Last Gasp Of Summer

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Favorite Pic of the Day for September 29th


Ashton by Byron Motley. See more of Byron's work below.

Favorite Birthday Boy for September 29th



Enjoy the hotness that is Ukrainian football striker Andriy Mykolayovych Shevchenko. Andriy who turns 34 today is the third-highest scorer in the history of European club competition with sixty goals.











Also Celebrating today September 29th

Also celebrating today September 29th

Actor and model Bryan McMullin turns 25 today. Check out his website HERE:





Love Zachary Levi who turns 30 today.





Andrew Dice Clay turns 53 today.



Drake Hogestyn turns 57 today.






Actor Ian McShane turns 68 today.

Thumbs Down to Fox TV



I must first admit I have not seen 1 episode of the Fox Drama Lone Star. I did however look forward to it's premier given the positive reviews I had read. Although TNT is looking to bring back the feel of the 80's super soap DALLAS (Below), Lone Star was Fox television's new drama set in the Oil industry in Texas.

I have the first two episodes of the show on my DVR and am not sure whether to watch. By all accounts the show was well done and the shows creators went all out this past week to save their show. I thumbs down Fox for not giving the show more of a chance. Some of television's biggest hits took awhile to find an audience, Cheers took several before it got it's footing. Even the mega hit DALLAS, a show which took CBS too new heights over 14 seasons had low ratings from 1978 through 1980 until the show took off with 'Who Shot J.R. Networks don't seem to have the patience they once had. Shows don't stand a chance. Lone Star was up against ratings Juggernaut Dancing With The Stars not to mention Monday Night Football and the CBS Comedy line up. Not sure what Fox could have put on that would have done better. Maybe Fox should have premiered the show in August and given it a month to build before Dancing came back on.

My dream job would be that of a network programmer and although I know money is the name of the game I also know that some shows need more support than others. Why would any of us invest in a show on Fox only to have it pulled after 2 weeks. Thumbs down Fox TV, Lone Star never stood a chance!

Boys of Summer by Byron Motley



Last summer I profiled photographer and musician Byron Motley and his work with model Tyler Kenneth (see that post below). Summer may be over but you can keep that summer feeling all year long with Tyler's new 'Boys Of Summer' calendar which features some of Byron's beautiful work in black and white.

Check out more or purchase 'Boys Of Summer' HERE:
Official Site for Byron Motley HERE:


A Look Back: Tyler Kenneth by Byron Motley

ORIGINALLY POSTED: Saturday, July 11, 2009

Byron Motley:

Multi-talented Byron Motley is not just a photographer. Byron is also a singer, filmmaker and Author. I spent the last while listening to Byron the singer, and I tell you at the end of a hard day, Byron's soothing voice is certainly a welcome way to relax. My favorite track thus far is 'Lush Life', though I am always a sucker for a great version of 'Alfie'. You can find out much more about Byron the man, Byron the talent and listen to a bit of his music at his website found HERE:



Besides Byron's impressive music and film making talents, photography is also a passion, and it was his photography that first led me to Byron's work. I so dislike seeing a great photo and not being able to track down the photographer. That is what happened the first time I saw the last photo in this post of model Tyler Kenneth. It was beautiful, yet simple and there was something about Tyler's eyes that made me want to get to know a bit more about the model and the person behind the lens. Finally I saw another pic of Tyler that had his name attached, and that quickly led me to Byron. Byron does not just photograph beautiful men, you can see more of his work at his site above.


Tyler Kenneth:

Byron's work with Tyler is a beautiful beginning to what I predict will be a successful leap into the world of modeling for Tyler. Yes Tyler has an amazing body, but it is face that first drew me in. Still so young at 20, yet there is beauty and depth in his face and eyes that Byron captured. He expressed both a youthfulness as well as a soulfulness that speaks beyond the image itself.

Stats:
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 145 lbs
Measurements: 41-30-33
Shoe size: 10
Hair color: Blonde
Hair length: Short
Eye color: Blue
Skin color: Tanned