Thursday, October 19, 2017

Favorite Pic of the Day for October 20th

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Is the Tie too Much?

Halloween Costume Option #2

A Vintage Vantage

I recently came upon these two shots of Champion Studio's mode, the not so subtly named, Dick Horton. I couldn't find out much about him, or larger versions of these images, but loved his look, especially his beautifully shaped face and eyes. If anyone has any links to more info or pics, please let me know.

Instagrams that Inspire Sean Ford

Like most men who have seen his images, or his films, I love me some Sean Ford. Ford recently moved from the twink oriented Helix to Cockyboys where he's currently hitting with the big boys. Twink never really aptly described Ford anyway, young yes, but he always had an intelligence and voice that is evident if you follow him on social media.

Ford has never been shy about sharing his political views and outrage about the current divisive occupant of the White House, but had to post after seeing his recent Throw Back Thursday image on Instagram below.

'This amazingly low-quality pic of baby me with Hillz is my BIG #THROWBACK MOOD today... Summer 2015: before the election, before I cut my hair and developed a fashion sense and confidence, before "Sean Ford", and before racists and fascists had the open support of the president of the United States... I'm glad I was able to volunteer in any small measure to fight for sanity in my home state. This woman will forever be our 45th president as far as I'm concerned and we need her now more than ever.'

As hot as Ford looks with his head shaved, he looks adorable with hair in his image with Hillary Clinton from 2015 before entering the adult film world and becoming Sean Ford. Ford made an immediate splash with is hot body, great looks and those incredible lips of his. Ford is also magic in front of the camera, and like most porn stars, it is Ford's images that really had me wanting to see more.

Ford is a born model, and the camera loves him. There are some great images on Ford's Instagram, and although he wisely saves some things for his films, he does share a bit more on his Twitter.

Temperature Rising: Samuel by Daniel Allen Studio Art

'Normally I'm much better about sizing up men in their clothes to gauge which would make good photography subjects and which wouldn't, but for some reason the thought didn't cross my mind that he would make an excellent photography subject until I saw his shirt off one time while we were hanging out.'

I think we've all had that pleasant surprise of seeing a guy we think is cute, but yet doesn't really trig our erotic chord, until we see there shirt off. There are just some guys whose bodies camouflage their hottness better than others under clothing. I have several guys in my real life, and my fantasy life, who I've looked at differently after seeing with less clothing on.

Somehow, given my draw to gingers, I think I may have crushed over Samuel sooner than later. Samuel has a great face and an adorable smile, fantasizing of him with little or no clothing would have been pretty instant. I can't blame Daniel though, sometimes those we're most familiar with offer the biggest surprises. Daniel didn't connect with Samuel as a stranger walking down the street, or even as a photographer and model, that came later. The relationship began simply as friends.

Daniel and his ex were out at a bar one night in Seattle when they first encountered Samuel. The had a blast talking, and sharing stories of their lives and common interests. Daniel describes Samuel as having a bundle and both energy and positivity and knew he was someone he wanted to hang out with beyond just that one night at the bar.

Sometimes you meet someone, and instantly feel a connection and desire to have them, and their energy in your lives. Both Daniel and and his ex felt that way about Samuel. From that point on, Samuel was in and out of Daniel and ex's life and they became so close as friends that when he and ex broke up, there was a brief argument about who got to keep him 'in the divorce'. From these images, I am guessing Daniel won that battle...

'Normally I'm much better about sizing up men in their clothes to gauge which would make good photography subjects and which wouldn't, but for some reason the thought didn't cross my mind that he would make an excellent photography subject until I saw his shirt off one time while we were hanging out. After that, I just HAD to get him in front of my lens for some photos...which thankfully, he was totally on board for!'

Every time I feature Daniel's work I am always amazed at how visually lush his work is. In this series, the tree's and grass, the sky and the mountain, not to mention Samuel's lush, and luscious ass. The textures and colors are so deep and rich. Daniel's eye for the depth and richness of what's before his camera has been a recurring them each time I have featured his work. Whether it Patrick's apartment, (A Photographer's Paradise) Rico's bed and red velvet blanket, (Proponent) or Wes playing the river, (First Day of Fall) Daniel always captures the breath and rich scope of visuals in front of him.

Mount Rainier proved and appealing location for both Daniel and Samuel, but for slightly different reasons. The fields, tree's and mountain proved an incredible background for Samuel to pose, but the majestic environment and heat of the day also sparked a more serious discussion. Samuel's field of study is Environmental Science, so a day on the mountain inspired discussions about rising temperatures, but, a different type of heat than is usually generated by a naked male model.

'On the drive up the side of the mountain, Sammy pointed to specific areas and explained how Global Warming had eroded back the glaciers significantly, rivers and waterfalls that were all but dried up because of the lack of a snow cap, and how insects have completely taken over the mountain because it no longer gets cold enough up there to kill the eggs each winter. It was really interesting--and, honestly, a little scary to hear quantifiable evidence in my own backyard that demonstrates exactly how much damage we're doing to our planet!'

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Favorite Pic of the Day for October 18th

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Happy Birthday today October 18th

Happy 30th Mr. Efron!

