On FH, 12 Days began back in 2009. I did a piece featuring the hot hunks from the Kristin Chenoweth TV movie The 12 Men of Christmas. I hadn't seen the movie when I did the piece, I hadn't really seen any holiday movies on Lifetime or Hallmark. I thought I hated them, my mom watched them all the time and I avoided seeing any for a very long time.
I continued the theme however, as I did love Christmas movies, and holiday hunks. I'm not sure which movie changed by mind, but I've grown to sort of love/hate Hallmark during the holidays. The movies have a formula for sure, they're predictable, corny, but also oddly comforting. This has been especially true for me give some changes in my personal life, not to mention the political shitstorm that has overshadowed the last few years....
I am sort of looking forward to turning on the Hallmark channel this month, the only time of year really that I have it on. I don't always sit down and actually watch, but most of the movies are written to be followed even as background noise. I haven't had a chance to catch any of their Autumn series of movies, but there was one Harvest Hunk I wanted to re-shine the spotlight on. Check him (and his incredible bubble butt...) on PAGE 2 HERE:
I'm usually about two or three episodes behind with most of the television shows that I watch. I've struggled a bit with How to Get Away With Murder, but given it's in it's final season, decided to stick with it. Glad that I did, in addition to the ultra hot Rome Flynn, the story has picked up as the series heads to it's finale. Last week, while watching the forth episode of the season, a familiar face came across the screen.
I knew that I was familiar with the actor, but I needed to check IMDB base just to be sure. Yes indeed, the hottie joining Oliver and Connor (Conrad Ricamora and Jack Falahee) for a threesome, was Glee's Dijon Talton. If you're a fan of Glee you'll remember Dijon (Matt) joined the show early in the first season as part of the football team in the episode Preggers.
The episode became a favorite not only as it introduced Matt and Mike (Harry Shum Jr) to the show, it also featured Kurt's rendition of Single Ladies with the school's football team. I always felt a bit bad for both Dijon and Matt. Although Harry remained with the show for a few more seasons,
I Hate The World (HTGAWM)
Matt was written out in season 2 to make room for the additions of Chord Overstreet and Darren Chris. While on the show, Matt was a regular part of New Direction, and was in all of the groups big musical numbers. Glad to ssee Dijon back on TV, and looking hotter than ever!
I was fortunate to discover the stunning imagery of studioAtruong back in the fall of 2013. When I saw Alain's images of Joey in (and out) of her overalls, I was eager to showcase his work. For the next few of years, and featured Alain's work whenever I had the opportunity. You can check out all of pieces on FH on Alain's Quaternate Page HERE:
The last time I featured Alain's work was in 2016. Alain sent along his ten favorite images to help celebrate FH's tenth year on-line. (HERE:) I've continued to follow Alain's work, and check out his site, checking out updates to write and bug him about a featuring. Alain beat me to it! I was thrilled to get a message from Alain last week about a new shoot, one he was especially happy with and excited to share.
I am always on the lookout for great images of couples. I love creative shots with multiple models, whether that be men with men or men with women. When the focus is on two men, I am frequently turned off however, especially by the lack of creativity in so many of the shoots that I see.
In part i maybe because so many of the male couples we see on-line are photographed for the promotion of a video, or porn site. In so many of those images, the creativity seems to start and stop with having two penis' in the same frame. It's as if seeing body parts intertwined is fine, and little effort is put into finding creative ways to shoot. There is a distinct difference between sexual and sex, and this difference is one sometimes overlooked.
My interest in imagery, whether it be one model or more, is connection. How the model connects with the viewer, or how the models connect with one another. Even when the connection is sexual, and the focus is the male form, targeting only body parts limits the degree of intensity and energy a photograph is able to convey.
Horny can be fun, but passion, desire and sensual agony are what propel just a hot image, to something artfully substantive. Sexual desperation, that need to be connected with another, even if just for a fleeting moment, is one of life's most sought after emotions. It's the reason we spend so much time looking not just for sexual partners, but momentary sexual soulmates.
Sexual chemistry doesn't just manifest itself in one part of the body, it grow, flows and combusts through every inch and part of the human anatomy, both inside and out. It's felt in the gut, the heart, the stomach and groin and it's intensity is seen most vividly within the eyes.
When Alain first sent this series with Micah and Jared, I wasn't sure how I was going to narrow down the selection for the story. In the end it was easy. I chose based on connection. The images featured are the images I felt most powerfully displayed the intensity of chemistry and sensual connection between Micah and Jared.
It was usually within one or both of their eyes. Sometimes it was a touch, a smile, a perceived moan, or moment of passion or sexual aggression. The moments were all emotions shared between the two, with the Alain capturing the energy flowing back and forth between both models in a single image.
Check out more of Alain's work with Micah and Jared on PAGE 2 HERE:
Sarah Bloom, an up and coming wedding planner in New York, is hired to plan the most anticipated wedding of the season. However, she learns the bride is from Sarah’s home town of Williamstown, Massachusetts, and wants her wedding on the family farm, which is now being run by the bride’s older brother – who is also Sarah’s first love.
I've love Victor Webster since first seeing him on the cover of Playgirl Magazine back in 2000. The Canadian actor and model didn't initially set out to be famous, in fact he was working as a stockbroker and importer / exporter before appearing in a special 1998 'All About Men' issue of Cosmopolitan magazine.
Although he'd done a few small parts, it was after being noticed in the magazine, that acting offers began to come in. The following year Webster was cast as Nicholas Alamain on Days of Our Lives. Webster kept busy guesting on TV shows, including 2000's TV movie, The Chippendales Murders.
Playgirl, January 2000
One of his most popular guest roles was a 2003 episode of Sex in the City. Webster's guest spot as Chip finally gave fans a chance to get a good look at his spectacular bubble butt! Unfortunately, we've haven't seen it again as Webster's kept his pants mostly up
'When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.'
Franklin D. Roosevelt
In addition to their emotional bond, one of the items Alain used to tie Micah and Jared together was a long strand of Manila rope. Rope is often used to symbolize connection, and although I only used a few of the rope shots, I loved that Alain infused the fetish element.
In some of the images, Jared, the hairier model in blue (above) utilized the rope to dominate and hold on to Micah. It was interesting to me that in almost every image, Jared and Micah were touching, or intertwined in some way. The exception was image I used to close this piece at the bottom. I believe this is the only image where skin did not touch skin and only the rope, was holding Micah and Jared together.
I'm not sure if the image, or the rope, was meant to comment on the connection, but it represented to me, the fluctuation which occurs in every relationship. The connection ebbs and flows, sometimes passionate and intense, sometimes more fragile and distant.
This shoot was also a collaborative effort with Alain and two other artists. All of the images you see were shot by Alain, but two other favorite photographers were shooting along with him at the same time. I've followed the work of both Russell from AlwaysANovice, and Michael from Implicit Ditto for years. Some FH readers might remember my recent post featuring Michael's work from this past summer. (HERE:)