By Shawn Petrovich of Totally Ripped of Los Angeles, which specializes in photography and video of fitness models.
Only a miracle allowed Eddie's photo shoot to occur. The photographer scheduled a photo shoot at Alum Creek Park in Ohio.
To give the photo a tropical theme, the photographer borrowed 100 coconuts from a produce distributor to use as props for the shoot.
The photographer had no idea what he would have Eddie would do with the coconuts. They would decide once they arrived at the beach.
Unfortunately, a dark storm cloud began rapidly approaching as soon as the photo crew arrived at the beach.
Raindrops began to fall as they set up lights. So, the crew quickly dumped the coconuts onto the sand.
Eddie asked the photographer what he should wear. There was no time choose briefs to wear. So, the photographer hurriedly told Eddie to wear nothing and to simply cover his penis with coconuts.
Eddie knew he was on his own while posing. The sky started to get dark. With little time left, Eddie ran over to the coconuts, stripped off his clothes, plopped onto his knees on the sand and piled coconuts in front of his crotch.
As thunder could be heard in the distance, the photographer quickly snapped several photos as Eddie moving from pose to pose. It rained more and more intensely.
The shoot lasted only a few minutes. By the time the last photo was captured, the crew and model were in the middle of a thunderstorm.
The drenched crew ran back the parking lot, wet photo equipment in hand.
Surprisingly, this photo ended up being very popular and controversial.
People either loved or hated the photo. A store owner even complained about his photo in a newspaper article.
Most got a kick out of it and thought the photographer put a lot of planning into the photo. Little did they know that no planning was involved because of a storm.