As you all know, FH is usually all about the reveal. Most of my stories begin with a clothed model and end, well with any fashion or material, on the floor. But.. as we all know, when we reveal out clothes for any purpose... we must at some point, whether we want to or not... put them back on again.
When I first introduced FH viewers to model Zach Clemens back in 2014, it was in a sexy two part series featuring Zach's work with studioAtruong. In both pieces, (Spark & Taking To His Bed) except for a pair of blue boxer briefs, (which were quickly stripped off) there was not a stitch of clothing in sight.
I was fortunate to be able to follow-up Zach's introduction the next year with a series of pieces, (Free Like A Bee &An Autumn Afternoon) featuring Zach's work with NICKET. Although I began each story with Nicholas's images of Zach dressed, by the end of each piece, there was nothing against Zach's skin but sand, rocks and tall grass.
Photographers and models, especially a model like Zach, should never be bound or tied to just doing nudes. One of the great things about having an exceptional male form is also how well that form looks in clothing. Although I often feature nudes, I actually sometimes struggle when I have only nudes images to include in a feature. With just nude images, often the model as a person, not to mention the skill of the photographer, get lost, or are ignored.
It was interesting in choosing images for this piece as opposed to the previous pieces on Zach which included a large percentage of nudes. I noticed Zach's adorable face the first time I saw it, and certainly his sexy and mischief smile. But I am not sure I quite caught his slight resemblance to actor Ryan Gosling, (as you might also catch in the three 'rock' images above) until Zach had reclothed, and the focus returned to his charm, smile and his beautiful face. As great as it is enjoying Zach wearing little to nothing, those clothes do eventually have to be put back on, for a little while anyway....
'Working with Zach on a fashion shoot was a nice change from previous shoots and it captures his great versatility in modeling. His look translates well between different genres.'
I am sure I'm not the only one who made good use of the pause, rewind and play buttons on my VCR watching birthday boy Aidan Quinn in 1984's Reckless. When I got a bit older, I re-watched the film, and although I still 'paused' several times, gained an appreciation of Aidan the actor beyond just the body, and his incredible blue eyes.
Reckless marked Quinn's first nude scene, and his most exposure, nudity wise, on the big screen. Quinn went on to appear nude with butt scenes in Desperately Seeking Susan and butt scenes in Blink and The Assignment.
Like so many films from the 80's and 90's, some of the nudity (usually male nudity) disappeared from the movie's theatrical, and VHS release, when it made the transfer to DVD. Some might be due to format, but I wonder how much was dropped due to actors, and contracts.
Reckless was Quinn's first feature film, so he made not have had much choice if he wanted the role in the negotiation process when it came to showing all the goods. Although the shower scene shown here (pic above from the VHS release) was obviously cropped for the DVD release, a second frontal scene, was thankfully left intact.