Coverboy: Brian

You might be familiar with Brian for his fashion photography. The 31-year-old native of Germany came to the United States when he was 3 and grew up in Waldorf, Md. As an adult, Brian’s been shooting pictures of friends and models across town for some time. And he’s also popular as the blogger behind The202cool.blogspot.com. When he’s not taking pictures or writing about the next hip thing in D.C., he works full time in the Office of Naval Intelligence. In his spare time, Brian enjoys the ballet, hanging out at the park, working out at the gym, yoga and boxing.

What’s on your nightstand?
A couple of necklaces and an alarm clock.

What’s in your nightstand drawer?
I don’t have a nightstand drawer.

Where do you keep the condoms and lube?
In the bathroom.

What are your television favorites?
House Hunters International and Sex and the City.

What’s the last movie you saw in a theater?
Hanna, It was a pretty good. You know they’re going to come out with part two.

What was your favorite cartoon when you were a kid?
He-Man. I wanted to be him.

What superhero would you be?
Superman, because you have all these super powers. You can fly. And doesn’t he have X-ray vision?

I think so. What would you need that for?
To see what kind of underwear these boys are wearing here in D.C.

Who’s your greatest influence?
My father. He taught me a lot. He’s been in the Air Force and he’s lived all over. I look up to him.

What’s your greatest fear?
Dying alone.

Pick three people, living or dead, who you think would make the most fascinating dinner guests imaginable.
Timothy Leary, John Lennon and Andy Warhol.

What would you serve?
Mashed potatoes, green beans and meatloaf.

How would you describe your dream guy?
Strong, independent, athletic – that’s about it.

What physical attributes do you look for in a guy?
European or Mediterranean features.

Define good in bed.
Taking their time to get it right.

Who is your favorite musical artist?
Right now I would say Robyn.

Who should star in a movie about your life?
Zac Efron.

Who was your first celebrity crush?
Chad Allen.

If your home was burning, what’s the first thing you’d grab while leaving?
My laptop.

What’s your biggest turn-on?
Nice eyes and nice teeth.

What’s your biggest turn-off?
Attitude.

What’s something you’ve always wanted to do but haven’t yet tried?
Skydive. It seems thrilling.

What’s the most unusual place you’ve had sex?
Upstairs at Nation in the VIP area. Back in the day.

What position do you play in the big baseball game of life?
Shortstop.

What does that mean?
I don’t know.

Well if you have to catch or pitch, which one do you prefer?
Catch.

Boxers, briefs or other?
Boxer-briefs.

What’s your favorite retail store?
Urban Outfitters.

What’s the most you’ll spend on a haircut?
$35.

And on a pair of shoes?
$400.

What’s your favorite season?
Summer. You get to wear skimpy clothes and go to the beach and swim.

What’s your favorite food to splurge with?
Nutella.

What kind of animal would you be?
A panda. Because you can sit around and eat bamboo all day.

What kind of plant would you be?
A red rose. It’s so elegant.

What kind of car would you be?
A Volkswagen Bug. It’s never lost its style.

What’s something you want more of?
You can’t go wrong with money, right?

What are you most grateful for?
Being alive.

What’s your dream job?
To be a high-fashion photographer.

State your life philosophy in 10 words or less.
Just do it.

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