“I had a conversation with a young straight friend the other day. He asked me why I take photographs of nude men. I told him it was basically for two reasons. The first: I have to. That is, it’s an inherent part of who I am. The second reason: to show that anyone can do it.”
“He’s 23, straight and was born and raised in France. At first I didn’t believe him: his English was impeccable with only a hint of an accent on a few difficult words. He was genial, proud without a trace of arrogance.?”
“Several times I’ve felt as though I was in the presence of something transcendent. Of course all men are in their own way universal. But on the very rare occasion I’ve felt something particularly special. This was one of those occasions.”
“From the moment I walked in, he felt like a pure embodiment of sex, of the fleeting but timeless meaning of male sex: pure, elegant, simple and straightforward. More than anything, he seemed playful and amused. ”
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