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The only thing you truly own is your own mind, body, and soul. So as you go through these 8 to 10 short decades don't hold back cause its your decades!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Seth Fornea by Wander Aguiar Photography

During NYC Fashion week I had the pleasure of shooting with Wander Aguiar Photography.

We did a quick shoot on the rooftop of a building in the financial district here in Manhattan.  Here is a taste of the images. The jumpsuit/pants I am wearing are Rufkskin and the shirt is by COLT STUDIO GROUP.





Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Teaming up with Edwin Pabon to Feature CAKES

I shot with Edwin Pabon and we wanted to feature CAKES!  So here is an image for from our shoot!

xoxoxo




Friday, October 3, 2014

We grow, We change, We reflect-Roberto Araujo Photography

I have had quite a year in 2014.  I shot my own calendar, my brother died, I traveled more than I have ever before (almost lived life one airport at a time) and I vacated and rented my home in North Carolina and moved to New York City.  I finally have a chance to breath a little and am making a home in NYC-albeit hard I'm determined.

I reflected a lot on my life in 2014....especially when I moved from NC to NYC.   I had to stop and go through my entire life of "things" and decide what was important enough to keep and what had to go and would remain only a memory in my mind.  As I was going through all my things I saw just how many versions of myself I had been from childhood, through college, and into adulthood.  I had to stop and wonder what the childhood version of myself would say to me now.  What would the college rower I once was say to me now.  What would the conservative christian student say to me now.

As we grow and age, for me anyway, my values definitely change.  I once prayed for God to make me straight...now I laugh at that point in my life where I actually believed a God was possible.  We grow, we let go, we gain new ideas, and we change.  I just wonder what all the versions of us in the past would say to the present us now.  Would we believe the person we have become....would we judge ourself with a harsh eye?

Roberto Araujo of Roberto Araujo Photography  had a great idea to do a photo shoot that depicts this.  We shot the images in Roberto's studio on Wednesday of this week.  Here is a little peek of our work together :-)  Keep up with Roberto on his twitter here!



Thursday, September 25, 2014

Recent Interview with the Manhattan Digest!

I just finished an interview with the Manhattan Digest! I am posting the link here, hope you enjoy!

Seth Fornea with Manhattan Digest

Sept 25th-Sept 28th

Hey Guys and Gals,

I finally got my computer and my entire life up to NYC (I moved....which is why I have neglected to write on the blog lately).  In any case I will be up and running again soon...but I wanted to clue you in on a few things going on in the next couple of days!

SPUNK at the Manhattan Monster Bar Sept 25th 11 p.m.  

-80 Grove Street Greenwich Village NYC
-Come have a drink and get a lap days....I'll be ready :-)


NC PRIDE WEEKEND Sept 26-28

-September 26 at Fifteen Raleigh
-Come see us and help raise funds for Campus Pride


-September 27th at THE BAR 316 in Charlotte
-Come see us and help raise funds for Campus Pride


-September 28 The FAREWELL to SUMMER Pool Party
-Come see us and help raise funds for Campus Pride

FAREWELL TO SUMMER
VIP Pool Party & Fundraiser

Sunday, September 28, 2014

1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Home of Ben Collins & Scotty Vanhoozier
2700 Belvedere Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28205

PLANNING TO ATTEND?


***RSVP with DONATION prior***

$75 Minimum Donation Online at CampusPride.org/Donate
$100 at Door without RSVP; Limited Capacity.
All proceeds benefit Campus Pride for LGBTQ Youth.




Hope to see many of you this weekend!  Much love and will start to write more blogs as I am now settle in NYC!  xoxo,
Seth

Monday, April 14, 2014

Being Ginger: My analysis of the film and my experience

Last night I watched "Being Ginger" a new film by actor/director/producer Scott P. Harris.  Below is the plot summary from iTunes:

