DEFIANCE has not really changed me. After being in the modeling industry and being photographed by Mr. Bruce Weber for Abercrombie & Fitch Summer 2006 campaign, I've learned to become comfortable in my own skin.
Being nude is a unique experience and the results can be exciting. Comfort is a must; Ronald is always stringently professional and provides an environment that allows the model to fully express himself. My favorite image was the V-neck shot, because the photo had a personal connection with the camera than the other photos. The expression is pure and the image gives off an overall natural appeal.
When shooting nude, it is OK to feel discomfort, feeling the cold air caressing your skin. To be fully nude is something many never experience, but can be refreshing! The cold air leaves you feeling exposed, experiencing personal freedom. At least it does for me in certain occasions. Being in DEFIANCE, I felt free in self-expression. Every line of the body to even the smallest of goose bumps is revealed.
DEFIANCE was a natural, but sexy interpretation of the male structure. The images are dark, but peaceful. I was exposed, but felt complete and trusting comfort.