The public has spoken. Thank you to all who clicked on my little poll yesterday. It was a very close race.
Before I present you
a glimpse of bare-chested Lucas North, let me take time to spread some love for Katia. Katia has been showering me with gifts several times. Really, it must stop, I am getting much too used to it. Yesterday I received a very personal package from her. Because she took me on a walk through the beautiful place she lives in. She printed lots of photos and placed them in a gorgeous tin. I had such fun going through it, and it really did feel like a sightseeing tour.
Best of all, she showed me where Pirate Rock Gizzy now lives.
I love seeing where the shrines end up. – Thanks again, Katia. Thank you for the time you spent making this personal guided tour for me. What a lovely walk through Monaco with you. If I ever make it down there, I’ll take you up on the offer of a guided tour
and chat about our favourite topic 😉
And now on to the RAPS of the Day. Mr North, all angular and sharp, not fragile and damaged, but strong and caring – as befits a RAPS. The usual understatement on the outside…
… gives way to some imagery that allows for steamy thoughts.
I hope you approve of the context I chose for my shoot. Can’t let the water scenario get too serious, knowing what we do about Lucas’s relationship with the wet element. Mind you, he was not fazed at all when he got into the pool and threw his jean-clad thighs around.
Depending on the RAPS owner’s mood, Lucas is ready to kiss or hug 😀
There. The duckies are completely transfixed by their playmate.
Who can resist a wet man?
I have a problem with this shrine. I was practicing when I made it, because I needed to find my North mojo that had been eluding me for so long. So I had no shrine client in mind when I designed it.
Here’s the deal: In the spirit of my “Fandom Love Week”, I want to give the shrine away. Who to? I do not want to make that choice myself. I would rather ask *you* to tell me.
- Who, of all the people you know in the fandom, do you think should have this? Any platform, no matter whether *I* know them or not, whether they are bloggers or commentators – any RA fan is eligible.
- Who is a massive Lucas North fan or RA well-wisher and would want this?
- Or who delights you so much with their contribution to the community that they should get a pressie?
- Or who needs to be cheered up while going through a rough patch?
A public poll may be a bit too indiscreet, and it would take away the surprise element of this venture, so how about you send me an e-mail with your nomination to guylty (at) photographer (dot) net. Ideally, a candidate is nominated several times and the winner determined easily. If not and we have a draw, the most convincing argument wins. (I might come back to you for an anonymous poll in that case.) You may have to help me finding out the postal address of the chosen winner, but I will ship this anywhere in the world.
I hope to receive lots of e-mails on this, the inaugural initiative of the “RAPS Fandom Foundation”.
More on the RAPS FF at another point. Ideas, suggestions, comments welcome!