The last time FH readers saw Michael Moody it was Ground Hog Day and he was struggling with randy rodent trying to tear all of his clothes off. (HERE:) Today, Michael is back with another incredible shot from Lights On Studio. The occasion this time is more solemn, and the theme more peaceful. I think the dove flying above is more focused on the light and the power, than swooping down and pecking at his cloak. He Has Risen. Hope everyone has a peaceful Good Friday.
The Connections between Easter and spring have deep roots. Unlike holidays like Christmas and Halloween, Easter's date is not fixed, it changes to coincide with the first Sunday after the first full moon following the vernal (spring) equinox. Both the holiday and the season celebrate promise, rebirth and renewal.
I can't think of two more powerful symbols of the season than the sight and scent of the first blossoms of spring and the energy and youthfulness of Serg and his potently beautiful body. Richard Rothstein combines both forces of nature in a new series you can see more of onPAGE 2 HERE:
Right up FH's alley as well! I first noticed Studio1x's shots of Dan on his Instagram last month, and was waiting for just the right time to bug him about a piece on FH. Thankfully, I didn't have to bug, Jim was in the giving Easter spirit and when were discussing possible Easter subjects, Jim sent on a few shots of Dan to help celebrate the holiday. Jim loved working with Dan, and especially enjoyed his humor. Dan also loves the interaction Dan has with his Instagram followers, especially in some of his stories.
So last weekend, to help prepare for Easter, Jay invited Chris over for an afternoon of wine, music and egg dying. Jay had everything ready before Chris' arrival. The eggs were boiled and the many colored dye's were put into water in glasses. Being a bit of a clean freak, Jay also spread newspaper over the kitchen table to ensure no dye soaked through and ruined the surface of the wood.
Chris arrived ready for creative activities, and was eager to started. As Jay poured the wine, Chris suggested they both take off their clothes. His reason of course, was to ensure that they didn't ruin any of their clothing with all of the colored dye they'd be using.
Already on their second glass of Merlot, once in their their tighy whities, Jay pulled out a pair of pink bunny ears and suggested they take a few shots to post on their Instagrams. For the next twenty minutes, the guys took shots of each other straddling the kitchen counter. After they were finished, and both felt they had the perfect shot to post, it was time for glass number three...
By the time they finished the pictures, neither Chris or Jay felt they could concentrate and focus enough to dye and paint the Easter eggs They decided to take a break before starting and headed into the living room to take it easy and relax until their buzz wore off.
After a little R & R, they headed back to the kitchen, and the waiting eggs and colored dye, and Jay poured each of the glass number four. (or was it five...) Best laid plans. Let's just say not much of the colored dye made it on to the hard boiled eggs. Most of the dye ended up all over each others naked bodies.
Being the clean freak that he is, Jay worried about the furniture and insisted they both head upstairs to the shower to wash off. As you can probably guess from the shots below, those eggs never did get dyed. Regardless, the guys had their own colorful pre-holiday celebration, all imagined and captured by the holiday chronicler Studio 1x.
Are we hornier in Spring? Seems like it. After a winter of being cooped up inside, spring fever can hit hard, pushing us not only outside, but out of our comfort zones to explore the sights, sounds and scents of a area both renewing and energising. For many birds and animals, spring is the mating season, with the longer days leading to longer periods of lust. It makes sense then that the symbol for Easter, spring's biggest holiday, is a rabbit.
As much as I love Richard Rothstein's images of Serg, and the male form, I equally love his majestic city, street and landscapes. When Richard first sent on this new series, I began by choosing a new screen saver for the season. I then decided the only way to present them was to feature the images before, and after Richard's edits. I was struck how it almost looks as if Serg is being created, born from the earth below. He has risen, much like the spring flowers, to bath in the heat, and grow in the light, from the sun above.