Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Rick Day - Player Two Book

After two years of waiting there's  finally a follow up - PLAYERS TWO - which comes in an opulent format and presents you a collection of stunning photo work that will  reinforce Rick Day’s status as a marvelous portraitist of male sex appeal. Like in the first volume the predominating stylistic device is the cool  aesthetic appeal, reduced to the basics, that sets the focus completely on all these athletic guys. 

The intimacy of Day's pictures is unique; he always goes for direct confrontation  eye to eye with his models! And these men are border crosses, passionately they shape their bodies, they train every single muscle to reach perfection. Day is capable of picturing the passion and the willpower of his models. His photos are incredibly sexy, tough minded in one word: brilliant. 

A true Southerner, self-taught photographer Rick Day moved to New York City in 1994 and became a noted name in Fashion Photography. His work has been published in numerous publications such as Elle, Details, Teen Vogue and GQ; they were the eye catcher of advertising campaigns for Gap, Ritani and Rufskin. 

Friday, January 1, 2010

Amazing Star - Allan Wu

This multi-talented American-born Chinese can lay claim to be Singapore's very own action hero. And with a wife like Li Lin, the arts graduate from the University of California at Berkeley is the envy of most. After modeling in the United States for a while, Allan moved to Taiwan to become an MTV VJ, hosting programs such as Party Zone, MTV International Top 20 and Most Wanted. 

He then moved to Singapore to host Talentime 2001 and Super model of the World-Singapore, thus beginning his career in entertainment here. On the big screen, the actor is no stranger too. He has appeared in the local romantic comedy, I Do I Do, Hong Kong's Night Corridor, produced by the acclaimed Stanley Kwan, and the Chinese film Kung Fu Hip Hop.

Never resting on his laurels, Allan went international by flying back to the US to compete on Fear Factor, and doing us proud by finishing 2nd. One thing led to another, and he landed the coveted spot as the host of The Amazing Race Asia. Allan also made a guest appearance in the hugely popular Hong Kong variety, Super Trio Supreme Singapore version where the group beat their opposing team hands down ! 

He continues to add to his illustrious portfolio by appearing in Singapore’s very own version of the iconic Ripley’s Believe It or Not. Major companies such as True Yoga fitness centers, Carlsberg Singapore, Tag Heuer and Swenson's restaurants are proud to select him as their brand ambassador and spokesperson.