Although 'We Used to be Friends' was featured almost two years ago, I just discovered the incredible shots by photographer John La Bruce and the transcendent beauty of model Matthias Dambreville I became an instant admirer of La Bruce's work, and the mood he set. Finding more of the artist's work proved easier than finding more of the models. Although I did find a few other shoots, Matthias seems to be keeping a low profile on-line.
Valentine's may be in the rear view mirror, but passion, lust, love and desire are emotions not restricted to just one day a year. When your laminated with a sheen of sensuality, feelings of fervor can rise and erupt at any time, especially if you were lucky enough to be close enough to gaze into Richy's potently persuasive bedroom eyes.
It was Richy's bedroom eyes, and his killer body, that had Trey Foxchoose Richy for the the shoot. The project began as a Valentine related ad campaign, and the Houston based photographer shares that Richy was selected for what Trey described as his 'romanceability.' It's a fine line really. most ad campaigns choose models based for their ability to sexually stimulate the viewer, and buyer. For Valentines however, you want a model who can not only sexually stimulate, but also trigger emotions that go beyond.
'Who wouldn't love waking up next to him on Valentine's Day!!! '
Although most of the shoot took place with Richy in the shower, Trey describes his work with Richy as down and dirty. It was a quick shoot, with Trey getting in and out, capturing just the shots that were needed. Trey says the location was perfect, but the shower was really killer, sleek and modern. Trey also loves the way the water photographs streaming down muscles and skin.