"There’s something so charming about this shot of Darius – he’s mostly clothed, but you can tell that won’t last long. Or will it? There’s that bit of intrigue in Darius’s face – it’s not quite a smirk, but there’s something going on…
A bit of technical dorking out – from a boudoir perspective, here’s another example where the photo is driven by the expression. Getting that right is the first piece – if the face isn’t right, it doesn’t matter how great the abs look.
Second, clips help. The shot wouldn’t look right if his shirt was baggy. A few binder clips takes care of that. You want it tight, but not skin-tight.
Finally, the pose. By pulling his shoulders back and clasping his hands, Darius’s chest looks broader and more muscular – but it doesn’t look like he’s trying too hard." -- Marlen Boro