I had never thought of someone giving another person a friend a photo shoot as a birthday present until I got a call last week from my friend RJ. He said that as a special gift, he would like me to take photos of his friend, Anthony.
Anthony had said that he wanted to start modeling soon, and that he needed to start a portfolio. Luckily, the boy is more than easy on the eyes, is in great shape, and photographs very well. Genetic score!
I’ve seen many photo shoots in progress on the High Line, and even taken some of my own, but I have never accumulated as large of a crowd of onlookers for a shoot as this one with Anthony.
As soon as he unbuttoned his shirt, people started to gather. First it was a few girls, then more girls, and then moms trying to not gawk while pushing their babies.
When he took his shirt off, it was over for all other shoots that were happening on the High Line, because of the crowd Anthony drew. One video shoot that was in progress was halted entirely because the director was pissed at the amount of people Anthony drew that were, “In his way.” Sucks for you, bro.
Our shoot on the other hand went exceedingly well, and if these photos show anything, it is that Anthony could do very well in modeling if he keeps taking great photos like these. I am quite proud of these shots, and of him for doing so well on his first time!