Actor Markki Stroem stripped and posed naked for his photo shoot to celebrate his birthday.
Markki, who turned 34 on Sunday, March 21, shared photos from his birthday shoot titled "Adam in Paradise" on Instagram.
The photographs were shot in Antipolo, Rizal and captured by celebrity photographer Gee Plamenco, Jr.
"Another year older, another year wiser," he said in his caption.
"When I was in high school, I enjoyed going for runs in the WILD. I had a secret spot where I would sit and stare at the city landscape on a mountain top. I would only bring my dear friends to this hidden GEM," he wrote. "It's been a dream... Capturing this safe space in its purest form... Calm."
In a separate post, Markki expressed gratitude for the "wonderful family and the company I keep," as he recalled life events and lessons from his parents.
As he shared more reflections, the actor reminded his followers to always live in the moment and find beauty in imperfections.
"Always Love in the Now. Live and Love. Do not allow people to tell you how to live your life. After all, YOU are the son of ADAM. Yes, he made mistakes and fell for temptations, but he also found Family, Adventure, Purpose and most of all LOVE," he said.
"Let us all remember that we are not perfect. This is why it is important for all of us to find beauty in these imperfections. Let us not cast a stone until we know the full story. Listen to your HEART, for it will guide you to your Destiny. Love yourself first!" he added.
Markki starred in the boys' love series Unlocked, as well as films I Love You, Hater and Halik sa Hangin. He was also part of various stage productions, including Repertory Philippines’ staging of Hair, and Atlantis Productions’ SideShow and Jersey Boys.
Apart from being an actor, Markki is also a jazz singer, radio DJ, and entrepreneur.