Dimitris Alexandrou was one of the first models I photographed early in my career and I was also the one who did his very first shoot. He is a very close and dear friend and a muse for me.
I love how he comes into a shoot uninhibited and unafraid. He always trusts the photographers he works with and always elevates the images.
For this particular shoot, I just asked him to come and do some body shots and some nudes.
For me, nudes are like portraits but very intimate. It takes a level of trust and communication between both the photographer and the model to achieve a result that transcends the obvious nudity and create a story, a narrative.
Nudes are a favourite type of shoot for me. It makes me look past the obvious, and it makes me humble. I always feel extremely lucky when a model or any subject for that matter shows me this trust.
Dimitris Alexandrou is one of the best models for me to do these shoots.