Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Tattoo Tuesday: Tommy Barresi #tattooTuesday #sexytats #inked #covermodel

Welcome
Tommy Barresi
to Tattoo Tuesday


Give me four sentences that sum you up: what you do, who you are, where you've been...
I am Sicilian, and I am a Scorpio.  I come from the NYC/NJ area and have lived in Phoenix since 1997.  I'm college educated and self employed.  I am a big fan of living life to the fullest.

What was your first tattoo? How old were you?
First Tat was my left forearm, and I got it this year.  It is a Polynesian tribal piece with lots of hidden stuff!  I was 46 when I got it.


Do you have more tats planned?
I plan on getting an Eagle on my right chest this winter, to match my other two and "finish" the project.

Do you buy into tattoos being addictive once you start getting them?
I think the "addictive" nature of tattoos comes from liking the finished product and seeing the artwork in motion, in the flesh.


What's your life plans for the immediate future? Long-term?
I would like to take modeling to it's farthest point possible, and then see where it takes me.  Long term plans are simple enough----to find a woman to deal with my shit.

What's something about yourself that most people don't know?
Something that people might not know about me is that I read a lot.  I read everyday because it keeps me sharp and in tune with the world around me.


If you could go back in time and give your younger-self ONE piece of advice, what would it be?
One piece of advice I'd like to give the younger me would be to find more reasons to say YES and less excuses to say NO.

If you were a superhero, what would your power be? Your weakness?
My superhero powers would revolve around the Truth.  I would be like Judge Judy and Rambo all rolled up into one   My weakness would have to be the pretty ladies..................and a great cheeseburger!


Do you have a good-luck charm or superstition before competing, traveling, etc?
I am not superstitious but I am incredibly detail oriented before travel and contests ----- I think they call it OCD lol

Favorite TV show or station?
I never really had a favorite TV show, but I watched a hell of a lot of Soul Train, just sayin'



Favorite sport/activity to either participate in or watch?
My favorite thing to do in my spare time are bodybuilding, boxing, playing my guitar and saving old hot rods from the junkyard.

What was the first vehicle you bought?
My first car was a 1966 Dodge Coronet with a 440 Magnum and a 4.10 Dana rear.  I was in high school at the time.  That car scared both my parents real bad.


What's your 'go to' comfort item (food, place, drink, etc)?
My favorite comfort foods are sugar and fat based anything lol  Cake and ice cream are still my favorite.

If there were no $ or time limitations, where would you be right now and what would you be doing?
Money and time aside, I could definitely see myself staying in shape and traveling to exotic places that didn't require much clothing.



What's one place you'd love to travel to?
I would absolutely LOVE to go to Italy and Sicily.  That is where my family comes from and I need to see it in all it's glory before I die.

Do you enjoy reading? Who's your fav author, or your fav type of book (suspense, mystery, biography, paranormal, etc)?
Yes, I love reading.  I am pretty eclectic in my taste, and I really love studying the occult.  Too many great authors to pick just one.


Quick Questions:
Bottle or can? Bottle
Chocolate or vanilla? Vanilla
Salty, sweet or spicy? Sweet
Muscle car or motorcycle? Muscle Car, of course
Morning person or night-owl? Morning Person
Rollercoaster or bumper cars? Bumper cars


Where would you like people to find you? FB? Twitter? Instagram? Email? Website?
Instagram at : Tommybarresi



Any other shout outs you'd like to do? Websites? FB pages?
Check out my friends Facebook pages:  Night Vulture Productions, Calvin Smith, Michael Meadows, Rob Kristian, and Shelton Cole

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Photog Thursday: True Sound Photography #photogThursday #coverphotos #photog @GabeSearching

 Welcome
True Sound Photography
to Photog Thursday

All photos are available for purchase~ Contact Gabe Myer TRUESOUND4223@AOL.COM 

Give us the lowdown on who you are... where have you been? What have you done? What makes you tick.
MY NAME IS GABE MYERS, PHOTOGRAPHER FOR TRUESOUND PHOTOGRAPHY.  I AM BASED OUT OF PHOENIX ARIZONA.  I HAVE TRAVELED AROUND THE COUNTRY TO PHOTOGRAPH MODELS, WEDDINGS, EXPECTING MOTHERS ETC.  MY GOAL IS TO CREATE ARTISTIC BASED PHOTOGRAPHS TO SATISFY THE VISION OF MY CLIENTS, AS WELL AS MY OWN EVER EVOLVING VISIONS OF GREAT ART.

