Exclusive: Colby Melvin by Rick Day


Colby Melvin, who was our 2012 model of the year, just charged into 2013 swinging. We’re proud to bring you a new exclusive series for The Underwear Expert: Colby Melvin by Rick Day. Colby, who has done everything in his underwear from getting splattered with paint to telling his encouraging, personal story about coming out, posed for Rick Day for our first exclusive gallery of the new year. Unsurprisingly, Colby is wearing Andrew Christian underwear and in one pic, you can see his “INTERN” tattoo from the day he spent interning at NewNowNext!

Most underwear fans know Rick Day from his work with Daniel Garofali for the C-IN2 Grip Campaign. Day has also done shoots of Dan Murphy, Todd Sanfield and Jean Carlos Santos. With his strong body of work and wide range of credentials, Rick Day might be the most well-known photographer Colby has worked with yet. Day, who generally shoots big, muscled men saw something both masculine and adult in the Andrew Christian model. The Colby Melvin by Rick Day series gives us a chance to see a side of Colby that we haven’t seen before. Welcome to 2013, Colby! If this photo shoot is any indication, it’ll be a good year. Check out the gallery below, then read what Colby had to say about the shoot after the jump. Head here, for an exclusive interview with Rick Day.

The Underwear Expert: Rick has become an extremely popular photographer. What was it like working with him?

Colby Melvin: I have been a fan of Rick’s for a long time, so it was a bit like being star struck for me.  As soon as I walked in I knew we would get a long.  He was very down to earth and funny the entire time. We laughed a lot! After working with him, I now know why he has been so successful. He has an amazing eye and knows exactly what shots will work best. I can’t wait to work with him again.

The Underwear Expert: Are you happy with the photos? What do you like about them?

Colby Melvin: I love the photos.  They are some of my favorite photos that I have ever taken. I like how simple yet emotionally charged all of the pictures are.  You can tell that we were both connecting and that energy shows in all of the pictures.

The Underwear Expert: What are you looking forward to most in the next few months?

Colby Melvin: I’m looking forward to the next unexpected thing. My life this year has been the result of a series of completely unexpected, yet serendipitous events that have resulted in so many amazing things. That being said, my more concrete answer would be warmer weather. I miss being outside!

For more information about this brand: Andrew Christian

Photo Credit: Rick Day

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