Allow me to introduce you to Daniel Blair. This (now) muscly, sexy ginger has made quite a name for himself in LA. When I first met him a few years ago…he was a very different guy. He was younger and just coming into his identity as a man. He hadn’t started really building his body, and he (to me) was a boy still becoming a man. Although he didn’t have the mature look he now has, Daniel’s quirky look, and his ability to, um… shed his inhibitions…made him a prime target for a lot of photographers. It wasn’t until about a year ago that I felt the time for Daniel and I to work together was finally upon us. As it turned out, I was wrong. Daniel and I had been trying to figure out a time and place to work with one another, but destiny kept dealing us some difficult hands that made it impossible for us to make it happen. Car break ins, geography, schedules…it just wasn’t coming together.
However, back in April…we finally found our opportunity. Daniel wanted to make this session less of a “showing everything” and more of a showing off the physique has achieved through all of his hard work. I was very happy to oblige him. The photos we made showed a very different side to Daniel than I had previously seen. We went from shooting him clothed, to him in underwear to him posing with his Ernie stuffed doll that he had loved so much as a child. I loved how it showed Daniel as being able to express both the sexy and vulnerable sides of himself and his personally. As many things in life…the good stuff is worth waiting for. I’m glad it took us until this day to make this session a reality. It wasn’t meant for us to shoot a day before this. Thanks, Daniel!
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