Inasmuch as I long for a revival of each of G.O’s musicals with him back to reprise his roles, it is Gwanghwamun Sonata that I especially would like to see. Yes, you are right to believe I say that because it was the only one I did not see. Can you blame me for wanting to turn back time or, in the alternative, see him back in the tempestuous role of political activist Kang Hyun Woo? I was duly heartbroken when I recently discovered that the musical is actually being revived for a short run beginning in December. Waaah! I suppose what little is out there in way of fan cam and pictures of G.O’s performance is all we will get . . . for now. Today then, I would like to return to the Gwanghwamun Sonata stage to revisit the vivacious and energetic closing curtain call number for this Fan-Camming Friday.
There have been so many instances throughout this countdown series when I mentioned how much I believe G.O is a work of art all unto himself. After viewing so many pictures and yes, having the opportunity to see him up close and in person, I still hold this thought to be true. I have to give much credit to those who have captured him on film, specifically his loving fans. True, the subject matter (G.O, himself) is a great foundation to work from. And yes, timing, perfect light (or not), and camera settings help. Nevertheless, G.O provides the perfect canvas as a starting point and dedicated masternim MemenGO has captured to film many fine moments of our exquisite work of art main vocal man. Just a single One Shot for today on this 593rd day of his service.
Over the years, G.O has had many masternim fans who have diligently captured his beauty and talent from debut to the present. I am not exactly sure when Blackbird joined the others in making G.O the focus of her artful captures, but I am very pleased she chose him because through her lens G.O is nothing short of a work of art. I came across an early capture that I have never seen before and share it as my G.O One Shot for this 581st day of his service.
When I made the decision to do this countdown series I remember telling myself that I would mostly post pictures with occasional videos. My goal was to just memorialize each day because in the back of my head, I knew 730 days meant 730 posts and to be quite honest, I wasn’t sure I was up to the task. I figured posting a picture a day would not be overly demanding and I would be able to honor G.O each day as he completed his service. It seems I am incapable of restraining myself when it comes to G.O. So whenever I come to a G.O One Shot day, I am reminded of my original plan and just smile. Best laid plans, right? My last One Shot picture was from The Black Pearl. I share another from that series today.
One of G.O’s most ardent early fan photographers has been The Black Pearl. She (like many) has proved that there is much to admire about each and every photograph in existence of this expressively handsome man. I think you will find with today’s One Shot offering however that it is agreeably true that G.O fills a camera frame with more than just what the eye can see.
It is without question that G.O can create emotional reaction with his vocals. Whether he sings tenderly or with powerful lamentation, you feel something when he releases the notes. I also concede that the visuals captured of him singing are equally powerful. Much like a painter or sculptor must paint or sculpt the story of his art on a canvas or in stone, a singer must become the canvas of the song which moves through him as he sings. Yes, I will repeat that which I have said over and over, I love the way music moves through G.O. He and his music are an amazing blend of sound and visuals, even when he is simply standing on the stage with a single spotlight illuminating his tender presence. For this G.O One Shot day, some captures of music moving through this brilliant young artist as seen (and felt) during the Blaq% Tour.
It is day 209 of G.O’s service which is not so big to commemorate but certainly worth a sweet and delightful One Shot picture. For today I turn to the exquisite work of the mysterious Blackbird. Blackbird has had her camera affixed exclusively on G.O for some time and her work, in my opinion, is true art. She has consistently been able to capture nuances in G.O’s look, demeanor and mood like no other. From the playful to the absolute sensual, she has managed to capture it all. I am going to play it safe and will choose playful today.^^
The beauty of deciding to let G.O pretty much commandeer my blog for the length of his military service (and I suspect well beyond), is that I have had the pleasure of connecting with many of his dedicated and long-time fans. Debut fans are a wealth of knowledge which have been a godsend to me in that their MBLAQ-lopedic minds continue to introduce and re-introduce G.O to me as if I am meeting him for the very first time, over and over. It’s the best kind of Groundhog’s Day!!
When I made the commitment to write a post every day commemorating each day served of G.O military service, in theory it did not seem like it would be an arduous task. But I discovered that it has required an inordinate amount of discipline I was not even aware I had. As I write, I learn more about him and, in the wake of that, have learned a lot about myself. It has been a fantastic journey so far and I have to tell you, their is absolutely no downside. Getting to write about this talented young man is a privilege. Oh, and I get to see and/or hear him every day. Bonus! My Fan-Camming day posts are spaced ten days apart (if you haven’t noticed) which means today is a Fan-Camming day and bcause I have such a crush on A Lucky Day’s work, I will share her G.O-focused cam (and pictures) from the Men In Blaq show on 20 August 2011. Get ready for some G.O charm!
As of today, we are three weeks away from G.O completing 200 days of his service! Soon we will be marking the half way point and even sooner, we will be celebrating his return. These days are moving at lightening speed. For today’s post, another G.O One Shot. I once again have to turn to the incredible camera work of A Lucky Day. <I’m obsessed!>