Monday, July 31, 2017

Favorite Pic of the Day for August 1st

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Happy Birthday today August 1st

Happy 38th to actor Jason Momoa!

Check out more of Jason HERE:
& More of today's Birthday Boys HERE:

*A note about links. I became aware recently, that older birthday links were not working, only sending viewers to another 'content warning' page, and not letting you view the page. I think I fixed the issue, so hopefully links will work from this point forward!

Speedo Season

It takes confidence to wear white in the waves.

ASSurance: Yorgen by StudioMGphotography

'Yorgen's ass should be insured for at least a million dollars. there are assets and then there are cheeks that bring tears to the eyes with their perfect sculpture.'

I can't take credit for the quote above, that goes to FH reader petercox97, who left the quote as a comment the last time I featured Yorgen's images from StudioMGphotography. I do think however, it's beautifully on point. His sculptured backside, not to mention his beautiful blue eyes, and thick, muscular legs, had me yearning for more of Yorgen.

We have already been blessed with two doses of Yorgen, Scrub Down, which also featured shots from Mike Tossy, and Let The Weekend Begin!. Thankfully, Mark from StudioMGphotography, was happy to supply a few more shots to round out the hat trick, satisfying the craving, and maybe... bring a few more tears to Peter's eyes. I was especially happy to see a few more shots of a soapy Yorgen from the truck washing shoot.

Although we have joined Yorgen at the beach, and while washing down the truck, there are several more shoots, including an especially hot and active one on a mattress, in Mark's book, Yorgen: A Weekend Visit. You can take home your own, in both hardcover, or low priced digital download, by checking out the preview on Blurb HERE:

Sam & Paul from The Amazing Race Canada 5

'We’re millennials. Of course, we met on a dating app!'

If anyone is able to catch this seasons Amazing Race Canada, they no doubt have noticed racers, Sam Lambert and Paul Mitskopoulos. The hot pair are credit on the show as 'dating couple' and have been together since their first date at a concert in 2015. Paul was not out at that time, but falling for Sam motivated him to open up to his family and friends. I did not intend to watch this season, despite my lust for host Jon Montgomery, but I DVR'd the episodes, finally watching the first few episodes this past week.


I picked a good time view as the last episode found the racers in Beijing, having to choose which 'in sync' roadblock they would choose. Thankfully the two hotties chose diving over dancing and ended up at the pool, in tight red speedos. Their first couple of dives did not go over well, but by dive three, they scored 25, one of the highest scores of the night! Episodes of The Amazing Race Canada are on Youtube, but the official episodes do cost $1.99 per episode.


'Both Sam and Paul are highly competitive, athletic, ambitious, and care deeply for one another. Although similar in their values, Sam and Paul are different in a number of ways. Sam, who is pursuing a career as a doctor, is very intelligent and sensitive, while Paul tends to be more reactive. Sam has an almost photographic memory and an uncanny ability to read people, whereas Paul, the more reserved of the two, admits to having a terrible memory but believes his physical stamina more than makes up for it.'

'Although their differences do cause tension, it could also be the key to their success. Where one is weak, the other is strong. Paul, the more physical of the two – he loves to play volleyball, soccer, and tennis – is very determined. Sam, whose strength will be mental challenges, logic, and memory, can be very impatient. He hates repetition and is quick to get frustrated when something isn’t working. Together, they are sure to bring humor and heart to the competition.'

Jon:  'Sam and Paul, you're team #1'


Sunday, July 30, 2017

Favorite Pic of the Day for July 30th

Colin by Nick S82
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Happy Birthday today July 30th

Happy 29th to actor Nico Tortorella!

Check out more of Nick & today's Birthdays HERE:

Perusing the Pantry

A Nightly Ritual

War Stories

When I was searching for images for Saturday's post 'Widow's Walk', i was mostly looking for vintage images sailors and soldiers from World War II. I have searched and posted vintage military images before, but usually was most drawn to the black and white shots. I was struck however this time around by some of the color images from the Korean war in the 50's, the Vietnam War in the 60's and early 70's.

As recent as these two wars actually were, they weren't given a lot of space in the history book, at least not when I was in high school in the early 90's. Maybe they were too recent, or maybe although we still honour our solders, we know better than to honour our wars, especially the wars since World War II. The first two world wars seemed to have purpose, it is harder to find purpose in most of the last few wars, especially looking back.

Most of these images come from those two wars, along with many from the Gulf War in the early 90's. This war I remember, I was young, and to be honest, remember mostly being angry at all the coverage on television wrecking my TV viewing. Given FH is devoted to the male form, it did not go unnoticed, the changes in men, especially the changes in body shapes and sizes in our more recent wars.

Most of the soldiers in World War II had crew cuts. In the latter wars, it was a mix of crew cuts and shaved heads, with shaved heads taking over in recent years. The soldiers in World War II clearly did not eat as well, and many looked underweight and undernourished. You rarely saw a guy with pounds to spare in vintage images from the time. Partly it may have been location, and ability to easily, and quickly transport food to war zones.

I think in part it was also priorities, and of course the draft. In the Gulf War, solders volunteered. With earlier Wars, many were drafted, and had little to no say on having their basic needs met. So many images of naked military men involve water, showering and cleaning. In World War II, many of these images were shot on beaches and at lakes whereas during The Gulf War, it was man made showers were primarily available.

I will have to do a history of military showers at some point as some of the make shift structures are quite incredible, especially the work it took to bring enough water for everyone.

'Cheeky-Chappie': Colin by Nick S82

'Colin has that Irish 'cheeky-chappie' and 'Squaddie' personality and sense of humour.'

First off, let me save you the time. When NickS82 sent on the quote above about working with Colin, I had no idea what it meant either. A quick search let me know that 'cheeky-chappie' is an early 20th century expression which refers to a cheeky, likeable man or boy. 'Squaddie' is connected to squad, and is used to describe someone in the military. For some odd reason, even before I knew the meaning, the playful and fun description fit, especially once I learned Colin's Irish and ex-military.

Colin looks nothing like a Leprechaun of course, but Nick captured some great shots showcasing his playfulness and personality. It was this playfulness that had me reaching out to Nick about featuring his work with Colin and most of my favorite shots were of Colin trying out different poses with fun and quirky facial expressions.

It was Colin's personality that Nick wanted to focus on for their first shoot  together.. When they got together for their second shoot, Nick'g goal was to shoot more theme and narrative based images. 'We specifically decided to try some erotic concepts, based on what the British would call 'Morning Glory.'  If you're a member of Flickr, you can check out more from both shoots on Nick's Flick album featuring his work with Colin HERE:

Beyond his playfulness, Colin is also incredibly sexy. A great body, which he clearly takes care of, I especially love Colin's dark eyes, and his magnificent chest and deliciously large nipples.  In addition to what you see, Colin's sexiness can also be felt in how comfortable he appears in front of the camera.  Sometimes poses can looked forced or overly staged, but in Nick's shots, Colin seems so natural and appears to be just doing 'his thing'.

'Colin was an absolute joy to work with, very open-minded and body-confident. He's now a Personal Trainer and Bodybuilder and was "discovered" as a model (not by me) by a talent spotter on Instagram. He has now worked with "famous" British photographers who usually work with celebrities.'