Monday, June 21, 2010

Favorite Pic of the Day for June 22nd

Allen Clippinger by Fabio xavier.
(see more below).

Happy Birthday today June 22nd to

Lots of Birthdays today!
Happy Birthday today June 22nd to:

Model and actor Thor Knai turns 26 today.

Below: Thor by Martin Ryter.

Next shot by Ryan Wibawa.

Big Love's' Douglas Smith turns 25 today.

Paul Campbell turns 31 today.

Swimmer Jose Meolans turns 32 today.

Donald Faison turns 36 today.

Michael Trucco turns 40 today.

Cyndi Lauper turns 57 today.

Lindsay Wagner turns 61 today.

The Great Meryl Streep turns 61 today.

Kris Kristofferson turns 74 today.

Summer is upon us

I got home from work last night and after doing all I need to do (phone calls, taking the dogs out, putting on the world cup, reading reports for work tomorrow), I sat down to figure out my blog posts for today.

I have been trying to balance my time working on posts as I have been trying to limit my time on the computer lately. Firstly I was actually leaving social engagements to get home to work on the blog. (boring ones yes, but still). Secondly. I decided about a year ago I was not going to waste my time posting on anything or anyone that I was not interested in. I think that is one of the things that sets FH a bit apart. I don't want to post on the same subjects that are on all the other blogs. If you see a model or a photographer or artist on FH it because I love and respect their work.

Tonight I broke my own rule. I was gathering some information on a certain unnamed model and felt myself going through the motions just to have a post. As I was googling the model I came upon the work of photographer Fabio xavier. The shot above by Fabio of model Reed Favero hit me like a ton of bricks (see more below). I LOVE this photo for so many reasons. It brought up more than a few emotions in me. I instantly hit 'select all' and deleted all the shots of the model and began to hunt down more of Fabio's work.

Now that the summer is here, I promise to still keep the posts coming! But as the heat and muggy weather has firmly set in I also plan to spend more time outside so you may see the number of posts decline until the coolness of the fall once again returns to my little corner of the world.

I have some great posts coming up over the next month or so, some are done, some I am still putting together.

Thanks to the unnamed model who took me to the work of Fabio xavier and took me back to remembering that this is not 'Just Hunks' It is a tribute to my favorite things.

Fabio xavier and the beauty of The Black & Whites

I have written in the past about the time in my life when photography was more than a love but an actual way I thought I might one day make my living. Doing FH I get to work through my passion for fine art and...on most days I am happy that I chose another major at University and am now making a pretty decent living. Yesterday, when I was studying the work of Fabio xavier I felt for the first time in awhile I might have made the wrong choice.

Fabio's work is so beautiful, so sensual, so exactly how I have envisioned my work would have been. His work in black and white actually had me aching to once again pick up my camera. Moving into psychology was an easy choice when weddings and poodles were the only thing most people would pay me to shoot. Looking at Fabio's work, 'pay' should not have been such a large part of the decision.

Fabio xavier is a fashion photographer who lives and works in Miami. Although Fabio shoots in many styles, his black and white work is without a doubt my favorite. Fabio xavier has now joined the ranks of the artists who frequent my favorite photographer list on this blog. His work, like the others on the list to your right, inspire me and daily bring a bit of light and beauty into my life. You can check out more of Fabio's work at his site HERE:

Below: Danny Miami

Below: Fernando Sippel

Allen Clippinger By Fabio xavier

Allen Clippinger and his brother James are two of the most successful brothers modeling today. I have featured both on FH in the past. Allen's work with Fabio has been featured on other websites and together their work highlight the things I love so much about Fabio xavier's work. You can check out Allen and James official site HERE:

Allen Clippinger

Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 170 lbs
Chest: 41
Waist: 31
Shoe: 11
Hair color: Blonde
Hair length: Short
Eye color: Green
Skin color: White
Experience: Experienced

Broadway Bares!!!

Nick Adams, Kristin Chenoweth, Jen Cody, Reichen Lehmkuhl, Alan Cumming, Diana DeGarmo, Jerry Mitchell, Euan Morton, Christopher Sieber, Vanessa Williams, and more stars lend their support to Broadway Bares XX - Strip-Opoly!

Oh to have been in NY last night where the heat would have been coming from the stage and not the muggy weather! You can check out more pics at Theatre Mania HERE: and I strongly suggest you head over to Boy Culture where one of my favorite writers, Matthew Rettenmund shares his first hand account of the evening!

West Side Story's Joshua Buscher

Nick Adams

Below: The guys from 'Hotel'. Can you spot FH favorite Ryan Murray?

Below: Reichen Lehmkuhl and Lucy Liu

Special thanks to DavidAsset for the amazing video!