Lovers of the male form have most likely seen images of the adorable Nick Champa. The actor and model, (and according to Nick, lover and goofball) has become incredibly popular on social media not just for sharing great shots of his incredible body, but also images which spotlight his great smile, his relationships and fun loving personality. Check out my FaVorite FiVE on Page 2 HERE:
'In horror legend Dario Argento's sexy spin on the classic tale about the sharp-toothed count who craves human blood, Count Dracula wants to sink his fangs into Mina Harker who resembles the vampire's late wife.'
Gorgeous Italian actor Christian Burruano doesn't have a big role 2012's Dracula 3D, but he does have a memorable one. The film look and feel is a bit like a low budget Victoria soft core flick, but the only male skin comes from Burruano who plays Milos. Early in the film, Milos heads into the barn with Tanja for a little hump in the hay.
Although not much is shown, Burruano's magnificent rump makes the scene worth a look. Once again, the horror movie rule (sex = death) comes into play as Tanja meets her ultimate end. After arguing with Milos, she removes her cross before heading home. Big mistake.... as this opens the door for the supernatural, in this case in the form of an evil owl that chases and kills her.
'Is this the generation of love? Hot blood, hot thoughts, and hot deeds? Why, they are vipers. Is love a generation of vipers?'
William Shakespeare, Troilus and Cressida (1609)
Although love, lust and passion is the inspiration for so much of what writers, poets and lyricists create, it's always fascinated me that so much of what they create is written when they're completely alone. I guess it makes sense, our most intense feelings of both love and lost usually occur when there's a distance between our bodies, and the body of the one covet and yearn for.
Graze on my lips, and if those hills be dry,
Stray lower, where pleasant fountains lie.
For me, writing is an isolating experience, by choice and by design. I prefer no one around, sometimes not even in the house as even if they're quiet, the possibility of interruption can halt the flow of creativity. I can have noise, but it must be soft, jazz or easily listening music on low, or a television show I have no interest in. If anything in the music or on the TV pulls my attention, it can often be difficult to get my focus back.
Pistol’s cock is up,
And flashing fire will follow.
Richard Rothstein's imaged of Lincoln, visually conjure up exactly how I imagined a day of writing was for ole' William. A leisurely walk through the gardens of his quaint cottage in the small English market town of Stratford-upon-Avon. Carrying his and quill pen and pile of rough paper, he was probably anxious to get as much written as he could before losing the sun's daytime light and returning home to finish writing by candle light.
I will live in thy heart, die in thy lap, and be
buried in thy eyes.
Much Ado About Nothing
I fell a week bit in lust with Lincoln when featuring his work with Richard this past July. (Under the Boardwalk) His beautiful face and body, and curly brown hair make him the perfect model to embody the famous writer, in fact I don't believe the Bard of Avon...ever looked so becoming.
Continuing with his theme of loudly celebrating living out loud, and expressing his childhood fantasies from a homonormative perspective, New York photographer Richard Rothsteintakes on his vision of Shakespeare as well as a world famous New York tradition through his unique perspective and his artist's eye. Richard's work is always full of life and energy, but I love the soothing feel to this series, much like we imagine Shakespeare felt when alone with his creative thoughts and ideas. If you want to see more from Richard's series of Lincoln in the park, check out Page 2 HERE:
Flesh stays no further reason, but rising at thy name.