Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Favorite Pic of the Day for May 4th

Luke by macpics
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Happy Birthday today May 4th

Happy 33rd to model and actor Ben VanderMey

Check out more of today's BIRTHDAYS HERE:

 Ben by Blake Ballard

Ready for the Drive-Thru

Favorite Face of the Day: Austin Stowell

'You're a very pretty man...'
Tanya, The White Lotus

I started watching The White Lotus last year, but only watched the first episode.  I really liked it, but got sidetracked when I started watching Yellowjackets.  Although I didn't watch it all, (though I plan to) I did catch a slew of gifs of actor Austin Stowell and his cameo in the shows 6th episode. 

Tanya, (Jennifer Coolidge) was spot on, Stowell is a very pretty man.  I think I first noticed the actor, and his pretty face, in 2013's Behind the Candelabra.  Stowell only had a brief scene, but his smiling face was more than memorable.   Stowell has been acting since the late 2000's and has appeared in a number films including; Whiplash, Dolphin Tale, Swallow, 12 Strong and last year's The Hating Game

Behind the Candelabra (2013)

On television Stowell's appearances include roles on 90210 NCIS: Los Angeles Fantasy Island, and Amazing Stories.  Stowell had regular roles in Catch-22, Public Morals and The Secret Life of the American Teenager.

Dolphin Tale

Austin Stowell on Instagram

Fantasy Island (2020)

Catch-22 (2019)

White Lotus (2021)

Although Stowell always looks great, I think he was at his hottest on The White Lotus.  His chest hair is incredibly sexy and love his longer, curly hair as well.  Hope he pops back up in season 2. 

The Hating Game (2011)

Resolving to achieve professional success without compromising her ethics, Lucy embarks on a ruthless game of one-upmanship against cold and efficient nemesis Joshua, a rivalry that is complicated by her growing attraction to him.


Right At Home: Luke by macpics

'I don't know how often he'd posed nude before, but he was right at home with it!'

Like so many photographers, Ian from macpics was forced to take a hiatus during the pandemic.  Ian shares however, that things are getting back to normal in Australia but finding models has been a struggle.  Ian is not the first photographer to mention that finding models post-pandemic has been a struggle.  

I think the pandemic caused so many changes in so many lives.  Many models who couldn't shoot, ended up finding other work.  Many others moved to on-line sites like OnlyFans using selfies instead of professionally shot images.  Others, are still reluctant due to safety concerns to quickly return to shooting as they did in the past.  

Ian has begun shooting again and has several planned for the next few weeks.  Until then however, I asked if he dig into his archives to find more from his work with Luke.  FH viewers got a brief look at Luke in a Christmas themed post back in 2015. (HERE:)  Luke also showed up in several other pieces featuring Ian's work, but none of the images Ian sent on gave a complete view of all that Luke has to offer....  Ian graciously dived into his files and sent on more of the lovely Luke.

Ian connected with Luke on Model Mayhem after searching or models in the area to shoot.  Ian loved his youthful face and his great body.  Although just 19 at the time, Luke had nudes in his portfolio and responded to Ian that he was up for a shoot and was happy to pose nude.

'The shoot was awhile ago but I remember that I cracked the usual jokes and there was the general chit-chat. I asked him about what he was studying, his background, and so on. I loved Luke's facial features and skin-tone and remember that he shared that he's, Anglo-Indian.'.

'I can't really think of a favourite moment, the entire shoot was a joy. I can tell you the most surprising one.... Luke barely got his clothes off at the first shoot when he asked me if I wanted him erect. I don't usually ask,  I just let it happen in the moment, and remember being surprised that he asked right away and how at ease he was with whatever I needed for the shoot. I told him whatever comes naturally is fine'

If you check out the images, obviously being a little bit excited came naturally to Luke.  Both Luke and Ian enjoyed their first shoot and went on to work several times together, in studio and on location at several parks and outdoor locations.  Ian shares that Luke was equally at ease being naked naked outside as he was in the studio, even in crowded areas and when they needed to be discreet.