'Jasper radiates a Midwestern charm... a mix of earnestness, wholesomeness, and a wee bit of naiveté. More than just charming, he has a physique crafted from long hours in the gym, creating an aesthetic that looks like he was sculpted from a block of the finest marble... '
Last week I featured studioMGphotograpy's work with four models on and around Lake Powell in Utah. Mark's work with Jasper, was shot a little closer to home. Mark's comment about Jasper's body being sculpted from the finest marble is more than on point given the magnificence of every inch of Jasper's incredible body
Although as Mark noted, Jasper's physique is the result of hard work and discipline, his body is perfect, almost seems more the creation of an artist's imagination than long hours at the gym working out. From his arms and back, down to the curves of his perfectly round and muscular backside, from end to end, a work of art!
It is no wonder then, that Mark decided to capture and chronicle his work in his latest photo book, Jasper. New to California, Jasper was looking to meet local photographers when he approached Mark on social media. Just a few weeks later the shot one afternoon on the beach, a nearby forest and an abandoned cluster of buildings.
A stone of physical strength and energy, Red Jasper stimulates gently and steadily, enhancing stamina and endurance, and increasing the amount of chi, or life force, in one's aura. It is a stone of health and passion, and brings the courage to face unpleasant tasks and to rectify unjust situations.
Jasper is a natural in front of the camera, more impressive given his work with Mark was only his second professional shoot and his first time shooting nude.. His third shoot, and second nude shoot, occurred with Mike Tossy the following day. Fans of Mark's work will also undoubtedly notice themattress, a prop featured in man of Mark's of location shoots, and an important element to his upcoming book Bedtime Stories series.
Unfortunately, Jasper's time in California was brief, and although Mark had looked forward to a second shoot, Jasper ended up ended up leaving the State and moving back home. Mark shares that Jasper continued to work on his body, taking his gym routine up even another notch , if that was even possible! If you want to see more of Jasper, preview more images and check out Mark's new book on Blurb HERE:
I hate how TV shows have those 'winter finales', they seem to be getting earlier and earlier. A winter finale means no new episodes until the new year, just repeats, without even a Christmas episode. But.. the promos are effective. I haven't watched How To Get Away With Murder all season, but had a half a dozen episodes on my DVR I thought I may try to watch during the long cold winter.
The dramatic winter finale promos had me wanting to check out an episode or two, mostly to catch a bit of the incredibly hot Rome Flynn who's been co-starring as Gabriel this season. Rome is more than an pleasing eye full, his gorgeous face and body are absolutely stunning, and like Connor and Olivier, just a few episodes in, I couldn't take my eyes off him.
If you check out the video clip and images from HTGAWM below, you'll notice the show's producers wisely decided to cover Rome's tattoo's for his shirtless scenes, and there are a few! I don't mind the tats, but I can see how they wouldn't fit as well on his character Gabriel. It must have been difficult to keep them fully covered during the basketball scenes with all the lickable sweat, glistening in the hot sun.