As a photographer, sometimes you have to coax people out of their shells a little. You know...help them to relax in front of the camera.
With him, it was more like one of those westerns where a cowboy is trying to stop the wagon that threw its driver..."whoa there--I say WHHHOOOAAA!"
Confident? Yes. And why not? Star baseball player, senior class president, thespian (go see him in Guys and Dolls this November at TCA). No shells here people--just a multi-talented young man who was a whole lot of fun to shoot!