Friday, September 30, 2016
Every year, when enjoying shots from the many World Naked Bike Rides, there are one or two guys that grab my attention. This year, this beautiful blonde hottie from the Brighten ride had me on the hunt for more images. I love how his body paint directs your eyes to his, painted in a perfect location to get a great view. If he grabbed your attention as he did mine, check out more of the images I uncovered on THE OVER-FLOW HERE:
'This strangely still pause between summer and autumn , greenery and gold, and the heat and rising wind that is once again reading itself to rush it all away in a climatic symphony of color and and scent is-in my opinion, one of the best parts about living on earth'
The Lull Between Summer & Autumn
I love and live by the quote above by author Victoria Erickson. It is one of the reasons October is my favorite month, and one of the reasons the seasonal changes, the weather, the temperature, the look of the world, are so much a part of FH. Living in a part of the world with four distinct seasons, I love finding photo's and artists who set their modes in a location, but also in a location at a specific point in the calendar year.
Last September, as part of my seasonal celebrations, I ended the 'Last Gasp of Summer', series with the incredibly hot image at the top of this post from MaleVisionS Photography. Michael looks incredible rising from the pool and the shot of Michael, led two readers to write me about featuring more. Although Arizona photographer Dan Nelson may not have to worry about the chill of Autumn's air, for many of us, the beginning of October marks the end of the backyard pool.
Many have already covered and closed their pools, but some, wait til the very last moments, usually when the word 'frost' starts coming up in weather and news reports. October is also always busy on FH, especially with the lead up to Halloween. This year, October also marks the 10th anniversary of FH, and doing a few posts over October and November to celebrate the last decade of artists and models I have featured on the site.
I wasn't too keen on Survivor's Millennials vs. Gen X theme, but two episodes in, I am really enjoying it. There are a couple of pretty hot Millennials, but the guy grabbing most people's attention is Gen X tea member Ken McNickle. I am not sure how Ken ended up on the Gen X team, I always thought Gen Xer's were people born in the late 60's and 70's, but many stretch the time frame into the early 80's. At 33, McNickle was born in 83, putting him (barely) into the category of his team.
Ken is hot, not just because he's a model, but also because he looks terribly sexy in his blue briefs, especially when they're wet. Thankfully Ken doesn't have many other fashion choices and thus far has been sporting those briefs almost all of the time. It was also adorable last week when Ken and TV writer David (Malcolm in the Middle and Family Guy) were awkwardly bonding over their social anxieties.
A couple of Ken's modeling shots.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
If there any male models in the Toronto area looking to shoot this weekend, there are openings still available a group photo shoot organized by Prairie Visions. If you're interested please shoot Kendal a line on the Prairie Visions site HERE:
Although the images are mostly PG, The New York Posts images of Tom Brady sunbathing nude are still worth a look, and still very hot
Entertain Me has three generations of hunks, Sting, John Stamos and Taylor Lautner hanging out in Vegas at iHeart Radio Music Festival.
Summer is never over at Summer Diary, especially with the ultra Farook Khan photographed at Mill Creek Canyon, Utah by Dick Mitchell.
Earlier this month when I profiled model Sawyer D, (Hard At Work) In the piece, I left off the link to his steamy, definitely NSFW tumblr. Let me rectify that for you now.
FH readers have all enjoyed model Pietro Boselli's beautiful behind squeezed into his tight black speedos. Thanks to Fantasists, and photographer Philippe Vogelenzang, we finally get to see it set free!
Clothes make a statement. Costumes tell as story.
In any job, skill is only part of what is needed to achieve excellence. There are people in every field with impressive skills, but they are not always the one's whose work stands out. You also need a vision, a reason beyond just productivity that guides why you're doing...what you're doing. The first time I featured the work of Alwin from Fotorebelxt Photography, (Snakes & Ladders) the California photographer shared the philosophy that guides his passion for shooting.
'To me photography is a process. It is about self-discovery and how you relate to the world. It is about boundaries and how you continue to explore within the confines and beyond them.'
Alwin's process doesn't just involve how he relates to the world, but how his model relates to it as well. If I didn't write one more word, Alvin's images of John West, unveil multiple layers of how the model in front of the camera relates and inhabits the world around him.
The colors, the fashion, the creativity and fun are all important parts of John West's life and career. It shouldn't surprise to learn that John is a talented and creative costume designer and artist. Alwin's goal wan't just to capture John and his beautiful body, but also to capture his talent. The underwear, costumes and masks John is wearing are not just props, but all his own unique designs.
John got his start as Mardi Gras Krewe of Apollo, designing and building costumes for the Krewe of Apollo’s annual themed balls and for various fund-raising performances. Though his degree was in Landscape Architecture, John worked at a library to pay the bills while he continued to pursue his passion for design. In between re-shelving books and helping stressed out students finish last minute research papers, John was designing and building costumes and accessories for cabaret drag performances at Baton Rouge nightclubs.
Today, John works full time job with major ballet and opera companies in Northern California. He freelances all over the city at numerous costume shops and theatrical venues as a dresser and craftsman. John has also completed several full show sets and designs for local small theater companies.
John doesn't just design beautiful costumes and headpieces, he also handsomely wears them. I love John's furry body, great lips and beautiful eyes and how sexy and regal he looks completely naked, except for a headpiece or antique vase on his broad muscled shoulder. I also love John's sexy sideburns! John's familiarity and comfortably with the designs he is wearing also comes through beautifully in the images that Alvin captured.
Some of my favorite shots from the set that Alvin sent on, were the shots of a body painted John. I have seen many images of models with body paint, but again, John's artistic abilities are on display on each and every part of his body. I especially loved the use of primary colors in the first couple of images and green's, oranges and purples as the colors mix together over John's skin.