ONCE UPON A MIDNIGHT DREARY, WHILE I PONDERED, WEAK AND WEARY, OVER MANY A QUAINT AND CURIOUS VOLUME OF FORGOTTEN LORE. WHILE I NODDED, NEARLY NAPPING, SUDDENLY THERE CAME A TAPPING. AS OF SOME ONE GENTLY RAPPING, RAPPING AT MY CHAMBER DOOR. "TIS SOME VISITER," I MUTTERED, "TAPPING AT MY CHAMBER DOOR -- ONLY THIS, AND NOTHING MORE." - EXTRACT FROM THE RAVEN BY E.A. POE.
Maybe it is a secret desire for the forbidden. Maybe a wish to experience the dark supernatural. Maybe an irresistable attraction to danger and an irrevocable destiny. Or simply carnal desire. There are many reasons we can think of. Fact is, Jorge Rivas could not resist the undeniable attraction of Jose Armando Lerma III. A man with a name that seems to have stand time for centuries. Like a gentleman from old Europe who once as well felt that undefinable urge and now dwells the earth a vampire. A true inspiration for the perfect erotic Halloween story.
But truth is, Jose Lerma is only 26 years old and was bornn in close to the southern border of south Texas and Mexico. He grew up a High School athlete and went to college where he studied computer animation. Two years ago he set some careful steps in the world of modeling, but eventually decided to pursue a career in banking. Until he met Jorge Rivas, who brought him back in front of the camera
When Texas based photographer Jorge Rivas first set eyes on Jose Lerma, he immediately sensed there was something special there. Jorge met Jose in a bank in Dallas and was drawn to him like an innocent victim to the irresistable charm of a vampire. Not even aware of Jose’s modeling past, Jorge invited him for a shoot, and the results are amazing. Inspired by Jose’s charl and sensuality, Jorge decided upon a Halloween theme, characterizing Jose as a supernatural being, a preditor for blood and lust. And lust there is, if not from Jose, than for sure from everyone else who has a chance to rest his eyes on these sensual portraits. There is no doubt about it. Jose Lerma is a trick and a treat. –BM-
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