Friday, May 6, 2022

Favorite Pic of the Day for May 7th


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Garden Tools:

Happy World Naked Gardening Day!

Above: Mike by male beauty by bengie

Andrew Bowman: Stamen

Stamen: The male reproductive part of a flower. 
In all but a few extant angiosperms, the stamen consists of a long slender stalk, the filament, with a two-lobed anther at the tip. The anther consists of four saclike structures (microsporangia) that produce pollen for pollination.

I first featured the work of photographer Andrew Bowman over a decade ago.  In that first piece from 2012, the focus was on Andrew's work with model Lee Mayson. (HERE:)   The piece began spotlighting some of Lee's favorite images from a variety of photographers. I was so taken with Lee's work with Andrew however, that I chose to focus solely on Andrew's images and his work with Lee.  

Amongst the many images that Lee sent on were a few of him holding a colorful bouquet of flowers.  I chose one of them for the pic of the day.  Over the next few years, I noticed that Andrew incorporated flowers, both single stems and bouquets in many of his shoots, and with many of his models.  

Lee Mayson:

It wasn't long before I began asking Andrew about featuring specific flowers, and specific models and images, for themed pieces nd holiday posts on the site.  It wasn't however, until a few years ago, that I discovered the how the theme first came about.

'The flowers began as a random choice early in Andrew's career as a way of providing a little penis privacy. Many models want to keep their junk in the trunk, and some penis's as we know, aren't always a model's most attractive asset.' 

'The modesty bouquet became routine on fitness shoots, and instead of a model using their hand cup their penis, the flowers provided a pop of color and a more interesting visual to the shots.'

As you can see, Andrew expanded his use of the flowers with many of his models, even those not shy with exposing their root and stems to the light, and to the world.  Many of the models featured in this piece were spotlighted in previous post of their own.  Check out more of Andrew's work on FH HERE:

Jonathan Tucker: ACTORS & Skin

'The successes in the entertainment business are like one percent of the iceberg that you see, and the other ninety-nine percent, which is the rejection and the failure and the work and the toil and the sacrifice, is the rest of the iceberg that's below the water'

I think I first saw Jonathan Tucker on screen in 1996's Sleepers.  Tucker played the child version of Tommy, who was played by Billy Crudup as an adult.   Sleepers was a flawed, but hard hitting drama starring Robert Di Niro, Brad Pitt, Kevin Bacon and Jason Patric.  I still remember sitting in the theatre watching the film and the emotional punch the movie hit me with.

Sleepers (1996)

It wasn't until a few years later that I really noticed Tucker when I headed to Blockbuster one Friday night and rented  the Tucker led comedy 100 Girls. My crush was instant.  Tucker was adorable, and had several shirtless scenes in the 2000 film.

100 Girls (2000)

Matt spends the night with a girl in an elevator during power outage in a girls' college dorm. He never sees her. Waking up in the morning, panties are all that's left of her. How does he find her in a building with 100 girls?

I think Tucker's first 'official' nude scene was in The Deep End.  It wasn't much, but there was a brief flash of partial butt in the video sex sequence with Josh Lucas.  Tucker flashed his butt again in the special features of 2003's remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Royal Pains (2011)

Tucker went on to guest star on a string of films and popular television shows in the 2000's. Those who followed his career, saw him grow as an actor and saw him bulk up for roles including hi stint in 2007's The Black Donnelly's . Many remember his tighty whitie scene from that show.  Check out more from Tucker's skin resume in the post below. 

Jonathan Tucker: Actors & SKIN

'You have to eat, all day, and you have to have the right fuel to get you through different physical and mental obstacles that fighters have to get through. Just dealing with the diet alone becomes an all-encompassing, fully immersive experience. And then, there's the physical side of it, having to put your body through everything required to make you look like a fighter.'
Jonathan Tucker

A favorite of many acclaimed producers and directors, Tucker is a sought after actor with an impressive film and television resume.  Some of Tucker's regular TV roles include turns on: The Black Donnelly's, Ro, Parenthood, Snowfall, City on a Hill, Westworld, Debris and Kingdom.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)

'Commercial and music-video director Marcus Nispel does a bang-up job of coaxing authentic performances from his actors, including Jonathan Tucker and Eric Balfour. Their freaked-out reactions to the unexpected suicide, its grisly aftereffects, and the potential repercussions—there’s a piƱata full of Mexican weed in the van—result in some realistically tense moments.'

Snowfall (2018-2019)

The Black Donnellys (2007)

Kingdom (2014-2017)

'One of the most electric performances on television.'
Entertainment Weekly

Although Tucker had a few brief butt bares, it wasn't until Kingdom, that he really got to show off his bulked up physique and incredible butt.  As Jay, a mixed martial artist, there were plenty of testosterone driven opportunities to show some skin.

I don't think it was a coincidence that very often, when Tucker's character Jay was naked, his closeted brother Nate, (Nick Jonas) was nearby...