Saturday, April 7, 2012
Happy Easter everyone. Although Easter is not until tomorrow, I am going away and will not be posting again until tomorrow night. If your in the mood, feel free to spend time with a few past Easter themed posts including Boro's bunnies (HERE: & HERE:) through enjoying the eggs in Dave August's basket HERE:
After a discussion (ok, an argument) with a few of my friends Thursday night, we headed out to Hunger Games. One of them wanted to see Titanic 3D but I barely got through it's drawn out melodramatic love story the first time and had no intention of seeing it again. Everything I had heard about the film was positive but I still had reservations as the films appeal has been compared to that of the Twilight saga, yet another blockbuster I had a hard time getting through.
I loved the film, and it's cast all superb. Although led by a the incredible Jennifer Lawrence, the heroine was surrounded by plenty of testosterone to please anyone needing a little male distraction with their action. Stanley Tucci, Wes Bentley, Liam Hemsworth, Lenny Kravitz, Woody Harrelson and the oh so hot Alexander Ludwig are all more than able to fill one's hunger craving.
Most impressive was actor Josh Hutcherson who, (I know I must live under a rock) I had not really heard of until this film. It is a testament to his acting skills that a character at times you dismiss, dislike and distrust becomes one, which by the third act, you end up routing for. It is also a testament to the appeal of Liam Hemsworth that in only a few short scenes, you still want the heroine to choose him.
Josh Hutcherson (Peeta)
Canadian model and actor Alexander Ludwig (Cato)
Wes Bentley (Seneca) in American Beauty (1999)
Woody Harrelson (Haymitch) in The Cowboy Way (1994)
Below: Liam in Satisfaction (2009)
See my full post on Liam in Satisfaction HERE:
Just wondering if anyone knows if there is any sort of etiquette to standing up against bullying? I ask as I was struck today, as I have been many times before, how some people declare and post well written outcries of anger over the suicide or bullying of a gay kid. Yet...some of those same people the following week are posting jokes, cartoons or photos which make fun of someone they deem to be dumber than them, differ politically from them, but most often someone with more pounds on their body than them. So, just trying to get the rules straight, picking on gay kids bad, picking on dumb or fat kids...a-ok?
I recently introduced FH readers to model Lee Mayson and posted some of my favorite shots from his portfolio last month. I however saved Lee's images from his work with photographer Andrew Bowman as I felt they warranted a post of their own.
Before I declared major as psychology, photographer was certainly in the mix as one of my career choices. My year or so pursuing that passion went by quickly and sadly there was never a naked man on the other side of my lens. I actually made a bit of money but it was all from puppies, kittens, brides and grooms. I think I spent almost every Saturday that summer in hot, humid churches, parks, fields and gazebo's shooting happy, nervous, demanding, annoying and mostly loud wedding parties.
Many photographers have weddings as part of their history and England's Andrew Bowman is no exception. In a sort of wink and nod to his past shooting brides and grooms, Bowman often has his male models holding colorful bouquets of flowers (as Lee does in the pic of the day). With gay marriage still such an unsettled issue, Bowman's images have multiple meanings.
Lee reports that he often hears from photographers that there is no market for Asian models, but Andrew Bowman was different. Lee reports Bowman believed in him and he loved working with him. The two are planning on a future shoot very soon.