Thursday, 31 December 2009
Wednesday, 30 December 2009
In today's picture the amount of leather gear on display is challenging my 'more is less' guideline and it's been posted a lot on various blogs this year, but the image is so sexy I could hardy leave it out.
Muir Caps are tricky garments. You need the right shape of face and the right degree of butchness to wear them this way. This chap gets away with it and the cap sits nicely above those wonderful sticky out ears!
Caps like this are normally part of a uniform and look odd on a naked body, undermining the authority associations and emphasising the loss of clothing, the exposure of the ordinary man beneath.
A 'strong vs vulnerable' ambiguity pervades this picture. The hairy, muscular body (wonderful thighs!) radiates power and masculinity - the bands strapped round the arms emphasise this characteristic nicely. I'm not so sure about the body harness, it suits him but does it signify restrained strength - or submissive captivity? The rake of the cap over the eyes is self consciously cute and the coy, teasing way he slips the jock down is completely at odds with the power imagery. Maybe that's why he looks so lovable!
Monday, 28 December 2009
Sunday, 27 December 2009
A good leather man can make even Gloves seem menacing, as though the hands become transformed, hardened by the outer shield.
When it comes to leather I'm a great believer in the dictum, 'less is more' and I've tried to select pictures that reflect that. This man wears only gloves and G-string but there isn't any lessening of the intimidating 'leather aura'.
There is more leather in my current series at mitchmen (Yahoo) see sidebar
Saturday, 26 December 2009
Friday, 25 December 2009
Thursday, 24 December 2009
Wednesday, 23 December 2009
Monday, 21 December 2009
Friday, 18 December 2009
Rex - Leatherman
Rex's famous image for Drummer (PP00c) seems to epitomise the idealistic, God-like attractions - and dangers - of such men.
To see the pictures you need to join Mitchell's 'mitchmen' Yahoo Group (see sidebar)
Wednesday, 16 December 2009
The next series of pictures and story by Mitchell will begin at the Yahoo Group (see sidebar on how to join for free) in the next day or so and run over Christmas and the New Year. It has a leather theme and is entitled 'The Legend of The Path of Pain'. It tells the story of a group of men who band together to share their love of S&M but discover through various trials and tribulations that they share something far greater.
Friday, 11 December 2009
I have just added some new items to my Bondage Furniture series which explores the beauty of the male in restraint and tension. The High Chair (above) was number one and is still one of my personal favourites.
You can find the complete set of pictures at the mitchmen Yahoo group.
Wednesday, 9 December 2009
Kalabro - Electrocution Proof
But really there is only one possible winner for me and that is Kalabro. His work has sense of drama and action which none of the other contenders come close to. To do this without losing sexiness is quite an achievement (just think how most action hero comics fall tantalisingly short of being sexy, Kalabro doesn't!). The marriage of cute faces and strangely beautiful, angular limb shapes overcomes the absence of sensuality in skin tones and musculature. His subject matter is daring technically and explores dark, dangerous scenarios but keeps on the right side of the 'forbidden' line for me - but I guess that's a matter of taste.
Visit Kalabro's blog at The Erotic Art of Kalabro
Links to other artists can be found in the individual articles
Readers are welcome to contribute their own comments - even if they differ from mine!
For earlier examples in this series click on the A-Z label below
Saturday, 5 December 2009