Posted on May 13, 2013
by RYAN BOLTON
When my Dad laughs, you laugh. Every. Damn. Time. As soon as his head goes back, his eyes close in bliss, and his whole body shakes. Pure schoolboy chuckling. And as soon as it happens, you’re screwed. You’re going to crack at least a smile. And if my Dad happens to be poking fun at me, especially in front of my close friends—watch out. I can’t even hold back the laughter and I’m the subject matter for chrissakes. It’s funny because he’s just speaking the truth. He’s just being, well, Dad.
My Dad is one of the honest ones. Like the good Dads out there. An honest man. A friendly man. A Dad. Read More
Posted on May 5, 2013
Posted on April 28, 2013
Posted on April 24, 2013
Turns out I have a shit-ton of photos of Katie. Makes sense, seeing that we’ve been together for the past—well, shit—almost 9 years. This isn’t meant to be a gushy post about my unwavering love (albeit, it’s there) for the lady, but to show the many faces of Kate. All of them beautiful in their own way. In the I’m-just-Kate kind of way. Some irreverent. Some odd. Some cute. Some pensive. Some overjoyed.
Anyway, enjoy the various faces of Katie—in black and white.
Posted on March 10, 2013
Quickly apparent on this website, I like photography. Adore even. Maybe not quite as apparent, but I also enjoy Instagram. (Who doesn’t?) Anyway, here’s a collection of some of my favourite shots as of late from all over the place. There’s no common thread with location, style or perspective for any of these shots, save for Instagram filters. That’s about it. So enjoy!
Click on any of the below photos to expand in lightbox. (It’s nifty. Do try.)
To see more of my Instagram shots (should you feel the need), click here.
Posted on January 27, 2013
by RYAN BOLTON, originally published in Chill Magazine
Gentleman, facial hair is here to stay. Why? Well, in part, because celebrities made them cool again. (Read: George Clooney and his salt-and-pepper moneymaker and even Brad Pitt and that odd billy goat thing he was rocking). And, let’s admit it, we can be a little lazy at times, shaving every day sucks and it’s cold outside. There’s been a welcomed resurgence in the everyday stubble (thank you, Gosling). The mustache has its own dedicated month (thank you, Movember). And, not to forget, the classic beard popping up on A-listers all over the red carpet. It’s hard to pinpoint the exact moment of the resurgence, but while there won’t be any playoff beards (single tear) we still have Zach Galifianakis to keep our spirits high and our faces warm for these winter months.
Ryan Gosling and the Pretty Boy Beard
Gosling is able to make anything look good. Three-piece suits, magazine covers, poor boy caps, crushing skulls in elevators and sporting overgrown stubble on the cheeks. With a long angular face, Gosling is able to add a layer of well-maintained scruff while keeping the jawline pronounced. It gives him the “rugged” part in his patented pretty-boy-yet-rugged look.
Should you rock it?
Sure. This one is the easiest because you can also pass it off as being slightly lazy. Five o’clock shadow is dreamy and all, but a little more scruff gives you the “Yeah, I haven’t shaved for the past week, and I look damn fine” look. Aka. handsomely rugged. Read More
Posted on January 2, 2013