Eric's a life model. He works at life drawing classes and art classes - gets his kit off and poses while people interpret his form through their own particular view and technique with a crayon or brush.
Over the past year Eric and I have been on numerous excursions to various locations from Botany Bay to the Blue Mountains - scoping and hunting out locations and compositions for my future reference. Eric has a wealth of knowledge of shoot locations for nude work which is second to none. Initially I tapped into his knowledge of a few places and even used him to pose for compositions that I had in mind for female models at those locations. The results, when I shot the female models in those tested locations and compositions, were spectacular. Prior knowledge of the light and exactly what time to shoot a location and particular spot, being able to test different expression and poses etc. is completely invaluable for a photographer and allows you to maximise your (expensive) time with the model who you have in mind for that location. I am very thankful to Eric for both his knowledge, expertise and the time he has given me.
Lately, the photographs I've taken of Eric (and some of the earlier 'test' shots I discovered in the archives) have been exclusive and unique. I've tried to recreate the shot with a female model at a later date and it just hasn't worked, for whatever reason. Some of these art-nude images are amongst my personal favourites and it should be of no surprise to me. This guy is a great model and he is passionate about what he does. Thanks mate.