I believe that modeling should bring some kind of message to people looking at my pictures. I have to tell a story using my eyes, mouth, eyebrow, and whatever I could use. I was struggling on telling my story and self-expression.
When Ronald contacted me, asking me if I was interested in doing DEFIANCE, his personal project shocked me. I felt his models had confidence and energy, without wearing any clothing. I thought DEFIANCE was what I needed to come out of my shell exuding confidence to challenge the Japanese male stereotype.
My initial thought for male nudity was for gay porn. Now, I think nude shoots are the best opportunity for finding and showing personality, expression, and confidence with a right, trustworthy photographer.