Friday, June 3, 2011

Favorite Pic of the Day for June 4th

Jake Buczynski by John M Clum
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Happy Birthday today June 4th to:

Lukas Podolski turns 26 today.

It is a busy day for blowing out candles! Besides Lukas, check out other favorites celebrating today; Parker Stevenson, Evan Lysacek, Jamie Dornan, Philip Olivier, Chad Cole, Scott Wolf, Matthew Whittet and Noah Wylie HERE:

Scene Of The Day: Ed Helms in Cedar Rapids

If you ever get a hankering for the nerdy/sexy combo (and who doesn't from time to time) then these shots of Ed Helms from Cedar Rapids are for you. To be honest I had not heard of Helms (no I have not yet seen The Hangover and do not watch The Office) until I saw him on Saturday Night Live but was instantly a wee bit smitten. Thanks to VJay at JAD for the caps! Cedar Rapids also features the backside of Red Foreman (Kurtwood Smith). I love Smith but don't exactly get the same hankering...

Keeping up with Nick Ayler

The first time I saw shots of Nick Ayler was back in 2009 when Hans Fahrmeyer sent me shots from his most recent shoot with Nick. Instantly it was clear there was something special about this man. Besides being one of the hottest models, Nick is a also a talented singer, actor and DJ. What impressed me most about Nick was how driven he was. Nick worked hard to get his career jump started and was generous to in providing FH with material and information. Since 2009 Nick has been someone I feature as often as I can!

Above: Two of my favorite shots of Nick by Jin Wang

Nick's hard work and determination has led to Nick heading to head of the class. The past year has had Nick featured in numerous campaigns, calendars, magazine covers (DNA by Richard Gerst), book covers (ONE by David Arnot)and much much more!

After a move from New York to CA last year new opportunities presented themselves including a role in the new series Hollywood Boys. Hollywood Boys is just getting off the ground but if you want to jump on board from the beginning you check check out the official site HERE: I will feature more as the series progresses.

California has also provided Nick the opportunity to explore one of his main loves, music. Nick DJ's every Saturday and recently began a new Facebook Page and Website to feature his work. Check out his latest, The Contradiction Mix HERE:

The cast of Hollywood Boys by Scott Hoover.

Jake Buczynski by John M Clum

John M Clum
'Photography through the eyes of a painter'

The first time I featured the work of John M Clum (An Ealaíontóir), I contrasted his work with model B Chapman with Clum's seawall series of paintings. I was struck by how similar the feel was in all of his work, regardless of the medium. With both his paintings and his photography John's work has a added layer, a depth.

'I capture images of men that will span body structure and physical manifestations of form, frailty, variation, infirmity, strength, power, beauty, arousal and the exotic or any combination thereof.'

One of John's latest shoots was with 23 year old Pennsylvania model Jake Buczynski. Jake is just getting started with modelling but with the depth John brings to his shots Jake looks far from a beginner. Jake says he is not afraid to after what he wants, and success with modelling is currently at the top of his list.

'I'm a very out going, lively, entertaining person. I enjoy working out and staying active. In my free time I enjoy baseball, volleyball, hiking, cliff jumping, and in the winter I love to snowboard. Recently I've been dedicating my free time to becoming a model. It's alot harder than I thought but i'm working hard and getting into the best shape of my life and I am not gonna stop until I succeed in this profession.'
Jake Buczynski

John thinks with the right opportunities Jake is headed for success. He found him on Model Mayhem while looking for models in his area that were trying to get a start.

'I could see his potential right away with his impressive physique. He was only about 30 miles from me so I contacted him and offered to shoot him. He answered yes and these photos are the result. He was excellent to work with!'

Be sure to check out John's official site HERE:
You can also check out more of Jake's work on MM HERE:

Favorite Pic of the Day for June 3rd

Vladimir Ivanov

Happy Birthday today June 3rd

Happy Birthday today June 3rd to:

Rafael Nadal turns 25 today.

Jan Michael Gambill turns 34 today.

Anderson Cooper turns 44 today.

James Purefoy turns 47 today.