A FEW YEARS AGO NIGE RORBACH WAS CRITICISED FOR ONLY WORKING WITH “PRETTY YOUNG MODELS”, AND SHOWING AN UNREALISTIC VIEW OF MASCULINITY. PERSONALLY HE THOUGHT IT WAS A BIT UNFAIR, ESPECIALLY AS HE HAD NOT REALLY GONE OUT OF HIS WAY TO ONLY WORK WITH YOUNGER MODELS, IT’S JUST HAPPENED THAT WAY. BUT THE COMMENT HAS ALWAYS STUCK WITH HIM THOUGH.
Meeting people males people meet. Nige Rorbach came across Paul Ferns on Facebook, his profile showed under “Friends you may know” as they have a mutual friend in common, who is a model Nige has worked with a couple of times. Nige had a bit of a nosey through his photos, and obviously saw a very handsome, slightly older guy. He decided to act and sent his friend a message asking if he could ask Paul to model for him. Within a few minutes he’d had a friend request, and they ended up spending most of the day talking on Facebook. “What I liked about Paul, apart from his looks, was his creativity and personality,” Nige says. “We got on so well, and it seemed like we had known each other for ages. He has a really relaxed attitude, and when we first met to talk about ideas, we just talked and talked, was a bit like two old friends.”
Nige Rorbach jokingly made the comment Paul was a “Silver Fox”, which started him thinking about the concept for the shoot. After he had thought more about ideas, Nige spoke to Paul and suggested a kind of “Hot Daddy” type of shoot, starting off looking very respectable and getting sexier as the clothes came off! He loved the idea and they arranged a shoot for the following week. “Paul is so much fun to work with, he’s an incredibly handsome guy and has some beautiful tattoos,” says Nige. “For someone who hasn’t done a huge amount of modelling before, he certainly knew exactly how to pose and portray the emotion and attitude we wanted. Which made getting the shots so easy, it was just narrowing them down afterwards that was a headache!”
Paul Ferns himself felt a little apprehensive when Nige Rorbach proposed him his ideas. He had never really done anything like this before. “It's one thing taking a sneaky selfie in the changing rooms at the gym, but something else to be in this kind of shoot,” he says. “I’ve done photo shoots before, but they have always been for dance related work, or as an author. Doing this kind of thing has never been something I’d thought of doing.” But once they had started Paul realized he actually enjoyed being naked. Finding it quite liberating in the fact that in front of someone you hardly know, you're baring all. Sure, at first it was a bit awkward, but as they had both agreed on how far to go with the photographs, trust was there, which made it more relaxing.
Paul’s favourite images are the ones in the shirt and tie, it’s not an image or look he normally goes for, so he felt he was a different character, or playing a role for the camera. Originally from Manchester but now living in Liverpool, Paul is a trained dancer and choreographer. Something he still does . he has a vogue dance company, ‘The House of Cards’ to which he has won many awards and he choreographs professionally, having just finished on the new series of ‘Cold feet.’ Paul is also a published author, writing young adult fantasy fiction. Currently he is working on his third book of a five book series ‘The Element Order.’ About his life and getting older Paul is pretty relaxed: “I am about to hit 40 running, I have a very busy lifestyle which I love, life’s short, I like to live it and grab every opportunity as it comes my way.” He certainly did that by participating in Nige Rorbach’s D.I.L.F series. –BM-
Paul Ferns book The Element Order ‘Crown of Fire’ is now available for pre-order by clicking on the following link: https://britainsnextbestseller.co.uk/index.php/book/index/TheElementOrder
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