There are some people who really make their mark on you. Serhat Cokgezen is one of those people. It started the first time we spoke on the phone. How can a person be that friendly and instantly likeable on the telephone? Then we met in person, and I liked him even more. Serhat came up the stairs to my studio, we saw each other, said hello, and I knew it would be a great fit. Serhat, an actor in the German TV series “Notruf Hafenkante” came to me to have new pictures taken for his agency. Hey, he’s paying me for this and could have expectations. But right from the beginning I felt like we were really going to rock this together. Serhat gets going right off the bat, making jokes and making everyone like him. Damn, is this guy for real? Yeah, he is. Serhat may have gone to acting school to learn his trade, but that’s really just how he is. And so, on the hottest day of the year with a sweltering 37° Celsius, we spent more than four hours together taking pictures. It was a whole lot of fun. After the photo shoot, all I could think was “Serhat, will you please be my friend?” He is the kind of person I really like being around.
© Patrick Ludolph – Actors Photographer