The glasses, the angel, the model's curves, face and lips. This shot of model, actor and dancer Pascal Pastrana had me on the hunt to find out more. Check out my favorite shots of Pascal on PAGE 2 HERE:
I haven't watched Grey's Anatomy in awhile, but readers of FH back when it began remember I often wrote about the show. My favorite actor on the show as Justin Chambers, and I loved his early stories and the growth they allowed his character to experience. Although I dipped in and out of watching from time to time, (Check out my piece on Alex Landi on PAGE 2 HERE:) my weekly appointment with the show ended after Alex and Izzy got married. I loved the two characters together, and Alex for me, was never really given the attention he deserved after Izzy left the show.
I was surprised to read yesterday that Chambers abruptly left the series. I say abruptly, as it his last episode has already aired, one without the attention and farewell one would expect for a 16 year old cast member. I can't say I'll miss Alex, as I haven't watched in awhile, but I did think Alex, like Meredith, would be there until the end. Given how often Chambers has appeared on FH in the past, I wanted to give Alex, a proper adieu.
When it comes to images of the male form, few things generate as much attention as a pair of hot brothers. Although siblings Alex and Mikel Boisset have done a bit of modeling, their main claim to fame these days is there social media pages.
The Boisset's travel the globe, chronicling their adventures in images and in video blogs for their many followers. Along with many cold and snowy locals, the brothers spend a lot of time on beaches, and in the water. In addition to capturing hot women in thong, they also seem to enjoy skinning dipping on occasion when the opportunity arises.
'Everyone who ha seen my work is familiar with one particular head shot. It is a close crop, with the face filling the frame, and the focal point is a pair of bright, hazel green eyes staring intently back. The first question is always the same; "Are those really his eyes?"
It was those incredible eyes, and his beautiful face, that had me reaching out to Sean Dibble about featuring his work with Josh. Viewers may remember Sean's work from a series of pieces on FH back in 2010 and 2012. Sean then took a break from his art for a few years, but dipped his toe back into the water by entering some of his images in the Model Mayhem pic of the day contest. A series of wins helped Sean feel motivated once again.
I'd missed seeing and featuring Sean's work, and was thrilled to see one of his images in Josh in the contest. The image was one of Josh wearing the big winter jacket. The coat wrapped around Josh's incredible body and beautiful face did nothing to diminish his beauty, if anything the coat spotlighted Josh's beauty, with the fur frame drawing focus to his face and dazzling hazel green eyes.
'There are times when I try to describe my particular style, but the only common denominator that I have come up with involves my tendency to focus on the eyes, regardless of the type of image I shoot. For me, the eyes and the emotion or expression contained within, is what brings the photo to life.'
Beyond their beauty, Josh's eyes transmit an array of emotions, from thoughtful to seductive with both an innocence along with wisdom. Josh's gaze is a knowing a knowing one, created from his past, and his life experiences. One of the most Josh's most significant experiences was his time working as a military officer while in the Navy. It was during this time, that the young serviceman first connected with Sean.
'I was introduced to Josh by my best friend Lonny, who was stationed along with Josh in Bethesda. The photo shoot I had done with Lonny made the rounds on the base. (including another infamous photo involving a handcuff which you can see HERE:) Soon after, I was getting requests from other guys on the base to have their photos taken. Josh was the first that I decided to shoot because he had the gym physique, and I wanted to start incorporating more of that into my portfolio. As beautiful as his body is, it would be the aforementioned head shot that generated the biggest buzz.'
During his years shooting, Sean's had the opportunity to get to know many of his models on a personal level, even forming friendships with some, including Josh. For Sean, the models that make the biggest impression on him, are the models that reveal a level of insecurity, something that often surprises people who gaze at their images, and see nothing but the physical ideal. This was certainly the case with Josh, which only served to endear to Sean. Despite his confidence in front of the camera, Josh struggled with the same insecurities that so many of us do. Sean remember however, that Josh never took his physical attributes too seriously and had perspective over what priorities to focus on in his life.
Although they only had one photo session together, Josh remains one of Sean's favorite models, and considers many of the images from their work together, some of his best. Sean had hoped to get Josh back for another shoot, but sadly, Josh died last year after losing his long battle with a rare form of cancer. Being the recipient of both the Purple Heart and a congressional letter from congress, Josh's future was bright. Although his life far from finished, it was a life well lived and complete.
'When I think about Josh, I am instantly reminded of the loud, troublemaking frat boy you see in the movies. He's the one that gets all the girls, is the center of attention, and is usually getting into the most trouble. His face is adorned with full lips that have a natural pink hue and some of the most beautiful eyes that I have every photographed. For the record, yes, they really are his.'
If you want to check out more of Sean's work with Sean, you can preview or purchase his book featuring more from their shoot on Blurb HERE:
With his stunning looks, his beautifully distinctive face and hot dance moves, Aaron Samuels has some competition for the audiences attention in Broadway's Mean Girls. Actor, dancer and model Pascal Pastranajoined the cast last spring, marking his Broadway debut.
Before heading to North Shore High School, Pascal's recent roles include playing Nathaniel in Paint Your Wagon at the St. Louis MUNY, Danny Zuko in Grease, Sky in Mamma Mia!, Jesus in Godspell and Enjolras in Les Miserables.
I haven't had the pleasure yet of seeing Pascal on stage, but he has an incredibly hot presence in front of the camera lens. If even a bit of that transfers to his work on stage, I predict a long, and successful future.
Although I'm not currently watching Grey's Anatomy, I couldn't miss the buzz surrounding Dr. Nico Kim and the actor playing him. The gorgeous Alex Landifirst joined the staff at Seattle Grace in 2018 and currently divides his time between his roles on Grey's and the Netflix dark drama-comedy series Insatiable.
Landi initially though his his life would focus sports, with a career goal of playing professional tennis. After seeing The Lion King on Broadway however, Landi decided to pursue acting and attended the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute.
Landi hopes his work on screen with help redefine how the industry views Asian actors, especially as leading men. Landi's certainly on his way, and Nico's romance with Dr. Levi Schmitt (Jake Borelli) brought the actor, and the show, a lot of positive feedback and attention.