Photo: Jim Jurica
"The most important lesson I’ve learned from a photographer is to RELAX! I enjoy learning the technical aspect of photography also, such as posing in relation to lighting, different backgrounds, overall composition, and also how different light/shadows can work for or against you." David is the type of model that loves to create images that evokes feelings from the viewers, "I like variety as well, different looks, ideas, locations, I'm willing to try almost anything." He's NEXT.
Davidzen is the NEXT Hottest Model.
"Taking care of yourself is your first priority, in this field. Pay attention to your skin, hair, body, and overall health...nothing about modeling is easy, and requires quite a bit of maintenance. Don't slack off or it will show. On a more personal note, just be yourself, and let your personality work for you and the camera."
"A magazine cover would be the ultimate shoot for me. As for a dream concept, I’d really like to publish a book based on my poetry, accompanied by photos of me portraying each poem"
"I believe I take direction very well, and have an easy going personality, and definitely try to make it easier for the photographer. I feel I'm also quite versatile and able to portray an array of emotions. These are great qualities for any model to possess, as it will make everything run more smoothly. In addition to the aforementioned qualities, I will also do whatever is necessary to get that shot...want me to climb a rock wall, or get naked in a shopping cart? DONE! It's also important that you don't take yourself too seriously...have fun!"
"I have quite an affinity for Japanese culture. My dream vacation would be in Japan, though I doubt I’d ever want to come back home. I have a Japanese garden, complete with a Koi pond and an abundance of bamboo surrounding it. A couple more random facts about me are I’m also an aspiring photographer and I write poetry."
"My routine is relatively strict, which includes weight training 5days per week, ab workouts 2 times per week, and cardio for at least 2 days per week. My routine grows more extensive during the warmer months, as I also train for adventure races throughout the year."
"If I'm a brand, what would I be? That's easy...this body was made for Calvin Klein. lol. In all seriousness, I think CK is a high-quality brand & like almost everything they come out with."
So how does David deals with rejections? "I’ve only been modeling for 2 years, and only just started seeking agency representation this year, so I’m sure there will be some rejection on the horizon. Some of the casting calls I’ve been turned down for have proven to be worse than others. An example would be a concept or idea that I’ve really been interested in; however, my look doesn’t suit the photographer’s needs for their vision. It can be a letdown, especially if the concept really speaks to me. It’s important to understand that a model’s look may not work for every situation/concept, and every model should keep in mind that it’s not personal, just preference. When one door closes; another opens." In the instant age of Twitter and Facebook, how does David stays connected and maintain meaningful relationships? "I don’t have a Twitter account & I’ve only just recently started a Facebook account. As for relationships, I’ve been fortunate to find someone that I can have meaningful & lasting involvement with. I’d rather have that 1 woman with whom I truly love & get along with rather than 10 meaningless relationships. With her, I’ve learned the keys to keeping it meaningful and lasting is truly open communication, honesty, and accepting all of the good along with the bad. Accepting someone else, as well as being accepted for all that we are is truly paramount." On a lighter note, David shares one funny modeling experience he found himself in, "As stated earlier, I had to get naked and sit in a shopping cart for a shoot, which really wasn’t all that bizarre for the concept, but my ass looked like a checkerboard afterwards."
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"Modeling is really a great creative outlet for me, whether it's my vision or the photographer's, it becomes an everlasting creative expression."
Always Exciting. Always NEXT.