Archive for August, 2012
I’ve been taking some time this week to pay some overdue attention to my website. Have a look at my newly revamped section of Advertising shots. What do you think?
Will Grant is a professional BMX rider turned model/actor. I found these photos on A Cause des Garcons and . . . well . . . let’s just say that I wouldn’t cry if I got to photograph Will myself, someday. [Click any photo to enlarge.]
All photos in this post by Michael A. Downs.
Tom Daley didn’t thrill me like he did most American gay men during the Olympics, but here’s some decent photos of him for Heat magazine. [Click any image to enlarge.]
Photo credits unknown.
And true Tom fans might enjoy this behind-the-scenes video.
Despite the hours and hours I spent watching The Olympics, somehow I missed this French reporter having his clothes ripped off by two celebrating members of the French handball team. This is adorable.
I wish Americans could be this open and carefree.
I don’t know who this model is, or who the photographer is that took these shots. The photos are okay — good concept but average execution (I don’t like that the tonality isn’t consistent among the photos) — but the model is amazing. I’d love to work with him, whoever he is.
I found a photographer named Mariano Vivanco, who’s work I hadn’t seen before. Here is one of his editorial series (NSFW) called, An eXtraordinary Wedding. These images are amazing, and somehow I almost feel like they are challenging me to do better work.
I couldn’t be more in love with this set. [Click any image to enlarge.]
All photos in this post by Mariano Vivanco.
I might cry tears of joy if I worked in a place where I got to walk under this art installation every day. [Click to enlarge.]
It’s called Long Wave, by artist David Rokeby. It was displayed in the Allen Lambert Galleria in Toronto in 2009. It’s just stunning.
Add this to the list of things I never suggested that anyone try at home. A Washington D.C.-based artist named Bryan Lewis Sanders created a series of drawings of himself on every mind-altering substance he could get his hands on.
Some of the drawings are scary, while some are kind of funny. The series as a whole offers a look into the mind of a person high on drugs.
You can see the whole series here.
All drawings in this post by Bryan Lewis Sanders.
Here’s something that I didn’t know existed until a couple of days ago . . . Marlon Brando’s screen test for “Rebel Without a Cause.”
I think it’s sexy.