I certainly experienced a wondrous feeling when last month, I came upon the work of 24 year old artist and model Cody Hustion. The image, shot by Rick Day, (shown in the piece below) was a strong, no holds barred shot of Cody standing naked in front of a set of tall book shelves. Cody appeared incredibly confident and self assured, not to mention so incredibly hot!
I was sure the model I was contacting must have had many nude shoots under his belt to appear as comfortable in came across in front of Day's lens. I was proven wrong however after Cody shared that his shoot with Day was only his second nude shoot and his first, had happened just the day before. Cody's attitude about nudity, along with his incredibly toned body, has given him the confidence of a seasoned model.
'I believe that the human body is a beautiful gift in which our souls reside and that it is an artistic masterpiece. I find it odd that our society sees nudity as inappropriate and makes us feel ashamed and degraded to be naked. I want to contribute to making nudity normal and beautiful.'
Cody's images with Rick Day are just below, but I also wanted to share a few of my favorite shots from the Ohio models Instagram. Be sure to check out more HERE:
The quote above comes from my 2012 TMF interview with photographer Rick Day. Rick's use of the word ideal, perfectly fits his work, and the resulting images of Cody Huston. Ideal, strong, confident, sultry, sexy and intensely desirable. Through his pose, a bit of tease, and enticingly beautiful brown eyes, With just a quick glance at his images, Cody expertly, baits, hooks, then visually catches the viewer with just one quick cast of his rod.
'The shoot was amazing! It was my second nude shoot, my first was the day before with a different Photographer. The shoot with Rick was more than I expected. I was totally comfortable in front of the camera and being nude. I felt confident and sexy. Rick was super easy to work with and very kind.'
'I walked away from the shoot knowing that modeling is something I wanted to pursue further and that it's something that I love doing.'