Sunday, March 18, 2012

Favorite Pic of the Day for March 19th

In front of the towers at the Ammo Factory
David by Robert J Guttke
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Happy Birthday today March 19th

Happy 43rd to Michael Bergin & happy 57th to Bruce Willis!

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REIGNING: Robert J Guttke

Summer of 1993
David by Robert J Guttke

Usually when I profile the work of an artist for the first time, I begin with giving a little bit of background and filling in a bit of biographical information. Today, for a couple of reasons I am not. Firstly; anyone serious about the subject of men in art knows the work of Robert J Guttke. Robert has been capturing the male form through drawings, sculptures and eventually film, for over twenty years. Robert's work, his books, calendar's and sculptures have achieved a following beyond those who usually seek out images of naked men.(like me and many of you...)

Secondly, I first connected with Robert a couple of months about a feature for tMf. With that upcoming, I did not want to duplicate any information, images and stories that Robert shared for that piece. Consider these images of David as a bit of an appetizer, the first course of what promises to be a more than satisfying visual feast.

'The rocks behind crumbled and avalanched around him the moment after I snapped this shot. It was very worrisome. After all, I was down below and could have been hurt.'
Robert J Guttke

During the during the summer of 93 Robert worked with David more than any other model. Getting started however, proved a bit of a challenge. When the artist first approached him about shooting, David appeared nervous, even a little frightened, and ended up bringing some of his football buddies with him to the initial interview. Thankfully, the nerves were not a sign of future problems, Robert reports he quickly became very comfortable and began to just enjoy being naked.

Although his nerves never got in the way of Robert's vision and the creation of the images the artist was after, they did crop up in different ways throughout that summer. Despite his magnificent body and obvious physical strengths, David often used Robert as a confidant, sharing his doubts about dating and the woman he was seeing. Robert, often acting as David's own Cyrano de Bergerac quietly supported David through the relationship process from hand holding and romance all the way through David's proposal. (David played violin, and Robert suggested Meditation from Thais) She of course, said yes.

'99% of these images are all scanned from film - remember film- hence they don't have that polished, plastic look of digital. When on location I worked with fast film, never knowing what light I would discover. No reflectors. No assistants. Just me, the subject, and the sounds of nature around us. Once when shooting on the ice a herd of deer walked past!'

'I usually ask the guys to just look pissed. Makes for better drama since I am stretching bodies into pain thresholds...'

There are many photographers currently reigning as masters of capturing the male form. Robert J Guttke is not however, really that interested in vying for a position. His place is already clearly defined. Robert continues to take his work, his models, to places far beyond where most others dare to go. It is a place where having a model drop their pants in front of a colored background isn't quite enough. It is a place where having a model with a great body and mad photoshopping skills are really of little use. This place is one where limits are pushed and boundaries don't really exist. An incredible architectural wasteland, somewhere between what one can do, with something they really should not be even trying.

-Robert J Guttke Official Site-
-The work of Robert J Guttke represented here is with the explicit permission of the photographer for FH only. Please do not use or copy images or text without acquiring permission from the copy write holder-

Just Because: Adam Scott

Actor Adam Scott has been doing the rounds on talk shows the past couple of weeks promoting his role in Friends With Kids and his role on Parks And Recreation. I hear Parks is a decent show but nothing about NBC's Thursday comedy line-up draws me (or most of America so it seems) to watch. Despite the critical raves and Emmy Awards none of the four sit-coms is putting a dent in the ratings juggernaut of American Idol. If Idol were not enough, Parks has to deal with CBS's The Big Bang Theory. I had not really known Adam had joined the cast until seeing him on TV last week, but he might be what gets me to give it a look.

Adam has been working steadily in the business for close to 20 years, and I think he first caught my eye during his guest stint on Six Feet Under. Adam's talent allows him to move seamlessly between television and film. There is also something about Adam, his look which I find extremely attractive. As an actor, he can weave between the clean cut, goofy and adorable good guy through to a more dark and sexy and more complex look when the role requires it.

