I met Justin on February 17, 2008 and I enjoyed his presence and modeling personality. I don't know if Justin knew, but I once performed a clever ruse on him by pretending to be his secret admirer on MySpace. Around 2008, MySpace was the social network while Facebook was only restricted to profiles with ".edu" email addresses—restricted to college and university students.
Hiding behind a false profile as Justin's admirer, I was able to obtain his work address. During the course of the ruse, Justin and I have known each other professionally for several months and I have photographed Justin numerous times for my photographer biography features and editorials for magazines.
If I remembered correctly, his birthday was sometime in April. When April 2009 came, I printed a 20" X 16" print of him, I photographed on the El Mirage Dry Lake. He suspected that I orchestrated the ruse, but I was clever and denied his guesses. I requested a drop-ship service from my printing company and Justin was positively surprised to receive the print on his birthday. He complimented on a job well done while I played the part of the secret admirer well.