Friday, February 26, 2021

Favorite Pic of the Day for February 27th

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Happy Birthday today February 27th

 Happy 41st to actor Brandon Beemer!

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Jon Seda: ACTORS & Skin

Although many of us took notice actor Jon Seda in 1992's Gladiator, 1995's Twelve Monkey's and 1997's Primal Fear, I think we really started to pay attention after seeing him as Chris Perez in Selena. (1997)  I saw Selena a long time ago, and didn't really remember the actor until recently seeing some promotional images from the film.  They have me wanting to watch again.

In addition to a successful film career, Seda also has a long and impressive resume of television appearance.  You may remember the talented actor from his roles on NYPD Blue, New York Undercover, The Pacific, Homicide: Life on the Street, Third Watch and his recent turns on Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D

Selena (1997)

'Dance?  Oh yea, I dance. Yea I put on my white shoes and black jacket and dance like John Travolta.'
Chris Perez, Selena 

Now given this is FH, I'm guessing some of you vividly remember Seda as Dino Ortolani on HBO's Oz.  Although Dino only appeared in three episodes, he had the distinction of having one of the shows first full frontals in a shower scene in the shows pilot episode.  Given this, it seemed appropriate that the Manhattan born actor take a turn with Actors & Skin.  Check out the SKIN portion below.

John Seda: Actors & SKIN

The Pacific (2010)

I Like It Like That (1994)

Lisette and husband Chino face marital difficulties. She is fed up with the kids, while he has job troubles. His mother Rosaria hates Lisette and the neighborhood tramp has designs on Chino. Things get even worse when Chino goes to jail and Lisette gets a good job uptown. Can this marriage be saved?

Primal Fear (1996)

Although Seda looks hot thrusting in I Like It Like That, his beautiful butt never looked better than in this quick scene from 1996's Primal Fear.  In the scene, layers Richard Gear and Maura Tierney are checking out video evidence when their client, (Edward Norton) pops up in a scene with Seda.  Seda, Norton, Gear, Tierney, not to mention Laura Linney, Alfre Woodard, John Mahoney and Francis McDormand.  I need to check out this flick again!

Oz (1997)

Seda's brief frontal in The Routine, the pilot episode of Oz.  Seda appeared once more in season one, and once again several seasons later.

King of the Mountain: Chris Bell by Richard Rothstein

'He pretended he was a mountain-climber. He climbed up a great big tall heaping mountain of snow.'

'I am king of the mountain!'

'Kids and families love Ezra Jack Keats’s The Snowy Day so much that they’ve checked it out of the New York Public Library system more than any other book in the NYPL’s 125 years of existence—485,583 times since it was published in 1962. That’s more than The Cat in the Hat, Where the Wild Things Are, Charlotte’s Web, and even Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.'
The Atlantic

The book's popularity speaks to impact on generations of children, and reinforces that I'm not the only wack job excited, even as an adult, about a snowy day.  In addition to celebrating the book, I also love being able to celebrated this shoot.  I love and follow all of Richard Rothstein's work, and have been drawn to many of the models, shoots and themes that he's captured.  This snow shoot with Chris Bell remains a favorite. 

It's beauty encompasses so much of what I love about Richard's work.  His passion for his city, his blend of model and location, his expertise at captured men and movement.   Chris' snow dance matches Richard's passion perfectly.  It also has you feeling the quietness of snow, the the cool wind in the air, and coolness of the frozen snow on his bare skin.  Has me, for a moment anyway, wanting to run outside and dive into the snow.

'Snow has always been joyful for me. Surely that sense of joy comes from my childhood. Snow days. Sledding. Wrestling and playing tag with my childhood best friend, Brandy, my boxer.' 

When Richard has an idea of how he wants the shoot to go and then allows me to be free as I explore the concept.The ambient temperature that day was not warm but once we started working, the body heats up quickly. The only problem was the snow that was still freezing... which explains the doc martins. I tried going barefoot but my feet soon told me that was not going to work lol, Holding it in my hands and throwing it around was a chilling experience.'