All photos are available for purchase~ Contact Gabe Myer TRUESOUND4223@AOL.COM

When did you first know you wanted to be behind a camera for a living?
I TOOK PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS IN HIGH SCHOOL AND LEARNED ABOUT FILM DEVELOPMENT AND DARK ROOM PROCEDURES, AND EVER SINCE THEN, I'VE ALWAYS BEEN ATTRACTED TO USING THE CAMERA TO CREATE.  I'M ALSO A MUSICIAN SO I SPENT THE LAST 10 YEARS OR SO REALLY PURSUING MUSIC, BUT AFTER BECOMING TIRED OF RELYING ON OTHER PEOPLE FOR MY SUCCESS, I STARTED TAKING PHOTOGRAPHY MORE SERIOUSLY; IT'S AN ARTISTIC OUTLET THAT I CAN DO ON MY OWN, AND CREATE 100% WHEN AND HOW I WANT TO DO IT, WITH NO RULES ATTACHED.

All photos are available for purchase~ Contact Gabe Myer TRUESOUND4223@AOL.COM

We all want to know how you find these sexy guys to take photos of... tell us the process
IT WAS REALLY JUST A STROKE OF COINCIDENCE.  I HAD A FRIEND TELL ME ABOUT PAUL BLAKE BUT I HAD NEVER SEEN HIM OR KNEW MUCH ABOUT THE MALE MODEL WORLD.  ONE DAY I WAS JUST SURFING FACEBOOK AND CAME ACROSS HIS NAME, SAW HIS LOOK, AND MESSAGED HIM AND ASKED IF HE WAS INTERESTED IN SHOOTING SOMETIME.  I WASN'T EXPECTING A REPLY AT ALL, BUT WITHIN MINUTES HE RESPONDED, SAID HE LOVED MY WORK AND WANTED TO SHOOT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.  AFTER THAT IT ALL STARTED A SNOWBALL EFFECT, MATTY BOY INKED HIT ME UP AFTER THAT, THEN STEVE GEHRKE ETC ETC.  WORD OF MOUTH IS THE BIGGEST BUSINESS TOOL YOU CAN HAVE.  THEYVE ALL BECOME REALLY GOOD FRIENDS OF MINE NOW.

All photos are available for purchase~ Contact Gabe Myer TRUESOUND4223@AOL.COM

How do you get the models to give you what you want? Do you coach before the set of pics? During? Shouting out 'turn left, no your other left'?
PRIOR TO THE SHOOTS, WE USUALLY DISCUSS WHAT TYPE OF THEME OR IDEA WE ARE WANTING TO GO FOR, WHETHER IT BE A NATURAL LOOK, OR A DARK LOOK, IF WE ARE PROMOTING A CLOTHING COMPANY ETC.  THAT THEN DICTATES WHAT TYPE OF LOCATION I WILL PICK OUT. FOR EXAMPLE, IF WE ARE PROMOTING A CLOTHING COMPANY, I NEED A NICE NEUTRAL LOOKING PLACE THAT'S NOT TOO BUSY IN THE BACKGROUND, IN ORDER TO ATTRACT ATTENTION DIRECTLY TO THE BRAND.  AS FAR AS DURING THE SHOOT, YES I'M ALWAYS DIRECTING AND REDIRECTING, LOOK AT THE SHOT I JUST TOOK AND SEEING IF IT ACTUALLY WORKED OR NOT.  IF IT DIDN'T WORK, WE CONTINUE TO EXPERIMENT UNTIL I GET THE SHOT I'VE ENVISIONED.

All photos are available for purchase~ Contact Gabe Myer TRUESOUND4223@AOL.COM

What's the coolest location you've every photographed in?
FOR PHOTOGRAPHING GUYS, ALLEYS BEHIND BUILDINGS IN DOWNTOWN AREAS CAN GIVE YOU SOME OF THE BEST LOOKING SHOTS.

Do you love using digital medium, or are you nostalgic about the old 35mm?
THE ONLY TIME I EVER WORKED WITH ACTUAL FILM AND FILM DEVELOPMENT WAS IN HIGH SCHOOL, SO I DON'T REALLY KNOW ANYTHING ELSE BESIDES THE DIGITAL MEDIUM.  I ENJOY IT A LOT, BUT I DON'T THINK IT'S ANY LESS EASIER WHEN YOU INCORPORATE THE PHOTOSHOP WORLD AND NEEDING TO HAVE THAT KNOWLEDGE TO OPERATE THE SOFTWARE CORRECTLY.  I CAN STILL SMELL THE DARK ROOM DEVELOPING CHEMICALS TO THIS DAY THOUGH!

All photos are available for purchase~ Contact Gabe Myer TRUESOUND4223@AOL.COM



What was your first camera?
AN OLD FILM CANON 35MM

What's the best part of your job?
SOCIALIZING AND INTERACTING WITH NEW PEOPLE, AND WORKING WITH EACH OTHER TO CREATE AN IMAGE THAT WILL ESSENTIALLY LAST FOREVER.

All photos are available for purchase~ Contact Gabe Myer TRUESOUND4223@AOL.COM

If we were to peek into your office space what items would we see that might surprise us?
LOTS OF GUITARS!

