Damian, 27, is a fitness coach in Bratislava. He’s done some modeling work in his younger years and he’s working really hard to tone his body to perfection and do more modeling work in the future.
Usually I avoid guys who have prior modeling experience as I prefer photographing guys who are “humbly unaware of their good looks”, but I do make exceptions occasionally. All it took was a few photographs sent by a mutual friend and I was convinced he had the “right stuff”.
Our initial plan was to photograph inside an old derelict hospital. We were hoping for an “urban decay” look, but unfortunately the building was guarded. Luckily it was a nice day (in mid-October) so we spontaneously decided to drive out into the country.