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A model unlike any… Josh Jenson
August 19, 2008, 4:28 pm
Filed under: Photograpy, Twink | Tags: , , ,

Okay, if you are into twinks, this model certainly will rock your world… It’s Josh Jenson from Randy Blue…

He’s got a smooth body, a nice fresh face and some sort of charisma hard to place…

The other blog…
August 19, 2008, 4:23 pm
Filed under: Black and White, Muscle, Photograpy, Twink | Tags: , ,

I do try hard to keep this blog decent and rather artistic. Yet, some people asked me if I couldn’t upload juicyer pictures. Sorry to say so, but on this blog I won’t… So, I created another blog:

Genterfoldxxx features the better pictures of internet-porn. So it’s not just a bloke masturbating or something, I always try to find the more “nicer” pictures. The new blog will probably not be visible in the tags of wordpress but then again, people that are looking for these pictures won’t bother with tags.

At this moment there aren’t many posts, but because it’s online from today more will follow in the days ahead.

An actor unlike any… River
August 16, 2008, 1:48 pm
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River Phoenix (August 23, 1970 – October 31, 1993) has played a role in some of my all time favorite movies: Stand by me, The mosquito coast, Indiana Jones and the last crusade, I love you to death and of course My own private Idaho.

One can only dream of the other movies he could have made. “I try to lie as much as I can when I’m interviewed. It’s reverse psychology. I figure if you lie, they’ll print the truth.”

“We are taught to consume. And that’s what we do. But if we realized that there really is no reason to consume, that it’s just a mind set, that it’s just an addiction, then we wouldn’t be out there stepping on people’s hands climbing the corporate ladder of success.”

Scene composition in male photography (2)
August 14, 2008, 12:51 pm
Filed under: Art, Black and White, Muscle, Photograpy, Twink | Tags: , , ,

In our previous post about this subject we talked about “the heart and the brain of a picture”… let’s go a bit further this time.

2 prop or not 2 prop

That is definitly the question. Most photographers love to bring in certain items to a picture for several reasons: to make it more interesting, to create a certain atmosphere or even to promote a specific product. The question that rises when introducing a prop is very simple yet brutal in it’s core: what is most important in your picture? Do you really need the prop your introducing or is it nothing more than scenery? Do you need the model or is he just there to make the prop more interesting?

When you got this question answered only two possibilities remain: your model is more important than your prop or the other way around. Sometimes photographers will state that both are equally important. I’m sorry but this is impossible. If you introduce a guitar because the person is playing the guitar, the guitar is more important than the player because it is the guitar that tells us more about the person and not the other way around. When you introduce a guitar because you want to make clear that person has one, than the person rules over the guitar.

Man over Machine

There is something like a focal point… sounds pretty out there but trust me. The focal point is the main attraction of you picture, the rest becomes less important and sometimes even vague. You can acquire this by using all sorts of techniques: the rule of lines, by blurring out the rest, by centering the focus point, by adjusting your shutterspeed (i.e. a man standing in front of traffic), using more light or less light on your main character and even by colouring certain parts of a black&white picture.

When the male model posing is more important than your object you should put the focus on your model, this is probably too logic to mention. But beware: it’s not because one is more important than the other that the other one should be unnoticable.

Master and slave characters

Okay, this sounds pretty kinky… When you have more than one person in your frame you may want to consider to put one person in front of the other, not physically of course. It’s important that the other person is not considered as a prop but more as a slave character. It’s perfectly possible that both characters are considered ecqually important, but in this case one enhances the other. The rules to create these kind of pictures are not much different than the prop-technique. Let’s take the following picture as an example.

In the following picture the photographer (Z. Martz) has used different techniques to create a master/slave character composition. First of all let’s take a look at the lines. The most dominant lines are the vertical lines on the bedsheet in combination with the vertical lines in the background (doorway, legs). You may be surprised but the slave character in this picture is actually the boy laying down. Why? For several reasons. The boy entering the room is determining the composition of the picture: suddenly it’s not just a boy laying in bed. The light on the person standing is stronger and the boy laying down is somewhat blurred away.

What turns you on… fetish in photography
August 14, 2008, 11:50 am
Filed under: Muscle, Twink | Tags: , , , , , , ,

It’s been awhile but I’m back with a vengeance. This post isn’t really about photography to be honest but it has some pictures in it so it’s certainly worth a place on my blog. It’s about fetishes :p so let’s go kinky

The strange thing about fetishes is that some are considered normal and others are still taboo. If I would say that I simply love the eyes of my boyfriend people will not even consider this to be a fetish, but my oh my when I do love his armpits than i’m suddenly an armpit fetishist. In my opinion having a fetish that doens’t involve illegal activity is a relief and even healthy.

An artist unlike any… Nicolas
August 8, 2008, 8:12 am
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Nicolas Wagner is a famous photographer who has worked for many international clients.

I simply love the way this artist tries out fresh angles. His pictures are daring, sometimes kinky but always honest and original.

He worked for l’oreal, sony music, tom ford and many, many others…

Male twins: dynamic duo’s in photography
August 7, 2008, 12:50 pm
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If you like gorgeous men than you must love gorgeous twins…

There is almost a forbidden desire hanging around them…