Updated: Nov 7, 2020
Late last summer I met up with Berlin based hottie Orson Deane for a sweltering shoot in London's Epping Forest.
We've been talking for a while about what to do with the pictures and it seemed like a brilliant time to share a special digital edition of meat featuring that shoot.
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Check out my interview with Orson who's currently self-isolating in Berlin below.
meat: Hey Orson, how are you?
Orson: I'm OK. The world's falling down around us and I've had some mad anxiety these past few days, but I'm OK. I've got a roof over my head, I live in a fantastic city, and I'm literally sat beside a freshly brewed cup of tea.
Where are you and what are you up to?
I'm in Berlin. I moved here from London about this time last year because, a) it's bloody brilliant, and b) Brexit was driving me up the wall. You know I love being outdoors; Berlin is a green, vibrant, healthy city with a lot of great artwork. But thanks to the Coronavirus, I'm spending longer indoors at the moment.
I'm so glad we are finally getting to release the pictures we did in the forest last summer when life was 'normal'.
You say that as if I haven't been pestering you! No worries, you're a busy man. I had great fun making these.
It was such a hot day!
To be honest, it wasn't a bad summer all round. I was in and out of London, Berlin, and Barcelona. I got so much sunshine that I started getting used to it. That's why the winter hit me harder, but even that has been quite mild.
I was kinda excited to shoot outdoors in a space like that, something I've never done before.
I've done it a few times and, while I agree that it's exciting, it's also just so comfortable for me (weather depending). After all, that's the way we're meant to be.
You are definitely a bit of an explorer.
You could say that. Ever since I was a kid, I've liked seeing how far I could go. Over the next hill, through the next tunnel, under the next tree. I've always hoped that I might find somewhere undiscovered, rare, unique, or dizzyingly cool (like an abandoned monster truck or something). As I grew up, this morphed into fantasies of finding muscular men outdoors, shirtless and chopping wood, a porn cliché.
What are your memories of our shoot?
We had a roam around some woodland seeking somewhere you could get adequate light (you are such a lighting queen), and settled on an open area not far from the highway. I remember that I wore a pair of my least attractive trainers and deeply regretted it. Nevertheless, from what I can see, the shoot came out looking fantastic. You're a great laugh and would love to work with you again in the future.
We managed to attract quite a bit of attention.
I remember that a hilarious old man took a shine to us. He seemed like someone straight out of 'The Vicar of Dibley' and clearly liked what he saw. He very politely stayed out of our way, watching us work. He eventually provided a few artistic suggestions (like me sticking my cock in a tree hollow). Neither of us was sold, so he walked over, took my position, and mimed how he thought the next shot should look. No matter where we went, he had his eye on us!
It turns out everyone's an art director!
Indeed. He has probably been scouring the internet for these images ever since.
You are definitely not averse to a bit of public nudity.
You're right, we're all naked under our clothes afterall and the human body is a beautiful th