Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Favorite Pic of the Day for August 3rd

Above: Tyler Lough by James Houston. See more of James work below.

Happy Birthday today August 3rd to:

Happy Birthday today August 3rd to:

Actor Jon Foster (who I miss seeing weekly on AOP),turns 26 today.

Ryan Lochte turns 26 today.

Tom Brady turns 33 today.

Gymnast Blaine Wilson turns 36 today.

Fame's Carlo Imperato turns 47 today.

Isaiah Washington turns 47 today.

John C. McGinley turns 51 today.

Thumbs Down: 'Choose A Size' Paper Towels

No this post has nothing to do with the beautiful nor the talented but I do love me my Paper towels so roll with me...

I am sure the inventor of those 'choose/pic a size' roles of paper towels got plenty of praise. We are all concerned about the environment and using less of anything is a good thing. I am sure the boardroom presentation included pictures of land fills with huge amounts of paper towels that the presenter claimed would not end up in there if only we could grab the roll and use a smaller portion.


My compost bin is currently full of paper towels due to this stupid invention!

I recycle bottles, cans, cardboard, newspapers, magazines and food waste. It takes a good hour on garbage day to get it all ready, but I was as Al Gored as the next guy. But...there are certain things I do not want to give up and one is my God given right to use an entire sheet of paper towel. I love my paper towel, I am at a loss without it. It is harder and harder to find full sheets at the grocery store due to all those stupid packages of 'choose a size'. Let me tell you something, I made chicken fried rice tonight and the amount of paper towel I ripped, ruined and wasted by not being able to properly grab an entire sheet most certainly wiped out any waste savings the company is trying to make the public think they care about.

Get rid of them!!!
Rant over :)

Pic Series Of The Day: 'Wet' By James Houston

Some of you might recognize a few of the models in this series of beautiful images but it is the photographer, James Houston, whose work many can spot right away. James, with his background in sculpture and design, is known as one of the world’s leading body and beauty photographers.

"If emotion is best described as energy in motion, then photographer James Houston can be described as one who captures that energy and transforms it into art."
—Karen-Jane Eyre, Editor, Not Only Black + White

Check out more of James work, including his books, Move, One and my favorite Raw at his website HERE:

Favorite Face Of The Day: Daniel Edward Miller

Scott Hoover who shot the first five shots of Daniel featured in this post said on his blog:

'Every now and then I run across a new model that I must work with. Someone who has that "it" thing. Someone who gives off a vibe through an image that makes you want to shoot them.'

That vibe was certainly present the first time I saw shots of 25 year old model Daniel Edward Miller. Daniel has such a great face highlighted by his beautiful green eyes. I was also impressed with the diversity in Daniel's portfolio which featured classic images mixed with some very creative work with some of my favorite photographers.

Daniel Edward Miller

Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 143 lbs
Chest: 38
Waist: 28
Shoe: 11
Hair color: Brown
Hair length: Short
Eye color: Green
Skin color: White
Experience: Experienced

Below: Daniel by Kristopher Kelly.
I have always loved the work of Kristopher Kelly. As much as I love some of his more traditional shots, my favorite shots by Kristopher are ones under the theme 'dirty'. This series of shots of Daniel were also featured on Beautiful Mag which you can check out HERE: Also be sure to check out Kristopher's blog where he is currently showcasing an amazing new series of 'under the surface' shots which you can check out HERE: .

Love Love the next two shots by Paul Reitz.
If you have not checked out Paul's new book 'Boys In The City' it is now ready to order on Amazon!

Remaining images of Daniel by FH favorite Dylan Rosser.