Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Favorite Pic of the Day for August 25th

Super hot shot of Brody Harris photographed by Bill McClaren. (see more below).

Happy Birthday today August 25th to:

Happy Birthday today August 25th to:

Jonathan Togo turns 32 today.

Rhasaan Orange turns 34 today.

Cameron Mathison turns 40 today.

Robert Maschio turns 43 today.

Blair Underwood Turns 45 today.

Christian LeBlanc turns 51 today.

Still a favorite actor of mine, Tom Skerritt turn 66.

Happy 79th Sean Connery!

Favorite Photographer of the Day: Bill McClaren

I so enjoyed my time today researching and looking for just the right pictures to include with this post. Not many photographers have provided me as much joy as I had viewing the work of Bill McClaren. So much to love about Bill's work! Firstly, it was refreshing to see the ages of the men Bill shoots are not all 19 and 20. Secondly, although Bill has photographed some very beautiful men, he also has the talent to bring out beauty in others I initially would not have seen as attractive. In addition I also love the diversity in the models Bill shoots.

Bill shoots everything; nature, environmental shots, men and women. All with the same love and care one should have for their passion. It is interesting to me that some photographers who shoot the male form don't seem to put the same passion when shooting face shots. It is clear with Bill that he shoots nothing that has not had 100 percent of his energy and love in it.

Below: Amazing Portrait of Pavel.

Bill says:
The following quote by painter Wayne Thiebold could also describe one of my attitudes toward photography: "That's what you do as a painter, you live on hope, that next painting..." And like Ansel Adams I believe: "You don't take a photograph, you make it."

Below: Conley.

"My approach to shooting is cinematic and psychological, and a willingness to "play" becomes an asset. I find this a very exciting way to work; there have been times when a model and I have both been surprised at what "comes out" or "shows up." It's been my experience that photography can be both revealing and therapeutic. And fun."
Bill McClaren

Thanks Bill for your support with the post and for the wonderful shots!
You can check out more of Bill's work at his official site HERE: and his Flickr Page HERE: You can also check out the post below which includes work with the model who led me to discover Bill's work!

Below: Eric H.

Below: The adorable William Charles Adams.

Below: No Hunks to be found but still two of my favorite shots by Bill. Love the green and it looks like Bill put each one of those daisy's in place!

'Oak Leaves in Oakland'

'Early Spring in Northern California'

Below: Yes I am a lover of hunks, but I am also a lover of Love. Really like the two shots below of Adrian and Alex. Beautiful!

Last three shots: Brody Harris by Bill McClaren

Loved Bill's work with the beautiful 22 year old Brody Harris. Brody is a model, actor and painter. Brody has a great eye for all things artistic!

Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 142 lbs
Shoe size: 8.5
Hair color: Blonde
Hair length: Short
Eye color: Other
Skin color: Tanned
Experience: Some Experience

Richard R Vargas by Bill McClaren

It was the third picture down of Richard R Vargas sitting on the stairs in his leopard pants that brought me to the talented Bill McClaren. Bill and Richard are actually shooting again this evening, so hopefully we will have some great new shots in the near future!

Richard has such an amazing look and shares that hi father is Full Puerto Rican and his Mother is Irish, British & German. Richard is new to modeling, but appears right at home in front of the camera. I love how Richard describes himself and I encourage you to get to know a bit more about him at his Model Mayhem page HERE:

Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 158 lbs
Measurements: 40-30-39
Shoe size: 10.5
Hair color: Black
Hair length: Medium
Eye color: Green
Skin color: Olive
Experience: Some Experience

Sean Wing and Matt Barr in 'Ten Inch Hero'

Above: Sean Wing.

Not sure how I let this little gem of a picture slip through my fingers. 'Ten Inch Hero' (title will get you alone) has been compared to 'Diner' and 'Mystic Pizza' two flicks I loved! The movie deals with four friends, their love lives and what they learn about themselves while working in a funky sandwich shop in Santa Cruz, California.

One of the four, Tish (Danneel Harris) is also a nymphomaniac who encounters Brad and Tadd played by the adorable Matt Barr and Sean Wing. I have seen both Matt and Sean in other roles and both are also two talented young men. Matt has been seen recently on in 'Harper's Island' but you might recognize him from 'Gossip Girl' or 'One Tree Hill'. Sean I remember from 'Beautiful People' but was also seen last year in 'South Of Nowhere'. Sean also has 4 movies coming out in the next year so if you don't know him yet...you will.

On top of the scene capped below you also get an great performance by Jensen Ackles as well as the always great Sean Patrick Flanery and Clea DuVall.

Below: Matt Barr

'Ten Inch Hero'

A bit from the movie (sorry not the scene above)