Saturday, June 8, 2013

Favorite Pic of the Day for June 8th

Terry by the Sea by Indulis
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The Old & the New Of The Young & The Restless

I came across these images of actor Doug Davidson (Paul, Y&R) last week when I was doing my piece on Terry Lester. I did a small piece on Doug back in 2008, but these shots (especially with the page boy blonde hair) were too good not to share. Although the hair do is gone, Doug is still looking mighty fine and is one of the shows longest running cast members, having joined the sudser back in 1978.

Someone fairly new to the CBS soap is actor Marco Dapper, who many remember from his work in the Eating Out series.

Lastly, congrats to former Y & R cast member Diana DeGarmo who wed fellow Idol alum Ace Young earlier this month. I am still trying to figure out if I love or loathe Young's choice of wedding attire...

Happy Birthday today June 8th

Former gymnasts and performers with Cirque du Soleil, Kevin and Andrew Atherton, turn 38 today.
Check out more of today's birthday's HERE:

Hurray for Trey

Although the story actually occurred earlier in the year in February, I only just saw the images thanks to a poster on Dc. when you have a protester as hot as Trey, it is never too late to jump on the bandwagon.

Nudity Ban Protest
San Francisco:
A nudity ban protest was staged on the first day that the nudity ban was enforced, on February 1st, 2013. 4 people, including protester Trey Allen, (pictured here) were arrested while exercising their first Amendment right of free speech and political self-expression.

Not all protester are as photogenic, and quite frankly as hot as Trey. I especially love the last few images of Trey assisting a blind woman into San Francisco City Hall. You can see a video about the event (quite long and showing a lot more than Trey) at HERE:

Indulis: An Island For One

Last month I was pleased to be able to feature the work of Brookhaven's Indulis. While spending time with the New York photographers portfolio, several themes became clear and present. In the first post, I began by choosing images from one of my personal favorite themes in photography, the male form and windows.

Although I will be continuing with the second theme soon, I had to create a trilogy, by adding another set of images in the middle featuring these incredible images of Terry. Although Terry has yet to pose by the window, or in any themes for that matter, these images more than warranted a piece of their own. I really like this series, especially small touches like the addition of the rope, tying Terry to his environment.

'Terry is a consummate art model, but since he enjoys the freedom of the outdoors here, we spend our time on locations ranging from the beach, the marsh, the cemetery, railroad tracks and abandoned farms...'

 'For this shoot, I would have to credit Terry for bringing the rope to the beach and falling naturally into such graceful poses. This is exactly the kind of dynamic that I find so rewarding in my photography and keeps me motivated and inspired to do more.'

The three images below have joined my list of all time favorite images featuring the male form. The location, the model, the incredible natural sunlight beaming down on Terry's wet skin all combine for truly breathtaking visual stimulation. In addition to the visual, the images also grabbed me emotionally.

There is a such strong longing within the images, maybe partly because of Terry's outstretched arm in the last shot, but there's much more. There is also a strong sense of isolation, something we all feel at different times in our lives. Being all alone, as Terry is, on such a small piece of land even though just beyond reach, on the other side of the small body of water, there are larger land masses to inhabit. Yet, so often, with everything that surrounds us, we often choose that one, small, but ultimately safe body of land to live on and in.