Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Favorite Pic of the Day for February 29th

Statuesque by Hans Fahrmeyer
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Fake Spring!

No snow shots for seasonal sightings today, it's 'fake's spring where I live this week. Most who live in areas with cold and snowy winters are familiar with fake spring.  It's that week or two in February, when it warms up and rains.  People pull out their bikes, put on their shorts, and even start planning their gardens.  Even with climate change, it is 'fake' though, as the snow and sub-zero temperatures will indeed return soon and warm and cold days will mix it up until at least early April.

Elliott Brady: Appareled

'What to wear, what to wear?'

We all have a 'signature' look, even if we don't realize it.  I know this first hand.  I didn't think I had one, but some of my friends let me know, in no uncertain terms, that I did.  Dark dress shirt, usually green or blue and often with stripes and jeans.  They let me know one day, when I showed up wearing a light yellow shirt.  They let me know by applauding when I walked in.  When I asked what why they were clapping, they all laughed and thanked me for switching it up for a change.

As hot as model Elliott Brady looks choosing his wardrobe for the day, anyone whose familiar with his modeling work, know he too has a signature look that we all appreciate and love.  If you're not familiar with Elliott, I'm guess when you see the look, you'll recognize it, and him.  Check out much more of Elliott, and his celebrated apparel on the NEXT PAGE HERE:

Elliott Brady on Instagram 

The Stratford Inn

'Bob's Inn Trouble! Running a 200-year old inn is Bob's way of getting back to nature. But it's really nature's way of getting back at him.'

Steven Kampmann

I've written before my issues with sleep, especially falling asleep.  Through years of trial and error, what I find helps me the most is watching sit-coms.  Sit-coms are great because you don't have to pay close attention, and if you pick the right sit-com, they can be comforting and safe to drift off to.  After just re-watching Superstore last year, I was looking for another show to watch in the New Year.

I started watching Newhart in January, and am currently in the middle of season 3.  I sort of remember the show airing when I was a kid, but was too young to watch it, and too young to stay up past 9pm on Monday nights, where it aired CBS for most of the 1980's.  I was excited to start a series I'd never seen before, but wasn't sure I would like it.  After a few clunky early episodes, I quickly began to really enjoy it.

Bob Newhart reminds me a bit of a male Bea Arthur with both his delivery and his ability to give a hilarious reaction shot.  As the central character, Bob spends much of each episode, reacting to the craziness around him.   I love Julia Duffy and Peter Scolari who joined the show in season 2, but I was a bit disappointed to see Jennifer Holmes, (Leslie) and especially Steven Kampmann, (Kirk) being replaced.

Peter Scolari

Kampmann's Kirk was a bit too much in season one, especially with the 'lying' schtick, which got old really quickly.  In season two however, the show course corrected and minimized this gimmick, and really seemed to work hard on the friendship between Bob and Kirk.  Kirk could have stayed even with Michael, (Scolari) joining the show.  Kirk was involved in Bob's personal life, and Michael in his professional, but I guess the show wanted to keep the cast small.

Watching the series had me want to learn more about both of Newhart's supporting male characters, and the actors who portrayed them.  I knew about about Scolari, and his time with Tom Hanks on Bosom Buddies, but new very little about Kampmann.   A little researching had me remembering Scolari's surprising nude scene, and learning that Kampmann was behind the making of one of my favorite movies.  Check out more on the NEXT PAGE HERE:

Hans Fahrmeyer: Structurally Seductive

I know it's not Sunday, but I didn't want to wait to share this set of images from artist Hans Fahrmeyer.  As many FH viewers know, Han's work has been apart of the site's history, with hundreds of Sunday's With Hans post going back over the last decade in site's archives.  When Hans recently sent on a selection of images, there were two models that to me, beautifully illustrated two of the aspects that I love so much about his work.

Hans excels at capturing the energy and strength of the male from through a focus on structure and pose.  Hans uses the architecture of the male physique to create unique and sculpturally created captures of the models he shoots.  The images and model in the first four shots beautifully illustrated this method and theme. 

In the second set of shots, (below) the second element I closely connect with Hans' work is intensely evident.  You can't think of the work of Hans Fahrmeyer, without including sexual carnality he and his camera so skillfully induce,  


In these images, it's the visual having both the models' beautiful eyes, and the model's beautiful penis, visible in each of the images.  Although the images are in black and white, Hans shares there was a hint of ginger in his hair, stemming from Charles' background, including one of his Irish parents.  Hans describes him as half-Irish, but one percent sweet, and professional to work with.

Although the black and white images cover the hint of rust in his hair, Hans didn't want to hide his sexy freckles, which covered almost every inch of his stunning body.  Although it's hard see the all, if you look closely, you can still see many, especially on his face and around his beautiful eyes.