DO YOU REMEMBER THAT YOU COULD BELIEVE, BEING A KID, THAT IF YOU WANTED SOMETHING REALLY BAD, YOU JUST HAD TO CLOSE YOUR EYES AND IT WOULD HAPPEN? FOR SOME OF US THAT KIND OF THINKING DIDN'T STOP WHEN THEY ENTERED ADULTHOOD. SETH LONDON REALLY, REALLY WANTED TO SHOOT JOSHUA TRUSTY AND TRIED TO CONTACT HIM SEVERAL TIMES. ALWAYS WITHOUT MUCH SUCCESS. SO ONE EVENING, JUST BEFORE GOING TO SLEEP, HE DECIDED TO TRY ONE LAST TIME. AND JUST WHEN SETH WAS ABOUT TO CLOSE HIS EYES, HIS COMPUTER PINGED WITH A CONFIRMATION OF JOSHUA.
Joshua Trusty was born on Brooklyn New York in a family that is a bit different from the usual. Joshua has a twin sister and a younger sister and was brought up by 2 mothers. Not the most conventional family but he wouldn't have had it any other way. In fact, when his friends describe him as being a bit motherly, I guess we can all see where that is coming from.
Joshua Trusty was signed by a modeling agency when he was still in High School. Modeling never really was his ambition, but Joshua is not ashamed to say he has a rather creative and exhibitionist personality, so he took the opportunity with both hands when it presented itself. During the years his modeling became more bold and daring and the hobby even triggered his interest in photography, eventually leading to his BA in Photography and Fine Art. When it comes to modeling Joshua really enjoys fitness and underwear shoots. Simply because it forces him to always be in good shape and never skip the gym or eat badly.
Josh owns his exotic masculine looks to a mixture of Puerto Rican, Black and Irish origins. Three cultural groups that also come with personality traits that are represented in Joshua's character. He can be pretty crazy wild and all over the place, but simultaneously he is organized, and a protective caretaker when it comes to friends and family. And practical as well. When asked what 4 things he would need if he would have been left alone on an island, he immediately answers with phone, charger (given there is electricity), Wi-Fi hotspot and unbreakable knife. The first 3 to get the hell off that island as soon as possible, and the mast to kill animal big or small that looks like the Devil's pet: snakes, spiders, you name it.
So how did the shoot with New York based photographer Seth London came to be. When Seth was just starting his photography there was this one photographer he really looked up to. Though no longer in contact, he still cherishes his lessons and mentorship. One day, Seth and noted photographer had a meeting in which that photographer asked Seth why he was going to shoot a model he himself had booked for later that week. Seth, frank and direct as he is, answered simply that he wanted to see the model in the nude. His mentor was shocked by Seth's response and asked whatever he thought that would change to his portfolio. A non-question for Seth, who, by now, has established himself as an out-of-the-box thinking artist. In other words, he is always looking for angles that make his photography, and the models portraits, stand out. Something a bit different from the mass. Something with attitude.
When Seth London discovered Joshua Trusty he knew he was just that kind of model that could go the extra mile. Sexy and attractive but with the potential to go beyond the obvious. Seth also never disappoints when it comes to trying new lighting or post-production techniques that make his work just a bit different. And so he started to try to contact Joshua, which, as mentioned before, didn't seem to be an easy task. Joshua is a well sought after model, and his time is limited. But, that one evening, when he just closed his eyes and thought about how much he wanted to work with Joshua, the confirmation came through. Yes, if you close your eyes, it really is a beautiful world. And just in hands reach. –BM-
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