As part of this years Halloween week celebration, I featured Jim from Studio1x and a series 'bear' themed shots of Joe P. (Loaded for Bear) Jim's work with Joe included several masks and costumes, including the bear suit, supplied and styled by Visuwil Productions. I loved the shots of Joe in costume, but as promised, now that Halloween is in the rear view mirror, I wanted to feature more of Joe from the shoot.
You can see from this set of images why I was so eager to feature more of Jim's shots of Joe. Joe creates such beautiful line and curves with his body and so erotically and elegantly flows from one pose to another. Jim sent on over 500 shots from the shoot, and in almost each and every one Joe was perfectly posed. Some models just seem to know instinctively had to move gracefully into pose and how to position their neck and head and especially how to place their arms. I have seen so many shots of models that are beautiful, except for the odd, almost unnatural position of their arms.
Photographer and model first connected after Joe responded to an add that Jim had posted about doing a shoot. The communicated before the shoot about the concepts and expectations and Jim says Joe was very excited about the creative ideas they looking to bring to life.
With Joe currently without a vehicle, Jim picked him and they drove together to the home of Will Harrison (Visuwil Productions) where the shoot was due to take place.. Given the dozens of costumes and masks they were planning on incorporating, it made sense to shoot there and Jim says the walls of costumes, masks and props made it a dream location for a photoshoot.
Joe had recently moved to the United States from Costa Rica and is living with his uncle while attending college. Modeling is relatively new for Joe, especially nude modeling and Jim reports he was a bit quiet and nervous at the very beginning. As the shoot went on, and especially when he was modeling with the various costumes and masks, Jim reports he came to life, really getting into different characters with each of the different masks and costumes.
'Joe was a natural in front of the camera, the way he moved his body and his poses were all so natural. The lighting loved his body, the way it played off his muscular frame was amazing!'
Jim says his work with Joe was one of those shoots you wish didn't have to end. With Joe's natural abilities in front of the lens, and with Will there to assist with the many costumes and masks, they could have continued shooting new looks for hours. Joe seemed to feel the same way and Joe voiced his excitement about the shoot and his eagerness to see the images they had created. Another shoot is definitely in the works when their schedules connect!
When we think of 80's hair, we usually think of women. The Farrah flip and the huge hairdo's on the Ewings and other women of prime time soap land. But on Stranger Things, it's big haired boys whose locks are using the lions share of the shows hair products.
I had planned on a season two marathon when Stranger Things was released just before Halloween, but it wasn't until this past weekend that I had time to start. Four episodes in, I am as hooked as I was with season one. The entire cast is outstanding, especially actor Noah Schnapp, whose time last season in the upside down continues to haunt him.
I loved actor Joe Keery (Steve) last season, his character and looks were both unique and appealing, especially his hair, not matter how high and wide he wore it. This season, Joe is getting a little competition, and not just from Jonathan. (Charlie Heaton) Billy is new in town, and he and his mullet are giving Steve a run for their money in the hair department.
Dacre Montgomery is incredibly hot as Billy. Even with the mullet, bad boy Billy is highly watchable, especially as a 'skin' sparing with Steve in a shirts vs skin gym class basketball game. Just four episodes in, I am enjoying the character balance this season, and although I still miss me some Barb, the big haired boys are helping ease the pain.