OBJECTIFY MEN: Channing Tatum & Chris Pratt

July 24th, 2015|Categories: Celebrity Editorials & Photo Shoots, Fashion Photographers, OBJECTIFY MEN|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

I am obsessed with Channing Tatum right now. He’s all I think about. I try to figure him out. Why do I love him? Is it his ability to own a comedic role as effortlessly as he does a dramatic part? Is it his ROCKIN BOD? Is it that he can dance and has the effortless grace of a modern day Gene Kelly? Is it that he’s just slightly skewered so he’s not TOO handsome? Because I like to look at his almost lantern jaw & adorable open-car-door ears & think about how approachable his beauty is. I know part of why I love him is because he’s so good. I’ve developed a lot of celebrity man crushes & discovered they’re actually terrible people (Mark Wahlberg) or have done questionable, angry things in the past (Michael Fassbender, Christian Bale), but ChanChan is gentle, and kind. He does adorable things with his wife, like choreograph dances with her that they perform at award show after parties, and get pedicures with her on her birthday because he told her he’ll do anything she wants on her birthday. I bet he’s a great dad. I bet he’s an awesome son. I bet he keeps in touch with distant cousins and the girl he brought to junior prom. He also loves men, and talks lustfully about his Magic Mike co-stars and how dreamy they are and how much he wants to hold them in his beefy arms. He’s just wonderful, and beautiful, and he fills my heart with joy. I want to beat his dick off with both hands.

Look at these beautiful photos Annie Leibovitz and Norman Jean Roy took of C-Tates! Leibovitz perfectly captured his Gene Kelly, throwback, dancer grace for the Vanity Fair cover story, while Roy photographed him as the perfect beefcake man-pinup in a stunning spread for GQ UK.

You know who else is lovely? Chris Pratt. Let’s go ahead and look at him too while we’re looking at ChanChan, since they’re both similar in talent & brawn.

Channing Tatum by Annie Leibovitz for Vanity Fair, August 2015

Channing Tatum by Norman Jean Roy for GQ UK, August 2015

Chris Pratt by Emily Shur for Men’s Health, July/August 2015

Vanity Fair Hollywood Issue, March 2015

February 7th, 2015|Categories: Celebrity Editorials & Photo Shoots, Fashion Photographers, Film|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Su and I have been obsessed with the Vanity Fair Hollywood Issue since its inception in 1995 (quick note: Oscar nominees and likely winners for best lead and supporting actress Julianne Moore and Patricia Arquette are two of the women featured on the first Vanity Fair Hollywood Issue cover). A line-up of the most beautiful, popular performers of the year is too good to resist, and we would eagerly await the tri-fold cover each year, fold it out (or in the past few years, refresh the page) and delight or dismay in the choices of cover-stars. There have been a few misses, especially over the past few years, but the majority of the issues are memorable and timeless. Inside each issue, portraits of celebrities are featured and photographed by popular photographers. I believe Annie Leibovitz has shot every cover, including this year’s. This year’s portfolio is shot by British portrait photographer Jason Bell and features only popular British actors (even though the cover definantly features three American actors). While I’m not personally familiar with a lot of the performers, and I’m not totally on board with some of the people featured, and of course I have an angrily scribbled list of people who were overlooked (“WHERE’S IDRIS?” Su exclaimed), the actual photos are gorgeous; it’s always so refreshing to see a talented photographer who isn’t especially well known receive a spotlight this big.

Tina + Amy

January 10th, 2015|Categories: Celebrity Editorials & Photo Shoots, Film, TV|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Golden Globes tomorrow is perfect excuse to post some of our favorite pictures of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.  These photos show how these two ladies are able to be both smoking hot and ridiculously silly.  Here’s hoping that this year’s Golden Globes really isn’t the last time they co-host.

By Annie Leibovitz for Vanity Fair, April 2008 (along with Sarah Silverman, Kirsten Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Amy Sedaris, Leslie Mann and Susie Essman)

By Emily Shur for Bust Magazine, October 2006

By Erin Patrice O’Brien for Entertainment Weekly, March 13th, 2007

Photographer Annie Leibovitz

November 26th, 2014|Categories: Celebrity Candids, Celebrity Editorials & Photo Shoots|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

American photographer Annie Leibovitz has been a prolific artist since the 1970s, where she first came into public consciousness with her iconic photography for Rolling Stone magazine.  Her use of bold colours and unposed subjects have made her one of our generation’s best portrait photographers – best exampled by her most famous photo, that of John Lennon and Yoko Ono taken just days before his death.  She has photographed everyone from the Queen of England to victims of domestic abuse to Hillary Clinton to countless actors, artists, musicians and political figures.  These are a selection of some of my favorites of her photographs.

Amy Adams by Annie Leibovitz for Vogue US, December 2014

November 17th, 2014|Categories: Celebrity Editorials & Photo Shoots, Fashion Photographers, Film|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Amy Adams is the cover star of the December issue of Vogue US. Shot by Annie Leibovitz, the cover is a holiday delight. Inside are three beautiful images of Amy Adams and Tim Burton re-imagining the film The Red Shoes. The shots are a perfect macabre fairytale, merging Leibovitz’s talent for re-imagining iconic moments in film with Amy’s grace and Burton’s spooky impishness. Amy stars alongside Christoph Waltz in Burton’s up-coming film Big Eyes, which I personally cannot get on board with, but I do hope it’s a surprise hit and that it swoons me as most Burton films do.