Monday, December 31, 2018

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Year in, Year out

Happy New Year to all those who spend a few moments each day, or each week,  dropping into FH! A big  thank you to all those who  visit, and all those who contributed their talent and time to share with myself and the site! I wish for all of you, a year of laughter between the trials, positive moments mixed in with the tough ones, and new experiences to balance out the things we must do each and every day. A big hello to 2019, a year I hope a little kinder and gentler than the year which preceded it.

Image from Billy Hess

Tiny Bubbles

Check out more of Alan Esteves and this shoot on Page 2 HERE:

New Year's Party, circa 1973

You are making soft, feminine understatements with long, slinky gowns that cling to the curves of your body. Glittering backdrop, baubles around your neck, chrome and silver balls. Expectations in your eyes. Gift in his hand... for you.

Holiday Under Wraps
Playgirl, December 1973
Photos by Norbert Jobst and David Meyer

Stroke of Midnight:: Patrick by Lights On Studio

Tonight’s December thirty-first,
Something is about to burst.
The clock is crouching, dark and small,
Like a time bomb in the hall.
Hark, it's midnight, children dear.
Duck! Here comes another year!
Ogden Nash

When you get right down to it, New Year's Eve is really boils down to about 10 seconds.  Those few seconds of anticipation before the clock strikes twelve, and those few seconds, often with a dose of melancholy, just after the stroke of midnight.

I know for some, there are huge and sometimes even magical moments at midnight, some even choose that time to propose, or make big announcements to family and friends. When it comes down to it though,  most of our New Year Eve's are more about the anticipation, and those fleeting few seconds at the stroke of midnight 

It's those few seconds of magic, of hope and the promise of change that really epitomizes New Years Eve.  That moment the champagne is popped, the party horn is blown, the confetti falls.  The moment of the kiss, or wondering if there'll be a kiss, and even the regret after the kiss.  Those fleeting moments of midnight are the inspiration for Lights On Studio's Tom Nakielski and his New Year's Eve themed shoot with model Patrick Morgan.

'With New Years as our inspiration, we tried different setups and outfits. A sexy living room kind of setting. Sleeping on the couch after partying hardy. Popping champagne. Working with some oh so gay silver (lame') shorts and fabric. And of course confetti. Both of us had a good time and lots of laughs. Patrick was great in helping me set up the props and moving stuff around and used his creative talents to make each set up successful. A lot of the session was spontaneous.'

Patrick contacted Tom after checking out his portfolio on ModelMayhem.  The Michigan model was getting back into the modeling circuit after taking a bit of time off.  The timing turned out to be perfect for Tom who was looking for someone to collaborate with for a New Years celebration themed photo session.

Tom and Patrick got together at Tom's home office to discuss working together and by the end of their meeting, Tom was confident that Patrick would be a great addition to his portfolio. Not only was Patrick great looking and in great shape, he was also very engaging with an effervescent personality, perfect for the planned theme of celebrating New Years Eve! The shots on this page focus on those seconds before and after the stroke of midnight. If you want to check out shots of Patrick relaxing after the party, check out page 2 HERE:

'The photo session was a great time for me. The images on the couch were all fun and relaxing, and the champagne shots were exciting to say the least! The standing poses were my favorites to take, especially when I felt like I really was a Greek statue.'