WHEN YOU LOOK AT COUPLES THERE ARE TWO KINDS THAT STAND OUT. THERE ARE COUPLES OF TWO PEOPLE WHO LOOK SO MUCH LIKE EACH OTHER, THAT ONE CAN’T HELP WONDERING IF THEY WEREN’T REALLY LOOKING FOR A MIRROR IMAGE OF THEMSELVES. AND THERE ARE COUPLES OF PEOPLE WHO ARE COMPLETELY DIFFERENT. OPPOSITE. NOW THAT IS FOR ME SOMETHING MORE INTERESTING. THAT IS FOR ME WHAT COMES CLOSEST TO MY OWN FEELING. OPPOSITE ATTRACTS.
When I was a small kid there was a time I was convinced I was adopted. Its not that there was no family resemblance in my features. On the contrary. I couldn’t have been more a child of my parents than I already was. No, the feeling of not belonging lied in something else. So when growing older, and coming to realize that adoption was not a realistic explanation, I became more and more convinced that due to some cosmic mistake I was simply born in the wrong place. Let me leverage a bit on that. I am original from the northern parts of Europe. The part where there truly are 4 seasons, winters are cold and even summers have their share of fresh and rainy days. And it is exactly that climate that doesn’t suits me. In fact, I’m most in my element when the temperature rises to the point that it becomes most uncomfortable for most other people. And so I decided that I should have been born in Spain.
I have blond hair, blue eyes and a lean body that knows little body hair. Typical Nordic. Had I been born in Spain, I think I would have been dark haired, olive skinned, have dark mysterious eyes and a light layer of stubbles on my chest. I don’t think I would have liked to be born in the south of Spain, like Sevilla. I like the heat but I do have limits. No, I’m more thinking in the direction of the south east coast. A city like Valencia for example. If all that would have happened, I probably would have grown up to be someone like Diego Martinez Sanchez. Or at least I’d like to think so.
Diego Martinez Sanchez is 29 years old, and born and raised in Albacete. Albacete lies in the Southeast of Spain, approximately between Alicante and Valencia, but more inland. But currently Diego has exchanged this city of birth and resides in Valencia, bordering the Balearic Sea. Diego is a man of many trades. For some years he worked as a professional driver, but currently he makes a living as both personal trainer and massage therapist. And since about a year and a half, Diego Martinez Sanchez is also active as a model. Mostly in advertising, but also art and fashion. However, all these things are only a preparation in order to fulfil his two biggest goals. To become an actor and to be able to travel the world. Two dreams that do not necessary need to go separate from each other.
Asked about himself, Diego Martinez Sanchez describes himself as a cheerful boy. And this is indeed how we came to know him. Cheerful, positive, humble and grateful. When we proposed to give him a head start here, he enthusiastically submitted some very interesting photo material, but made us promise we would mention the artists responsible for this stunning material. So here we go: one of the photographers is Lydia Aparicio Sales. A very talented lady and great photographer. The second one who can sign off today is Pas Ibañez, friend and mentor of Diego. Now it doesn’t happen too often that we feature a model more than a photographer, but for Diego Martinez Sanchez we happily made an exception. Because he is nice. Because he is beautiful. Because he is what I was supposed to be. Because opposite attracts. –BM-
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