Lance Parker is a professional soccer player and a friend. He does some modeling work in the off-season. We met a couple years ago when I was casting for a magazine fashion story, and Lance was simply the only choice I could have made. He is extraordinary. We have taken lots of photos since that day, and I was flattered when he called me recently and asked me if I would take his photo for Cosmopolitan’s Bachelor of the Year contest. There are times when Lance is feeling particularly in good shape, which is kind of funny because he is the kind of physical condition that is only achieved by athletes of the highest caliber. But it was one of those times when Lance suggested we take some photos and this is what we came up with. We were outside, on a quiet beach, and I had a light with me, which I don’t usually use. I put up a canvas drop cloth, and we did a few photos. There was no wardrobe to use, as you can see, so Lance “wore” the backdrop, which was blowing all around him. I think the photos look great, and so I am happy to share them. When I am photographing someone that looks like Lance, sometimes the best thing is the least thing.