The last few times I have seen actress Jan Hooks on television, she seemed far more comfortable being in character rather than being herself. I get, and respect that. Therefore my R.I.P goes to my favorite of Hook's SNL characters, the magnificent Candy Sweeney. R.I.P Candy!
Above:Hooks as Candy Sweeney with Nora Dunn as her sister Liz.
I don't think I have ever seen a movie that featured Nick Cannon, not that remember anyway. I don't think I have ever listened to any of his music either, if I did, I had no idea it was him. I have also never seen an episode of America's Got Talent, just the incessant commercials NBC plays over and over. I know of Nick Cannon for two reasons, talk show appearances and his Mariah marriage.
Whenever I saw him on a talk show, I had a passing thought he was cute, but because I don't know his work, I never really paid much attention. I was also suspect to any man linked to Carey. Although at once a big star, over the past decade or so, she has appeared to lose both her voice and much of her sanity. Maybe it is because he is now minus Mariah, but seeing Cannon on television a few times this past week has had me looking at him a bit differently.
I'm sure he always was, but for the first time I can see how incredibly hot he is. Sexy, smart and incredibly likable. Maybe I never looked hard enough, or maybe now that he is 'Mariah light' he shines through in a way I never saw before. Not enough to have me watch America's Got Talent mind you, but enough to have me paying closer attention.
I concluded my September posts on the blog by joining Dallas photographer Nathan Scott, who along with model Donny, were heading to the beach for a day at Lake Ray Hubbard. As with most of the work that Nathan generously shares, there were again so many great images of Donny, a part two became mandatory.
Nathan was juggling four separate goals that day on the lake. The images were shot for two separate ad campaigns, one for a handbag designer, and the second for Blue Collar Underwear. There were also images to be shot for a magazine layout in Pastiche, and separate images to help complete Donny's modeling portfolio.
For this shoot, the images again were shot with more than one goal in mind! Some of the images were shot for Zahid Latif Copenhagen and most of the shots featuring underwear clinging happily to Donny's incredible body were for the the designers campaign. The remaining clothed shots, with the brand showing, were done for Donny's agency portfolio.
Nathan's images are always rich in texture, and I love how he so beautifully incorporates model with their surroundings. Whether it be in a shower or bathroom, a backyard or Lake Ray Hubbard, the personality of the location always adds to the images overall effect and feel. I love that in almost every image, Donny is shot in a different part of the shooting location. In front of brick wall, fences and on stairs. One of my favorite images is the shot in which Nathan pulls in the graffiti on the wall with the text 'Where does nature fit into all this' giving unplanned, but interesting meaning to the image.
Given they have worked together several times now, there seems an increased level of comfortability and confidence with Donny that definitely comes through within the images. Although Donny fills out his skivvies more than adequately, I really love that Nathan didn't just pose Donny still in front of something in order to focus in on just the underwear. Instead, Nathan created a situation with the car, Donny's corvette btw, that provided great opportunities and movement that captured both the underwear, and Donny's physique, in a more natural way, ultimately creating much hotter, and much more interesting imagery.