Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Favorite Pic of the Day for May 21st

Above: Ross

Today mark's the next installment of 'the best of' series, featuring some of my favorite images the artists who regularly contribute to FH. Today I am pleased to showcase the work of Jay Rickard from LightWeaver. Enjoy a look back to some of my favorite images, shoots and models from Jay, as well as a brand new feature with Ross!

Happy Birthday today May 21st

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2 photos above from LightWeaver

The Best Of:

'The shoot was exactly as I envisioned and for an artist. Those moments are few and far between.'
Jay Rickard

'It is not just the greater creativity enjoyed by this work, but also helping a model understand the business. I'm very honest with models and let them know that it takes far more than just being pretty and standing still for a photo.'

2013 marks the 4th year that have been featuring the imagery of Indianapolis photographer Jay Rickard. (LightWeaver) Although Jay took a bit of time off shooting, but he is now back behind the camera. Jay never stopped creating however, focusing his artistry creating beauty in other areas. The results, can be seen at Jay's site Exquisite Elements Arts.

When I think of Jay Rickard's work, what stands out most is the passion he has in supporting and working collaboratively with the models he shoots. Jay is truly invested in having the images he creates, help the model build a unique and creative portfolio. Jay takes time to extensively plan and tailor his shoots to each model. Jay matches model to location, wardrobe and accessories to create a theme which captures a specific essence in each of the men he shoots. The theme of collaboration also weaves through his new page on Facebook, The erotic male in photography which he calls an interactive place, inspirational, informative and thought provoking.

The Best Of LightWeaver On FH

May 6, 2013

November 3, 2011

August 28, 2011

April 7, 2011

April 7, 2011

October 4, 2010

March 18, 2010

Ross by LightWeaver

Besides looking back at some of the best images from an artist I have featured, I also want to introduce a model and shoot I have not featured before. When it came to choosing a new model from Jay Rickard, the only person on my list was Ross. Jay first sent me images of Ross last year and I am thrilled for a chance to share them with FH readers now.

As you can see, and feel, for yourself, Ross exudes an energy, a raw sexuality in front of the camera. Although just 20, it is clear Ross knows who he is and is at ease sharing all with confidence for Jay's lens. Besides being incredibly good looking, A journalist student, Jay also describes him as intelligent and very kind. The blue lighting and poses created make an incredibly sexually charged shoot that has the viewer wanting to devour even more!

The Tats:

On his chest: In God We Trust
On his back: Loyal, to those loyal to me

'Ross is impossibly good looking, so much so that you just wonder if he's real. And he is. Sure he's young and seems to like having fun, (who doesn't?) But he's also just very down to earth and easy to chat with. He's driven to succeed and is as intelligent as he is handsome.'