Mr. Dot spotted him first.
We were strolling together around the Serpentine, in Hyde Park, when he saw this guy walking very fast, very Talking Heads, and we looked at each other and I took chase. He was really going at a fast clip. I was knocking over babies, elderly people, dogs were snapping at my feet, but I finally caught up with him, winded, at the boathouse.
Tobias is a student from Germany, getting a post graduate degree in International Finance. He's not remotely in fashion and seemed a bit embarrassed that I thought he might be a model. But he was such a patient subject. And such a nice guy.
For starters, I was having trouble with the light, and moved him around to the side of the boat house. Then I wasn't happy with the focus.. we did a ton of shots, and it was hard to choose a few. Have no idea who made what: we've been in touch but I'm awaiting sourcing. I get the sense he doesn't care about things, he's just got a nice, casual, classic with a (sneaker) twist air about him.
Somehow, conservative is feeling refreshing right now. New. And he reminds me of a young David Byrne, from Talking Heads. If youtube didn't crash each time I went into it, I'd dig out Tearing Down the House. Instead, Kittens, I'll just as you to go find it yourself. It's a classic, and you can twist to it.