Yes I know the sketches sucked and Rock was not on his game but count me in as someone who thought his opening monologue rocked! His slam at Christmas commercialism was hilarious, and sadly spot on. His Terrorism jokes took aim just where they should, at us. There is of course nothing funny about terrorism but the American media literally salivates at being able to report and re-play every detail over and over and over again.
The Boston stations cheered on the marathon attacks as if they were spectators at a Gladiators match in a Roman Colosseum. They re-played the bombing thousands of times over the subsequent days interviewing everyone, and anyone they could stick a mike at. The Boston television stations did not report news, they became apart of it, panting around the city looking for any grizzly detail they could report on and threw it on air without verifying truth or validity. As much as my heart goes out to those who suffered, the press to me was as disgusting as the bombers themselves with their need to shock and draw attention. Kudos Mr. Rock.
There are two types of model images that I usually save. Images of models that physically turn me on, and images of models that emotionally I feel some sort of a connection with. The images that physically turn me on are saved and usually then quickly deleted to make room for a new one. The models and images I connect with, are saved much longer both on my hard drive and in my consciousness.
Connection is as interesting thing. Sometimes you feel it and know instantly why. Other times you feel it and don't exactly know why. Inexplicably, it is the emotional reaction with the latter that is usually most intense. We all know that it is easy to be physically attracted to someone we have only seen in a photograph. Given photography is a visual art, it requires artists to look beyond the visual, and the physical, to capture traits, temperament and essences of personality of their subjects. Some never seem to master this second sight, but for others it is simply a natural part of their process.
It is always fascinating to me to 'like' a model before knowing anything about them except what I can see on the surface. Chicago's Chris A Freeman knows how to capture personality and I found myself really liking Brussie the second I saw my first image, even before Chris sent on even one word about the model or the shoot. 20 year old Brussie has an incredible body for sure. Lean, beautiful legs and back and of course that butt!
There is something more than just the physical that Chris captured with Brussie that draws your attention. Brussie's face is transcendent, incredible smile with those amazing brown eyes. Some models command, just through stance and look that viewers see beyond just the physical.Chris connected with Brussie through Model Mayhem and his description of Brussie confirms so much of what he captured within the images.
'He's a young artist, brimming with creativity. He writes poetry and hip hop music and is pursuing a career in music as well as modeling. Brussie is one of the most cheerful people I've met and totally eager to work on facial expressions. You can see that he has an unusually expressive face. During my photo shoot with him, he dramatically increased the breadth of emotion and though conveyed through his face.'
'This shoot was on the north side of Chicago in a quintessential apartment above a restaurant. He was completely comfortable appearing on the back porch with near nothing or nothing covering himself. Fortunately, the neighbors didn't seem to mind, either. He loves nakedness, but isn't keen on photographs with frontal nudity, so I tried to respect that. Perhaps someday he'll decided to put it all out there. He certainly has nothing to be "concerned" about.'
While the concept of conjoined twins — two independent people permanently joined as one — is intriguing for many reasons, few aspects spur as much curiosity as how two such people live romantic, sexual lives.
When it was announced that conjoined twins Chang & Eng Bunker, best known as The Siamese Twins, were planning to come to France in 1831, French authorities were so afraid of the effect the men, then 20, would have on France’s women that they banned their entrance into the country.
This post began simply with the third and last image. Fun and fascinating image isn't it. I was just going to ask for captions, but few reply to those types of posts. The more I stared at the image, (and it does keep you looking) the more they looked like conjoined twins. They're not of course and maybe I am just watching a bit too much Freak Show. It had me thinking about the sex lives of conjoined twins (don't judge).
I am sure Ryan Murphy is thinking about as well as I am sure there is going to be a sex scene featuring Bette & Dot. The Broadway show SideShow explored the theme with their conjoined twins Daisy and Violet and it didn't end all that happily.