The gang from Riverdale hit Coachella this past weekend with Archie and friends (Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse, Casey Cott, Lili Reinhart and KJ Apa) hitting the California music and art festival. It's great to see the cast out having fun before the show gears up for season 2 on The CW. KJ looks a little worse for ware, especially as the night progresses, but at least the more he party's, the more skin he seems to show.
Riverdale has been one of my favorite shows this past season. The hotness factor is part of the reason, but my childhood love the Archie digest also plays a role. There are some things I hope the show works out for season 2, like less of the Blossoms, and more of Kevin. (Casey Cott needs to be an official regular)
I think they also have slow things down! In the shows first five or six episodes, Archie, who in the show is only 16 or 17, was linked romantically or sexually with Betty, Veronica, Miss Grundy and Val, not to mention being blackmail dated by Cheryl. Betty and Jughead should also not be together already, the show is paced like it was only to going to run one season, but with a renewal, they need to steady the pace or they are going to run out of story way too soon.
With FH now in its tenth year, I have begun to think about body count. Not how many incredibly sexy bodies I have featured, but how much do those bodies really count? FH is of course focused on the male form, and I reuse those three words frequently when describing FH, and within the stories I write. Sometimes however, I wonder if 'form' is actually what draws me most strongly to an a model, an artist, or an image.
The Internet is full of images of hot bodies, more so than ever with the popularity of selfies. But I have begun to realize that a great body alone doesn't grab my attention. I can't think of the last time I have featured a model or the work of an artist, where the body was the main attraction. Don't get me wrong, bodies can do amazing things, especially when it's lines, curves and movements are captured by a skilled artist in a great image. A body on it's own though, not connected to a great smile or face, a talent, a personality or creative expression, is just not that interesting.
The last time I featured the work of Jay of Unlimited Male, the model was Joshua and the title, and theme, of the piece was Uninhibited. Joshua was so relaxed and natural in front of Jay's lens, especially for it being his first nude shoot, it added to the enjoyment in viewing the images. When I was reading Jay's description of working with Brad, a similar theme arose.
'Brad is a very sexy guy. He showed up early, was very easy to work with and I was very happy with the results. I think that the images I got of him were some of the best that I've ever gotten. Of course, that had a lot to do with the fact that he was so relaxed and natural in front of the camera. All in all it was quite an enjoyable shoot and I look forward to having the chance to work with him again!'
I think when a model's relaxed and natural, we get a bit more of a glimpse, into the man beyond just his outward appearance. Now to be sure, Brad's outward appearance is a site to behold, especially his great arms, sexy jawline and deliciously lickable nipples. But what drew my attention, had me returning was Brad's 'died and gone to heaven' blue eyes. I especially loved that Jay snapped so many fantastic shots of Brad staring directly into, and sending so many beautiful messages, straight through the camera.