Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Favorite Pic of the Day for May 24th

One of my favorite shots by Michael Angelo
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Favorite Birthday Boy for May 24th: Eric Close

I first met Eric Close when he joined the daytime show Santa Barbara. I have followed him through many tv shows. I did not watch Without A Trace much, but I do keep an eye on one of the cutest guys on the tube, also a great actor. Eric turns 44 today.

Also Celebrating today May 24th

Happy Birthday today also to:

Actor Bryan Greenberg turns 33 today.

The Brilliant John C. Reilly turns 46 today.

Never need an excuse for a little Mark Wahlberg. Below with John in Boogie Nights.

R.I.P New York Golden Glove winner Hector Camacho.

I always enjoy Jim Broadbent in all he does, Jim turns 62 today.

Priscilla Presley, from Dallas turns 66 today.

The Great Patti LaBelle Turns 67 today.

A Look Back: Photographer of the Day: Michael Angelo

A Look Back:
From January 2010

I cannot tell you much about NY based photographer Michael Angelo (mr angelo) as he is hard to research. I can tell you that like another Michael Angelo, one without the a, this one is a true artist.

The first shot of Michael's that I saw was the one below. I was instantly drawn to the bananas. Not for the reasons you might think, or maybe exactly for the reason you might think. The vibrant yellow really is the center of the shot with the model almost serving as background. I knew I wanted to find out more about the photographer.

I was pleased to see this splash of color, often a piece of fruit, was a theme in much of Michael’s work. The detail in Michael's work is truly extraordinary and I was amazed at the level of excellence with composition, lighting and staging in shot after shot that I had the privilege to see and enjoy.

Michael's has a wonderful online portfolio I encourage you check out at his site HERE: Be sure to check out his series “Portrait of Cambodia,” which documents the country’s cultural and political landscape. It debuted in New York in 2007.

"Winter 2009, Michael will present “The Lipstick Portraits”. Subjects include actress Susan Sarandon, supermodel Veronica Verakova, tastemaker Simon Doonan, philanthropist Abigail Disney, and burlesque queen Dita von Teese."

Below: My favorite series of shots by Michael.

This series of shots touched a series of conflicting emotions in me. Sexy of course, but also a loneliness. It is also reminded me of the many science fiction movies where one man wakes up alone on the earth and how small we really are in the scheme of things.