Darius

October 06, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

Hey guys!

 

It’s been a while since I updated the website or posted a blog entry.  Since my last entry in January 31, 2019 (how embarrassing), I got a promotion at work and have been focused on doing my best.  However, it also meant that I did have a lot of energy when I got home to work on photography.  However, I did hold two photo shoots in February and have completed the editing process, but I have not shared the images anywhere yet.  I am definitely looking forward to sharing them with all of you.  

 

I am also taking the time to focus more on photography.  I am hoping to start back up in November and hold a series of photo shoots.  I am hoping to build a large catalog of photo shoots that will give me something to work on throughout the holidays and on into next year.  Plus, I am hoping that I can starting hold a couple of photo shoots each month and maybe even do a couple of holiday-themed photo shoots.  I think it would be fun!  Either way, I am definitely looking forward to November and onwards!  

 

Darius

 

Anyway, on to the reason you guys are here – Darius.  I first met Darius when he answered my posting for male models.  I definitely thought that Darius had an interesting look, but I was sold when he mentioned that he practiced and taught yoga.  Yeah, my mind definitely conjured up several different poses that I would love to capture Darius in.  I am definitely happy that he easily moved from one yoga pose to another and could maintain it while I captured it with my camera.  So yeah, I definitely loved that I was able to capture some interesting poses with Darius and how the shoot reminded me of the shoot with Jeremy, the dancer.  Anyway, on to my favorite images from the photo shoot! 

 

Street Clothing

 

As usual, I photographed Darius in the clothing that we wore to the photo shoot.  In this instance, Darius wore a soft looking navy blue sweater and a pair of blue jeans.  It definitely feels like a classic look, especially since I photographed him November 2014.  It definitely looked nice against the white background.  

 

As I was reviewing the images to determine which ones to highlight for the blog entry, I kept landing on this image for the street clothing.  I really like the pose that Darius is in and how it conveys a sense of ease and naturalness.  I also like how his weight is on right leg and creates some interesting lines with his left leg.  Yeah, I am definitely a fan of the pose and how it creates some interesting lines with the negative space.  So yeah, it was definitely easy to select this image to highlight for the street clothing portion. 

 

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Reyj Photography
Austin, Texas

Underwear

 

For the underwear portion, I ended up selecting the image below to highlight.  Similar to the image above, I like how his weight is mostly on his right leg and how it created an interesting curve throughout the rest of his body.  Yeah, I how his shoulders seem to be pointing at the opposite direction of his hips, which helps to create that interesting curve.  

 

Additionally, I love that that his jeans that pulled down low enough to see the majority of the 2(x)ist briefs that he is wearing underneath.  I am a fan of the look and am happy that I was able to capture the look with Darius. Additionally, I love that phrase “Lucky You” is at an angle that directs the viewers eye right to the bulge within those 2(x)ist briefs.  Yeah, I definitely loved how the image came together.  

 

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Reyj Photography
Austin, Texas

Yoga

 

As I mentioned before, Darius mentioned that he practiced and taught yoga when he responded to my posting.  For that portion of the shoot, Darius pulled on these tight black shorts and started stretching.  I got several images of Darius moving fluidly from one pose into the next one.  It was definitely impressive and maybe wish that I had that sort of flexibility.  

 

For this section, I selected the image below for its interesting composition.  I like the lines that it created, especially the curve that started at his hips and followed through the points of his fingers.  It’s definitely not a pose that I have captured before, but I am definitely happy that I was able to capture it with Darius.  For me, it was definitely easy to select the image as my favorite for this portion.  

 

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Reyj Photography
Austin, Texas

 

Nude

 

Previous, I had removed the full-frontal nudes from the site because I was toying with the idea of hosting them on an OnlyFans webpage.  However, I quickly grew tired of it since I had to maintain a schedule for it and just hated having another site to maintain.  So yeah, I am going to be reincorporating my nude photography back into this website and Model Mayhem.  

 

As such, I am starting off with my favorite nude image of Darius.  For me, I love the negative and positive space within the image.  As with several other images in the photo set, I love the fact that his weight is mostly on his right leg and the subtle curve that it creates throughout the rest of his body.  Additionally, I love that his arms are stretched up and has a slight lean in the opposite direction of his hips.  Yeah, I am fairly happy with how the image turned out.  It was definitely easy to select the image as my favorite nude from the photo shoot with Darius.  

 

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Reyj Photography
Austin, Texas

 

Overall Favorite from the Photo Shoot

 

In reviewing the images from the photo shoot, I instantly knew that the image below was my overall favorite.  I absolutely love the pose and the lines that it creates.  I love that this could easily just be an early morning stretch for him and a captured moment.  Yeah, this is easily my favorite image from the photo shoot.  

 

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Reyj Photography
Austin, Texas

 

Closing

 

Anyway, thanks for taking the time to check out the blog entry and the images from my photo shoot with Darius.  As I get back into photography, I am hoping to post blog entries and galleries on a predictive time frame.  Plus, I am hoping to have new images to post once I start holding photo shoots in November and on into 2020.  I definitely appreciate it that you guys are taking the time to scope out my work!

 

If you are interested in setting up a shoot here in Austin, Texas, please email me at [email protected]!

 


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