Friday, March 9, 2012

Favorite Pic of the Day for March 9th

Jeano by Norman Cook of ManScout Photography

tMf Cover Model Contest!!!

tMf issue #4 is out today!!! Check out more below!

Hard to get hotter than Chad Taylor who graces the current issue of tMf, If you think you have what it takes, check out the details for our new cover model contest and you could become the next tMf cover model!!!

tMf #4

tMf Magazine’s Spring issue is now ready for you to enjoy! Jam packed 150 pages of what else? Naked Men! Photographer Dylan Rosser and myself once again bring together some of the best photographers, models and artists sharing stories, and as always, pages and pages of incredible images!

With winter coming to an end and temperatures beginning to rise, join cover model Chad Taylor in a brand new full frontal shoot by tMf’s Dylan Rosser! Chad is new to modeling and getting plenty of exposure in an incredible 12 page spread shot in beautiful Palm Springs.

Chad is just the beginning, issue #4 is chock full of incredible men and ridiculously hot bodies guaranteed to please. Fitness model Trevor Adams shares with tMf not just some of his hottest images, but stories of some of his oddest experiences manoeuvring through the strange world of being a male model.

Portfolio’s for issue #4 include rising star Quinn Christopher Jaxon by photographer and agent Bacchus Stuart, enter Bradley’s bedroom with Canada’s Chris Teel, Ethan James presents Andrew Skelton and in addition, portfolios from Patrick Mark, Seth London and Jay Diers.

With images from Carl Proctor, Reese Rideout shares how all the sex he has with men is perfectly fine with his wife because it is all part of a bigger plan! Mircius Aecrim shares the intimate details of shooting Issac Jones and Howard Roffman takes us deep into the lush landscapes and villa’s on the island of Bali with the boys of Bel Ami.

Rounding out the issue are Miguel Angel Reyes, RudyK, and photographer Mark Henderson who brings us Malachi Marx, Sam Devries, Nicco Sky and many others from his latest book Luminosity!

With tMf’s first anniversary right around the corner, Dylan Rosser and I are looking for just the right guy to shoot with Dylan and become tMf’s next cover model. Contest winner will receive a $2000 cash prize!!! Check out issue #4 for details!

Check it out HERE:

Along The Thames by ManScout Photography

'Down-to-Earth is an idiom that best describes me'
Norman Cook

3 shots above: Timmy Dowd

ManScout Photography's Norman Cook says that capturing images has been both a passion and a hobby he has enjoyed since childhood. Norman's interest in fashion photography began when he owned and and ran a modelling agency in South Africa back in the early 90's. During this time Norman worked with many top models and beauty queens, hosted many shows and launched the first ever fashion show set about a South African navy vessel. The photographer, now based out of London, has gone on to work with companies such as Calvin Klein, Kangol and Diesel.

Below: Chris Kingdon

It is sometimes funny to me what exactly it is about an image, or group of images from a photographer, that draws me to their work. Although each of the models presented here could certainly have a profile of their own. With Norman's work there was something about the location that I really loved.

Below: Matt Morgan

For those who capture the male form, shooting near or by the water is certainly not a new concept. There was something about the location that was a bit unique to me. There is a very rustic, masculine feel to the Norman's choice of location in Woolwich, in South London along The River Thames. Unlike a dock in Florida or Hawaii, the rock and wood which create the architecture along the riverside, have weathered rain, snow, wind and temperatures which speak to the physically demanding work that once took place upon them.

'Matt Morgan was an unknown face and fresh on the modelling scene when I first worked with him in 2009. I was one of the first photographers to work with him and helped him build a portfolio. Matt’s handsome looks, muscular physique and determination to succeed landed him many lucrative contracts and the Covers of magazines, including UK and Australian issues of Men's Fitness.'
Norman Cook

'I love shooting in Woolwich and along the Thames River with its rich history and old landmarks. The old rustic and abandoned piers are ideal for taking masculine shots, the type of photography I enjoy. Once during a shoot at an old fortification, the model I was working with was in a state of undress. These two police officers came up from behind and asked if they could watch. They were surprisingly relaxed and friendly about the whole thing. Fortunately the landmarks where I shoot are remote and away from prying eyes, so this reduces the risk of getting caught, receiving complaints and facing arrest. I don’t allow the models I work with to expose themselves unnecessarily and always carry towels in my kit. I take my work seriously and will never put a model or myself in harms way.'
Norman Cook

Next two images: Mikael Angesjo

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Last three images: Joel Berg

Favorite Pic of the Day for March 6th

'Spring Cleaning'
Beautiful shot from Manuscript Photography

Heading out of town for a few days, back by the weekend. Enjoy the rest of your week!