Check out more of Zac on FH HERE:
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expose by Anthony Timiraos

'Every artist undresses his subject, whether human or still life. It is his business to find essences in surfaces, and what more attractive and challenging surface than the skin around a soul?'
Richard Corliss

Almost two years in the making, 'expose' is a rich collection of 246 pages of full color nude photos featuring close to 40 different models from photographer Anthony Timiraos. Shot in the style of Old Master's paintings, the artists collection of nude photographs provides a diversity look at the (mostly) nude male bodies positioned in classical poses.

'I especially love the breadth of diversity Anthony captures. Diversity, not just of race and ethnicity, but diversity of age, body type, and maybe most significant, diversity of culture. Beyond ethnicity, one’s cultural background impacts the way lives are lived and how their ideas and passions are formed. For so many, this is often revealed on their bodies. It shows in their choice of piercings and body art and in the length of facial and body hair. It may most sharply show up in their comfort with being vulnerable, exposed and naked in front of the camera.'
Tye Briggs, Forward, expose

I have been fortunate to have been able to feature Anthony's work in a series of posts beginning this past July. (HERE:) Anthony's images are erotically dramatic and his subjects, beautifully varied. (Ed Galloway, featured below, graces pages 76-81) The incredible diversity of models means every model, every shoot, and every page of expose, is a visually unique and erotic experience.

To order or learn more about expose, check out the link on Anthony's website HERE. 
 The book is available in both paperback and kindle editions.

Solid Ground: Ed Galloway by TR Pics

Recently, I was having a back and forth with Tom from TR Pics about choosing a model and shoot for our next feature o FH. I suggested a few models I liked, and Tom sent a few suggestions back. As we were waiting for them to respond I noticed that a model I really liked and follow on Instagram had posted a few shots from his work with Tom. I contacted him right away.

Model Ed Galloway has a warning on the top of his Instagram that reads, 'If you follow me, you could see my butt.' That warning proved more of invitation for me, especially give how incredibly hot and fit Ed is. Ed also shares on his Instagram that he is a father and husband, two roles most important to him. I was worried that Ed may not want to expose too much, but although Ed responded that he appreciate my sensitivity to his 'bashfulness', he loved the images he and Tom created and was eager to share the results.

Tom was equally thrilled to showcase his work with Ed and his first words back to me was what a 'solid good guy' Ed was and how much he enjoyed their shoot together. With all that's going on the world, solid has become a rare community in many people, and something I both appreciate, and find incredibly attractive. Ed's solidity doesn't just come from his commitment to his family, but as you can also see, a clear and passionate commitment to his body and fitness.

'Ed's penchant for posing has come with his older age. He was visiting his mother here in Dallas for her 80th birthday and contacted me to see if I'd want to shoot. I said yes, not really knowing what kind of model I'd get. Well, for a guy in his late 50s, he is in amazing shape. He also didn't mind shooting nudes. Ed works out a lot, and has just an all-around great personality. He was such a polite, great guy to shoot with!'

In addition to Ed's incredible physique, he also has a great face that looks like it was meant to be in front of the camera. I was sure Ed must have been modeling all of his life. Surprisingly, Ed shares he's relatively new to the field. Although he may be new to modeling, Ed's not new to being in front of a camera, but in the past, it was as an actor not a model. During the 80's, Ed appeared on a variety of TV shows, making guest shots on Brothers, The Facts of Life and Oh Madaline with the late great Madeline Kahn. With Ed's late entry into the modeling world, and his past as an actor, I was fascinated to learn more about the family man who's creative hobby includes nude modeling.

Why Modeling and Why Now?

'I was an actor when I was a young man. My career shifted away from the creative fields but as the last couple of years have changed in my personal life, I’ve needed a creative outlet. My favorite experiences have been meeting with photographers or artists who have a creative vision that I can contribute to. If a real friendship develops from a collaboration, it is a wonderful gift.'

'Modeling gives me a creative outlet that doesn’t revolve around my children (I’m the primary caretaker in my family) and gives me an outlet for myself (my narcissism?), and it is not the intense investment that a play might require with its multi week or longer commitment.'

Factors weighed before taking it all off?

'I’m a father, so I always think about everything through that lens. When I consider taking it all off, I ask myself “what will the kids think if they see this?” And, I also want to teach them that bodies are beautiful and are not objects of shame. My first time was with an artist who’s work I really respected. I was nervous about being naked of course but I also wanted to be a good subject for him — in this case he was a body painter so I was pretty much a human canvas. I want to push myself creatively and I believe that staying within one’s comfort zone of safely, is not an environment where creativity can grow.'

Favorite body parts, and keeping his body fit?

'My butt gets attention in pictures but my face, which is increasingly becoming a Spencer Tracy-esque rough terrain, is my favorite “part." I go to the gym a few times a week and watch what I eat pretty carefully. I’m just having fun, looking for collaborations that I can be a part of and if they want a 23 year old, smooth, 3% body fat, aesthetic model . . . I’m probably not their guy! LOL'

Working With Tom:

'I had been aware of Tom’s work through both Facebook (where we were both members in the same private group) and Instagram. I admired his work and was planning a trip to Dallas for my Mom’s birthday. I think I was the one to reach out to him initially asking if he’d be interested in shooting. He turned out to be a wonderful man, very kind and I hope we get the opportunity to shoot again. I think he’s got a great style and I’m proud of the images he captured when we were together.'