Monday, March 16, 2020

Favorite Pic of the Day for March 17th

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Lá Fhéile Pádraig: Dakota by Studio1x

'Kilts should be short enough to dance a jig, but long enough to hide your lucky charms....'

☘️ Happy Saint Patrick's Day! ☘️

Given it's FH, the length of the kilt really isn't all that important..... Our goal when we can, is to get it off at some point anyway.  Then, a photographer like Studio1x's Jim, can capture those great angles of views, both up, and of course under the kilt, as he did with Dakota, last year's St. Patrick's Day leading man!

Check out my previous St. Patrick's Day posts for:
2019 💚 2018 💚 2017 💚 2016 💚 2012

Niall Horan: Mullingar Man

'Cause I'm Irish, and everyone remembers me.'
Niall Horan

Although I certainly sang along with a few One Direction songs when they came on the radio, I wasn't a huge fan of their music.  It's been interesting to watch the bands members mature and grow into their own individual careers. 

Having not heard his new music, or even seen many recent pictures, I still thought of Niall Horan as the blonde twink as he appears in the image below. If anyone caught the Mullingar Ireland native on Saturday Night Live last December ho wever, (on Youtube HERE:) you know Horan's all grown up and sounding, and looking might fine!   Check out some of my favorite shots of Niall on PAGE 2 HERE:

The March of Time:

'It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.'
Charles Dickens

March has always been a strange month, this year being the strangest... Most years, March has the hope of spring is in the air.  That hope however, is continually punched in the face by days filled with winter's last blasts.  One of the only highlights is St. Patrick's Day, and this years, without parades and pub crawls, the celebration will be less social, and more virtual.

Many FH readers are familiar with DC poster MichaelAndrews73a and his new Reddit page salute to the male form in Calendars. (HERE:) Michael has compiled a huge archive of calendars featuring the male form, and his site is rather addicting!  I have featured many of the calendar's and the calendar shots over the last year,  and all of the St. Paddy's shots int piece come from Michael's posts.

Tom Goss Music Beefcake Calendar:
Photography by Dusti Cunningham

Monroe's Cancer Care Calendar

Broad Street Blokes Calendar

I know many are disappointed not to be going to crowed pubs this March 17th, but sadly even if we could, they wouldn't be filled hot naked Broad Street blokes anyway.  Maybe next year!

Pot o' Gold: Austin by Studio1x

'Don’t miss all the beautiful colors of the rainbow🌈 looking for that pot of gold....'

Given all that's going on in the world, this year, St. Patrick's Day doesn't feel much like a celebration. No large gathering, no pub crawls drinking too much green beer, no large parades.  That doesn't mean however, that one can't have a good time.   If you're up for it like model Austin Steele, have a creative personality, and are able to channel your inner leprechaun, March 17th can still be a lot of fun.

FH readers know well, that the work from Jim from Studio1x has been a important part of many FH holiday celebrations.  Jim had been talking this particular lautitious leprechaun on and off for a couple of years, but up until recently, their schedules never matched up t collaborate. Last year, Jim celebrated the holiday by shooting Dakota in and out of an Irish kilt.  Jim had initially hoped this year, to find another model to put on the plaid.

'I was struggling to find the right person for a kilt shoot so I had reached out to Austin to see if he would be interested.  Austin laughed stating he probably wouldn't pull off the kilt look very well but he was game.'

After some discussion, Jim and Austin decided to put the kilt theme aside, and they discussed other ideas and themes for this year's shoot.  Jim shares that it was Austin who came up with the whimsical theme for this years St. Paddy's Day shoot.

There are many famous iconic g-strings, from Channing Tatum's in Magic Mike to Princess Leia's metal bikini, and I think Austins coin g-string should certainly be added to the list!  In order to properly cover his pot o' gold, Austin ordered a couple of bags of coins on Amazon and put them all together to create his golden coin cover that certainly causes one to want to reach in to make change.

Even though we have to avoid big crowds, maybe especially when only wearing a gold coin loin cloth, but that doesn't mean we have to spend the holiday along.  All dressed up, with no where to go, Austin decided to invite a friend over to help him celebrate and search for his pot of gold.  Check out more of Austin, and his St. Paddy's Day visitor on PAGE 2 HERE: