Sunday, May 15, 2016

Favorite Pic of the Day for May 16th

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Happy Birthday today May 16th

Happy 35th to actor Joseph Morgan!

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Morgan in Ben Hur (2010)

A Sloth Unmasked (and undressed...)

The Goonies was one of my favorite childhood movies was without a doubt The Goonies. (1985) A few years ago on FH, I did a piece featuring some of my crushes from the film.  (It's Good Enough For Me...)  I remember crushing over Sean Astin, and especially Josh Brolin the mulitple times I headed to the theatre to catch the flick.

There was definitely a hunk from the film I originally overlooked, when watching the film, and when doing that earlier post.  I will cut myself a little bit of slack as he was buried under a ton of make-up. Many of you might have known, but Sloth was played by football player turned actor John Matuszak John spent the biggest part of his career playing for the Oakland Raiders and played in 2 Superbowls.

Upon retiring from Football, Matuszak turned to acting, as well as an appearance in Playgirl Magazine in 1982.  I will not be able to watch The Goonies any more without now thinking what a hunk Sloth is under his superman t shirt and make-up.  Sadly, Matuszak died in 1989 from an accidental overdose after a long, and public battle with prescription drugs. Sort of curious now to check out the actor's biography, Cruisin' with the Tooz, which was published in 1987.

Playgirl, December 1982

Coming This Fall...

From the writer and directors of "Crazy, Stupid, Love," this refreshingly honest and provocative new series about a group of people born on the same day, including a married couple expecting triplets in Pittsburgh and a handsome television actor growing bored of his fly bachelor lifestyle.

I could have called this post Promos for Homos, and if you watch, you'll know what I mean. Not sure if Milo Ventimiglia's butt will make the final NBC broadcast, but This Is Us, with a Naked Milo, and a shirtless Justin Hartley certainly have me already awaiting autumn.

Cemented Shadows: Tony by JRChristiansenStudio

'I think the human body is beautiful and if presented in an artistic way, there’s nothing wrong with it. I have posed nude I think you only live once and you shouldn’t feel ashamed of being nude as long as it’s tasteful.'

In every profession you'll  find prodigies.  Individuals new to a field who excel from the beginning. Although I have featured many models and photographers new to photography and the male form, there is something immediately exceptional when viewing the work of two seasoned professionals at work.

JR Christiansen has been shooting since he was a kid, beginning with black and whites before transitioning on to digital.  JR has an incredible eye for light and shadow and I especially love how he captures and blends the pliability of the human body with the resistance and constraints of cement, windows and wall of brick. JR's mages also inspired one of my favorite FH pieces to write, Cornered.

If there's a model, and a body, perfectly matched in strength and force of brick and cement that surrounds him, it's Tony.  Tony, Anthony Cantanzaro, has been modeling for over 20 years and worked with many well known artists who capture the male form.

Anthony has the distinction of not only appearing in Playgirl Magazine twice, but almost 12 years apart over two separate decades.  His first appearance was back in January 2001, followed by a large spread in the magazines 2013 Spring issue.  You can check out a sampling of Tony's two appearances on The Over-Flow HERE:

I love this series of Tony by JR.  Both model and artist know exactly what they're doing and Tony has perfected his intense and sultry look.  JR beautifully captures Tony's personality, experience and incredibly impressive physique.  I especially love the last few shots of Tony wearing nothing but his tight sweater.  The blue material actually serves to highlight and define Tony's body and is useless to hide the muscles below.