When I visit all of your blogs the one thing that amazes me is the quality of photography on so many websites out there. I am usually in awe, especially since I sporadically post grainy, dark or fuzzy shots of my kids taken with a cheap camera I got at Staples.
Sooooo. I was reading a post the other day at another blog and she said that when she did a Google image search of "Man doing housework" she only received three pictures in her search results. THREE.
Here's what I propose. All of you (and I'll play, too) take a great shot of our men chasing dust bunnies, scraping egg off of a plate out of a dishwasher with a "I just can't get these clean enough" look. I want to see your man folding sheets, getting happy over the way his laundry smells in the sunshine, and wearing the cutest little apron over those hairy thighs. Take your time, make them great, and the top twelve will get picked to be in the...
Hot Men of Housework 2009 Calendar
The net proceeds will go to Habitat for Humanity, possibly one of the coolest non-profits out there, and we'll have a lot of fun seeing the pictures while sending some money to help build homes for natural disaster victims and people who have never had a place of their own.
All you have to do is send me the picture, along with a release stating your husband/boyfriend/co-worker is okay with having his photo exploited for charity, and the rest, hopefully, is magic. Send all entries to firstname.lastname@example.org. Oh, and for the handful of men who trip over here and read, I'd better see your smiling faces and some Windex in my inbox!
All chosen pictures also receive a photo credit and plug for your blog on the calendar, and if we get more than twelve, I'll post the pictures here and we'll vote for the top twelve. Maybe it's the sleep deprivation I'm experiencing, but I just think this is a really neat idea.
Of course, I will be harassing many of you, since I know your mad photo skilz need to be used...and who doesn't love a man who knows how to use a polishing rag....