I finally photographed George. I got the idea about 4 years ago and its taken me this long to work up the courage. George and his family moved into our village about 6 years ago and after having his daughter over for a play date with my daughter I learned that he played Rugby for both the Leicester Tigers and England.
So as my business developed naturally I thought it would be a great opportunity. The subject was approached and George was happy to oblige but before I could commit to a date I needed to be ready with the ideas and the skill so that I didn't waste his time or my opportunity.
As with many things in life, time moves so quickly and before I knew it was years since the idea was first mentioned. My guilt over my procrastination for all things that cause me stress was not helped by the fact that I see George everyday when his daughter calls for mine for the school run. Although I am sure its down to seeing him daily that made me comfortable enough to finally take the plunge.
Well in the end George was a fantastic subject who was actually quite comfortable in front of the camera, much to my surprise and delight. He's a sportsman afterall, not a model, yet he required little direction.
The whole shoot ran smoothly and was over in no time at all. He even kindly offered to come back again if I had any more ideas I wanted to try out. It couldn't have been a bad experience if he is willing to come back again. And I love knowing I have someone to call apon the next time I have an idea which may happen sooner than later.
Click here to be taken to the Esteem blog to see the slightly more risque images from the shoot. We show nothing more than bare bottoms in our artistic nudes but if that is something likely to offend you may prefer just to stick to this blog.