Check out these photos of Hernan, brought to you by our friend Dean Stockings. Be sure to check out more of Dean's photography on Hunk du Jour!
It's a Hunk du Jour dream team on the cover of DNA this month... one of our favorites Alex Prinz appears in a spread by another fave, Dean Stockings! The boys sent me these thoughts about the experience, enjoy!
Dean Stockings: Alex Prinz and I had been aware of each others work from various publications and websites and contacted each other to see how we could work together on a project. Alex had limited time, and I was in the process of renovating a flat, so it was going to be difficult to fit a test shoot in. I then had the idea of actually combining the renovation with the shoot, and working with the mess that was around me at the time, rather than trying to disguise it! Alex had done a bit of decorating himself in the past, so I persuaded him it would be a good idea to give me a hand and do a shoot at the same time. I promised him a few beers and some decent shots in return and so we set a date later the following week.
As you can see, it was a very worthwhile project, and every shot was worthy of going to print. Once the beer started to take effect, Alex peeled off the decorating gear, and it soon turned into a really hot shoot. Once we had sent the images out to try and place them, we realised we were onto something good and had the pick of several magazines who wanted to publish them, but eventually placed them with DNA magazine, and you can see more of the set in issue 111, out now.
Alex Prinz: This was actually my first ever shoot with Dean, and one of my first ever to start my modelling career. Originally it was a test, but we quickly realised that we clicked, and were going to produce some great stuff. We shot it in the summer of 2008 in Dean's house on the south coast of England. First thing with Dean, get the kettle on, shortly followed by music, a brief of what we are trying to create, and then we get down to work. Its really that easy, and it works. Two sessions, two covers (DNA & reFRESH)- I say no more, the man is talented behind the lenses! Dean was renovating at the time of this shoot, so I thought I'd give him a hand, and that became the story of the pictures.
Dean promises that once their hectic schedules clear up a bit, you can expect to see more from this dynamic duo! I know we can't wait!
Photographer Dean Stockings and covermodel Simone Lucioli got caught up in the bitter winter storm last month in London, nearly missing the deadline for the reFRESH magazine cover they were shooting! In this Hunk du Jour exclusive, I asked Dean how the cover ended up coming together:
Dean Stockings: This shoot took place during the week of snow we had in the UK back at the beginning of February. It was due to take place on 2nd, but London, and most of the country, came to a complete stand still... Very frustrating when you have a couple of hot guys lined up for a reFRESH cover shoot! By mid afternoon we realised that there was no way we were going to be able to all get together, either by rail road or air, so we reluctantly postponed. Finally the snow began to melt and we were able to rearrange the shoot for the Wednesday.
As the deadline was Thursday we knew we were cutting it fine, but there was nothing we could do. It still took Simone and Pierpaolo about two hours longer than usual to get here, and Simone had an important client booking for hair and make-up that evening, so we knew we were going to be really pushed for time. We kept in contact via phone, and Simone decided it would be best if they could do their hair and make-up on the train to save time when they got here - luckily that was going to be Simones job all along, so he had everything he needed, and set to on the train in a quiet corner, although several commuters were still giving them funny looks apparently!
As soon as the guys arrived, we rushed down to the studio at the bottom of my garden and got down to getting the desired cover shot. It was very brief, but with some cool underwear and a couple of sizling hot models, it's amazing how little time you need...
Such a great cover -- we would have never guessed about the adventure leading up to it's creation! Special thanks to Dean Stockings for this exclusive insight!
(Oh... and he gets guys like Maykon Freitas to model for him!)