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Orange Fanta Boy

It happened one week after the model ( me ) traveling back from a business trip to an engineering research&development center. The photographer lost the first set of the photos, so this one belongs to the second set. It was during a session of boudoir photography. The white socks and shorts have a great color contrast to the body, with bright yellow tennis shoes. ( suggested from the previous photographer in fall 2018, but his work didn't generate enough merits ) An orange Fanta was used as a prop because it has very bright color and glass bottle looks great with reflection. I was quite proud of posing myself in front of camera and that explains the expression. And I am very satisfied about how the session turned out ( and I had two more sessions ) but I consider this photograph very representative, in the expression and color theme. The glass bottle orange Fanta is used because I have a '50s Coca Cola pop machine and it's frequently used in the summer time. This type of Fanta is usually made in Mexico. Along with vintage cars and Polaroid cameras, those are the elements I put into the boudoir photography. Disclaimer: despite model's young look, he was 26 years old at the time when the photo was taken.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2019
Date Uploaded: 10.2019
Photo Location: Ohio, United States of America
Camera: NIKON Z 6
Copyright: © Jeff Hodges