Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Favorite Pic of the Day for May 26th

Alexar by Marlen Boro
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Happy Birthday today May 26th to:

Happy Birthday today to:
The beautiful and talented Argentine actor Gonzalo Heredia who turns 29 today.

Gonzalo in 'Ronda Nocturna' (2005).

Happy Birthday also today May 26th to:
Romain Froment turns 34 today.

Matt Stone turns 41 today.

Lenny Kravitz turns 47 today.

Former star quarterback Dan Pastorini turns 62 today.

Just Because: Black Eyed Peas

There was a time I liked the The Black Eyed Peas but lately they are losing favor quickly. It is not just that there is something creepy about the group (that was always there) but it seems they do not quite understand the notion of 'leaving them wanting more'. The Black Eyed Peas show up EVERYWHERE, anytime, all the time. Singing (sometimes not even close to on tune) on every award show, event, talk show or gas station opening that invites them. It is not that they can go unnoticed, their brand of performing is never subtle and always loud. Might be nice if every once in awhile they chose not to RSVP...

Alexander Barbosa by David Arnot

Colombian soccer prodigy Alexander Barbosa in front of the lens of David Arnot.

18 year old Alex is an aspiring NY model currently signed to Ryan Colby's ColbyModels.

Alex has a great look captured beautifully in this shoot by David. Earlier this month I profiled David's work and his new book One. One will begin shipping soon so if you have not checked it out please check out David's site HERE: You can also check out my previous post on One HERE:

Watched!: Alexar by Marlen Boro

'Marlen’s photography reflects his lifelong quirky sense of humor and impossible-to-squelch delight in the world. He is masterful at bringing out not only sultry shadows and the astonishing beauty of the male body, but also genuine smiles, infectious smirks, spontaneous grins, and other moments of unguarded authenticity.'

'Be prepared to feel sexy'
Marlen Boro

This is the vow Marlen Boro makes to those who step in front of his camera. I have yet to see a shoot from Marlen where he does not deliver on this promise in spades. One might argue that with the ultra hot Alexar the task would be easy, but being comfortable in front of the camera does not always come as naturally to everyone as it does with Alexar.

Whenever I see a Marlen Boro shoot I usually see a fair amount of 'genuine smiles, infectious smirks, spontaneous grins, and other moments of unguarded authenticity', and can see no greater example than Marlen's work with Alexar.

Alexar says that his experience with Marlen was great, 'Super friendly guy, he made me laugh a lot'. Alexar reports it was very relaxed and full of conversation. Alexar also adds that he extremely comfortable being naked anyway, loves attention and loves being watched. Alexar's love of being watched will be taken full advantage of by Marlen who has some big plans. Marlen says can't wait to work with Alexar again and promises to show much more! Alexar's love of being watched, his comfortability in front of the camera, his contagious grin (and come on, phenomenal butt) make that a promise I am going to hold Marlen to!

In working on numerous profiles featuring Marlen's work, his skill and ability at putting models at ease, at feeling relaxed and confident is consistently mentioned. All the models I have communicated with speak highly of their experience, both with the resulting photos and with the overall experience of shooting with Marlen itself.

This is a big reason I so love showcasing Marlen's work. Besides of course producing great shots, Marlen makes the feelings of his models not just a part of the process but a core and essential part of his photography. Marlen tries not just to capture, but to bring out something, possibly something hidden, buried, maybe even something about the model they themselves had not yet discovered.

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