Happy Birthday to model Sebastien Vachon, who celebrates today with these new photos from a recent shoot with photographer Rick Day!
A note from Sebastien:
I come from a very small town where very few gays were out of the closet. I took all the bad energy from bullying, high school people negativities, no-self confidence and all the rejections that came afterwards - as a motivation to outshine myself. This gave me order to just be in peace and happy about myself. Coming to New-York and shoot with the amazing Rick Day wasn't something I thought possible looking back 5 years ago.
Here's a selection of photos courtesy of model Derek Allen Watson of some shoots he did with photographers Rick Day and Ryan Pfluger.
Derek says of the Rick Day shoot:
Rick is the best of the best. It's always nerve-wracking shooting with such a famous photographer and someone that I look up to. But when you are shooting with him, it's totally a chill environment. He just wants high sexual tension in the photos. He's great.
I do think that my modeling work is becoming more personal to me. Only choosing shoots that I feel inspired to do or feel like I want people to see that side of me. If I'm depressed, you're gonna see those kind of dark images rather than bright and happy.
At Hunk du Jour HQ in Seattle we're enjoying a blustery week -- but something that is bound to help even the most dreary weeks is Part 2 of this exclusive photo set of Jack Mackenroth (another Seattle boy) from photographer Rick Day!
[ Jack Mackenroth by Rick Day : HDJ Exclusive : Part 1 ]
[ Jack Mackenroth - 2007 Hunk du Jour Interview ]
[ Jack Mackenroth - Official Site ]
[ Rick Day - Official Site ]
I have an exclusive look at new photos from Jack Mackenroth, taken by the incomparable Rick Day! Says Rick, "It was a pleasure working with Jack. His beauty and professionalism made my job a hell of lot easier and quite enjoyable."
Jack was similarly impressed with Rick, saying "I love all of Rick's work, because he celebrates the male physique, without depending on tools like Photoshop, so the images always come out looking fresh and real, and the lighting is amazing."
I'm a bit gaga for this model, Jared Prudoff... and today he posted some brand new photos from a new test shoot he did with New York photographer Rick Day last month. Jared is completely dreamy and completely unattainable (straight & engaged), but I don't let that get in the way of my affection for him and his work.
Davi Alvarado, as photographed by the incomparable Rick Day (previous coverage.)
SIX photos of the stunningly gorgeous Jared Prudoff-Smith will do a much better job than coffee at getting your day off to a good start. What an amazing look!
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Rick Day (previously featured) has captured another masculine beauty in Matt Schiermeier. According to his website, the former Rufskin model is also trying to raise HIV/AIDS awareness and knowledge of safe sex practices in eastern Europe. With such a stunning (and risque) portfolio, I'm sure he doesn't have any trouble grabbing our attention.
We're only hours into the new year and you might be looking at the 2009 Kittens 'n Hats Calendar and thinking it is time for an upgrade, 2010 style. Here are ten suggestions for some incredibly sexy calendars featuring gorgeous men and the work of expert photographers!
Magazine: Genre Magazine
Issue: September 2008, #169
Arrived: October 20, 2008
Love It: Amazing photography by Rick Day - especially Lee Kholafai on Pg. 13!
Like It: Alan Ritchson's just-beneath-the-cover ad for N2N
Leave It: Two full-page features on botox and laser-assisted liposuction back to back.
Question It: A round-up review of underwear... as the "Dating & Relationships" feature?
Will Wikle may have started out on reality television on Big Brother, but he's up on the big screen now in Another Gay Sequel. This raunchy gay answer to teen sex comedies has headed off to the beach, and from the sound of it we aren't exactly talking about the next Frankie & Annette film.
Check out our exclusive interview with Will after the jump -- plus a link to a photo from this sultry photo shoot he did with photographer Rick Day that is even too hot for HDJ!
Ryan Holbert is a model and photographer, and of course we're jazzed whenever we see him in front of the camera. He shot this set with Rick Day in New York, and was nice enough to share them with us!
There's quite a difference between the man in this new set from the prior photos we featured -- and it's all for the better! We talked to Ryan over a year ago, check out his MySpace Monday post!
...well good morning, gorgeous! So nice to see you in my mailbox. Now, what's your name?
We just couldn't get enough of Anthony Gallo -- check out two more after the jump!