Although I didn't watch, like many, I was caught up in the excitement of last nights season 5 premier of Game Of Thrones. I didn't watch, as I am still making my way through season 4, but if time allows, I am hoping to be caught up for next Sunday's episode.
I started the show late, and although it happened in season 3, for me the loss of one of my favorite characters, Robb Stark is still fresh. Robb made me hopeful the Stark's might at some point reunite and although that most likely will occur, it will be without Robb and their mother. Actor Richard Madden bounced back from his death quite nicely playing the prince in the newest big screen adaptation of Cinderella.
I have not read the books, but maybe Game Of Thrones will offer a brief glimpse into a parallel universe where Robb is still young and virile (and maybe naked) and King Joffrey's death is as long and painful as that he inflicted on others.
Last week, FH introduced readers to Jeff's unique point of view in a feature that focused on the Ohio photographer's beautiful views of Mike. (HERE:) Although it was Mike's first time modeling, the images turned out so well, after the new model posted them on Facebook, Jeff was contacted by several of Mike's friends hoping he could create that same magic by focusing his specific point of view on them.
'I got a message from a facebook friend of Mike's named Kyle, telling me he was interested in trying his hand at modeling and would like to give it a try. He said he was willing to do whatever it takes to make some really good photos. I said, well lets do it! He had the physique, the body and he had these wonderful tattoos.'
They set up a plan to shoot a few days later, and Jeff reports Kyle looked equally great in person as the shots he had seen. Although like Mike, this was Kyle's first shoot, he confident and the lack of nerves made it easier for Jeff to get the shots he felt would make Kyle look his best. They began with portraits and then moved on to body, physique and underwear shots.
'Kyle asked me if I had any other ideas for him and that's when I asked him if he'd be comfortable doing some implied nude shots. He said "whatever it takes!' Both Jeff and Kyle were pleased how they were able to show off Kyle's great face, body and tats, not to mention his great butt, while still leaving something to the viewers imagination.
When Jeff met with Kyle to go over the finished images they were both more than thrilled with the results. Still being new to shooting the male form, Jeff could see what worked and what didn't. 'I still have a lot to learn, so like I said before, I learn something new every time I shoot a model.' Kyle's girlfriend however provided the final litmus test for the shoot and she thought the images were great, loving the final results. This left Jeff feeling satisfied in the work he and Kyle accomplished together.
'Kyle and I are both interested in working together again. I want to do with Kyle outside the studio setting and get him somewhere that matches his look and personality. I want him somewhere more urban, darker, a little gritty maybe with graffiti, etc. Kyle has an edge to him that my other models have not had. He's his own person, he's got this different hairstyle, the ink, just an edge that I want to bring out more in the photos. Kyle is on board for this and seems as excited, as I am!.'
After two years of teasing, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton finally announced yesterday she would seek the Democratic nomination for the 2016 election. Hillary, (above with Bill) is barely out of the gate, but has already encountered obstacles and speed bumps. Loved and hated, I am curious as to what Hillary's Presidency will be like. I respect her determination, and although it is far from a sure thing, I wish her well with all of the attacks coming her way.
I never found Bill an especially good looking man, handsome yes, but a little too cool for school for me. Almost everyone he encounters however, talks of that Clinton charisma. This had me thinking of other political figures known for their charisma...but... then I remembered this if FH so I instead went straight to the physical. Here are 10 of my favorite members of the political machine. Some are currently serving, some are not but all look pretty darned good in front of the camera.
The representative from Illinois served for over 5 years, but his Downton Abbey inspired office redecoration and his flirting with celebrity brought Republican Aaron Schock a lot of criticism along with all that attention. Although he looks great on the cover of Men's Health, his last year in limelight proved too much for many. Schock reigned this past March.
The Democratic Senator for New Mexico, 43 year old Martin Heinrich has beautiful eyes and that jaw and face, is meant for the camera, and maybe one day a bill of currency...
Republican representative from Illinois Adam Kinzinger has been getting quite a bit of press recently which brought he, and his handsome face onto the list!
Alejandro García Padilla
The current Governor of Puerto Rico, Alejandro García Padilla has a brilliant smile and great look that ensured he made the cut!
Louisiana representative Cedric Richmond impressed me back in 2012 when I was first introduced to him during the media's coverage of Hurricane Isaac.
I have long loved California's lieutenant governor Gavin Newsom for his stance on gay marriage. Best of luck to Newsom as he begins planning his campaign for Governor in 2018.
Joseph Kennedy III
I needed a hot ginger on my list, and a Kennedy. Joseph Kennedy III fits both requirements perfectly!
Many Canadians think their country might be creating it's own political dynasty if Justin Trudeau becomes the next Prime Minister in a soon to be called election.
Sean Patrick Maloney
New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney, above with husband Randy Florke, had to make the list!
I don't know much about the recently elected Premier of New Brunswick, but Brian Gallant... is hot!
No list would be complete without the inclusion of Scott Brown and pubilicious Cosmo spread. Brown may not be everyone' cup of tea but he does have me in full support of the Grandfather clause...