Hobby photographer Alex from Charlotte, North Carolina likes to make a few self-portraits every week. He tells us his partner is a bit camera shy, so he often practices using himself as a model. It’s not that he’s super confident, but making these portraits helps him explore a side of himself he might not be able to access without the camera.

While this one — Alex takes a lot of showers and baths — did not make it into the 2014 BUTT calendar, another one depicting the rest of Alex’s morning routine did. Look for Alex, and 364 other hotties in September.