Adam with good friend Paul Rudd

Tell Me You Love Me (2007)

The Vicious Kind (2009)

Artists Who Inspire:

FH: Contributing Artists:
Ajuna Montano by Gordon Nebeker

Below is a list of the photographers & artists who have contributed directly to making FH such a wonderful showcase for incredible images! Due to the length of the list I have not included all artists sent on by models, but instead work directly sent through from the photographer themselves. The list continues to be a work in progress so if your not here, please know I am trying my best.

Andrew Bowman***Andy Hurvitz***AJL Photo***Alan Armijo***Allan Spiers***Alex Photopaint***Andrea Romano***Angus Malcolm***Arteo Photo Kevin Moore***Ashland Thomas***Bacchus Stuart Photo***Bad Behaviour Boys***Bill Donlon***Bill McClaren***Birds Eye Studios***Bob Burkhardt***Brenton Parry***Brian Gorman***Bruce Denny***Byron Motley

Keith by Carl Proctor

Carl Proctor***Carolina Freelance***Chris Teel***Christopher Singleton***Clean Slate***ClearEye LLC***Danny Barson***Dan Skinner***Daniel Marcus***Dave Koster***Dave Ouano***David Arnot***David Vance***David Wagner***Dennis Nauert***Digital Pixel Studios***Baker & Adams***DLJ Photography***Doug Vetter***Dylan Rosser***Eddie Christie***Emerging Talent Images***Erick Herfs***Ev Dylan***Fabien Lemaire***flondo***FlyFoto

Andrew by Mark Grantham & Mike Tossy

Firebird Photography***Frank Bell***GLiMPSe visual***Gordon Nebeker***Hans Fahrmeyer*** haringmanPLUS***Ian Burgess***Ian Robert Knight***James R Cunningham***James Spada***Jay Rickard***JayBee Photography***Jim Wilkinson***Joem C. Bayawa***John Fallon***John M Clum***Jon Eland***Jon Seneca***Josh Camero***JR Williams***jtoPHOTO***Julian Vankim***Karl Smet***Kim Hanson***Kraizie Kat***Krunnch Photo***Kurt R. Brown***Leigh Carter***Lewis and Marshall***lebordelais

Quinn Christopher Jaxon by Bacchus Stuart

macpics***Mack Sturgis***ManScout Photogrpaphy***Manuscript Photography***Mark Bower***Mark Grantham***Mark Leighton***Marlen Boro***Michael A. Downs***Michael Angelo***Michael Kilgore***Michael Puff***Michael Stokes***Mikel Marton***Mike Ross***MikeTossy***Millar Photographics ***msbimages***Mount Photography***MStyles

Lyle by Marlen Boro

Musclehead Graphics***MvR Photo***N D L Photography**New Manhattan Studio***Nicolas Smith***Nicky Reyes***Night Kast Images***Norcal Bodz***Nohea Dunn***Pascal d'Ameyal***Patrick Keuanu***Patrick Mulcahy***Patrick R***Paul Mariano***Paul Reitz***Peachtree Muscle***Peek Physique***Photos By BironPierre Simard*******Pierre-Yves Monnerville***Prairie Visions***Preferred Studio***p w gomez***Raymond Meza***Rex King***Richard Rothstein***rickspix***Robert Colgan***Robert J Guttke***Ron Reyes***rSEANd Photography***Russ Osterweil***Scott Barnes***Scott Marrs***Sean Cooper***Serge Lee***Shannon Boh

Matt Eldracher by Chris Teel

Shaun Simpson***Shawa Pablo-chester***Shayne Fergusson***Shotbygrant Photography***Stanley L. Moore***Steve Mack***Stephen Kahrs***Studio James***Studio R9 Tampa***Studio Troll i Ord***T-W-D photos***takeurpicture***Thomas Bourry***TR Pics***Unlimited Male***Walter Tabayoyong***Wananga***Von Melzer***Walter Kurtz***WM Images ***Xavier_Paris***YogaBear Studio***Zedneram Imagery

Note: For a couple of reasons, I have also not included some photographers who have not responded or given feedback since their work has appeared on FH.