Keep the Jackson family (and the world) in your prayers.
Monday, June 29, 2009
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photo: Sarah Marie Photography
photo: Sarah Beth Faison
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photo: Guido Luciani Photography
Lyndon Knott is a 24 year old stunner from Montreal, Quebec, who, for me, defines "presence", and possess many of the qualities that I seek in the males that I photograph. He has a well toned, lean physique, incredible eyes, seems fearless in his art, yet maintains an air of approachability. His look is comforting and familiar, while still being intense and sensual. Scanning through his portfolio is like a trip through his moods, with various depictions of playfulness, romance, eroticism, sensuality and seriousness, alongside both classic nude studies and edgy visuals. His nudes never appear gratuitous, and his poses seem natural. Above all, there is life in his eyes that offer a welcome, while hinting at a true, thinking human being behind their direct gaze.
Lyndon on modeling:
Lyndon on Art vs. Pornography:
"Art, for me, is about engaging people in a significant way through a creative process. Porn, while certainly aiming to ‘engage,’ doesn’t affect us on a significant level. Unlike the artist, the pornographer doesn’t set out to inspire us deeply, to alter our perceptions, or to offer us clues to life’s big questions. This is the different between pornography and erotic art; for me it is a question of motivation. "
photo: Solstice Image
Lyndon on his current projects:
"I've done a range of interesting projects, but lately I've been focusing on erotic art. I like bluring the lines between porn and art and I'd like to inspire everyone to question where that line lies. I totally detest the politically correct ideals that often demonize pornography and eroticism or, at the very least, attempt to sweep it all under the rug. I see a lot of hypocrisy in our politically correct world and I want challenge that hypocrisy by challenging perceptions surrounding porn, eroticism, sensuality and art."
photo: P Senecal
"My personal artistic process – whether I’m modelling, writing, performing or whatever else – is a way for me to create and be expressive in a way that engages others. I like to challenge perceptions, I also like to entertain. I want my art to make people think. I don’t think every single artistic endeavour has to totally challenge your world view – sometimes it’s nice to be a little more humble than that – but I do think any serious, ambitious artist aims, at least some of the time, to engage his peers on a significant level. "
I celebrate Lyndon here, the second on my model Wish LisT - the thinking man's model who can clearly do quite a bit of that himself.
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To view more photos by Solstice Image
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Saturday, June 27, 2009
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Thursday, June 25, 2009
The world has lost 2 icons today.
Michael Jackson, the American pop legend, died of a heart attack in a Los Angeles hospital last night, just weeks before he hoped to resurrect his four-decade long career with a series of sold-out shows in London.
The embattled music icon was taken to the University of California at Los Angeles medical centre last night, and paramedics administered cardiopulmonary resuscitation in the ambulance. He did not regain consciousness and was reported dead about three hours later.
Earlier his father, Joe Jackson, had told the TMZ.com website: "He is not doing well."
The site reported that a 911 call came in to emergency services at 12.21pm local time from his Holmby Hills home in Los Angeles. Once at the hospital, staff tried to resuscitate him but Jackson did not respond, the website said.
The website said his sister, La Toya, was seen running into the hospital sobbing.
Jackson's close friend Uri Geller told Sky News last night he was hoping desperately that the reports of Jackson's death were not true: "I must hear it from a doctor. I cannot believe everything I see and read and hear at the moment. I hope its not true, I'm waiting like you are, like the whole planet is waiting to hear it from the mouth of the doctor taking car of him.
"I'm absolutely devestated and shocked. He was a young man terribly fit and basically in good shape."
Last night fans paid tribute to Jackson. El Toro Diablo posted on TMZ: "God bless you Michael, heaven just got another beautiful angel."
Kimbers wrote: "What a sad day. I hope Michael Jackson finds the peace that eluded him in life."
Another fan, Sineen, wrote on website MJSite.com: "I never thought that one day would come and i'll have to write this down, Michael Jackson is no longer with us. May your warm soul rest in peace. I'll always love you Michael."
Rulintheroost posted on political website The Huffington Post: "RIP Michael. Your music was a joy to many people around the world."
For the complete article, follow this link.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
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Everyone should download this song even though you have already done it. Each download for this song will be counted as an actual sale, even though it is free. Teena is already doing excellent on Amazon for downloads of the single and Congo Square.
Follow the link to get your copy.
His first shoot was actually as part of a duo, with a female model (Latysha Lucas) who asked if he would pose with her. The catch was that neither of them would be wearing clothes. I knew then that he was nervous about the idea, but for whatever reason, he agreed. The shoot lasted from 7pm until 5am, and despite the hard work involved, all of us had a great time. I took the opportunity to do solo shots of each of them, and some of those images are among my favorites of Diego.
Diego is one of those people that is almost impossible to dislike. He is considerate, a gentleman, caring, affectionate, loyal, giving, funny, and genuine. He also allowed me to push myself creatively, and is exceptionally supportive of me and generous with his positive feedback. He helped me to believe in my talent, where previously, I had always been insecure about my abilities as a photographer. He became my muse and we have done numerous shoots together. When I wanted to make a statement regarding Prop 8 & the whole gay marriage debate, he became one half of a male duo in a series that focused on the love between two men. Diego is a straight male and a proud father, but he is completely secure enough with his own identity to take on any role, and savvy enough to appreciate the results. It was this series of photos that brought about my first feature in Beautiful Mag.
He decided to challenge himself and sit for his first nude session as well, knowing that this is a staple in the male modeling industy.
The results were artistic and tasteful, with just the right touch of shyness.