Sunday, August 19, 2012

Favorite Pic of the Day for August 20th

Spectacle: Lyle by Marlen Boro

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Happy Birthday today August 20th

Happy 31st to one of my favorite actors, Ben Barnes!

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Gleeful? Kudos to Blake Jenner

Congratulations to Blake Jenner who last week took the crown on The Glee Project. I love Blake, he is adorable, earnest, caring to his fellow contestants, an immensely talented actor, a fun to watch dancer and a decent singer. But... It cannot go unnoticed that the judges of The Glee Project have for a second year in a row gone the 'Tiger Beat' route, leaving many talented singers (mostly female) to sing do wop in the background.

Ryan Murphy and company could have had an Adele, but instead, went for Bieber. No slight to Blake, he will make a great Finn.2.O. My problem is that the show spent much of the first 10 episodes slamming the contestants about what it means to be on Glee, those underdog, minimized and bullied teens who shine so well on Glee. Yet...even with the power voiced Alyn and Ali, both with back stories far more riveting than Blake's (did he even share one...), they ended up picking the Captain of the football team, the most popular and good looking of the group. As much as Blake deserves it, the show needs to revisit it's motto and foundation. It's connection to it's winner is about as consistent as the storytelling on the Fox show.

Waist Not Want Not: Lyle by Marlen Boro

Lyle: A Penetrating Portrait by Marlen Boro

Fans of Marlen Boro, and FH's Gentlemen of Marlen Boro know the Minneapolis based photographer is a master at capturing the male body. Torsos, arms, legs and bums, not to mention a plethora of penises are all captured with a deliberation of intent to tantalize and excite the viewers senses and desires. Marlen Boro is not generally subtle... he knows what he wants, and he knows what you want and serves to meet the needs of both his models and the many admirers of his work.

With so much explicit sexuality exuding from his massive...ummm...portfolio, it is easy to overlook Marlen's skill and talent as a photographer. His proficiency at creating powerful images is not only focused on male sexuality but as importantly, the complexity of character that makes up being a man in 2012. One of Marlen's greatest gifts is his ability to bring out a subjects sexuality with models of all ages, walks of life and most importantly, in men with all levels of comfortably and confidence. This week Marlen, just temporarily I promise, lifts his lens above the waist to focus on his portrait work.

'I’m not sure if it’s the cooling August weather – the approaching Minnesota State Fair (the bittersweet end of summer) – the latest retooling of my website. Who knows – but it’s a time of reflection. Thinking about my work and my focus, I still feel like my photography is grounded in portraiture. So it’s time for portraits. All above-the-waist action starting with the irresistible Lyle.'
Marlen Boro

I have featured Marlen's work with Lyle numerous time on FH and he is without a doubt, one my favorite models shot by Marlen. In their most recent collaboration from last month, Lyle puts his glasses on, looking more GQ than frat boy, older, a little wiser with a sexy confidence more keenly present than ever before. Although there are many more incredible images from this shoot, Marlen is going for the slow release, but I will try my best to quicken the process!

If you can't wait, head on over to Marlen's newly revamped site and easily navigate your way to more Lyle and hundreds of the other Gentlemen of Marlen Boro. Be sure to sign up for Marlen's newsletter to get TGOMB delivered directly to your in box! You can also join TEAM BORO to get exclusive access to many more exclusive images from Marlen's archives! Guys who haven’t been showcased yet on the Marlen's blog – images too graphic to share on an artistic site – and photoshoots where you’ve seen 2 or 3 images, but there are so more to be shared...

The Trajectory of ASS

Aussi Ass!

I feel a little guilty slamming the ass of Mel Gibson, but given the ugly, and dramatic fall of the once respected actor, makes a pictorial history of ass simply too easy. Admittedly, in the late 80's and early 90's I respected his work, and coveted his bounty, not to mention his Lethal Weapon. Times, they do so change however and it is doubtful that Gibson will ever get any semblance of a career back.

Young Ass

Talented Actor AssGallipoli

Mulleted Ass

Seriously HOT Ass!Lethal Weapon

Most likely Body Doubled AssBird On A Wire

Old Ass

Ass hole2011