Sunday, June 26, 2011


Photographed by Frank Joseph
Chelsea Hotel, NYC - July 2010

I probably don't need to post this many photos from my Chelsea shoot, but I find myself drawn to these images and feel there may be a sort of implied story from the series.

Saturday, June 25, 2011


Photographed by George Liao
Oakland, CA - April 2011

What is most true? The real me, or the reflections seen by others?

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Body Image

Photographed by Sam David Photography
Stamford, CT - June 2011

Body image is a very strange phenomenon. I'm not sure where these abs came from, but apparently they are mine.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Figure studies

Photographed by R. Blackburn
Bay Area, CA - 2010

My body and mind are going are spacing out for the night, but I did want to share a few photos. I'll be bumping around North Carolina (specifically Asheville), Georgia and Tennessee for a couple of weeks before I go out West for a month. There is still plenty of time to shoot if you are interested.

R.Blackburn has a few photos published in the B&W Special Edition of portfolio contest winners. One of the pieces is a photo from our first session together.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


Photographed by Roberto
Melbourne, Australia - April 2011

Today during my shoot I was asked all sorts of questions and allowed free range in my modeling.

It may have not been asked, but yes, I have an affinity for the strange. (Of course I can do classically beautiful as well.)


Look ma, I'm wearing clothes.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Honey Mask

Photographed by MTKelly
Houston, TX - April 2011

Substances reflect light in unique manners. I have done a few honey shoots in my life, but this was my first time to pour honey on my face. The honey produced results I would not have expected. The honey became like a mask, adding a layer of reflective substance to the entirety of my face, and morphing my appearance. I may not look like myself here, but I do find the photos strangely interesting to look at.

Digital painting

Photographed and digitally painted by Mike Cetta
NYC, NY - June 2011

Candace and I will be traveling and shooting in Boston together for the next few weeks. Traveling with a model friend is a new experience for me, and I am looking forward it. She has been modeling for years and is a beautiful and talented model, and was one of the people I initially looked up to when I first started modeling.

The two of us had shot with Mike Cetta individually previously and he had talked about pairing us together. The other day the shoot suddenly happened when a series of accidental emails were exchanged. Sometimes greatness happens almost spontaneously.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Positive Deviant

Photographed by Photosensualis
Woodstock, NY - June 2011

I recently read a book which made these life suggestions.

1. Ask an unscripted question

2. Don’t complain

3. Count something

4. Write something

5. Change

I have thought about this listing the past few days.

Ask an unscripted question...

Sometimes asking questions is rather difficult for me. I have to know what to ask. I have to have the confidence to ask. But only by asking questions will I deepen relationships or at least learn something new about something or someone.

Don't complain...

I try to maintain the attitude that life is good. Yes, it could be better, but it also could be worse - very much so. No one wants to hear anyone complain. It does not actually make the complainer feel better (or at least that is the case with me) and may even be arguably a cause for a worsened state of mind.

Count something...

The idea is that counting leads to something. The thing being counted may be shallow at first, but with the count, connections between things can become apparent and things learned.

Write something...

Write anything. Writing can be a way to channel feelings and thoughts. Ideas are be formulated, or recorded for future remembrance. I went through a period where I wrote in abundance, and have pulled away from that practice. This book reminded me to return to my practice of writing.


We can all change, or at least explore change. Sometimes just exploring a new way of doing something or thinking about an idea can be cause for learning. Not all ideas are worth adopting or believing, but there is some merit in observing different perspectives.

The core of me has remained over the years, but I know something in me has changed. For the better. This is my final blog as a 26 year old - I look forward to seeing how I grow in the upcoming year.

Sunday, June 12, 2011


Photographed by Jim Stevenson
Raleigh, NC - April 2011

On Tuesday, June 14 I'll be celebrating my birthday at the Dove Parlour at 228 Thompson St in NYC for a nice evening of cocktails and such. I"ll be there at 7:30. Please let me know if I'll see you there!

Today I'm headed to the Met. ...I guess I need put on some clothes!....

Sunday, June 5, 2011


Photographed by UncleGeorge's Dream Photography
NYC, NY - June 2011

Name this bridge!

Treasure hunt

Photographed by Rebecca Lawrence
Brooklyn, NYC - June 2011

It is easy to feel as though the entire day is available to play when a shoot ends at 9 am in the morning. Today I am going on a treasure hunt. A friend of mine hid a postcard in the city about a month ago when he was visiting. It seemed like the best way to get a postcard to me seeing as I really don't have a home I frequent. I hope the postcard is safely awaiting me.

Friday, June 3, 2011


Photographed by George Pitts
Brooklyn, NYC - March 2011

June already? Where has time gone?

It's about time I start posting these. I've worked with George Pitts a couple of times and am excited to be working with him again on my birthday.