This season I am excited to feature at least 3 (maybe 5!) guys in my JLP Senior Model program! The first of these guys is Braden. Braden is a current 5th former (aka junior) at The Hill School here in Pottstown. Aside from being quite a talented runner, Braden is a great student and a pretty awesome person in general.
I had a great time meeting up with him and his dad at the local running trails where he often works out. Despite a CRAZY windy day, Braden was awesome and rocked this session. I even put his dad to work as my assistant, holding the reflector and also the ladder I almost fell off of a few times. Like I said, CRAZY wind!
As is custom, Braden provided some fun facts about himself to share with his portraits.
1. I like running, but more than that, I love to race.
2. I run mostly the 800, but occasionally the mile.
3. My life basically revolves around soccer. I play for fun, but I watch almost religiously.
4. My favorite team is Tottenham Hotspur in England.
5. I love reading, especially boring nonfiction stories and H.P. Lovecraft. If I'm going to read it, it had better have actually happened or it had better be so fantastic that it could never happen.
6. I don't really have a favorite book, but The Forgotten Soldier is too honest not to enjoy.
7. I like Latin and Greek, and I can't count how many times I've heard the words "dead language" when I say this.
8. I've never really gotten into poetry much, but I like Sappho and Catullus.
9. I like playing guitar.
10. I don't really have a favorite band, since it's always changing.
11. Swing music is underrated.
12. I'm really into movies, and I watch at least one a weekend. I still haven't seen one better than The Godfather.
13. Similarly, I've seen dozens of war movies, and they're definitely my favorite genre.
14. I have a weird sense of humor, and I am sarcastic and cynical.
15. I procrastinate. A lot.
16. If there's one thing I wish I had more time for, it's writing.
17. I enjoy writing, mostly because it's a good place to use my sense of humor.
18. I wish I owned a record player.
19. My vacation spot is Essex, NY in the Adirondacks, and I live for that place.
20. I love to be outdoors, and the Adirondacks and Zion National Park are probably my two favorite places in the US.
21. My favorite soccer player is Andrea Pirlo, who wears number 21.
I had such a great time hanging out with you and your dad getting these awesome images, and I'm looking forward to our summer group session in a few months!
Hopefully it will be a little warmer for that shoot!