Today I photographed a model that I recently discovered on Model Mayhem. He’s only been in Australia for a month and is living in my home town of Wollongong. Fabien is a 22 year old French guy who left his home town a few years ago and seems to be a dedicated world traveler for the moment. At 22, why not? He was an absolute dream to work with. I’d been looking for a suitable model to re-shoot some photos that the previous model had decided he didn’t want released. After a few false starts finding the right model, along came Fabien.

Yes, he has a striking masculine look and an intensity in his eyes in front of the camera but he was so sweet to talk do and did that disarmingly French thing of kissing me on both cheeks when I dropped him back at the station. I’m really enjoying this tribal series that I’m working on and I’m very happy with the results too. There are at least 3 more shoots that I have lined up for the time being that are for the series. Let’s see where it goes.