Saturday, November 26, 2005

WHO KNEW?

A few years ago I saw an interesting ad in a magazine and decided to correspond with the company to get further info about their product. In doing so, I had an exciting conversation with the company's namesake. I discovered that he alone was doing all the leg work; the photography, the marketing, everything! And this was in addition to holding down a demanding job. Though he never said what that job was.

Well, a couple of years ago I was boarding a plane in Miami (headed for Santo Domingo) and was approached by a handsome young man who asked me if I could be the same Mr. Washington he had spoken to on the phone about his photography endeavor. After some laughter and chit-chat, he showed me some of his latest handywork and promised to call me at my hotel the next day so he could take me and my friends to dinner.

The next evening we were escorted around town by Jorge and two of his "friends". We had a great time discussing SD and the various nuances of getting what you desire out of your vacation, Dominican politics and social issues. It was our first time eating at Polo Victoria and we were pleasantly surprised. Though our chicken of choice remains Polo Rey's.

Who knew I would actually meet the man in person. It is truly a small world. And the man is a phabulous cook. Thanks for the hospitality Jorge.
Subsequently, he started a website that featured Dominican/Latin/Brazilian models. It appears that it was short-lived, but may re-launch in the future. The following pictures are just a few from his vast collection.

If you still want a taste of the real deal you can check out dominicanboys.com You must be of legal age.




















2 comments:

jorge samuel said...

mr.washington

thanks for the shout out. jorgesgang.com will be up and running again in july of 2006 or sooner.you are a very good photographer.
hope to cook for you and your friends real soon.
jorge

Tavoe said...

Ok I`m loking for Sammy, My name is Octavio from Mexico City! If u Jorge Samuel Know me! Pls get in touch! osabanero@hotmail.com