I recently photographed some subjects for my very talented friend Nick Fadely.  He's working on a beautiful series of abstract realistic paintings inspired by sexual identity.  Nick wanted photographs to accurately render the subjects from his series,  so one day he brought these lovely humans over (all except one I have never met until shooting them)  and I had the opportunity to photograph them.  It was fun to shoot portraits of people given the instruction "do YOU."  I wanted to give you all a little preview of some of the shots we did-- these are some of the in-between moments that I captured and I think are share worthy.  Smiles are most definitely contagious :)

Featuring (in order): Enrique Hernandez, Just Shannon, William Cheng, Cody Silver, Max Rosenbaum