Monday, July 29, 2013

Happy Birthday today July 30th

Happy Birthday Simon Baker!

Check out my many posts on Simon on FH HERE:
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Calendar Clue's

Images from the 2014 Downton Abbey Calendar provide a few clues as to what the upcoming 4th season has in store. Personally I am still mourning the loss of Matthew, Lady Sybil and Ms O'Brien. Heck, I still miss William!

For a show only about 25 episodes in, there certainly has been a major slaughtering of characters. Besides the one liners from The Dowager Countess, it is actually Lady Edith who is bringing me back. After getting jilted at the alter last season, hoping this season she might actually find some happiness! Here's hoping death finds the wife of her editor!

Robert J. Guttke: That's How It's Done!

'With Robert J. Guttke, if you see a model, 30 feet in the air, with a firm grip dangerously clinging atop a crane, there is actually a man, 30 feet in the air, firmly gripping that crane. That, is but one reason Robert's work stands out.'
Tye Briggs, FH

'One of the more remarkable shots I did was of the twins & Sara standing on a girder that had to be 3- stories high. The sun was setting behind me, dropping below the trees so it appears as if dark boots were seeping up from their feet.'

Today, if you see something incredible in an image, something that looks like it could not possibly have been done, in most cases, it was created through photoshopping. Photo manipulation has become fairly standard, an easy, and cheaper way to achieve the desired results. The ability for almost anyone to easily get their hands on a photo editing program has brought forth mixed results. The ability to manufacture almost anything your mind can think up has certainly led to some amazing visuals. It has also lead to an almost watering down of creativity. Yes, almost anyone can use an editor to create magic, but the question is, if digitally manipulated, are you really being creative and is it still art?

Robert J. Guttke believes that if you want three magnificent bodies high atop a beam jutting out of an old ammunition factory, you actually put them there. Robert's latest post his new blog, Exquisite Pain, takes a closer look, behind the scenes of how exactly he was able to capture the incredible images above. If you're like me, one of your first questions is why exactly are they climbing naked? Check out Exquisite Pain to find out more!

Einen Tag mit Lukas am Strand

'I love to be in front of the camera and look forward to when I can make other people happy with my photos.'

With the heat and humidity stalled over most of the East Coast, it was refreshing to be visually transported onto a beach in Hamburg Germany while viewing these incredible images from Ursus von Schwarzenberg.

You can literally feel the heat of the sand, and the coolness of the water caressing the skin on Lukas. Lukas spends his days working as an independent consultant in the IT business and it is through modeling he gets to unleash his creative side and let off steam. Lukas had stopped modeling awhile ago but recently rediscovered how much he loved being in front of the camera.

You can check out more of Lukas on ModelMayhem HERE: & much more on his website HERE: