Nick Ayler Extras by Richard Gerst
Check out these behind-the-scenes photos of Nick Ayler taken a few weeks back on the west side of NYC for his current DNA cover for "Sexiest Men Alive 2010." Outtakes never looked so good, right? Photographer Richard Gerst says of these early morning shots, "...the workers getting ready to board their trucks had an eyeful, and literally stopped dead in their tracks for the 45 min we shot in that location." After nailing the shots they were looking for, Gerst grabbed a few more candid shots of Ayler as he got dressed, then took a couple more back home.
Gerst on Ayler: "Nick is one of the few models I can honestly say begins smiling and awake at 6 AM, when we have work to do and need to catch that morning light. He is a joy to shoot. In addition, he's quite an actor. Just gets it. He literally morphs into character as I describe to him what I am looking for, before my eyes, sometimes even before I finish the description, he just becomes the person...what a talent...very few like him."
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