Title: Rise Above for The Beauty of Men
Model: Ish Guerrero
Ish and I had planned this day once before and it didn’t come around, so I was stoked to have it happen. He suggested a location that he had memories of, I like those suggestions. Now he can add the memory of getting naked there for a photo shoot. *laughs
This was the first time I was meeting him but there was an awesomely familiar comfort which is rad to work with. The location was on top of this hill behind homes in Montebello, it was a rather scary climb up and down. Once we were up there, Ish took off his clothes and we explored the area. I love working with the environment and putting stories in my head while talking to Ish about what he’s into and making the set up. I wanted to show his sensibility, his self empowerment in the choices he’s making in his life and of course his beauty.