Bacchus Stuart started photographing Quinn Jackson about a year and a half ago. For Quinn a dream come through as the 23 years old dancer and aspiring actor wants to make it big in the entertainment industry and Bacchus is the man with the contacts. For Bacchus a dream come through as well, as Quinn Jackson has everything that it takes to indeed make it big. A challenging look in his eyes, a great physical shape and other assets that make you want to come back fro more of Quinn time and time again, and that eventually also landed him a lead role in Andrew Christian’s underwear campaign. Which eventually will lead to Quinn’s ultimate objective: filling a larger than life billboard.
But let’s go back to the beginning. Bacchus Stuart met Quinn Jackson over a year and a half ago and found in him a muse. “He is literally the easiest model I have ever worked with. I think it's all of his dancer training. You tell him to do something and he immediately does it. He loves to show off! - While we were shooting, a friend of ours was sleeping on an old sofa in another room. Now this guy is straight; and Quinn, naked as the day he was born, ran into the other room, jumped on the sofa, and was popping that massive member of his all over this guy, which freaked him out! We were both laughing so hard we were crying. And Quinn, ever the pro, quickly ran back to the set, did a ballet spin and was immediately back into focus and we finished the shoot.” Quinn, at that time relatively new to the world of photography and modeling, found in Bacchus not only a professional partner but also a manager who could open doors for him. And so he did.
The partnership between Bacchus and Quinn has been fruitful. Quinn Jackson has been introduced to many other photographers and in his relative short career as model he has already extended his activities to music videos, runway modeling and can sign of on a real coffee table book that is all about himself. Today’s set was shot in West Hollywood. Bacchus recalls: “The location wound up being absolutely beautiful. Quinn was ever the most accommodating model. He always brings such joy and fun to any shoot. We shot both interiors and exteriors. We started outdoors with the swimming pool. Most of the poses were Quinn's doing with just a few exceptions.” The Californian sun reflecting on the crystal clear water through the most captivating light effects on Quinn’s perfect body, an effect Bacchus Stuart tried to continue indoors. “The shower sequence he loved and did not want to end. It was incredibly relaxing and rejuvenating for him. That's one of his new goals to have a home with a shower like that one - of course if he gets one, it may take forever to book him on future shoots because he did not want to get out of the shower.” Bacchus had no need for artificial light during this shoot. Outside Quinn basked in the warm sunlight, and that same sun shone through the transparent roof in the shower. The twinkling stars in Quinn’s eyes did the rest. –BM-
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