Thursday, December 30, 2010

WOW, WHAT A SHOT!

I can't begin to say how fun this photo is! What do you see here? What is his purpose? Is it just a big tease, or is he really going to photograph his junk? And who are the photos for? Him? Someone else? I love it!! Sorry, but I can't credit the photographer because I haven't a clue who it is.

January 9, 2011 - I found out while cruising some photo blogs on tumblr that this photo is from a collection work by Kristiina Wilson called Photobooth on East 14th Street. The model is Parker Hurley. It appeared in London's Carbon Copy Magazine II

Monday, December 27, 2010

BRENTON PARRY/ photographer

The Photographer is Brenton Parry from Australia and the model is Patrick.





Friday, December 24, 2010

HERBERT LIST/ Photographer






IT'S A PIN! UP

Here's couple for you wrestling fans or spandex junkies, whichever!


RE-BLOGGING

Well, I certainly am a bit behind the times. (like duh!) Who knew that a term had been coined for lifting images off other blogs and reposting them. I really need to pay more attention to these things. But apparently there is. So here's a bit of re-blogging. There were no credits to the photographers, just, in many cases, a very long list of previous blogs to which they had been posted. I suppose that could be helpful if one were to go furthest back to see if a source was listed. But in the couple of times I tried that, none were. Here goes.




Sunday, December 19, 2010

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Monday, December 13, 2010

BOGDAN STANGA/ photographer

Here is my favorite image from photographer Bogdan Stanga. I especially like the wrinkles and the indications of wear and tear. Just fun and very hot.

Monday, December 6, 2010

DIMITRIS YEROS/ photographer

Thought it might be time to post some more work by the fabulous Dimitris Yeros.



Thursday, December 2, 2010

WORLD AIDS DAY

Yesterday was World AIDS Day. I could not bring myself to post then, but here is an incredibly moving WAD video by a gentleman named Mark King. He also has a blog called My Fabulous Disease. In the video, he talks about the fact that so many who lived through those times have now moved on. Many do not wish to be reminded of those devastating days and the experiences that we endured that called upon us to be much more than we thought we could ever be. I had a partner die fifteen years ago, and to this day I know that taking care of him and standing witness to his incredible journey was by far the cleanest thing I have ever done.

Monday, November 29, 2010

INDUSTRIAL

Found a new "industrial" pic yesterday. Kind of reminds me of Lewis Hines or Herb Ritz. Don't know who the photographer is, so can't credit them. The model is Luke O'Donnell.

FOLI "RHYTHM"

 FOLI "RHYTHM" THERE IS NO MOVEMENT WITHOUT RHYTHM
This video was posted by a friend on Facebook. I love this stuff. Finding the rhythms in life can be such a joy. I often find myself being conscious of my rhythm when walking or doing anything repetitive. Often times it is even unconscious. At the gym, resting between sets, I am pounding out rhythms to the songs on my music player. I forget that everyone can hear me, because I have my ear plugs in. They just look and smile.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

LEVITICUS: FAGGOT/ Me'Shell NdegeOcello

A rather disquieting and provocative tune from 1997. Today in that year, the National Black Lesbian And Gay Leadership Forum condemned homophobic gospel singers Angie and Debbie Winans for their anti-Gay song "It's Not Natural" and BET-TV for providing them with a one-sided forum to promote their homophobic views.  Earlier in the year, BET-TV refused to air Me'Shell NdegeOcello's video "Leviticus Faggot," about a black Gay teenager's struggle to come to terms with his sexuality.


Monday, July 19, 2010

THE HOMOSEXUAL MENACE

At last! A definitive answer. What is a homosexual?

Friday, June 25, 2010

THOMAS EAKINS/ painter/ photographer

Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins (July 25, 1844 – June 25, 1916) has been celebrated by American art historians as "the strongest, most profound realist in nineteenth-and early-twentieth-century American art". (Wikipedia) But much to the horror of some of his purist contemporaries, he often worked from photographs that he took himself. As a teacher, he was also controversial in his use of both genders of nude models in mixed gender classes. The first photo is Eakins himself (not necessarily taken by him) and the rest are subject studies taken by him.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

PETER BERLIN/ photographer/ porn star

          Any body remember Peter Berlin, iconic gay porn star from the '70's? If you've ever seen him or pictures of him, you are likely not to forget. But the perhaps little known fact about him is that he was his own photographer. Born in Europe of impoverished aristocrats, and starting his career there, he was responsible for the complete fabrication of his image and persona, from the well known 'Dutch Boy' hair cut to the really tight pants. He especially came into his own when arriving in America. He created and fabricated (i.e. sewed) all the very provocative clothing that he wore, and did his own photo shoots. For images that were not perfect, such as under or over exposed, or rejected for other reasons, he turned them into pieces of art by hand tinting them and creating fantastical scenes.
          He is alive and well, in his 60's, hates getting older, and still living in San Francisco. I watched an interesting documentary on him recently Peter Berlin: That Man. His web site is here.
          And so, for those of you who have forgotten or have never seen him, I give you Peter Berlin.