Shirtless NYC Firefighter Ready for His Close-up
“This is me out of shape,” said the fireman, Taylor Murphy, as he flexed an outlandishly large pectoral muscle. He was standing topless, applying cocoa butter to his 6-foot-5, 265-pound frame, in front of an enormous turn-of-the-century steel rotary converter.
Nearby, Alan Batt, who was photographing Mr. Murphy for a charity calendar featuring beefcake shots of smiling New York City firefighters, fiddled with his tripod. “I knew this guy was built like, ‘rrruhhhr!’ ” Mr. Batt said, grunting and making a “this big” gesture with his hands. “So I wanted him in a place that was rrruhhhr, you know?”
And, uh, I think we're ready for that close-up too...
(via the awl)