Thursday, August 18, 2011

Favorite Pic of the Day for August 18th

I absolutely LOVE the shot above by Michael Stokes!
-Check more of Michael's work by searching the blog!-

Happy Birthday today August 18th

Brian Buzzini turns 49 today.

Also celebrating today, Andy Samberg, Christian Slater, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Edward Norton, Denis Leary and Martin Mull. Check out more HERE:

Robert Redford turns 75 today.

Besides sharing a birthday, Buzzini and Redford also shared the 1986 cover of Playgirl Magazine.

The Gentlemen of Marlen Boro

One positive thing about the summer beginning to come to a close is the release of all new work from Marlen Boro! Here is another taste of what's to come!


'Brokeback Mountain In Space': The Trouble With Billy

The Trouble With Actor William McNamara

When researching this post I was a bit disappointed with myself that actor William McNamara has only shown up a couple of times. Of course his birthday has been observed and as well he was the focus of a 'Blast From The Past' profile. McNamara's career is far from only in the past, he continues to work steadily and has several features due for release next year When I see stories on the actor, they usually end up showing caps, as I did below, from one of everybody's favorite embarrassment nudity scenes of. Chasers was a fun, but forgettable film which is remembered mostly for Billy's nude scene

As enjoyable as it was, William McNamara is far more than that one scene, that one movie. William attended Columbia University and studied at the Lee Strasberg Institute. William has also appeared in three of my favorite films. I don't presently own a copy of the 1992 television film Doing Time on Maple Drive but plan to rectify that. Doing time, which was directed by Ken Olin and co-starred Jim Carrey and James Sikking. William's plays Matt, still in the closet in fear of the reaction from his conservative parents

Stealing Home is an emotional tear jerker for sure. It also provides Jodie Foster with one of her best roles to date. William plays Billy Wyatt (Mark Harmon plays him as an adult) in this 1988 drama. If you have not seen, or heard of this movie, I strongly suggest you find it. There is no green screen, no epic space battles, just a quiet beautiful film about the meaning of relationships, especially those we form as youth.

1995's CopyCat did not get stellar reviews, but I found it a fun, fast moving psychological thriller. It feels a bit dated when characters pull out cell phones as big as their heads, but watching William terrorize Sigourney Weaver and keep Holly Hunter and Dermot Mulroney (at his hottest!) is a fun ride. Harry Connick Jrs creepy turn is just an added bonus!

William (still fighting not to call him Billy...) has a new online project I encourage you to all check out. Like my favorite tv show of all time, The Comeback, The Trouble With Billy looks at an out of work actor trying to breath some life into his stalled career. Not only is William the star, he also writes and directs each of the online episodes. The show is quick moving, well written and edited with some fun cameos. William has a distinct knack for comedy, both with his acting and with his writing. Check out this sample episode and then William on The Trouble With Billy Facebook page HERE to show some love! If enough fans get on board the hope is the project might jump form the net to a tv screen!

The video below might also explain the post title.

Within: Ευσταθιος Παπαβραμοπουλος

The Artist Within the Art
Ευσταθιος Παπαβραμοπουλος (Steve R)

It has always fascinated me when to see an artist photographed with their own work. It is always interesting to see how an artist positions themselves beside the painting, the sculpture, their creation or design. Photographers in particular often seem shy, even nervous when posing with the subjects of their art. Of course this isn't always the rule, but artists generally use their work as their main mode of expression.

For many, art is the outward expression of something internal, often passionate and deeply meaningful. Many artists choose to explain their work in great detail to ensure the message is clear. Others choose to let the art speak for itself, either wanting the meaning to remain secret or allow the viewer to interpret it for themselves.

Below: Annihilation by Steve R

In the case of artist Ευσταθιος Παπαβραμοπουλος, the line between art and artist are not clearly defined. Steve is one of my favorite men to profile on FH, I have profiled his art and modeling work several times in the past. Not only hot, but talented and complex.

"I have been drawing since I was 7 years old .. drawing is my life .. its the only way to go away from this world ... I can't imagine my life without it. Sad or happy, blank paper and a pencil are my best friends!"
Steve R.

When I saw these last two images I had to share them on FH. There is something so beautiful about Steve, not just with his art, but in these shots, within. Steve's world is filled by Heroes and Heroines battling the demons of the world. Battling these demons is not just something Steve draws, it is something he does within his own life. Please spend some time viewing more of Steve's work at his deviantART page HERE: