COWS ARE BY NATURE VERY FRIENDLY ANIMALS. THEIR LIVES MOSTLY EXIST OUT OF EATING AND RE-EATING GRASS. THEY ARE ALSO VERY CURIOUS SO IF YOU APPROACH ONE, IT IS VERY LIKELY THE WHOLE FAMILY WILL COME AND LOOK WHAT’S GOING ON. OR MORE LIKELY IF THERE IS SOMETHING TO NIBBLE. FRIENDLY THEY MIGHT BE, THEY ARE NOT EXACTLY THE MOST AGILE ANIMALS AND IF THEY GET SCARED BY SOME UNEXPECTED MOVEMENT, YOU REALLY DON’T WANT TO BE TRAPPED BETWEEN THEM. I WONDER IF THAT THOUGHT WENT THROUGH ETIENNE’S HEAD WHEN HE STRIPPED DOWN TO NOTHING SOMEWHERE IN A GREEN DUTCH FIELD.
When we talk about the Netherlands we tend to concentrate on the more populated urban part of the country and forget that a large part is farmland. It’s beautiful, really, with different kinds of agriculture. And cows. Many cows. The problem with farms is that they are often far from the big cities. That and working a farm is hard labour. And because of that it is sometimes difficult for a farmer to find a partner. The Dutch, inventive as they are, created some kind of reality TV show in which a farmer can find a partner. But sometimes the solution is much easier. Sometimes all you need is Gert Kist.
Gert Kist is unstoppable. For years already he searches in every corner of the Netherlands and beyond for new men to add to his ever growing gallery on Malemodel.nl. His latest discovery is named Etienne. Etienne was born 21 years ago in the southern part of the Netherlands, in a city named Venlo. Indeed, a city. Nothing to do with a farm. In fact the whole setting of this shoot was simply an idea of Gert to try something else. But what an amazing campaign it would be to find the right farmer.
So back to Etienne. Passionate practiser of callanetics and visiting his gym about 5 times a week, one might say Etienne is in top form. All natural, no hormones. That’s how we like it. Sports really are his great love and Etienne tends to make it his living as well, as he is studying a higher fitness education. Gert Kist, Dutch expert when it comes to male beauty, discovered young Etienne and organised 3 photoshoots with him already, this location shoot being one of them. According to Gert it is not always easy to find a model that does not only have a body to die for but also a great face to go with it. When Gert says it, I believe it. Luckily for us, Etienne has it all.
So what about the farm. We know Gert Kist as a photographer who shoots many models inside. But every now and then he likes to venture outside. He has some great locations ligned up in the centre of Holland, but this time he chose a very different place. The farm belongs to a friend of him and something in the behaviour of the cows tells me it is not the first time Gert used this place to shoot male beauty in all its glory. The friendly mammals seem to be very much at ease. I have to say, had I been a cow – or better said a bull – in that field, I’m not sure if I would have behaved that correctly watching Etienne getting bare naked. All together another great set from Dutch male physique photographer Gert Kist, and I truly do believe that if all farmers would look like Etienne, the Dutch cities would be much less crowded. -BM-
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