When I did my naked boys, I wanted to show that Sex exists and it is there. The interpretation is yours.

I never want to take off anyone’s clothes just to show off – only if I have a good story behind that and if I have something more than nudity to show. It’s not aggressive, it’s art. It’s not to shock people, it’s to make people think – to bring Sex – not to scare. To bring out the admiration and courage of people to say “Oh my God, what’ve you done?”

One of the models from Italy said “I never imagined I’d lie down and someone would paint my penis in gold.” “Don’t worry” I said, “your balls are going to be covered in Svarovski crystals as well.” “Should I be happy?” he asked. And for just two images.

I’ve always liked impressing people, and affecting people since I was a kid. I think it’s a good idea to make people think “why haven’t I done this before?” I’m not going to be a coward and say “I’m not going to do this because someone could be offended.” I just go for it. Afterwards, I’d say “I’m sorry” – but I’ve done it.

If you don’t have the balls to try things, I’m not the right person.