Sunday, April 2, 2023

Favorite Pic of the Day for April 3rd

Pit Stop by ShutterClickPhx
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Happy Birthday today April 3rd

Happy 54th to actor Ben Mendelsohn!

Check out more of Ben on FH HERE:
& More of today's BIRTHDAYS HERE:

Untogether (2018)

Seasonal Sightings:

Gil Lagardère in Le segrete esperienze di Luca e Fanny

'A rich family residing in a French villa treats their two hot maids like garbage. The maids decide to seduce the young son Luca who's home for the holidays and point him towards cousin Fanny who's in the middle of being sexually awakened.'

Ahh, there's nothing like a 'sexual awakening' as the basis for an adult film.  Having two maids seduce the young and hot Luca was just icing on the cake.  I've written recently how I don't watch much porn, mostly because I get bored after the first few minutes.  I like the erotic set-ups to many adult films, and of course the reveal, but then...yawn...

Foraging pornography on the other hand,  holds my interest, especially some of the classic adult films from the 70's, 80's and early 90's.  These films often juggle story, erotica and sex scenes, almost like a combo between soft and hard.  The 1980 French film Le segrete esperienze di Luca e Fanny is a great example of what I mean, especially given the hot young French porn star playing often seduced young Luca.

I had never heard of this film before, nor it's star, Gil Lagardère until a month or so ago. Poster kalilover shared a clip and some caps from the film in a thread on Dreamcap spotlighting the theme of  embarrassment nudity in scenes from films.  I was immediately taken Lagardère and went on the hunt for more images, and more of his films.

It was frustrating as there was very little out there that was easy to find.  Lagardère's adult film career spanned the late 70's through the 90's, but most of his films seemed almost impossible to find.  Although a famous porn star, the height of his career was the early 80's, before the Internet, and even before most of us had VCR's. 

A bit of a deeper dive however, to sites and erotic forums I don't usually frequent, did provide some images and additional clips.  I even found a complete copy of Le segrete esperienze di Luca e Fanny which you can easily find by searching for the film under Google's video search.

To see what I did find, as well as check out an interesting clip that I couldn't identify, check out more on the NEXT PAGE HERE:

ShutterClickPhx: Pit Crew

'If you open the armpits, the brain becomes light. You cannot brood or become depressed.'
B.K.S. Iyengar

Whenever I get the chance, FH viewers know how much I love exploring visual themes.  Maybe in part,  it's my tendency to be a little OCD, as I love and am drawn to a visual flow.  I dislike blending black and white shots with color in the same post.  I struggle at times with fashion with conflicting color, or too many conflicting patterns.  

I like simple lines, solid colors and a straight forward order with how I layout images.  One of the things with FH that I spend a lot, (too much) time on is the order of images.  I stive for visual consistency in every piece.  Even with this series of images, I struggled with how to weave together both head shots and body shots.  Ultimately however, I did what I usually do, go with my gut, and and find a way to include my favorite images.

Putting the images together may have been a challenge, but when the artist is Jeff from ShutterClickPhx choosing favorites is never an issue.  Narrowing those favorites down however, can be difficult, which is how this piece came together.  Many of you may remember the last time I featured Jeff's work last December, the focus was face. (Full Facial)

Jeff had sent along dozens of his favorite head shots, and I chose my favorites to showcase in the previous piece.  When choosing images, my focus quickly became even more specific than just the  models beautiful face.  I was drawn specifically to eyes, and the images I chose were shots in which I was especially provoked and engaged with the models eyes, gaze or visual expression.

For this series of images, I went just a little below the neck.  The axillary, also known as the armpit, the underarm, the sink, the hollow and even the cesspool.  Like most other, usually covered, body crevices and  protrusion's, one's passion for the pit can change depending on the person, and depending on the circumstances. 

There are some people, and there are some circumstances, which the thought of sticking your face in an armpit could cause one to recoil with nausea.  There are other times however, and with certain men, where licking an armpit is an almost euphoric experience. 

Most of the time, our armpits are hidden. Like other covered body parts, our desire for a peek only increases, the more they're covered.  We don't organically find ourselves in situations where raising your arms above our heads while shirtless is the norm.  But when it's warmer, when we're at the beach, or wearing a tank top while playing a sport, a quick flash of pit.

If there is a place where showing off one's underarms is both expected and natural, it's in a studio.  It is almost a standard pose for models, both men and women, to raise their arms above their heads when posing, especially when posing nude.  The pose is classic, going back to the early days of figure photography.  

Almost every early pin-up girl poses with their arms above their head, even Marilyn Monroe's iconic nudes (HERE:) feature her exposing a little boob, a little ass, and a little pit.  As classic as the pose is, each of the poses featured here were deliberate.  Especially with portrait and head shots, Jeff is very deliberate with his direction and with what he wants to capture.

'As for the models I collaborate with, I am very clear with my direction, and I think any model you ask that has worked with me, would tell you the same thing. I tell the model exactly what to do.. where to look… tilt of the head, very subtle changes between each frame. I’m very hands on, where I will place the models hand exactly where I want it.'

Our obsession with armpits isn't only visual, it's also about scent.  Beauty isn't always in the eye of the beholder, it can also be in the nose.  While one man's sweaty armpits may turn off some, they can also turn on others. The male pheromones secreted in underarm sweat, can cause both men and women to be more sexually attracted to the scent secreter.  

According to research, even a guy who may not normally be seen as hot, can be seen as even more attractive, due to his pheromone release.  Most of us have experienced being drawn to a guy's pits.  Although I love the look of a shaved pit in images, generally, I like a guy with natural, but neatly trimmed underarm hair.  For some people however, the draw is much more powerful. Like most things, there are some people who have an armpit fetish. (maschalagnia) These people enjoy not only looking, but also smelling,  licking, kissing, tickling and tasting armpits during foreplay and sex.  

For me, the connection to felling pulled to the pit came down to the power of the portrait.  Which each of these images, the allure of the armpit was directly connect to the allure of the man's face, his eyes, and aura captured.  With Jeff's head shots, I find my attention instantly drawn to the model's eyes.  Then, my focus expands to their nose, their mouth, their neck and beyond.