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so something just came back to me 
10th-Apr-2012 09:52 pm

I was watching this "It gets better" video earlier, and I remembered something from many years ago. I don't usually watch these videos as they are not really aimed at me anyway, but there was a really cute boy in it and so I kept watching :P Anyway there were some kids talking about how hard it can be staying in the closet and keeping secrets. I had forgotten about it, but what I used to do before I came out to my friends was writing my secrets down here and there, but one letter on top of the other, basically making it just a unreadable scribble when I was done. I would do it in my notebooks at school, at the benches where I would hang out with my friends, and other places too I guess. I started coming out to my friends when I was about 16 though and I think I stopped doing it after that.

Anyway, here is another hot boy for you! Billy came to visit earlier this year and we did some photos. Super sweet guy who lives in NYC :)

11th-Apr-2012 02:01 am (UTC)
I love that first photograph! Very striking.
11th-Apr-2012 08:13 am (UTC)
Thank you!
11th-Apr-2012 02:20 am (UTC)
These are amazing. Perfect color & I love his skin tone. All natural light?
11th-Apr-2012 08:13 am (UTC)
Yes. Just sunshine through the window :)
11th-Apr-2012 05:06 am (UTC) - series
This is a beautiful and very sexy series
11th-Apr-2012 08:14 am (UTC) - Re: series
Thanks ^^
11th-Apr-2012 08:02 am (UTC) - Tattoo
Gotta love his tattoo
11th-Apr-2012 08:14 am (UTC) - Re: Tattoo
Yes, I like it too :D
11th-Apr-2012 11:35 am (UTC)
What kind of plant is that?
11th-Apr-2012 11:39 am (UTC)

It's very slow to grow, but it's nice because the leaves kind of last forever.
11th-Apr-2012 03:16 pm (UTC) - from New York City
I love this pic set, it´s very sexy, but I´m sad to tell you that I don´t think you will ever become a great photographer unless you put more effort! There are way too many photographers like you on photosharing websites. Surely being based in Paris helps you, a lot, but the truth is, if you were based somewhere else, in your small village for instance, few would look at them. That is okay for many, but not for you that likes worldwide self-promotion. You really seek it and I respect that.
The issue I see is that you keep repeating the same kind of stuff over and over again, so I guess you have reached your full potential, and that is somewhat disappointing for those of us that follow your pics. There is nothing exciting or new coming. Your collection is the opposite of newness.
Now, if you agree with me, go ahead and censor this comment. Block it.
Having said that welcome to New York any day!

All my love.
richard arkins
art dealer, New York City.
11th-Apr-2012 05:17 pm (UTC) - Re: from New York City
Maybe you are right yeah. You can call me many things, but ambitious is not one of them I guess. If I can make a living doing this while making people dream a little when they watch my photos, that is already a good thing.

The art dealing world is never something that attracted me. Too much bullshit, and I'm so bad at speaking that language :p
11th-Apr-2012 08:21 pm (UTC) - Re: from New York City
You are a gentleman. Lovely response.
I agree that the art dealing world is full of bs but not everyone is like that.
How are you making a living if your pictures are not copyrighted.
It would be nice if you let us now when your pictures are published on print! So far, Ive only seen a couple on gay magazines.
Do you sell signed prints? I would be glad to buy some if you let me pick.
Check out this:
Galerie Kamel Mennour
Galerie Yvon Lambert
Ask for help if you need.
loves you, richard
12th-Apr-2012 05:49 pm (UTC) - Re: from New York City
This is turning into a more private conversation I guess. You can send me an email if you want. sipho84@gmail.com
15th-Apr-2012 03:00 pm (UTC) - A very nice story
That was a nice story -- thanks for sharing. It's amazing what we do to survive! Oh, and nice pics as always, too, but I especially liked the story.
21st-Apr-2012 07:52 am (UTC) - Re: A very nice story
It's just something I had forgotten about and I thought I'd write it down while it was on my mind.
17th-Apr-2012 03:39 pm (UTC) - Awesome!
Beautiful work and an absolutely gorgeous model! Gongrats!


21st-Apr-2012 07:52 am (UTC) - Re: Awesome!
Thank you! :)