Last Gasp Of Summer

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Favorite Pic of the Day for November 30th

Above: Angels In Da Bronx by Richard Rothstein
-See more of Richard's work below-

Happy Birthday today November 30th


Happy Birthday to Gael Garcia Bernal, seen here in one of my favorite movies, La Mala EducaciĆ³n turns 34 today.


Check out more of today's birthday boys HERE: & HERE:






And The Lesson Learned...


If there was ever any doubt...


NOTHING good can come from going to a Justin Bieber concert!


Just Because: Grant Bowler



In checking through my stats the other day I was curious as to why my 2009 post on Grant Bowler (then on Ugly Betty) was getting so many hits. Only took me a minute to remember the bodacious body of Bowler's was the Dick, in last Sunday's airing of Liz and Dick.


I am a big fan of Bowler's, loved him in many of his roles, including recently on True Blood, but nothing could bring me to watch another Lohan train wreck. I like old 70's disaster movies as much as the next person but at the risk of sounding too self righteous, I don't believe this movie was many for any other reason than to exploit the actress in the lead role.


I am no fan of Lohan's but in this case the producers obviously were not going for any form of greatness. It is clear, given that they could not get Lohan on a reality show, this would serve as the net best thing. Elizabeth deserved more and I am sure she will get it. There are much better writers, actors and producers who will pay homage to this star down the road. Some have called this flick another 'Showgirls' but I hope it dies a quick death and just goes away, and stays there.



Caps from Australian series 'Blue Heelers' and 'Outrageous Fortune'.


In A Burst Of Flames! Richard Rothstein


'Summer dies like the Phoenix, in a burst of flames!'


Every Autumn I strive to find images and subjects to mark what has become my favorite season and time of the year. Usually I get around to putting together these fall themed posts sometime in October before the first snow hits. This year, obviously I missed it but given I still have one day until December upon us decided I still had a few hours before I missed my window.


Last month after viewing an image from photographer Richard Rothstein, I knew whose images I wanted to use. Richard's unique vision of Manhattan, not to mention the men who reside there, are a favorite subject of mine to cover on FH. Although the men Richard shoots are always the focus, the more time I spend with his work, the more the world he surrounds them in, takes over my imagination.


This world is not just the city of New York, it's streets, it's boroughs and landmarks. It is bigger than that, bigger what is and also encompasses what was. I remember when I was a teenager I had a poster in my bedroom of the city. It was a New York not so much of those who live and work there, but a New York that was packaged and sold to the rest of the world through music, movies and cultural lure. I spent hours looking at and dreaming of that city on the poster.


I think lure also plays a big role in my love of Autumn. Not every day from September through December is crisp and colorful. They all don't involve pumpkin patches and skipping down leaf blown cobblestone paths on the way to a harvest fair. But... the fact that in those few months there are a few moments, when the sun hits the water and the surrounding foliage is at it's most colorful, cascading my surroundings with vibrant reds, yellow's and oranges, make the even the dreariest of Autumn days just a bit more magical.


Richard has been capturing the Lord Of The Concrete Jungle for awhile now. I first posted about his journey with Tarzan back in July (HERE:). These images of Tarzan were taken in October and the world which surrounds the King of the Apes is one of incredible color and detail, all which help make-up of the lure that is Autumn. The images, especially when enlarged, captures all the magic and imagination as the poster that used to hang on my wall.


Richard Rothstein's Manhattan Men