Water is refreshing, exhilarating, rejuvenating, enticing ... and, as the following examples show, lends itself to some very alluring photo shoots:
Matt Bomer stars in the show White Collar on USA Network and also appeared last summer in the male stripper movie Magic Mike. This photo, from July 2010, was in Entertainment Weekly's "Summer Must List" issue. The following year he got more attention when he came out.
I'm drawn to this photo of Hugh Dancy, from the pages of the 2007 issue of Out, because of his eyes and rosy red lips. He was one of the persons featured in the issue's "Summer Hot List." I first saw him in the 2007 movie, Evening, in which he played a tortured, closeted alcoholic. During the filming of this movie he met his future wife, Claire Danes.
This playful, sexy spread shows designer and movie director, Tom Ford, engaged in some horseplay in the shower. It ran in the November 2007 issue of Out, which featured Ford on the cover.
Then there's Mario Lopez and his exquisite shower scene from a 2006 episode of Nip/Tuck...
One more sexy shower scene, this one courtesy of Next Magazine. This outdoor shower in the Pines is common to many beach homes and a selling point because it allows those on the deck to partake in casual ogling!
This cover to the Undergear catalog beautifully captures the feeling of exhilaration one gets plunging into a swimming pool on a sunny, hot day. I remember numerous occasions where I, too, jumped for joy into the pool upon my arrival at my summer share in Fire Island.
This Nautica ad is composed of various beautiful hues of blue. Kudos to the art director!
The contrasting splashes of black, red and blue make this photo from MetroSource's Table of Contents page nearly impossible to turn away from. Or is it the gorgeous young man?
What's the back story behind this photo? Was he caught in the rain? Perhaps he looks a bit pissed because he got to wear a $500 Versace shirt and then was sprayed with water. Or maybe his pout is just the natural aloofness of a model.
Finally, how could I not include this stunning photo of Daniel Craig from the James Bond movie Casino Royale?