Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Autumn's Palette

'Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.'
'For man, autumn is a time of harvest, of gathering together. For nature, it is a time of sowing, of scattering abroad.'
'Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.'
'Falling leaves hide the path so quietly.'

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Callum by Danny Barson

Room 33

Finn Wittrock
Tristan Duffy, American Horror Story: Hotel
Room 33, November 11, 2015
There was a fair bit skin on last week's American Horror Story: Hotel, but my favorite scene involved Finn Wittrock's Tristan along with Liz Taylor. (Denis O'Hare) Gaga latest boy toy finds himself in love with Liz, in a heterosexual way of course! After confessing their love for one another, Tristan is beckoned by Gaga back to the penthouse. In bed with Will, (Cheyenne Jackson) she needs Tristan to taken on the role of fluffer for Will, whose having trouble getting it up for Gaga. I don't usually lighten caps, but the scene was shot quite dark.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

On: Qamar by YogaBear Studio

On Health & Fitness

'Gradually I’ve developed a hybrid of all styles that I’m hoping to channel into my own a unique martial arts system. Although I’m not a competitive fighter, MMA specialist, etc., I do see myself as a true martial artist in the most conceptual of senses. Martial arts tends to be difficult for us because we comprehend the “martial” aspect, but the “art” aspect is about the intangible qualities.'

'We can study another’s system for a hundred years, but we’re still only being a poor imitation of an original. True art is taking the formal elements of those things outside of us, internalizing them and recreating them anew in a different format and naming it after ourselves. On my Tumblr, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, etc., my process is visible. My martial art is Gekkyodou and the underlying philosophy is Qamarism. But then again, it’s my personal methodology and to each, his own--lest they choose to try to copy another'

'Although my modeling/ performance portfolio has considerably broadened since my undergraduate study abroad at Osaka University of Arts, my initial artistic background was visual. I operate a little studio in downtown San Diego called in the Broker’s Building Gallery. My photographic approach so far is investigative somewhat like Annie Liebovitz’s early work or like Noboyuki Arai. I like the raw, social anthropology feeling--the opportunity to establish real intimacy.'
'I very much like the flirtation and sexual expression that the modern arts have always captured. My first drawings of comics were a sexual outlet in a family environment that largely focused on properness. As I got older and after I was 18 I finally started to see a non-religious spiritual connections between my art and sexuality. I started to realize the connections in Buddhist theology in acknowledging that existence is a mode on sensualism rooted in the impermanence of physical manifestation. I could make the connection in Christian theology in the pursuit of finding salvation through God’s love and realizing unyielding forgiveness.'
' I was able to see it in Judaism and its constant search for justice; I could see it in Islam and the themes of divine submission. These days I’ve concluded that most people have sabotaged their sexual and creative lives by getting stuck in mutually exclusive thinking and a contract mentality. The truth is we all need love and love is non-exclusive. And furthermore art is the appreciation of beauty as we are bestowed it by nature. Appreciating our sensual nature is love and for me that’s art and therefore divine. I don't personally support the belief in a 100% time orientation because beauty is universal.'

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Baby Blue: Talon by Fred Sugar

'Talon, is exactly what you see, just a calm straight guy, who is an exhibitionist and doesn't care who is watching.'

I so loved Fred Sugar's image of Talon leaning and listening at the wall, I wanted to share a bit more of Talon in, and out of his baby blues.

Monday, November 2, 2015

In Bed With Nick Wolanski by Mount Photography

In Bed With Nick Wolanski 

As I was putting together the piece featuring Mount Photography's work with Juanjo, I came upon an old e-mail from photographer Mark Montovio with the title ' In Bed With Nick Wolanski.'  I have no idea why I didn't feature them at the time, but 4 years later I have rectified my mistake!