Although StudioMGphotography's images had appeared on FH earlier, the first time I really focused in on Mark's striking visuals was the 2010 feature The Beauty of Lines. The piece featured Mark's images of dancers CaSon and Damon climbing, hanging, balancing and dancing, pushing the limits of both their bodies, and the laws of gravity. Although both models were naked, their body parts were not in focus. Mark was focused on what they could do with their bodies, how high they could climb, how far they could stretch and how their bodies could connect with the environment, and utilize everything that the shooting location had to offer.
Mark's work was instrumental in my seeing, and appreciating imagery of the male form in a new an exciting way. I'll always love a well crafted shot of a great looking model, but the energy and excitement in Mark's work is uniquely rare. One of my favorite themes that Mark explores within his work is cirque érotique. Circus, and it's themes flow through most of Mark's work, the obvious ones like flying,balance and acrobatics but also subtle nods to clowns, to circus animals and maybe most importantly, urgency and risk.
It was back in 1999 when the then 23 year old actor Thad Lackinbill was cast as teened troubled maker J.T Hellstrom on The Young And The Restless. I remember watching back then and was in lust over the ultra hot Tad and loved his story line with Colleen, the 15 year old daughter of Traci and Brad. 19 years later, Thad is back on the daytime soap, looking as hot as ever for his short return.
Thad has kept busy since leaving Geona City back in 2010 with guest appearances on shows including Nip/Tuck, Criminal Minds, Law & Order Criminal Intent, Nakita and Grey's Anatomy. Thad also turned producer, most recently producing Rebel in the Rye and serving as an executive producer on La La Land. Thad's return to Y & R also corresponds with his promotion of his most recent film, 12 Strong, a film Thad both produced, and co-starred in alongside Chris Hemsworth.
I haven't seen any of Thad's return to TV, but did see some recent still showing he is looking as hot as I remember. Reading about his return had me searching for some shots from his time on the show. I remember many great images at the time, but sadly wasn't saving images of my Favorite Hunks at the time.