduced me to a hot female model, look for her story and images in the section called Females I Worked With In The Early Years.
Jay also introduced me to a hot guy named David, who it turned out, wanted to get into some good paying video work. My work was being viewed by this time, by many people on the net, my first website was about my art nude work, and by this time, I was being contacted by several video producers who were looking for hot guys for their video work. I had established a pretty good business relationship with several producers by this time, and a strong friendship with a couple of them, so I had some contacts built up that proved to be instrumental for a few of my models who wished to pursue modeling as a paying sideline gig. It worked out well for many of them as a part time income, in addition to their full time jobs. While David didnt become a regular model after working with me, I still talk to him whenever I see him online and he is still just as sexy looking now as he was back then…..
….and since he wanted to get into nude work as well, we shot some nudes of him also….
I was able to help David fulfill his dreams and helped him in a few other ways as well in the early days, he was a super nice guy to work with.
I did some traveling back in those days, when I had some vacation time built up…and one of my trips was out east to the Blue Ridge Mountains to photograph some waterfalls and beautiful scenery. I stayed the night in the northeast corner of Tennessee one night, where one of my models resided…Mark,….,who had contacted me after viewing my work online and wanted my assistance in getting into some nude print and video work. He turned out to be one of those natural flirts and had a great build and look for nude work. I had a couple of friends who had a farm out in the country near me, they had some horses and had built a beautiful cedar home up on a hill above their barn and valley fields, with a lot of glass windows and commanding view….they let me come out and shoot at their place quite a bit back then….there was a spring fed creek that fed the valley and kept things quite lush and at the upper end of the valley on their property yet, was a beautiful waterfall that stairstepped down about twenty feet and made for a great background much of the time…
…as you can see from the image above, Mark was quite an accomplished poser on his own, he needed no direction at all, just a natural flirt in all aspects, and he put his sexual energy into his posing…below is the old barn on the property and here again, being a natural poser, he came up with this idea as well after spotting the rope hanging out of the second floor loft door….
…another shoot, we were out on was at a nearby creek, and we were actually on our way out of the creek and back to the truck when the idea for this image popped into his mind, so I stopped and shot him sitting in the middle of the creek….
….as you can tell, he had no inhibitions about nude modeling work at all…this next image was shot in an old building near my studio at the time, with windowlight only illuminating him and the backdrop as well….
I met another guy in the St Louis area, who at that time was interested in getting into erotic nude work, his name was Britt and he had the brightest blonde hair on a guy I had ever seen, almost to the point of being white colored…he had a nice build and was very well endowed as well….and he had no problem showing it off, especially in one of his leather outfits….
I shot alot of windowlight images the first day he was down to shoot with me, one above…and the next shoot was at an old building near my studio that had the most incredibly beautiful natural light and old backdrops, peeling wallpaper and stairs and brick…even an old barbers chair….
Another of my early days models was Jay, from Ohio, who came to shoot with me one weekend, and I was able to photograph him at an apartment in St Louis where one of my other models lived…Brian graciously allowed me to shoot Jay in his beautifully lit bedroom that day….
…the light in there was bouncing all over the place off those white walls and furnishings, and lit up Jay`s sexy body very well….
…and while in St Louis, I also took Jay down to the grafitti wall along the river and shot him there too….he became a work of art amongst the art….
…and the next day, I took him to a beautiful place along the upper Bourbeuse River that I used to shoot at alot….
Aaron was another hot young man that I worked with back in those days, and several times in different seasons as well….the first time in the early fall season…..
…and Brian was another hottie that I worked with back then…one of several Brian`s that I worked with over the years and a favorite as well….