A few weeks ago I posted about the premiere of the new Sunday Night legal themed soap Reckless. Initially it was the ultra hot Cam Gigandet who drew me to the project and the southern heat he was sure to display. It was a pleasant surprise though to find included in the cast, Gregory Harrison, an actor whose gotten hearts beating for the last five decades. Gregory plays Dec Fortnum (something dirty about that name) and although the story is hit and miss, I have basically stuck with the show.
Gregory Harrison first came to the attention of hunk aficionado's in 1973 when he removed all of his clothes and joined Don Johnson in The Harrad Experiment. Gregory became a superstar with his appearances in Trapper John (1979) and playing a male stripper in the 1981 television movie For Ladies Only.
I was a little too young to see those projects when they first came out, but thankfully for e-bay, Amazon and Youtube, I am well caught up! I do remember being introduced to Gregory during the late 80's when movie and tv magazines were using a shirtless, and very sweaty Harrison, to promote the Carol Burnett Prime Time Soap parody Fresno. I remember being angry when I was not allowed to stay up and watch, but the images I had cut out of those magazines got the job done.
I have featured Harrison a few times on the blog, there is something about that dark curly hair and that amazing body that gets my blood flowing. Now 64, he is still looking fine on Reckless, still drool worthy, fulfilling the daddy fantasy's of many I am sure. A Harrison/Gigandet sandwich doesn't sound half bad!
For many, a trip to FH means enjoying incredible images of incredible men. Regular readers know however, that one of the joys for me, is taking a journey through images, to places I have only been able to dream about. I have featured the work of many photographers and models who have originated from Switzerland, but I believe this to be my first visual journey to the country itself.
Growing up in North America, it has always amazed me how little time in school is given to the world outside of our borders. Most of my knowledge of Switzerland, especially as a child came from the movies. Many of us have memories of at one time or another, usually over the Christmas holidays, watching one of the film versions of Heidi. I don't really remember much about the movie, but it did leave a strong and lasting impression of the incredible beauty of the land, lakes and mountains of the region.
I flashed back back to that impression upon seeing my first images from photographer Alain from AlfenPhotography. The image was of model Carlos Lopez and the backdrop, the breathtaking Swiss landscape. Alain says that for him photography is a hobby, he shoots for fun and to extend his knowledge and experience. For this set of images, Carlos, far from his home in Madrid, joined Alain in various locations around the country from Glattalp to the Neu Falkenstein castle ruins.
'Shooting in remote locations and atop mountains sometimes requires long walks but luckily we have lots of cable cars to help us up. The area of Glattalp is one of the coldest regions of Switzerland in the winter. It is a karst landscape. The limestone formation is exceptional. I have done a few shoots with Carlos and once one have new ideas we try to realize them.'
Originally from South America, Alain describes Carlos as very confident with his body and very easy to work with. Although the background may be spectacular, Alain says that for him, the focus is on the model and the background is used to support the model. Alain tries to choose his locations based on his models personality and their body shape and how Alain can visualize him within the setting. Thankfully with these images, we are all able to see the realization of that vision.