Friday, February 13, 2015

A Valentine Unattire: Bond by New Manhattan Studios

'Anyone can catch your eye, but it takes someone special to catch your heart.'

Valentines's in an interesting holiday. Depending on your relationship status it can be sensual and romantic, painful and depressing or just... another day. Regardless of where you may be in your love journey, FH, New Manhattan Studios and model Bond Brown want to bring something special to your Valentines, ensuring it's more than just another winter Saturday.

Readers of FH will no doubt remember Wes, (NMS) and his work with Bond, in our hot hat-trick of features from last Halloween. (Those Who Wait | Cool Confidence | Maturation) In those features Wes, and his artistic accomplice Alex Corso, shared the results of their work with Bond during the first half of last year. Shortly after the Halloween postings, Bond returned to Wes's New Manhattan Studio for another, their final shoot together for the year. Wes describes this shoot as distinctly more erotically-focused their their previous work together, meaning of course, more nudity!

I love a great reveal especially, when the revealer is as hot as Bond Brown. In the first half of the shoot, they began with the tux, then the unattire, with Bond removing his tux, tie and underwear, both red, perfect for celebrating February 14th. Wes describes the second half of the session as more romantic, shot in the glamour style of classic 50's cheesecake photography using a high-key style of editing to enhance that specific look. Bond is without a doubt adorable. Sexy, yet coy while at the same time is aware and enjoys the effect his look and aura have on those around him and those who enjoy his work.

Although these images are unmistakably more erotic, I have always found Bond extremely sexy, Bond has a raw and youthful appeal. I think the biggest difference that love about this set of images is the maturity Bond exudes. This is especially evident in how Bond so skillfully plays with the camera using his facial expressions. He has always had a killer grin, but here, Bond has more than morphed into his British spy namesake with suave and sophistication, enticing the viewer with both his eyes as well as his charisma. What more could you want for Valentines!

'Wes and I have have some wonderful shoots in the past year. This last one, however was my favorite. I felt like I was really expressing myself like I should have been all along.'

The Last, Last, Last Photoshoot:
Words by Wes, New Manhattan Studios

When Bond Brown showed up in our studio last January we had no idea he would go on to become one of the most-photographed models in the studio’s portfolio. But his enthusiasm and love of the work earned him repeated call-backs to the studio over the first half of 2014. How he came to have three “final sessions” with the studio, however, is another story (told here).

By the middle of the year, just as I was coming to truly appreciate his potential as a model, Bond announced that after three post-college years in New York, he would be quitting his day job and moving to California. That prompted a quick scheduling of his “final” New York photo session in early October, literally on the eve of his departure from the city. Owing to unusual circumstances we were unable to work with him in the studio that day and he departed without the full complement of work we had hoped to capture.

Fortunately Bob had to return to the city a week later to retrieve the last of his property that hadn’t fit into his car the previous week. We seized the opportunity to reschedule a second “final” shoot in the studio in mid-October. However, this time, owing to technical (“camera”) issues, a portion of the session was lost and we again failed to take full advantage of our “last” shot at Bond.

As eager as ever to please (and model), Bond announced that he’d be returning to New York City one last time for a wedding in November. And with that opening, the third and actual “final” photo session was scheduled. We share today the results of that last, last, last photo session. We have prepared a special video for the readers of Favorite Hunks that takes them behind the scenes at Bond’s last photo session. It can be seen by clicking HERE:

See more of Bond’s work with New Manhattan Studios by clicking HERE:

And while this did turn out to be Bond’s last session with the studio in New York, it is not the last we will see of the young man. New Manhattan Studios has already scheduled him for work in the spring when we make one of our regular trips to the West Coast. We’ve already reminded him that “Bond” is famously associated with expensive yachts and we’ve pointed out that San Francisco Bay is full of them. He’s scouting for a rich cougar with a big yacht. Stay tuned.

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