After a productive first photo shoot with Javier in my Puerto Vallarta home, I decided it was time to find a deserted beach for a bigger adventure with my new model. With the help of local friends I located a secluded beach resort about an hour north of Puerto Vallarta. I had never visited it but based on everything I could see from the map and from what I’d heard, it looked like a good bet—a beautiful place with a deserted-enough beach to do some nude photos.

 I enlisted the help of my good friend and painting student Lalo to drive us north in our search for the rather hard-to-find beach resort. It took a while, but we did find it, and it was everything I’d hoped for. In fact, we were the only guests on the weekday night we spent there. We shared a bungalow built into the side of the mountain overlooking the beach.

The staff made us feel very welcome, and fixed us delicious meals whenever we were hungry. And we had a completely empty beach all to ourselves! We made good use of it, as you can see from the photos.

With the great images I’ve got of Javier from this photo shoot and from the previous one in my home, you’ll be seeing new photo prints, new drawings, new paintings, and soon, a new e-book featuring this gorgeous Colombian guy.

UPDATE: The Javier e-book was published in January 2020. You can get more information and download the e-book here.

2 replies on “A Beach Adventure with Javier

  • ludobox

    Hey, I just found your blog and purchased one of your ebooks ‘Finding and photographing male nudes’. I just started it and a couple of questions popped in my head: It’s one thing to convince men to pose naked but it is another to convince them to have their photos published online. Is it a rule for you that whoever you photograph needs to accept the photos will be published and shared online (and even sold)? Or do you sometimes find men who accept to be nude in front of your camera but refuse that the images be published (like friends for instance)? What would be the ratio in your case?
    Second question if you don’t mind, can I ask you how much you pay a model on average to be able to own the full rights of the photos to publish and sell? Thank you

    • admin

      Hi Ludo, my practice is to require all my models to sign a release (there’s a sample release form in the e-book you purchased) as a condition of modeling for me. The release gives me the right to publish artwork from the photos as well as the photos themselves. If a potential model is unwilling to sign the release, then I don’t work with him.

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