Saturday, October 30, 2010

FLYFOTO Does Halloween!

The Photographer: FLYFOTO

Artist - One who is able by virtue of imagination, talent or skill to create works of aesthetic value.

I usually identify most photographers I profile as artists. Taking a great photograph is more than just the physical ability to perform the task. Great photographs, like art are often the result of forethought, imagination and knowing how to bring out the best, or something new from the subject in front of the lens.

It is not often however that I call a photographer a painter. In the case of Joey from Flyfoto I think the word fits. Not only because Joey uses make-up and color in the way many great painters do but as well because there is almost a feel in many of his photos, even when viewed on a computer screen that they were created on canvas, not on photo paper.

Although not as noticeable in this series due to the dark feel, Flyfoto combines light and color together in his work which helps creates the painting feel. His use of backlight is also a key element in setting a tone and feel for the subject. It is his use of color that has me going back to Flyfoto every time I am looking for shots for an upcoming holiday. If you search FH you will see some of his shots from this past Easter. His photos had exactly the same feel, color and even texture of a basket of Easter eggs.

Joey, who is based in Boston, has been documenting the masculinity of men for going on 20 years.

'To some, photography is a business. To me, it is a passion. It is through this amazingly creative process that I study my subjects, and always strive to find that elusive ‘precise moment’ which separates a great image, from one that captivates, enlightens, informs.'

You can see more of Joey's work by Checking out his Blog HERE:
You can also see more of his portfolio on MM HERE:
This past week also had FLYFOTO Profiled on Beautiful Mag which you can read HERE:

The Model: Boston Aiden

24 year old Boston Aiden says of working with FLYFOTO:

'Amazing photographer-creative, respectful — has a great eye and ability to make an incredible photograph. Has the ability to make anyone feel at ease and comfortable with him and themselves. Great experience! Highly recommended.'

Aiden also enjoys creating unique and edgy images, making him the perfect model to help bring to life (or death) FLYFOTO's vision of the macabre.

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Justin Hartley as The Green Arrow

Justin Hartley is without a doubt one of televisions hottest actors and Smallville has always known how to showcase it's male talent. I have not watched much of Smallville the last 2 seasons, but this scene (so wonderfully capped by Superherofan) might just drag me back!

Bound, naked, in the dark,vulnerable. I am sure to many a turn on, but to many a frightening thought. Yet...watching it can somehow a turn on.

Now I am not into anything that brings anyone harm, but.... when you have characters like The Green Arrow or James Bond in Casino Royale, who you know are going to be just fine the results can be quite erotic. Not sure where the idea of the 'straight' villain, tying up and stripping the 'straight' hero for information came from but it is a phenomenon which also shows up in comics (Thanks to Just Beautiful Men for the inset photos from Marvel comics: Hawkeye from New Avengers Annual #03 2010 edition)

Got to give it to the WB!

Thanks to Superhero fan, DarkJoey75 and Just Beautiful Men for the post concept!

Happy Birthday today October 30th to:

Happy Birthday today October 30th to:

Chris Kuriata. turns 21 today.

Paul Telfer turns 31 today.

Matthew Morrison who turns 32 today.

Gavin Rossdale turns 43 today.

Harry Hamlin turns 60 today.

The Fonz, Henry Winkler turns 65 today.

Just Because: Spiderman

Halloween always brings back my love of Spiderman. Spiderman was my favorite cartoon as a boy. The repeats were shown at lunchtime and on Saturday mornings. Spidey and Peter Parker presented as more non-threatening than lets say The Hulk or Superman to me. Might have been the suit... I dressed up as Spiderman several times over the year (mostly as a kid, but once in my 20's). I had spidey pj's and bed sheets (and yes long gone). On the Ev of Halloween here is a bit of a tribute to the sexy Web-Slinger.

Below: Tobey Maguire (Caps vis Superherofan).

Below: The Black Spiderman (yes that is his name). See more below
Photo by Will Michels.

The Movie Spiderman: Andrew Garfield

With the movies Spiderman heading back to school for the next installment in 2012, it was announced awhile ago that Andrew Garfield would be taking over the role. Garfield was born in Los Angeles but moved to England when he was three. Currently on screen in 'The Social Network', Garfield was a gymnast before training at the Central School for Speech and Drama. When I went researching Andrew, I of course went to Casperfan and Superherofan to see what was under the Spider suit. As always they did not disappoint!

Andrew in Red Riding (2009)