Plot Summary

"Being Ginger" is a wonderful, illuminating look into the life of the film's maker, Scott P. Harris. At first the film seems to be a comedy about a red haired man trying to find love. But through revealing moments, whimsical animation, and real interviews, a universal story arises. We are all different. We all have aspects of our lives that set us apart from the crowd and greatly affect us. In Scott's case, it's his red hair. Through captivating storytelling, we journey with Scott as he lets the viewer into his thoughts, experiences, and internal processing of how his red hair has influence over his life and how it makes him feel about himself. Finding oneself through finding love and being able to accept it can be experienced by all. So, while the film's title highlights red hair, it is about much, much more. Everyone should watch this film and reflect on what makes them 'ginger' in their own life. And, of course, give a ginger some love.
Scott P. Harris plays himself in the film.   A heterosexual male ginger now in his 30's.  During his childhood and adolescence, Scott seemed to endure lots of teasing/bullying because of his red hair.  He even claims that once a day for a year his entire class would stand up and clap because they hated him.   While that seems extreme, he even interviews the teacher in the film and yes it apparently did happen.
Scott as a person seems damaged with very low self esteem stemming from being mentally battered while he was maturing.  As an adult he seems to have not sluffed off the abuse and carries it with him...evident in the way he approaches other adults his same age.
In the film Scott interviews mostly hetero women and probes their attraction to ginger men.  It seems that most of the women he finds for the film aren't particularly turned on or attracted to ginger men.   Whether its the freckles, the dorkyness, the white eyelashes, the ginger body hair, or the negative stereotypes of ginger men...they all find some reason to explain why they are not attracted.
While this is sad and sorta expected it also validates to a certain extent Scott's low self esteem.
So I decided to write about my experience of "Being Ginger" .  I had a similar experience to Scott's up until the age of about 18-20.  In grade and middle school I was taunted with the average slurs "freckle face" "devils child", etc etc.  Which really didn't bother me that much because...I like freckles.  I didn't really start to have self esteem issues till junior high and high school.  Which isn't unique to being ginger as I would guess all kids going through puberty have insecurities.  
I had a mouth full of braces, a jaw expander, a face dimpled with acne, nappy hair, I was a little fat, and wore clothes from Wal-Mart.  So I was a very easy target lol.  Granted all of these are actually luxuries (#firstworldproblems) as many poor kids would LOVE to have braces, actual shoes, etc.  (Definitely not a pity party for myself...just recounting my experience).
On top of being ginger, I was also a closeted gay kid in a small private christian school in the deep south.  The principal actually prayed over the intercom and we had at times morning devotionals.  Needless to say I was mentally conflicted. I also lived 33 miles away from my school....which meant a 45 minute bus ride each day and no friends to play with after school.  I grew up on a horse farm and understood hard work and chores...but had a hard time with the cuntiness of my classmates.
The constant question from my classmates was about the color of my pubes.  Everyone seemed to be fascinated/grossed out at the thought that I may have ginger pubes.  I was constantly teased about it.  And my eyebrows were translucent blond...I stayed a little sunburned because of lack of sunscreen education which made my white eyebrows stand out even more...my face kinda resembled "Mr. Clean".
Junior high and high school nagged on...I wasn't hopeful about life because my experience with people were that they were assholes....mainly hetero men.  I applied to colleges far away from my hometown and went off to college after high school alone with none of my local peers attending the same one I chose.  What happened was not what I expected.  
College was totally different.  People were nice.  I was on a campus of 9,000 and I actually had the chance to choose my friends...not endure the 24 or so I was stuck in class with.  I was never taunted about my hair color or anything really...it was a completely fun, energetic, learning, and positive experience.  So the notion that I was ginger seemed to disappear and my personality as Seth emerged.
But I need to relate this back to "Being Ginger" as this is what the prose is about.  So after college I finally "officially" came out of the closet.  To parents, friends, Facebook, the whole nine yards.  I was now a gay man in graduate school.  I found love a few times and bought into the idea of owning a home, getting a 9-5, working all week, having a manicured lawn, and drinking on saturdays lol.  That lasted into my late 20's until I grew very bored of this sorta hetero model for life that myself (a gay, sexual, non-monagamous, ginger) had squeezed into.  
So in 2009 I broke into the single life and started traveling.  I started going to big gay events such as Southern Decadence, Altanta Pride, and Gay Days Disney.  What happened was astonishing.  Instead of being taunted for being ginger I was sexualized as a fantasy for so many.  People would stare as I walked by, I would hear stuff like "check out that ginger".  It was completely the opposite attention I was accustomed to receiving from hetero women.
My experience with hetero women is not amazing when it comes to mating/procreation.  On more than one occasion I have had hetero women say to me "I wanna have a baby one day...I just hope it's not a redhead".  So let's say I actually cared what hetero women thought of me...I may have ended up like Scott in the film.  When I experienced all these gay men wanting to jump my bones simply based on my hair color it was quite unexpected.  
Thus as you can imagine...I WAS DELIGHTED!  Finally I didn't feel like the ugly duckling.  All of a sudden... probably about the year 2010...being ginger in the gay world was like being a top in DC or a bottom in Miami  #lucky!
That's when my experience really began to diverge from Scotts...when I embraced and owned my sexuality.  I am REALLY glad I am gay because its so much damn fun!   I contacted Scott and asked him to interview me if he does a follow up film about being ginger.  I also suggested that he include other sexualities in his next film so the audience can get a full idea of what being ginger is like for all sexualities. 
Now I'd like your input!  Are you a hetero person...what do you think of gingers, ginger babies, ginger pubes, etc?  Are you a homo person...what do you think of gingers?
xoxo,
Seth Fornea



Sunday, April 13, 2014

Non-Monogamy and the Complexities of Taste

Disclaimer:  This is a comedy piece about the actual truth of Jared and my relationship.   What we have works amazing for us...I am not advocating this for anyone else...just making light of our sexual freedom.

The other day Jared and I went to the off leash dog park in Raleigh to let our two Chihuahuas play with some other dogs.  It was a sunny day and lots of locals where there as well...which meant lots of dogs of all types.  We went to the "small" dog off leash park because both of our dogs combined weigh less than 9 pounds.  We sat for about an hour, chatting with other dog owners and enjoying watching our two babies play and sniff butts lol.

As we walked back to the car we passed a few dogs arriving...one in particular a collie...just like in the movie Lassie.   Jared burst out with joy and acclimation "Look how beautiful that collie is."  I turned and gave a startled look and replied "wait....you think collies are pretty dogs?"  I for one have never looked at a collie and thought anything remotely attractive existed in that breed....but for Jared's taste, it is one of the most attractive breeds of domestic dogs.

Then a lightbulb went off in my head!  OMG his taste in dogs totally mirrors his taste in men.....and wait....so do mine lol!  For the duration of our relationship we have been open and very sexually liberal.  Naturally we talk about what we find attractive in hookups and each time ones of us sees a hot guy we point it out to the other.   A majority of the time I don't find what he considers hot to be attractive and vice versa (although we both usually agree on Brazilians lol).  It's always very comical...because neither of us can fathom why the adonis we just pointed out is not attractive to the other person lol.

But when he made the comment about the collie dog being beautiful...it dawned on me that he is totally wired differently as to what he percieves as beauty relative to what I perceive.

His favorite breeds of dogs based on physicality are collies, Australian shepherds, golden retrievers, huskies, and shelties.   My favorite breeds are french bulldogs, chocolate labs, chow chows, bloodhounds, and newfoundlands.   He tends to prefer sharper more angular features while I tend to prefer more round bulbous features in dogs.

The comical part is...the same is true for men.  Every guy he points out that he thinks is hot...I usually shake my head at and dub them "the Buzz Lightyears" for their rigid and angular features.  On the same token he always jokes that guys I find attractive are too round in the face.  He likes a big square jaws and I like plump lips.  He likes a pointed nose and I like wide nostrils....the list goes on and on.  It even transcends into body parts....I noticed I wasn't particularly draw to or made salivate by pecs he found attractive either.

I tend to be drawn to rounder pecs with large outward and downward facing nipples.  Jared tends to like more square pecs with smaller closer set nipples.

It's amazing how two people can fall in love and have totally different turn ons.   It's also very fun because it makes for an adventurous life and lots of storytelling the morning after :-)

For you serial monogamists out there who couldn't imagine your better half's tender tits getting tickled by random "Toms"...think of this as window shopping for things you can't have ;-)

So I put together 4 collages of both men and pecs to show you what I mean by what each of use finds "hot".

Hope you and your significant others are talking about turns ons and sexuality too...it's liberating #getintoit!

with love,
Seth

Seth's Hotties



Jared's Hotties



Yummy Pecs for Seth



Yummy Pecs for Jared