When Heval came round to see me a second time, he was with his girlfriend. She did not think that the photographs I had taken on his first session were sexy enough, despite the fact that he did not even like taking off his shirt because he hated his hairy chest.
She wanted Heval to be a model but insisted that he only looked good in denim and that he would not model anything else. His Kurdish looks possibly made Heval suitable for a Diesel advert but if he was only prepared to wear denim, then his prospects were going to be extremely limited.
His girlfriend also kept telling me how Heval should pose. I became so annoyed with her interference that I wanted to hand the camera to her so she could take the photographs herself. If I could have had a bit more time with him, without his girlfriend present, I would have looked upon the session as a challenge and got some much better results - but that was not to be.
Photographed at home by KJM : Bethnal Green - East London
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