Earlier this year, I was fortunate to be able to feature StudioMGphotograpy's work with the incredibly hot Renn. (In His Shoes) In that piece, Mark commented that Renn reminded him of James Dean in his iconic role in Rebel Without A Cause. It was this sexy bad boy vibe that Mark was inspired to capture within the multiple locations that they shot in during their two shoots together.
I noted in the first piece that Mark was hoping to pull their work together into a book. Now, hot off the presses, Mark released his book Rennon Blurb earlier today. The book features images from both shoots. Maybe more naughty than bad, Mark shares that on the first shoot, Renn's girlfriend joined them, helping to inspire both Renn's energy and enthusiasm. Although she did not join Renn on the second shoot, Mark reports Renn's enthusiasm remained steady and aroused throughout.
'Before long I noticed that if I was distracted or out of sight, the next time I looked at him he'd as often as not be smirking and have a bit of a hard on. As the shoot progressed he was wandering around hard more often than not, and it was now his girlfriend who was smirking.'
Within the many images in the closed to 50 paged book, Mark managed to capture Renn at the height and climax (twice!) of his enthusiasm. You can check out and preview Renn on Blurb HERE: If you decide to dive in and see even more of Renn, the book is available in Hardcover and with an instantly downloadable digital download version.
Regular FH readers know how much I love featuring Bond. I also know from the stats, FH readers also love whenever there's a bit of Bond. Bond's personality and the enthusiasm referenced by photographer Gordon Nebeker, radiates from his work. The fun Bond is having is contagious, and experienced by viewers of his work.
It was Halloween of 2014 when I was first introduced to Bond through his work with New Manhattan Studios. It was also NMS that helped connect Bond with Gordon a little earlier, in July of the same year. Bond was living in New York at the time and took a bus up to Boston so he and Gordon to could do an underwater shoot. Bond was eager to submerge and give it a try and Gordon was sure with his long curly hair, he would look great underwater.
Gordon wasn't disappointed and says Bond remains one of the best underwater models that he has worked with. We'll join Gordon and Bond underwater soon, but I wanted to start with this set of shots of Bond inside and dry. One of the themes I love best about imagery of the male form is when a sense of play is weaved in. In many ways, naked modeling is the ultimate form of play. The freedom many models experience can be exhilarating, harking back to that carefree feeling many of us experienced when running and jumping wildly around the backyard with no fear, no judgements and no limits.
Gordon clearly didn't place any boundaries or limits on Bond during this shoot and I love the sense of fun and play Gordon captured, and how Bond poses so architecturally in line with any piece of furniture he's on or in. Most people would have a fit if someone was jumping on their beautiful white couch fully clothed, let alone completely naked! I will never hear the saying, 'Counters are for glasses, not asses' again without thinking of Bond lying so beautifully across Gordon's connecting kitchen counter.
'As a photographer, I go through phases where one idea or the other haunts my brain. This shoot with Bond took place in the Spring a year ago and was right in the middle of my ‘Models On The Furniture’ phase so Bond found himself posed on top of or beneath various pieces of furniture abound my house. No complaints from him! He often added touches of emotion or just motion and made the poses become more alive. In one shot, he strikes a pose on a side table which is similar to the pose of the man in the bronze sculpture from the 1930’s that normally graces the top of that table. On a round coffee table, he strikes a pose that could well be a variation on the famous ‘Vitruvian Man’ drawing by Da Vinci.'
Although I am not in New York, thanks to Richard Rothstein's photo scrapbooks of Sketchy Saturday's, I have been visually visiting every week. Since Richard first introduced me to Therapy Lounge's weekly drawing, and lusting, Saturday night sessions, I have been regularly checking out TherapyNYC's Instagram page to see who's posing this week.
There is nothing more inviting than a voyeuristic welcome, and Sketchy Saturday's welcomes their guests to stroke both their artistic inclinations, as well as their more carnal desires, visually of course. Last Saturday, the spotlight was Adam, and actor and director whose beautiful eyes and incredible body would have made it impossible to keep my pencil steady on the paper!
Last Saturday's second model was someone's who's work I have featured several times recently on FH. (HERE:) I have featured Richard's work with the very bendy Sergey in the photographers new apartment, out in the snow, on the streets of New York and now posing at Therapy Lounge NYC. If you want to see who's artistically inspiring this week, check out TherapyNYC's Instagram HERE: