Touch Me 2
Project Touch Me - First touch - Gay love

Currently I am in the stage of completing a book for my graduation at the Photography academy. For this I am looking to make very specific photos for which I am looking for models.

Who am I looking for

  • Two models who (preferably) don’t know each other
  • Age between approximately 16 – 22 years
  • Physical looks similar to the boys on the photo
  • Be sexually attracted to boys

Project Touch Me - First touch - Gay love
Project : Touch Me – models : Jaap Reerink and Ricardo Roest

What will we do

The location will be decided based on the availability of the models. On the location we will set up a professional Profoto photo studio.

What I am trying to capture is the magic of the first touch between people. The first time you touch another person there is always a specific tension. Two models will come together in front of my camera. We will test the lights while two boys will stand net to each other. After giving each other a hand, I will position both models. In front of the camera you will both take off your shirt. Than I will photograph the two models when they gently touch each others body in different ways (see examples on this page as well). After that the two models will take off their pants in front of the camera, and we will make more photos as we did with the shirtless poses.

How to Join this project

Form all the boys who apply, I will look and pick boys from who I think they might have a form of connection together. You will not know who the other person is until the shoot.

On my instagram you can see what type of people I usually choose to work with in my shoots.

Let me know if you are interested and available via DM, WhatsApp or send me an email.

Don’t forget to ask permission from parents, before you apply, if needed!

Read on if you are interested in joining this project

Here is some photoshoot information that you might want to know before we start. But let me start bij thanking you for your interest to participate in a photoshoot with me.

Project Touch Me - First touch - Gay love

Permission for photography

For me it is important to have your permission to make the photos during the shoot, without it I am unable to use the photos for my project. Go to the Permission for photography page and read the document that you must print and sign. At the bottom of that web page you can find a link where you can download the document.

If you are not yet 18 years or over, it is important to have this document read and signed by a parent. If you are not able to print and no parent can come along to the shoot, make sure you get a written letter from them in which they write that I am allowed to photograph you and that they agree to the regulations as provided in the link.

Photoshoot information – What do you get

You will receive a link within 4 weeks after the shoot to download the photos. The link will contain between 4 and 8 professionally edited photos. The photos will have a resolution of at least 72ppi with 1000 pixels (longest side) so you can use them online. The photos however cannot be printed and additional unprocessed photos are never sent.

Project Touch Me - First touch - Gay love

Photoshoot information – Using the photos

The photos may be used for personal use only. For example, you can upload them on your own portfolio (website and social media) to promote yourself. The photos may not be made available to others, loaned or sold without written permission from The Dutch Photographer. We call this permission a license and is only given to you, it is not transferable to others.

Editing or cropping

It is not allowed to crop, cut or edit the photos in any way. This also means that no filters can be used for texts and/or logos can be placed on the photos.

If you find it necessary or desirable to modify an image, please contact me before you do.

Preparing for this photoshoot

A good preparation is important, not only for me as a photographer, but also for you as a participant. After all, you too do not want to find out that you have forgotten things at home.

In addition, there may be things you should take into account that you might not have thought of yet. Hence below a few tips for you.

Project Touch Me - First touch - Gay love

Photoshoot information – Skincare and nails

Good skin care is important, after all, that’s what you will see in the photos. Prevent your skin from drying out during a shoot by drinking enough water in the days before.

Healthy eating also contributes to a healthier skin.

Are you planning to visit a beautician to have yourself epilated, waxed or treated in any way, make sure you do this at least 2 days before the shoot. Otherwise you run the risk that your skin is still irritated and this will be immediately visible in the photo.

If necessary, use a body lotion on the evening before the photo shoot. This makes your skin look healthy and groomed. Don’t do this a few hours before the shoot. That might cause your skin to shine, something we want to prevent during the shoot.

From lying in the sun or under a sunbed your skin dries out, so don’t do that in the days before the photoshoot. With photoshop we can always give you a tan if necessary. In addition, avoid getting your skin burned. The red burned and irritated skin will be visible on a photo.

Also do not use a self-brown or spray-tan for a photo shoot. The color is often spotty and unnatural on a photo. Just let me photoshop that if needed.

Make sure your fingers and nails look neat and don’t forget your feet, just in case your bare feet might be one the photo.

Project Touch Me - First touch - Gay love

(Facial) hair care

Make sure facial hair is neatly cared for. If you have a beard or moustache, make sure that it is also neatly cared for. Also check your nose and ears for hair and don’t forget about your eyebrows.


Do not wear tight-fitting clothing on the outward journey before the shoot. Especially if you know you will be posing shirtless. The stripes that tight clothes leave behind might remain visible for half an hour or more.

For all clothing, it is important that it should look clean, neat and not worn (unless it is part of the garment).

Bring along

For the shoot I would like to ask you to bring the following items:

  • 2 different trousers
  • 2 different t-shirts
  • 2 different boxers
  • gel or wax for your hair
  • towel
  • drinking water and food (depending on the location)

For this project I only have time to work with two models. Let me know if you are interested and available via DM/ WhatsApp or send me an email.

Let’s hope we will meet soon!


Arjan Spannenburg
The Dutch Photographer


The Dutch Photographer - Arjan Spannenburg