LOCATED ON THE WESTERN SHORES OF THE BLACK SEA, THE SOUTH EAST EUROPEAN COUNTRY OF ROMANIA GREW OUT OF THE PROVINCES OF THE EARLY ROMAN EMPIRE. IT HAS A RICH CULTURAL HISTORY DRAWN FROM THE MEDIEVAL GREEKS, THE BYZANTINE EMPIRE AND A LONG DOMINATION BY THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE ALL OF WHICH SHOW IN THE DARK AND BROODING FACES AND SCULPTURED PHYSIQUES OF MODERN DAY ROMANIANS.
Roma Tacia, also known as Tacia Traiana, used to be a province of the Roman Empire. At that time it consisted of eastern and south-eastern Transylvania, the Banet and Oltena, regions of modern Romania. Since then the territory now known as Romania has been under occupations of several alien powers, such as the Ottoman Empire, the Byzantine Empire and the Greek. The different cultures left their individual marks, creating a country that we know as Romania since 1866 that has a culture of its own, rooted in those old civilizations. The Romans left many marks all throughout Europe. Even today we can find many remnants of ancient Roman arena's in countries far away from the old heart of the empire. The Romanian capital has one as well, though unfortunately it isn't as olf and authentic as the original Roman architecture. Nevertheless, it reminds us of the Roman occupation of the territory and the favourite pastime of Roman citizens: watching strong muscled men perform and entertain.
Marco Sessions was born and grew up in Romania, or more exactly Transylvania, home of the Dracula legends. As a loud and confident teenager he was popular at school and was always out partying and making sure his friends had the best time. In his early 20s he moved to London and naturally gravitated to it’s vibrant nightlife where he became a gogo dancer and performer. His infectious confidence was soon spotted and he started appearing in porn movies for all the major studios where his wild sexual appetite has made him one of the most popular actors working today.
In 2014 he suffered a back injury that meant some time off work but he is now back in the gym learning to be a personal trainer and, as these photos show, has clearly honed his own physique back to peak perfection.
Marco Sessions is not only know for his outstanding performances on stage and video, both in the areas of sex and dancing. Marco is also praised for his excellent physical state. He has a body that resembles the perfection of the old Greek statues and could easily be a reminder of those days long gone by, in which muscular masculine men fought animals or each other in the Roman arena's. A modern day gladiator, Marco has found his own ways of entertaining, and the attention he has been getting from his audience isn't anything less than the adoration the Roman citizens once had for their own local heroes.
Freelance photographer Chris Jepson is also based in London and is a successful and widely published portrait, event and music photographer. As a former graphic designer he is attracted to symmetry and chiselled physiques and is happiest in his studio experimenting with new models, lights and shadow. Chris met Marco not long after he arrived in the UK and they have done many shoots together, both for personal and commercial projects. Of Marco, Chris says, “Marco is a good friend and great to work with. I really enjoy our shoots together, he knows exactly how to stand and twist to make everything ‘pop’ and look its best, and there are always moments of hilarity and laughter as he spots props around my studio and insists on being photographed in the style of Kim Kardiashian or Reese Witherspoon in Legally Blond. He loves a selfie and it’s not uncommon for him to call me at 4pm in the afternoon and invite me to breakfast!” –BM-
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