Great face, sexy accent and a chest to die for, it is no wonder Days of Our Lives quickly rehired Bren Foster last month. He is a hot property one the show was silly to even think of losing. Somehow I am not sure the show will really be able to ulitize what they have but we shall see.
It is always nice to get a compliment especially from someone whose work you respect. In communicating with Devin Baker about a feature on FH he very kindly said that he liked the the sensitively I portray through my posts and that my blog was both respectful and elegant. Those words, especially respectful, are important to me as respect is something I strive to keep front and center on FH. Those words also struck me as they are precisely the words that initially drew me to his images.
With all the thought and care put into each shot, in each detail, it was not a surprise to learn that the images are not the creation of just one man, but two. Devin Baker and Art Adams are a creative team (creative director and photographer) whose goal is to capture the male form in images that are classical, playful, and occasionally disturbing. The classical makes them beautiful, the playful...sexy and erotic, and the occasionally disturbing...that makes them compelling and immensely interesting.
'I'm an avid collector of vintage male photography. As a gay kid who grew tired of only seeing pictures of beautiful women in the media, I enjoy creating tasteful male images that are artistic but don't take themselves too seriously.' Devin Baker
Devin describes himself as the 'finder.' Devin looks for models who are uninhibited and have a playful sense about them. He says he likes to get to know a bit about a model before a shoot and tries to have a few telephone conversations with them before a shoot. Photographing a person, not just a body, means getting to know them.
'I can get a sense of who they are, and then I try to build a look around that sense using clothes and props. The more fun those elements are, the better.'
This is when Art steps in and takes Devin's initial ideas and tries to find a complementary lighting style for the themes chosen. Devin creates a story for Art to capture, and Art writes it down in pictures.
'I'm a bit of a control freak so I like to fuss and tweak the costume, the pose, hair and props. Art enjoys taking whatever I put in front of the camera and adding mood and texture to it with light and shadow. We don't tend to step on each others toes much, and our models appreciate that by splitting up our duties we get a lot done while keeping the mood low key and fun.'
'Art is a passionate commercial cinematographer with a large portfolio of TV commercials and web projects. We very much work together as a director and cinematographer normally would, but with the added dimension of an eleven year relationship. Creating art together is something we both greatly enjoy and we both grow artistically as a result.'
You can see more of Art's work on his professional site HERE:
Besides Art's work be SURE to read his full bio. Art is also a writer and I loved reading his account of his time working as a camera assistant and operator as well as cinematographer in the television and film industry. I especially loved his account of working as a camera operator on the 1995 thriller Deep Down featuring Tanya Roberts and Chris Young.
It was a tough job to decide on a model showcase Art and Devin's work. Their work with 22 year old Scott Lawler certainly embodies the playful, the elegant and most of all the classic. Scott, a recent graduate from UC Berkeley, has an amazing body, fit, tall with amazing legs all beautifully showcased in Art and Devin's poses and final shots.
'We actually worked with Scott twice. Both times we're very positive experiences. Although Scott was relatively new to modeling, he was professional, expressive, adventurous, open and completely adorable. Scott has a great sense of humor, very playful and a lot of fun.' Devin & Art
Check out more of Scott's work with Art and Devin on Scott's Model Mayhem page HERE:
& Check out more Classical, playful, and occasionally disturbing shots by Devin and Art on Model Mayhem HERE:
Two reality cuties departed their respective shows last night. I only began watching Big Brother a little over a week ago (with the announced departure of Dick) but with the Dominic's departure last night the only reason to keep watching, walked out the door. This season is just a rehash of the past several years (and not the good parts) and I, like the only eye candy of the season, am gone.
I am not exactly sure what show the judges watched on Wednesday but Jess' hip hop was my favorite of the night. He always brings a smile to my face! There was emotion elsewhere but none of the others drew me in like Jess.
And... I like Gaga well enough but as talented as she is she can certainly come off as a wackjob at times...
It is always a pleasure to work on a post featuring the work of Carl Proctor. When I first profiled Carl's work earlier in the year, (Visual Stimulation) I touched upon Carl's journey through experiencing fantasies to now capturing them through his lens. I am sure that capturing the scorching image of Benjamin Godfre is a fantasy many of us share.
Benjamin continues to strengthen his Benjaminion Nation, something I wrote about a couple of weeks ago in a story featuring his work with Jon Seneca (The Serious Case of Benjamin Godfre).
'I LOVE my fans and they mean a lot to me. It’s not even work, it’s play. I like to cultivate relationships and I want to see how huge we can grow as a group! Everyone should be having a blast right along side with me!' Benjamin Godfre
Carl and Benjamin recently met up for an intense two day marathon of shooting. Carl's ability to skillfully capture moments, and most beautifully moments in motion, is creatively and erotically front and center in his recent work with Benjamin. I thank Benjamin for once again helping out and supporting FH showcasing his work. Benjamin loved not only working with Carl but the results of their two days together.
'Carl is a great guy. He is efficient and professional. He also has a great vocabulary and a kind soul.'
Benjamin flew into Atlanta from LA to meet up with Carl for the two day shoot. Carl says when he got to the airport it was no surprise to see Benjamin walking towards him with skateboard in hand. 'He's a skateboard-aholic. Must go with the California lifestyle!' After checking into his hotel the two got right to work and it was no surprise to Carl that Benjamin was sporting his trademark Timoteo's. Carl says that Benjamin always keeps his fans and supporters in mind when working and does all he can to ensure he gives them his best.
'His extensive modeling experience and high energy, coupled with an unrivaled sense of humor made the 2 day shoot go by very quickly. Over a thousand images later, I dropped him back off at the airport for his evening flight into the sunset back to La La Land.' Carl Proctor
I have not seen all one thousand, but thanks to Carl, have seen quite a few, and look forward to presenting much more of his work with Benjamin over the next few weeks!
In the meantime check out more of Carl's work: On Model Mayhem & On Carl's official site HERE:
Join Benjamin on: His Facebook Page HERE: His Official website HERE: & on his new tumblr page HERE:
I don't watch Torchwood but someone please tell me it is a good idea to start! I have loved John Barrowman since he jogged through Central Park in his shorts in the short lived series Central Park West. I have loved Dillon Casey since he flaunted his blatant sex appeal (and amazing posterior) on the Canadian hockey soap MVP. Now together they make one might hot couple! Check out more of Dillon on FHHERE: