'Being able to put a smile on people’s faces because of my body, and the different artistic images is what I live for. I have always imagined being on someone’s wall, calendar or the background for their phones or computers.'
In the hands of skilled and supportive artist, a models nerves, even shyness can be photographed beautiful and even erotic. When however, a model appears uncomfortable, visibly unhappy, a if he was dragged to the shoot kicking and screaming, that uncomfortable feeling is usually shared by the viewer. That is certainly not the case with model Jabbar Hicks who completely naked in front of the camera, seems clearly at ease. Many models seem almost offended their work is enjoyed and saved, and it is refreshing to hear a model relish being right clicked and saved.
Jabbar exudes not only self confidence, but a coolness with just a hint of sexy cockyiness. It is not at all arrogant, just a self assuredness that comes through his beautiful and playful eyes. Jabbar has reason to feel confident, his background and experience have given him both the physical and emotional strength to face whatever comes his way. The 31 year old Atlanta model spent 8 years in the United States Marine Corps as a Parachute Rigger. An injury ended his years in the service, but did not end his desire for all things adventurous and new.
'The summer is my favorite season, only because it gives me reason to wear as little clothing as possible.'
Photographer Trevor Green's images, and Jabbar's philosophy on the season are just two more reasons to long for summer! Trevor says working with Jabbar was amazing and despite the confidence, he is actually very humble, is a true artists model and shares in Trevor's vision of the work. 'Jabbar has become a muse, in fact this weekend we are working together again, doing a body painting session.' I will keep you informed if Trevor shares a part 2 from the weekend....