Part one suggests there will be a part two and so on. Let's just say I hope there will be. You're going to have to check back to find out.
So part one came about partly by accident, partly inspired by the veteran photographer Tom Bianchi. As a teenager I remember seeing a book of his, featuring guys on a brown leather couch in his living room.
I too have a large couch in my living room, or a sofa as we call it in London. It's white and not leather but I thought I would take inspiration. And Darius is the first guest On The White Sofa*.
* = note to self; need catchier title. What about, 'Sofa, so good'. Er.
So, our first
Original photos of Darius are here. Back then we agreed we should work together. And finally it's happened.
Another note to self; I should ask the guys I photograph a few questions so that we have something else to write here other than 'here's a guy rolling around my living room'.
This project is very much in its infancy. Can you tell?
What about a video to go with the photos? And keep the underwear or lose the underwear, what say you? Actually don't say, let me guess what you're thinking. OK, I'm going to shut up. Enjoy the photos!
So you got this far, how did you enjoy Part I? We need videos, we need an interview, we need more photos. Yes, we also need a participant for On The White Couch (Part II).
Always use Roman numerals, it looks far more intelligent than standard numbering.
Perhaps when we're sailing like the wind we might get Darius back. Would you mind? In the meantime I'm going to find our second model. What about we run a public vote and you decide who to put on the couch? Promotional T-shirts. A nationwide couch tour!
Shit. This is rapidly turning into the biggest thing since the invention of the internet. Let's do it. Check back for our second instalment soon. If there is one.
And before you go, as a thank you to the legendary Tom Bianchi for the inspiration - go to his website here and check out his work. You may even want to buy the book. Tell him I sent you. Thanks Tom!