I first saw photos of Derek shortly after election day in 2016. The photographer is
I found the photos to be quite stunning and interesting. The photos were headshots but Derek’s face had red, white, and blue paint.
Derek was a gardener on the Ellen show in 2014. He moved from Tennessee from Los Angeles, California, in 2016.
Derek is also a
Derek’s social media:
website | Instagram | Derek’s Photography |
Summer House by Carlos “Trey” Salazar
Also, I remember a compelling story that Derek shared on his Instagram page. Derek’s brother, Kevin, passed away as a result of a car accident with a drunk driver.
(Derek’s mom, Tiki Finlayson, wrote a book “Choices,” about her observations about what had happened and how she handled moving forward.)
Photos: From Derek’s
website. Photo Shoots
Derek posts actively on Instagram, where he also posts his professional photo shoots.
Carlos “Trey” Salazar
Derek had a photo shoot with Austin, Texas, based Photographer
Carlos “Trey” Salazar. David Anthony
Derek had a
photo shoot with Photographer David Anthony. Lester Villarama
Derek had a photoshoot with Photographer
Derek for Maximo Magazine. Briefs, Bench/Body; jacket, H&M. Actor and Photographer
Derek is an actor.
While not on acting jobs, Derek creates
I received a question about the Spartan Warrior costume. While researching this article, I remembered a photo shoot that I loved.
A few years ago, I saw a
Facebook post by Rahim Mastafa in which he posted images. The model, Blake, wore a Spartan Warrior costume was a physical education teacher and looked fantastic in the costume. (The costume comes from the movie titled “ 300” (Warner Brothers, 2007).
Rahim Mastafa & Blake in Bath, United Kingdom
Rahim had a photo shoot with Blake, a physical education teacher, in Bath, United Kingdom. Most of the images were at the
Others were outside or created in an apartment.
Podcast with Rahim. YouTube
Rahim posted some behind-the-scenes video of his Bath photo shoot.
I am glad that I received the question, as I got to review one of my favorite photo shoots. I thank Rahim and Blake for the fantastic images. I even placed Bath, UK, on my travel list (post-pandemic).
Are you a fan of costume-based photography? If so, what is your favorite costume? Let me know in the comments.
Note: After writing this post, I found a photo of another gym trainer who wore a 300 Movie costume: Jeff Seid by Photographer Luis Rafael. And, I found Josh Watson’s photo.