My POTD countdown is going a little slower than I had planned. With FH turning 10 next month, I need to get moving to get from 2009 to 2016!
The beginnings of what FH has become could be starting to be seen in the second half of 2008. Although POTD's continued to be mostly butts and frat boys, change was in the air. The butts started become a little more diverse, in appearance, ethnicity and in age.
2008 marked my starting to connect POTD with a story below. Although I as still not doing the 5 story, magazine layout that the site morphed into, I was starting to fine tune a format, and categories that interested me.
Mainstream models began to appear more regularly, and I started connected on a regular basis with the artists behind the images I presented. Commentary began to expand, and my curiosity about process became as important as the images I was showcasing.
2008 was also the year I began to focus on celebrity with a tighter focus. Playgirl models, television and soap stars and my favorite actors to cover, men of the stage. Back in 2008, blogs had their own search engine, and many actors and models had their google preferences set to alert them when their names appeared on a blog.
I began receiving regular feedback from models and actors, especially soap hunks who often wrote to thank me for the coverage. (or un-coverage). I also had models and stage actors getting in touch about promoting upcoming projects and appearances.
Most actors and models welcomed the publicity, but some did write about having their images removed. If I were to narrow it down to a category, I would say that the men who poses for Terra's The Boy were the most frequent models who requested their images be removed. Most of the models were very nice, one in particular was incredibly grateful, sending on images of thanks, for my eyes only.
It was little surprised however because the Brazilian based site didn't showcase full frontal. Although the nudes were beautiful, they were more PG than R. I could only assume, most were not wanting to be models, but guys who posed to make some cash for school as many voiced future careers as the reason for removal. I removed every image I was asked, but continued to see most of the images sprawled across other sites and blogs.
Sergey Demekhine Bruce Weber
-Next Up: 2009- Discrediting Credits-
Nathan by David Vance