'Shot over 15 months and featuring 12 different models, TRIBE eplores the human need to fit in and belong to a tribe. Every culture has their own beliefs and rituals and every culture has subcultures.'
Congratulations to artist and fellow blogger Brenton Parry (Ausielicious) for his creative and inventive exhibition launch this past weekend. I was away on Sunday and therefore a bit late to the party, but I love Brenton's fresh and contemporary on-line unveiling of Tribe!Tribe features 12 models in 11 different shoots featuring bodypaint, horns, sticks and clay in minimalist photos with moody lighting. One of those models is Fabien Ardoin, a 23 year old French model who tragically passed away in an accident two months after the photo shoot.
I love the raw, erotic and ritualistic feel to Brenton's new work. Brenton's use of color and tribal wear creates a contemporary feel with an equally powerful nod to the past. Although the launch is over, the exhibition continues on Brenton's site. You can check out his entire Tribe series and even on a piece of your own by checking out TribeHERE:
On this week's Survivor, the mane man, Joe Anglim sadly got the book. One of this seasons best, and hottest, players, sadly didn't stand a chance once he didn't win immunity. He was too good and too much of a threat to risk keeping another week. The up side is likely for Joe to win fan favorite or to be asked back for another season.
As much as I love Kevin Martin spending so much time in his undies, and he does spend a lot of time in them, I had lost respect for his unnecessary game play this week on Big Brother Canada. Many will argue his targeting of Johnny in the veto was a game move, but to me it was a bad and needless one. As a poker player Kevin is supposed to know when to hold them. Kevin could have gone from Britnee or Sarah explaining Johnny was his friend and saved him last week. This would have been understood by most and kept him from being a target. Instead, he chose to simply hurt his ally in a move that was just to obviously a ploy to impress Bruno to be truly believable.
Me thinks the decision may come back to hurt Kevin as anyone connected with him should remember how quickly, and easily, he cuts ties when the chips are down. Kevin may not have showed it, but he clearly was hot and bothered about his decision. This was evident by the fact he could not even stand sleeping his tight undies after the comp.
I have been a fan of photographer Fred Sugar for awhile now, and glad to be able to feature some of his imagery. I love Fred's straight forward, clean and organic way of shooting the male form. This is specially evident when that form comes in such an impressive package like that of the strapping and oh so sexy Tex. Tex has a winning smile that melts you on first glance. Fred captured that smile, and all that Tex has to smile about, for all of us to enjoy. Tex is just one of many models showcased on Fred's new site.
'Mainly when it comes to photography, I like nice simple backgrounds, love playing with lighting, all of the typical things. As for models, I love real people, I like guys who have lived, rugged looks. I like women the same way. Not a fan of any kinds of plastic surgery, botox or any of that in models that I photograph.'
When it comes to erotica, Fred loves shooting in common hotel rooms with colored walls, no frills and nothing fancy, almost a dirty feel. Fred pays homage to the old Bobby Garcia, and early Active Duty shoots where the models just hang out, talking candidly to the photographer, and the audience. Fred's new site is a mix of his photography travelling through the Southern States as well as his talent scouting skills. The site has a focus on auditions, getting to know the models and the interactions during the shoot. I think you would all agree, Tex is certainly a model viewers would love to see more, and learn more about.