Sunday, November 11, 2012
On this November 11th, Veterans Day (US) and Remembrance Day (Canada & The UK), thinking of all who served. Especially those who lost their lives, those who came home to little or no support, and those who served silently, hiding who they were though risking their lives for their country. Hoping the parks and remembrance ceremonies are full and that the malls are vacant.
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It may be a bit early to be thinking about Christmas or Christmas shopping, but it is not to early to think about Holiday cards!
Last June I profiled Prairie Visions Photography's work with super stud Chris Rockway but the Nebraska based photographer left a bit of Chris for you to stuff in someone's Christmas stocking!
Prairie Visions Photography presents their holiday line of greeting cards featuring Chris. Check out the video above, featuring Rupaul's Santa Baby to see a wide variety of the selections available and then head on over to their Zazzle store to check out everything that is available to help get your holiday started!
Prairie Visions Photography Store
'I'm always looking for new and interesting guys to feature - especially those who have an unconventional attraction.'
Merriam-Webster defines unconventional as being one not bound by or in accordance with convention, being out of the ordinary. Out of the ordinary can also be described as special, exceptional or incredible. Despite everything we know and everything we see, out of the ordinary still remains a confusing concept. The best parents want their children to be themselves, find their own voice and march to their own drummer. Yet, once this same child turns 12 or 13, many of those same parents revert to expecting to conformity. It can be a confusing message to be who you are, yet do as your told.
Photographer Jon Eland weaves these concepts together seamlessly. I have written about Jon's focus on subtleties before, his desire to record each person at that point of transition. It is a beautiful slight of hand however, subtly embracing the unconventional in an industry in which the goal is still so often to suppress it.
Now it might be argued that 23 year old Sean Marshall is not exactly unconventional, but special, exceptional and incredible are all adjectives I would use to describe him. A rugby star when at school, currently Sean balances his career in the care profession with a love of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). You'll often find him rock climbing, at the gym or partying with his friends at the local club.
'Our first shoot together was for my main project last year and it found him modelling for 3 hours at -5°c and lower; so I was only too pleased when we got untypically sunny weather for this underwear shoot in a vacant office building in Leeds city centre. Without a doubt he has a great expression, look and body - but he's also a great lad - caring and understanding of others, whilst always ready to help his friends - and have a good time with them too. Definitely a face to watch!'
Sean is also apart of one of Jon's current projects Fallen Far which the photographer is currently completing. The project looks to the Greek gods of mythology and considers how they might be today, two millennia since they were adored and revered
But I like It Photos on ModelMayhem
But I like It: Official Site:
But I Like It: Aimlessness 2
Previously on FH:
Subtleties: Lukas by Jon Eland
Jon Eland: Aimlessness