Derek Zoolander: Well I guess it all started the first time I went through the second grade. I caught my reflection in a spoon while I was eating my cereal, and I remember thinking “wow, you’re ridiculously good looking, maybe you could do that for a career.”
Matilda: Do what for a career?
Derek Zoolander: Be professionally good looking.
The actual photo shoot felt really strange and bizarre. I’m just not used to getting my picture taken–certainly not when it’s just me that’s the subject. Large family group shots? Okay. At least it’s a shared misery. All by my lonesome? Very weird feeling. Peter wanted to know what I wanted as an end result, and I was purposefully vague. I told him I wanted me in it and Trencin Castle–ideally recognizable as Trencin Castle. Other than that, it was up to him. He took something like 60 shots. Maybe more. Various poses all over the castle. We jumped fences, climbed up where only goats were supposed to be, and basically went wherever he thought he might get a good shot.
Anyway. Here are my top eleven (because I go to 11). There were many others I liked–he’s a great photographer, and I highly recommend him if you’re in the Trencin area.
What I’d like from you is feedback. Which picture do you like the most? Any you really dislike? Any input is welcome–including “I like them all.” I’m mainly looking for opinions. You’ve surely got one. Share it with me here, in the comments section on Facebook, or drop me an email.
In no particular order: