Sunday, November 21, 2010

Favorite Pic of the Day for November 21st

I recently posted about one of Dylan Rosser's new additions, the incredible Rastino Tan. I think the above shot is my favorite of Rastino. If you head over to Dylan's site THE MALE FORM you will not only see more of Rastino but this week Thomas Synnamon is acting as guest photographer with his shoot with Eddy!

Favorite Birthdays for today November 21st

Happy Birthday today November 21st to:

One of my favorite models, Cameron Bailey turns 22 today.

Below: One of my favorite shots of Cameron by Rick Day

Rib Hillis is a former model turned actor who many of you may know from his roles on 'Passions', 'Port Charles', 'Baywatch' turns 40 today. Check out Rib's Myspace HERE:

Rib in 'Propiedad ajena' (2007)

Also Celebrating today November 21st

Other favorites celebrating today November 21st

From 'the boy', model Nido Barroso turns 24 today.

Dancer Blake McGrath turns 27 today.

Spanish hottie Xavi Oribe turns 32 today.

Argentine actor Marcelo Córdoba turns 37 today.

INKED by Hans Fahrmeyer

-Sunday With Hans-

"A man without tattoos is invisible to the Gods."

The quote above comes from the 2002 documentary 'The Vanishing Tattoo' in which tattoo artist Thomas Lockart despairs over the state of modern tattooing. Lockart journeyed the globe to study the Japanese, American, and tribal tattoo masters, absorbing the expertise along the way.

Whether you agree with Lockart (that 'a hundred and forty nine bucks gets you a tattoo gun by mail order') it is clear that tattoos certainly turn the invisible, the skin, into something visible, often colorful that draws the gaze of others to it.

In each of these shots by Hans Fahrmeyer the tattoo becomes not just a part of the photo but instead Hans makes it the focus, with the model, a vehicle to display it.

Thanks again Hans for sharing your work with FH!

Hans Fahrmeyer Official Site:
Hans Fahrmeyer on FH:

"A genuine tattoo.... tells a story. I like stories and tattoos, no matter how well done, and if they don't tell a story that involves you emotionally, then they're just there for decoration, then they're not a valid tattoo. There has to be some emotional appeal or they're not, to my way of thinking, a real tattoo. It tells people what you are and what you believe in, so there's no mistakes."
~Leo, tattooist, 1993, quoted in Margo DeMello, Bodies of Inscription, 2000