Alexsander Freitas and Gazelle Paulo
The Liberty Corner King Room at The Standard Hotel
photo by Gazelle Paulo
No people, it is not what you are thinking; we are both very happy in long term relationships! But, the story behind this image is actually very funny. My long time friend Alexsander Freitas whom I know for over 15 years from Rio de Janeiro, now he lives in Los Angeles and he has become a very famous porn star. Alexsander came to New York to be a quest of honor for the Mickey Boardman party on Eastern Bloc (July20th)
I always take photos of Alexsander when he comes to New York…just for the fun of it. This time around we did a shoot in the Liberty Corner King Room at The Standard Hotel. I spent the whole afternoon shooting him, we finished around 11pm, we opened a bottle of Veuve to celebrate…then we went to club.
We had planned that the next day before check out, that we were going to do a shoot of me dressed up as Gazelle….well that was the plan before a bottle of Veuve Cliquot, 6 long island iced teas, maybe three or four shots that he drunk. When we came back to the hotel…Alexsander was so passed out that clearly he was not going to be up at 7 to shoot me….so the only thing left for me to do was to do it myself…so I did. I couldn’t pass the chance to have a photo inspired by the sex scene of the movie “Shame” filmed in the same hotel.
Unfortunately, I didn’t have the time to dress up…so the new concept was more like the morning solitude of a mature mysterious man( a cross dresser maybe?) watching the sun arrive while the young stranger man sleeps alone uncovered in the bed…after a “long night” ! The truth is that the young man was passed out (lol), and he was sleeping until almost before check out time.
I showed the photos to him later of course, and he still can’t believe that I did it alone….I had 10 seconds to jump around the bed and to stay put for the shot…and I did it over and over again for almost 30 minutes for each position.
Alexander has a tattoo on his neck, it says ” Trust No Bitch “….I told him that his new next tattoo should say ” Trust no Gazelle ” …
by Gazelle Paulo