Calvin Chow was someone I had known for quite some time on the internet before actually meeting him in person. It may have over a year, or perhaps two. I recalled seeing images of him, wearing the occasional swimwear and seeing a very well developed upper body. Toward the end of last year, I struck up a conversation with him and made arrangements try to meet up, just to talk about the shoot. Two times we were supposed to meet and two times we never made it. Then a few weeks ago, we finally caught up with one another. It was clear that this young man was very nervous and fearful about being photographed, and about what he would be getting into. As it turned out, he very much wanted to be photographed, but his other half was very much against it. We decided in the end that we would do a very simple test shoot without going into anything beyond being shirtless. Here are a few of the shots I quite liked.