Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Favorite Pic of the Day for May 17th

Steven by JW Johnson
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Happy Birthday today May 17th

Happy 33rd to dancer Derek Hough!

Check out more of today's Birthdays HERE:

Above & Below: Derek, sister Julianne and Mark Ballas then and now

Accident on the set and a little accidental crack

Veni, vidi, vici

Last week when I featured images from old Hollywood wardrobe tests,(Testing, Testing) there were two shots of Marlon Brandon (and his chest and legs) I couldn't fit in. These two images are not test shots, but promotional images from the film. These shots have inspired me to check Julius Caesar if only to get to see those legs in motion.

Patio, Porch & Garden: Steven by JW Johnson

Patio, porch and Garden rules:
Read a book, Sip ice tea or coffee.
Enjoy the Seasons, Feel the Breezes

Relax? You've got to be kidding. Anyone with a patio, porch or garden know that during the spring, relaxation is an end goal. This is the time of year we look forward to getting outside, yet at the same time, dread all the work involved. Oh, to walk onto a porch and patio in May with a good book...nope. Chairs need to be brought out and washed, stones and wood swept and cleaned and those are the easy tasks. Between what winter left behind and the weeds spring has sprung, it will be August before the ice tea is poured and the new James Patterson opened.

As far as lawn and garden ornaments go however, a naked Steven would make a highly motivating visual to get the work done. If your eyes are able to expand beyond Steven's beautiful body, you'll notice a porch, patio and garden obviously loved, cared for, and my guess is, supported by more than a few handy men and gardeners. The ideal fantasy might be that Steven is one of those gardeners, one who doesn't mind you glancing up from your novel to enjoy watching as he cools off after a day of hard work.

When I was recently dove back in JW Johnson's impressive portfolio of work, I was looking for inspirational signs of spring and Steven certainly fit the bill! It was during a summer several years ago that one of JW's photographer friends recommended the hot Arkansas model to JW. After some discussion online, Steven traveled to shoot with JW in Missouri. They began the day with a few shots in JW's barn studio and ended the six hour shooting day back at the studio for some shots of Steven in fire gear.

In between the two studio shoots, they packed up a few things and drove over to a good friend of JW's farm about thirty min away. In addition to the farmhouse porch, the patio and gardens surround a beautiful in-ground pool. In addition to the beauty the lush setting offered, there was also plenty of privacy for the shoot. JW shares though that Steven wasn't too worried about privacy, nor as concerned as many models shooting fully nude, who was around, or who saw the images. JW calls describes it as a breath of fresh air working with a model so open and free about the process.

'Steven is what you would refer to as a total hunk, sexy looks and a muscular build and pleasant personality. Steven was one of the hottest guys I have ever photographed, intense eyes too...seemed to look right thru you and into your very soul... Although straight Steven could also be flirty...very casual and laid back, and had no problem shooting nude or even hard, and no problem getting hard either. A few times he seemed to read my mind and was hard before I even asked him to get hard. :)'

Christo Spyropoulos in Spiti stous vrahous

Last year, one of the themes I dove into was searching out the hunks of soft core from the 60's, 70's and 80's. I really enjoyed the deep dive, but hit a bit of coral wall in finding new subjects. Of course there are many more oceans, movies and hunks to explore and going down a little farther, I came up with this little gem from 1974.

'Eleni, the wife of a very rich man, spends the summer on an island in the Aegean Sea, doing archaeological research. One day her stepson comes to visit. The sea, the sun, the shepherds with ancient half-lingual rites, a handsome youth, not yet an old woman - no one remembered what happened in Ancient Greece.'

In 1974's Spiti stous vrahous, (House on the Rocks) Christo Spyropoulos plays the shaggy haired stepson who comes for that visit. Arriving, and finding himself alone, stepson Alexis pulls off his REALLY wide legged pants and jumps naked into the ocean. With dad away, he and step mom play and for the bulk of movie Christo is either naked, in a black speedo or completely naked swimming and playing on the incredible beautiful Island.

There are a few frontals, (see the video below) but the focus is on the beauty of the bodies interacting with their island paradise before dear old daddy arrives back home. Christo is a vision, but I couldn't find very much on the net about the actor. He does appear to have had other nude scenes in movies with wonderful titles like Love On A Horse and Naked in the Snow.

The copy I had didn't have English subtitles, but I didn't need them, the movie is a bit like a painting, the only sound really needed was the crashing of waves on the beach. There were a couple of disturbing scenes, and not ones of stepson mounting his step mother... There were a couple of animal killings, a chicken for dinner and a goat for a feast. Normally I would assume these were faked for filming, but they looked quite real and given the film was shot in the early 70's I suspect they were.

The film has a bit of a Summer Lovers vibe with the scenery and all the skinny dipping, but with a distinctly 70's vibe. I will hunt for some of Christo's other movies, but if anyone has any additional info or images, please shoot me a line!