I don't rememeber this man's name - that's a statement on my mushy brain, not the model - but he lives in a home for the mentally ill across the street and down from me.
I paid him to sit for me for two reasons -
1) while younger people are more beautiful, they are often the stuff of porn. Their bodies are firm and unlined, they are the stuff of hopes and dreams and fantasies. The world is awash in pictures of them.
Men like this have earned their faces and their bodies. They are interesting in their features and well worth photographing. Give me a model like this any day.
2) He and a bunch of others live in a residential facilty and receive meager support. True, they get three hots and a cot, but they get few of the common day luxuries you and I enjoy but barely notice - restaurants, coffee at a small shop and such like that. By getting this man to pose I was able to pay him a small amount ($10 - I am rather broke myself) which allowed me to have a model and him to have a meal out and a break from his routine.
Social and aesthetic ramblings aside, enjoy this pic if you can and will.