Friday, November 6, 2020

Favorite Pic of the Day for November 7th

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At the Ballet


Good Wood?

Paul Wood that is.  Paul is one of the Warrington Wolves players who stripped off for a charity calendar to support Rett Syndrom.  Check out more on the NEXT PAGE HERE:

Blast From The Past: Jason London

'All I'm saying is that if I ever start referring to these as the best years of my life - remind me to kill myself.'
Pink, Dazed and Confused

This piece was originally going to be part of my Horror Hunk series.  I 'half watched' The Rage: Carrie 2 last month, especially when actor Jason London was on the screen.  I loved the original Carrie, but wasn't overly drawn to the 1999 follow-up. The performances were decent, but the story was weak, especially the family dynamics, so central to the power of the original film.

While watching, I was sure I knew actor Jason London.  I recognized his handsome face, but couldn't really place him until a visit to IMDB.  London's worked consistently in film and television since the early 90's, and in some fairly well known projects.  I was surprised however, how few of them I'd seen, especially the role that really launched his fame, 1993's Dazed and Confused

Dazed and Confused (1993)

As soon as I saw 1991's The Man on the Moon on his film resume, I knew where I'd seen that face before.  19 at the time, London played Court, starring along side co-starred along with Reese Witherspoon in the coming of age film.  This was London' second professional credit, and his first featured film.

The Man in the Moon (1991)

'Don't!  Don't love me now. when things are so mixed up.'

As part of the story, Court and Dani (Witherspoon) form a close friendship during their daily swims on sunny days.  During one of their swims, Court isn't wearing underwear and jumps into the creek nude.  It is a quick flash, and it's doubtful that London was naked for the scene, but it's the closest to a 'nude' scene from the actor.

Many readers may know Jason's twin brother Jeremy, who appeared as a regular on the television shows Party of Five and I'll Fly Away.  Although Jason's biggest hits were in the 1990's, he continued to go between film and television, working steadily through the 2000's and 2010's.  London currently has over a half dozen films due for release in the next year.

Although London wasn't nude in The Rage, there were a few nude extra's walking around in one of the locke room scenes.

The Rage: Carrie 2 (1999)

Natural Obstacles: Kristian B by Bodytorium

'I'd followed Kristian on Instagram for quite some time and enjoyed watching his goofy yet charming expressions and workout clips.'

Although the visuals, the final images, are always a focus, with some photographers, there are other things I always look forward to.  Whenever I receive an e-mail from Phil from Bodytorium, or whenever I check out his site, I'm always excited to check out the selection of models he's selected to shoot with and spotlight.  I'm never disappointed.

Phil masterfully uses both social media, and connections with friends and models, to find unknown models who've never done a nude shoot before.  That's certainly the case with Kristian B who  Phil spotted on Instagram. Lukas K, another Bodytorium model, had  already introduced Phil to one of his friends Robert. (A Little Nudge)  It was a nice surprise then, when Lukas told Phil that his friend Kristian was up for posing for a nude shoot. 

A wait was required as Kristian was still a few weeks away from his 18th birthday.  A week after the big day, a shoot date was set.  Phil already knew Kristian had the look, the strapping Slovak is 2 meters tall (6’7″) and weighs 98 kilos (216 lbs). He’s also a weight lifting maniac and  already has a nutrition supplement sponsor. 

'When I called Kristian to plan a shooting date and to make sure we were both on the same page, Kristian’s deep, macho and very mature-sounding voice made it seem like I was talking to someone much older. I was told some funny stories about how Kristian was a little devil when he was a kid. Lukas K said “it’s amazing that after all of that, we’re now friends.

Kristian had definitely grown up and calmed down and the photoshoot went very smoothly. Phil enjoyed getting to know Kristian, his only issue, was the location they ended up having to use. They ended up having to settle for terrain that was very flat, and similar looking in all directions..  Phil usually uses outdoor locations with hills and valleys with tree's and rocks to climb on.  This location had no natural obstacles for Kristian to lean on and pose on.

I'm always impressed with Phil's skill and ability to create such beautifully natural nudes, especially with models stripping off for the very first time.  It speaks to the trust and relationships he builds with the models he works with.  So many of the models Phil works with, return, bringing friends that they recommend to Phil.  Cleary, most experience positive and empowering adventure during their time in front of Phil's lens.

Check out much more of Phil's work with Kristian on Bodytorium HERE: