Images that cause you to stop, take a second look... and ponder. The image may be beautiful, sexy, odd, funny or simply a head scratcher.
This image caught my eye for a couple of reasons, and not just because the subject is a cute unicyclist. This image from London's wnbr caused me to stop and pause for a couple of other reasons. Living in the North East, it is still strange for me to see such openness with pubic nudity. This is especially true when the naked person in question is surrounded by mothers, children and police offers, all seemingly very unconcerned, even uninterested in the the multicolored spotted man cycling naked a few yards away. I know the n in wnbr means naked, but in the small town where I live, the event consisted of about three people watching about 6 or 7 people on bikes, none of whom were actually completely naked, go round and round, circling the town until one of them suggested heading the pub. I might need to move to a bigger city... I was also tuned in to how a unicycle sort of poses your junk, whether or not you actually are, in the upright, pointing north direction. Visually it makes for a fun image but it may have this guy choosing a ride with two wheels next year so he may have some additional comfort options, like being able to stand, and dangle over if feels the need.
Late to the party, last night I finished the 10 episode first season of the FX series Fargo. I had seen the movie years ago, but except for the accents, and that wood chipper scene, didn't really remember too much about it. The series was nominated, and won many awards last season and I now know why. Fargo grabbed me from the get go and the acting, especially from Allison Tolman and Colin Hanks was top notch. Tolman in particular was amazing and drew me into all of her scenes. I have to also give it to Billy Bob Thorton, I was never really a fan, but Thorton was down right frightening, creating one of televisions coldest and most diabolical characters ever.
I also loved Shawn Doyle, an actor I have enjoyed on screen and on television for years. Doyle's Vern Thurman was one of the seasons warmest characters whose warm face and character were always welcome in the often dark series. Although not on the entire season, had a strong impact on the story. Many of you may recognize the Canadian actor from his roles on 24, Big Love, Hannibal, Covert Affairs, Desperate Housewives and so many more television shows and movies over the last 20 plus years. Originally from Newfoundland, Doyle had a busy career in Canadian film and television prior to moving to California in 2005.
Above: Doyle with Allison Tolman
The producers of Fargo are hard at work on Season 2, but like American Horror Story, will not be directly continuing the story, but heading off to another time in history, this time with a focus on Molly's (Tolman) parents. Although I enjoy this type of storytelling, Tolman and Hanks created such a great, and welcomed family it would be great to have them both back in some capacity. It would also be wonderful to find a way to bring Shawn Doyle back for the ride as well.
Callum: Gaelic, Disciple of Saint Columba, The perfect man!
'The only downside to knowing a Callum is you will not be able to resist him. Just looking into his eyes will have you hooked instantly. Just the thought of his gentle touch over your body, will have you so turned on. Callum's are full of passion, romantic, cute, funny, sensual, intelligent and will always put a smile on your face. In addition, if taught properly, Callum;s can make for a great man servant.'
I don't usually put much faith in those descriptions of the meanings behind a name, but with Callum, that description seemed beautifully on point. I have been a admirer of the work of England's Danny Barson for awhile now and first featured his work back in 2012. (Catapulted) I have been checking back to Danny's portfolio regularly and, as I am sure most of you will be, was unable to resist Danny's work with the incredible Callum.
Danny's images capture so many beautiful sides of Callum. His body is of course off the charts, but what is most irresistible are Callum's magnificent eyes and devilishly sexy grin. Callum is able express wide eyed naiveté in some shots, and in others, a clear and strong awareness of the sexual power he is able to illicit from those around him.
'The pics with the camera were my idea, it seems the whole world has gone selfie mad, and this was my interpretation of a selfie, using a very old camera. I just think, why have a grainy horrible selfie in a bathroom, with a mobile phone covering half the picture, trying to make yourself look good, when you can have a proper shoot done, and be a model, not just a bathroom model.'
I especially loved the two 'selfie' themed images from the shoot. I guess if you look like Callum, you might pull off those bathroom shots, but Danny's image more than proves the advantages of being in front of the lens of a professional. After seeing Callum's profile on facebook a couple of years ago, Danny says he and Callum have now worked together three times.
'It took a while to convince Callum to shoot, but when we did do our first shoot, he was very enthusiastic. We didn't do a nude shoot in the first meeting, it was the second shoot he did the nudes including 'the selfie'. Callum is just so natural in front of the camera and seems even more so when he is doing nude work.'
Callum's natural, fun and sexy presence in front of Danny's lens has proved very popular with the fans of Danny's work who check out his web page checking out for updates on his work with Callum. 'They always look forward to a new shoot with Callum, and I get a lot of messages and support whenever I post new pics from a shoot with Callum.' You can now count me in as someone who will be looking forward to more Callum updates on Danny's site!