photo of the day 8/18/2011.l photo © Mark I Chester.
Photo of Matt from Bad Boys on Parade, 1999.
I can't even tell you how much I love this photograph of Matt. Matt was impressive. Young. Tall. Muscular. And he had a swagger. Someone brought him to my sketch group to introduce us. I was stunned. He wore a cowboy hat and if fantasies matched our realities then he would have been chewing o...n a piece of straw <g>. What I do remember about him was his new boy smell. He had just moved to San Francisco a few days before. And you could tell by everything he did and said. As if you could smell the ranch and the small town on him.
But I didn't get to photograph him until sometime later. He was still oh so beautiful but he was different. By this time he had become a tried and true San Francisco man. The new boy smell was long gone.