Anyone who grew up watching, or just loves 80's television, has undoubtedly seen episodes of Night Court (1984-1992) and Hill Street Blues (1981-1987). Although I don't think I've seen even one episode of the police drama, I've certainly seen repeats of the sit-com Night Court.
I was shocked recently, to see an image featuring two stars from the shows in a nude scene from the 70's. The two actors were Charles Robinson, (Night Court) and Michael Warren. (Hill Street Blues) The movie, 1971's Drive, He Said, a basketball movie from director actor, and basketball lover, Jack Nicholson. Although Nicholson is known for his passion for the game, he's not as well known for his work as a director. The Oscar winning actor's only directed three films, Drive, He Said making his directorial feature film debut.
Hill Street Blues (l) and Night Court (r)
It was a little shocking to see Hill Street Blues Bobby Hill and especially Night Court's Mac, and Mr. Munson from Mom, letting it all hang. Although Warren had a few TV credits under his belt, Drive, He Said marked his first feature film, and the first professional credit for Robinson.
It's always impressive when anyone shakes up their routine and tries something new. It's particularly notable when it's something risky. Most of us, as we slide out of our twenties, thirties and fortes, are more likely to stop doing certain things rather than actually expanding activity repertoire. Work, relationships and life in general tends to pressure us into routines. These routines can sometimes go on for decades without us actually realizing the hamster wheel were's spinning in.
Greg_DChad enough of going round in circles, he wanted to change up, and spice up, both his life and routine. Sitting in front of a computer for a eight hours a day for his day job, also had Greg looking for a creative outlet. Now in his early sixties, five years ago he decided it was time to add as an extra-curriculum activity into his life.
Given now youth focused the modeling industry was, Greg knew he had an up hill battle, but is passionate about showing the world that men over fifty can still create provocative and erotic images and are still in high demand. Greg didn't have any hang-ups about getting naked, he'd done naked yoga and belonged to a naked men's social club in his town. He'd had shot his fair share of naked selfies, and wasn't shy about sharing them and sending them to friends. It was those friends who encouraged Greg to put together a portfolio and and give nude modeling a try.
Getting started was a little daunting. Greg wondered if he'd find photographers willing to take a chance on a new and inexperienced model. A little googling and setting up his page on Model Mayhem quickly let to connections with may photographers exited to collaborate. One of those photographers was Mark from MW Photo MD.
Mark describes Greg as a great model to work with and was thrilled with the results of their shoot together. When Greg first reached out, Mark noticed that he had worked with some of his favorite photographers and was impressed with his portfolio. One of the things I loved so much about the shots sent on was how much fun Greg seemed to be having. So much fun... it was hard to find images to share in which Greg wasn't showing off just how excited he was...
'Mark and I got along immediately. We arrived at the same time to the studio and we were ready to shoot immediately. I was impressed with the TV / photographer’s studio that he rented out our photoshoot in Downtown Washington DC. It used to be a 19th Century carriage house converted to studio with very high ceilings and lights. It has been used by 60 Minutes to shoot interviews on Capitol Hill.'
'A photographer was pissed off that my underwear and swimwear was not ironed. He pulled out an ironing board and then ironed them before we began. I worked with a very well regarded photographer who asked me shave all my body hair off. Ultimately, I told him “NO” since this was my best asset that I possess personally. However, I did comprised and agreed to get my back and ass waxed, and I did trim my pubic areas. On the day of the photo shot, The photographer began the session by asking me strip down. He proceeded to look at every body part of my body from head to toe without saying a word. It was the longest 3 or 4 minutes. I felt like I was a cattle or horse at an auction. After he was done looking, he smiled and asked me to put my clothes back on so we could started... A very successful commercial photographer asked me if I was interested in fucking his husband while he shoot us. It sounded like too much potential drama for me; so I did not pursue it further.'
'It's been rewarding to have all types of guys,from bodybuilders and regular guys, complimenting me saying that I motivate them to workout at the gym and keep a fit and healthy lifestyle. This is great feeling especially since I turned 61 in December.'
Although in the US, most know today as President's Day, for some, the day has another name for many...
Chri-Easter is the term used to describe people that attend church only on Christmas and Easter. Given today is the mid-point between the two holidays, it it seemed a good to commemorate the day. The hottie, in his multi-holiday onesie, knows that while Santa and the elves may still in their resting period, the Easter bunny is currently in training for his hop around the world. Happy Chri-Easter!
Don't we all wish we had those hot male friends who by simply asking, who would strip off all of their clothes and run around naked... If you've been following my pieces featuring Bodytorium, you know that Phil Diab seems to have the knack for finding just the right group of friends to hang around with....
With Martin however, getting him in front of his camera, wasn't without it's challenges. As you can see from this set of images however, Phil did eventually succeed. Phil knows that in addition to enjoying his fantastic imagery of hot naked male models, I also love a story. Phil also gives good story. Below, enjoy reading how Phil's patience paid off and how Martin ended up sweating it out in the sauna.
When Phil Met Maritn...
About four years ago, one of my athlete friends, Roderik, asked me if he could stop by for a visit in Bratislava and if I could take some "nice" shots of him. I've been known among athletes (especially among the parkour and calisthenics circles) as a good sports photographer. I said sure, and later Roderik asked if he could also bring a friend. This was Martin.
I didn't know who he was or what he looked like, and I didn't really know any details or have a plan for what kind of shots we were going to take. I was of course secretly hoping there would be some sexy shots. When they arrived about a week later, I was was very happy to meet his very sexy friend. I showed them a couple of my photo books and we played some music. Later I took out my Spider-Man costume which Martin put on and did a very impressive striptease. Things were off to a good start, and soon after my camera was out and I took some very sexy shots of both Martin and Roderik, although there was only one full frontal, and that was an "accidental".
The boys slept over, and the next morning we headed over to a nearby Czech town to meet up with one of out mutual friends who organized a street workout competition. There were very pretty villages, hills and valleys along a way and we made a stop to take some shots. I asked the guys if they'd run around naked, and they did. The shots were amazing. They are still among my best shots, and this was years before I started photographing for Bodytorium.
We had a really fun day with our friends in Brno, but the next day we parted our own ways and hadn't seen each other much since. Martin moved to Bratislava, attended a sports college and seemed to really get into boxing. Later he dropped out (for reasons I am unaware of) and moved back to his hometown. About a year ago, I asked Martin if he'd be interested in modeling for my site. He declined politely, didn't explain any details, just said that he didn't want to do nudes.
A few months ago, Roderik encouraged me to contact Martin again and thought that this time Martin would probably go for it. Roderik explained that a lot has changed since a year ago and that Martin was even considering doing live chats with Roderik and that Martin would likely be more open to posing nude. I called Martin and he seemed very interested and we agreed on doing a photoshoot in a couple of weeks.
A few days before our planned photoshoot, Martin canceled. He didn't want to explain any details, he just wrote he wasn't in the mood. I was really looking forward to photographing him for Bodytorium. It was very disappointing but I had a theory that Martin was feeling down after losing a boxing match. I contacted him again a few weeks later, tried to put myself in his shoes and wrote him a very nice message. He agreed to do the photoshoot and I crossed my fingers that he wouldn't change his mind again. Luckily he didn't.
I had a computer crash last week and for awhile, I thought I'd lost all of my desktop folders. These folders contained hundreds of story ideas for FH and hundreds of images. I think I've gotten most of them back, (on a new machine) but in the process, wanted to clean house a bit. Here are some favorite images from my 'Bottom line' folder I didn't want to delete without sharing.