Do you listen to music while you edit photos or doesn't it matter?
I ALMOST ALWAYS LISTEN TO MUSIC, THE HEAVIER THE BETTER! I ALSO DO A LOT OF BACK AND FORTH WITH EDITING AND THEN I GO ONLINE AND CHECK FACEBOOK OUT ETC.  IT KEEPS MY EYES FRESH FROM LOOKING AT THE SAME THING FOR TOO LONG OF A PERIOD OF TIME.

All photos are available for purchase~ Contact Gabe Myer TRUESOUND4223@AOL.COM

What do you absolutely enjoy about working with models and authors for covers?
I LOVE THE CHALLENGE OF CREATING A THEME OR CREATING A CHARACTER TO HELP FIT INTO THE AUTHORS' VISION FOR THEIR STORY.  HAVING THEM EXPLAIN TO ME THE THEME OF THE BOOK, AND THEN LOOKING TO ME TO CREATE THE OVERALL IMAGE TO COMPLIMENT THEIR THEME IS VERY SATISFYING TO ACCOMPLISH!

All photos are available for purchase~ Contact Gabe Myer TRUESOUND4223@AOL.COM

Who do you have coming up on your schedule that we might be interested in?
I'M ALWAYS IN CONSTANT COMMUNICATION WITH PAUL BLAKE AND MATTY ORT WITH WHAT WE CAN CREATE AND WHAT WE CAN DO DIFFERENTLY THAT HASN'T BEEN DONE YET.  I'M ALWAYS JUST A PHONE CALL AWAY FROM LANCE JONES AND STEVE GEHRKE AS WELL.

All photos are available for purchase~ Contact Gabe Myer TRUESOUND4223@AOL.COM

What ONE item would you absolutely have to have on a deserted island?
SUNGLASSES!

Quick questions (one worders)
Chocolate or vanilla VANILLA
Morning person or night owl MORNING PERSON
can or bottle BOTTLE
wine or beer BEER
train or plane PLANE
Vegas or Disney World DISNEY WORLD
Modern or classical art MODERN

All photos are available for purchase~ Contact Gabe Myer TRUESOUND4223@AOL.COM

Where would you like authors and other interested folks to get in touch with you?
CONTACT ME DIRECT TRUESOUND4223@AOL.COM

All photos are available for purchase~ Contact Gabe Myer TRUESOUND4223@AOL.COM

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Tattoo Tuesday: Gabe Myers #tattooTuesday #sexytats @gabesearching

Please Welcome
Gabe Myers
to Tattoo Tuesday


What was your first tattoo? How old were you?
THE FIRST TATTOO WAS THE BURNING BUSH ON MY LEFT ARM.  I WAS 18 WHEN I GOT THAT

If you had to pick a favorite piece of ink, which would it be and why?
MY FAVE IS CURRENTLY MY CHEST PIECE.  IT'S THE NEWEST AND BIGGEST PIECE, AND A LOT OF BLOOD AND SWEAT WENT INTO GETTING THAT ON ME!

Do you have more tats planned?
I'M ALWAYS THINKING OF NEW IDEAS TO PUT ON ME, MY LEGS WILL PROBABLY BE NEXT.


Do you buy into tattoos being addictive once you start getting them?
ABSOLUTELY

What's your life plans for the immediate future? Long-term?
CONTINUING TO BE A PHOTOGRAPHER

What's something about yourself that most people don't know?
I'M LEFT HANDED

If you could go back in time and give your younger-self ONE piece of advice, what would it be?
DON'T BE SO STUPID BY GROWING UP SO QUICKLY.


Do you have a good-luck charm or superstition before competing, traveling, etc?
Favorite TV show or station? BOBS BURGERS AND ARCHER

Favorite sport/activity to either participate in or watch?
I HAVE ALWAYS LOVED PLAYING BASKETBALL AND WATCHING PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL, NBA GAMES.


What was the first vehicle you bought?
A SUPER AWESOME BROWN SATURN 4 DOOR SEDAN! CHICK MAGNET.

What's your 'go to' comfort item (food, place, drink, etc)?
MY CAMERA

If there were no $ or time limitations, where would you be right now and what would you be doing?
ON A BEACH IN THE CARIBBEAN PHOTOGRAPHING A MODEL


What's one place you'd love to travel to?
FRANCE

Do you enjoy reading? Who's your fav author, or your fav type of book (suspense, mystery, biography, paranormal, etc)
I HONESTLY CANT REMEMBER THE LAST BOOK I READ.


Where would you like people to find you? FB? Twitter? Instagram? Email? Website?
FACEBOOK (GABE MYERS)
INSTAGRAM @THEMOSTINTERESTING_MAN
EMAIL TRUESOUND4223@AOL.COM

Any other shout outs you'd like to do? Websites? FB pages?
ADAM GADDY OF ADAM GADDY PHOTOGRAPHY