'When your in front of the lens of Michal Boothe, your more than just nude, you are actually seen.'
The quote above is from one of my early pieces featuring the work of Dallas photographer Michal Boothe from msbimages. It may seem a bit of a contradictory that a naked model might not want to be seen, but it's often the case. Many models, although exposed physically, are able to hide behind attitude, disappear within a character, or blend into an artists concept or theme.
Last month, when reintroducing Michal's work on the site, I threw out a couple of models that I hoped to feature, one of them was Chris. When you scroll down, you'll see a hot young body, a toned 19 year old physique with beautiful arms, great legs and stomach and penis.Now,FH certainly celebrates the male form, so you know how I love a great body, but almost all of the men Michal shoots have great bodies. I was drawn to Michal's work with Chris equally as much for the images above.
Michal's first three portraits are similar in framing and the part of the body captured. But each of the head shots captures three very different facets of Chris' personality. In the first image, Chris is serious, maybe looking just a little sad. In the second he's smiling. The smile is bright, but maybe... not completely happy. The third shot is my favorite, cheeky and fun. There is truth in each of the three images, but interestingly, maybe not to the same degree in each.
Michal shot Chris back in 2007 after seeing images of the new model shot by Mark Lynch. Chris arrived with a chaperone which Michal found added some obstacles to the process. Capturing the 'truth' a bit more difficult with a third person giving suggestions, and laying out boundaries during the shoot. In the end however, Michal was still pleased with some of the images from the shoot.
'There was a beautiful, but also mischievous innocence about his face I thought....
I have not really watched Grey's Anatomy in a couple of seasons. Once my favorite television drama, the show for me went over board with it's plane crashes, mass shootings and other season ending catastrophes. I have however, not been able to delete from my DVR.
Shonda Rhimes does write beautiful characters, and I am still invested in finding out, even without watching, what's going on with Meredith, Richard, Bailey and especially Alex. I have almost zero interest in the newer characters, but the original cast of characters were a group of fully rounded and interesting group of characters.
One exception has been Ben. Maybe it's because he's paired with Bailey. Maybe it's because the writers didn't thrust him on us. (like Meredith's many sisters...) Maybe it's because actor Jason George is incredibly talented, and incredibly sexy!
Last week I breezed through a couple of episodes prior to deleting them from my DVR. I stopped and paid attention to a two part episode focused on George's Ben. It was great to see George be able to shine and show is acting chops beyond the odd quip with Chandra Wilson in the Seattle Grace hallways.
A little research on George let me know what a busy actor he's been. I don't watch Mistresses, but found out George juggles roles on both an ABC fall, and an ABC summer series. George has been in a ton of television series, including early roles on the prime time sudser Titans, and the day time sudser Sunset Beach.
I never saw any of the 90's soap opera, but I remembered it being a vehicle for Aaron Spelling to give another child a role on television. Tori had 90210, and Randy was given the lead on Sunset Beach. Aaron wisely surrounded his son with actors like George as well other soap hunks ranging from Eddie Cibrian, Hank Cheyne and Gordon Thompson.
I remember using the image below to help celebrate the birthday's in posts featuring Cheyne, Timothy Adams and Dax Griffin, but didn't connect until now that the forth naked actor was Jason George.
The images is sort G rated as far as nudity is concerned, but I think we all still would have enjoyed being an observer on the shoot!
Below: Timothy Adams, Jason, Dax Griffin and Hank Cheyne
Thankfully, given George was on a soap, and the soap was based at the beach, there were plenty of hot shirtless photos when I went a-googling. George looks as hot, or maybe even hotter, than he did when baywatching it down the beach and he has me thinking I just might just check out the season premiere of Greys, something I haven't done in a few years.