Following on from my previous post, Inked Magazine have revealed a short behind-the-scenes movie offering an interesting insight into Rick Genest, known to many as Zombie Boy. Often coming across in pictures as a bold, confident model, this video displays a somewhat vulnerable and shy side to his personality.
Contrary to what some people may think judging on first impressions, it's pleasant to see Genest has a very likeable personality.
Pictures can often be deceiving, however this video tells no lies. I found it very interesting to observe the nature in which Rick talks to the camera and addresses subjects, often choosing not to make direct eye contact with the camera.
I have always been fascinated with both Rick as a person and of course his tattoos. It must be made clear to anyone reading, that Rick did not get the ink to raise his public profile or to become a model, but instead purely out of his love for how the body decomposes. He aims to eventually become a living zombie, hoping to undertake surgery such as removing his nose and ears, if medically possible. The nature of the tattoos have naturally led to him being in demand as a model to many photographers and brands.
I would be lying if I said I wouldn't be bothered about doing a photoshoot with him.