Defying the stereotype of actors who always want to be the focus of the lens, Advocate cover man Doug Spearman likes to look out into the world as well. This Noah’s Arc alum is a multitalent who has gone on to write, direct, and produce his own projects as well as wield a camera in his spare time.
"I've always been a visual person, which I think is why I was drawn to movies in the first place. I started taking pictures when I was about 12 and got my first camera. I knew pretty early on that the male form was something I was interested in. God knows I stared at enough posters of Mark Spitz back in the day. and then there was this poster of David Lee Roth chained to a fence that kept me up nights. When I was in college I started having crushes on guys and for some reason I decided to start documenting them. That's really the germination of all these photos. Not that these guys are all crushes of mine, but it helps to fall in love with the people I shoot. I want to see them as people, as individuals, not just beautiful men or women, but who they are from the inside out. It's also about building trust and report with these guys. It's the same when I work as a film director or an acting teacher. Especially when you're asking people to be open and vulnerable and fall in love, get hurt, and reveal themselves. Hopefully you'll see all that in the film I've been working on called From Zero to I Love You that stars Darryl Stephens and Scott Bailey."
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