On television, in film or in literature, when a character is described as having 'aww-shucks' like qualities, it is usually to describe someone shy, naive and unsophisticated. For me however, naiveté isn't always about not knowing, instead, for some, it is about not allowing. Not letting negativity and naysayers get in the way of the pursuit of your passions and dreams. Maintaining not just positive energy, but a hopeful determination that despite the challenges, success is not only possible, but deserved.
23 year old Saint Louis fitness model Nolan Ritter definitely has that determination. He doesn't want to use others to make it, but help others along the way. Nolan believes in waking up in each day and taking very opportunity to turn his dreams into reality. For Nolan, mistakes aren't something to dwell on, but something to use and to learn from. Nolan's goal is not just to make it as a model and fitness personality, but to make it to the top, taking the industry by storm.
Atlanta photographer Carl Proctor describes Nolan as a rising personality Nolan Ritter is focused on what needs to be done. What needed to be done when Carl and Nolan got together was to create incredible images to represent Nolan's brand and as you can see they more than succeed. The shoot turned out to be somewhat of a marathon shoot with model and photographer working a full three days and part of a 4th to get just the right shots.
Carl Proctor is an artist who knows how to create images which provide his models with exactly what they need. Given Nolan's focus is fitness, as well as an interest in taking up acting, Carl's images cover all the bases. Nolan's impressive physique is perfectly shot, especially his incredible chest, abs and his magnificent arms. Nolan's handsome face is also beautifully captured, especially his great lips and gentle, and a little flirtatious, brown eyes.
'Nolan told me when he puts his mind to do something, he sticks with it to get the job done all the way. He was one of a very few models who wasn't glued to his cell-phone throughout the shoot, but stayed focused on what needed to be done.'
Granddaddy-O! I have noticed a theme the past year or so with some of my posts. There are many actors I saw on tv or film when I was younger that at the time seemed just like old men. I saw them as actors, but there was no attraction of any kind. Now that I am older myself, some of these men have morphed from old men to hot men...
I am often late to the party, but I only first saw 1981's Mommie Dearest about 10 years ago. When actor Steve Forrest, surrounded in pink, slid into the shower with Faye Dunaway, I really didn't give him much thought. I watched part of the movie again a few weeks ago and all of a sudden Forrest looked a whole lot hotter slipping of his towel and getting into that shower.
Mommie Dearest is certainly a flick worth pulling out and re-watching every 5 years or so. Some of the scenes are hilarious and Dunaway was great, not to mention Diana Scarwid who is really quite amazing. I don't think I've seen Forrest in anything else, but I did a quick google search and was interested in his 1960 film with Elvis.
If the title, Flaming Star, wasn't funny enough, the few caps I found were of a shirtless Elvis Presley looking pretty upset over Forrest. I am guessing however from checking out IMDB, the two were brothers in the film with Presley's love interest being Barbara Eden. Still, the movie's title, and the shirtless shot of Elvis on the movie poster brought me a chuckle.