Now NMS's Wes was smart. With all of his beautiful smooth flesh so exposed and close to the pumpkin, the New York based photographer didn't provide any actual sharp instruments for Luis to carve. The model must be protected! This shoot occurred smack in the middle of Autumn at the end of a stay and shoot in the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts.
'Fall was already on the land. The air was crisp; the skies, bright blue and the New England hills were a gentle riot of yellows, oranges and reds. With the departure of the summer people in September, we were fortunate to get access to one of the big Victorian-era estates that dot this popular resort area. '
' Noticeably cooler on the last weekend of October, it was in the low-fifties inside the vacant house when we returned. Twenty-year-old Luis was quite the trooper and eager model, however, and we spent three hours shooting in the chilly mansion. If you look closely you might find Goosebumps in some pictures.'
There's nothing that screams Halloween more than a big round orange vegetable. Technically a fruit, because it's the product of seed-bearing flowering plants, it's often categorized as a vegetable due to it's lack of sweetness and savory flavor.
Pumpkins are also the most popular decoration used for the holiday, the most frequently used prop in Halloween themed photo shoots. Here are some of my favorite Halloween hunks, that I've featured over the years, clutching their fruit, and or vegetable.