Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Oh, boy! | Dominik B

Photo by Michael Bauer

Name: Dominik B
Age: 32
Location: Germany
Day job (what pays the bills): Freelance interactive developer

What was growing up like for you?

I grew up in Ludwigshafen, a very industrial working class city in Germany. My youth was simple and friends and family were always very important to me. I have 2 Brothers, an older an a younger, so i was always forced to seek attention which may have taught me some lessons for life in the future. But I never did seek negative attention in any way. So all in all my youth is something I always like to think back on, of course I did learn some lessons the hard way.

Who is Dominik?

I find it hard to describe myself, all I can say is, if asked,  my friends would describe me as a very peace loving, fun, and open minded individual.
For myself I would say I'm the kind of guy you would want to go out drinking with.!

How did you get involved it modelling? And what was the response from your male friends like?

Friends of mine are photographers here in Mannheim, and it was only a matter of time until they asked me to try out some Shooting ideas. After that more requests from other photographers followed. Most of my male friends were surprised because it is something i have never done before, and wasn't really interested in. But they always support me.

What do you enjoy about modelling?

I like getting to know new people, and traveling to places I haven't been before. I like to get out of the normal day routine once in a while, and modeling is a good opportunity. I also enjoy slipping into other characters, although most of the time I try to stay who I am.

You are heavily tattooed. How do most people react when they see all your tattoos? 

I have never made negative experiences because of my tattoos. The people here are mostly very tolerant, except for my banker ;)

If people have questions I am glad to answer, people are mostly just interested and want to look. I must say that the main reactions are positive. I guess that the times in which people think tattoos have to do with prison are over. And in general I don't really care what other people think about my appearance.

What inspires you the most?

I am always inspired after a good night out with friends. They give me the most input. Meanwhile the Internet also inspires me a lot, browsing Blogs, Facebook, and other sites. After a trip out of town I mostly come back charged and full of new experiences and ideas.

How do you spend most of your time?

When I'm not working I spend a lot of time working out, going out with friends. I also try to spend as much time as I can with my girlfriend. 

Who are some of the most important people in your life?

My family and close friends, and of course my girlfriend.

What do you look for in the opposite sex and admire most? 

Honesty, receptiveness, loyalty, and being independent are properties that are important to me. I guess if a woman knows who she is and what she wants, that would something I admire the most.

Girls vs Women? 

If you are asking who would win in a knife fight, I would probably guess the girls. If your question is what I prefer, I would say a mixture of both. Not too immature and not too boring.

Tales of love & lust?

Love and Lust are topics not to discuss in public.

What are some of the biggest lessons you have learned in life so far?

Money comes money goes. Don't pay too much attention to the opinion of others. But the most important lesson would be to try and stay true to who you are and always be as honest as possible.

What can we expect from you in the future? 

I really have no idea, I'm letting it all come to me step by step. Recently I have signed with a few Agencies and am looking forward to upcoming projects. At the moment I enjoy modeling and everything that comes with it, and am not planing on quitting. 

Anything you'd like to say to your fans and the readers? 

I was not aware I have fans. :) If that is the case, I would like to thank them for showing interest in what I do. If I could I would enjoy meeting some.

Where can we lurk you online?

Facebook account:
and Instagram: @der_platon
and Twitter: @doinkmi