Monday, 29 March 2010
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Saturday, 27 March 2010
Friday, 26 March 2010
Thursday, 25 March 2010
Monday, 22 March 2010
Sunday, 21 March 2010
Deceptively boyish as an estate agent might say.
The sight of a man being carried off always conjures abduction fantasies in my head.
Saturday, 20 March 2010
This nice lump in his pants is as close as you are likely to get to Ben's most interesting tackle. Nude pictures circulating on the net are fakes.
Friday, 19 March 2010
Wednesday, 17 March 2010
He's not pretty but I've always admired Lawrence Dallagio's masculinity and power. The descriptions bull neck and arms like hams have never been so apt. But there is another side.
Tuesday, 16 March 2010
Monday, 15 March 2010
The tight fitting Welsh shirt shows a fine body to suit a craggy face.
It seems extraordinary that soccer - the popular game - has never tried to promote itself this way. Not that I'm complaining. Love that neck!
Saturday, 13 March 2010
Friday, 12 March 2010
Monday, 8 March 2010
Sunday, 7 March 2010
My latest illustrated story (which is just coming to an end at my Yahoo! Group) includes a section detailing the capture and milking of a whole rugby team (and reserves!).
I have an erotic attraction to Rugby Players that goes right back to school experiences but it has been re-invigorated by recent changes in the game that have produced fitter, muscular players and sexy clinging outfits.
I took the opportunity to play with those themes in a series of rugby pictures for my story. This particular one (Rugby Memories) grew out of a sketch which I have had hanging around unfinished for 20 years or more, showing just the foreground figure wearing a jockstrap. He dresses up quite well I think, at any rate I had fun doing it! The resulting picture is not realistic and you can see the joins, as it were, but I hope it conveys some sense of the pleasure I get from watching these hunky beasts!
The full set is posted at my mitchmen Yahoo! Group (link in sidebar). To see more Mitchell pictures in this blog click on the mitchpix label below.
Saturday, 6 March 2010
I have always found the sensuality and subject matter of Link's art very attractive but he is being jostled by some seriously talented artists here. I love the domination scenarios concocted by Losarro and Lowenhaupt but as regular readers will know, the old man + young man scenario doesn't work for me erotically and when combined with feminised facial features it's a no no.
I highlighted femininity in Leo's work as well, but it's quite different in nature, his men are made to behave in a feminine way so there's a humiliation angle that I can appreciate providing that the men do not lose their maleness in the process. In fact there is a gentleness about Leo's men which is not unmasculine (and is probably true to life) but doesn't seem quite appropriate in erotic domination fantasy. Leo's wide-ranging exploration of bondage is very perceptive and tremendously important but his representation of manhood doesn't work for me.
Logan is a different kettle of fish. He's a very talented graphic artist and his pictures have a tremendous power that springs from their artistry more than the subject matter. The maturity of his men is refreshing. But they have an angularity and hardness that for me drains away the erotic appeal.
This leaves me with Link and Les. Eye candy vs scary fantasy. I have to admit that my favourite picture in all the “L's” is Les's dungeon staircase, it invokes a sense of sexual anxiety and helplessness that presses all my buttons and this flavour runs through his work. The bizarre facial features and outfits add an extra twist which is surprisingly effective and has even survived the passage of time.
Les - Military Interrogation
'Military Interrogation' is another picture that makes good use of clothing and nudity to underline danger and vulnerability. The neat balanced composition draws you in to focus on the prisoner until you realise what the guard has clenched in his hand.
The vague, muddy reproductions unfortunately deprive Les's pictures of sensuality which is where Link really scores with his voluptuously muscled and handsome heroes that the eyes linger over.
Link's 'Train to Crotchdorf' is a good example with a selection of attractive men to study. The cute prisoners are being ferried to the prison, apparently by public transport, while the guards charged with keeping them 'on the boil' relax with their buddies. I love the situation that Link has created here, the condemned men hanging naked in full view of all the other passengers is the stuff of many commuters' fantasies!.
It's very hard to choose between these two but in this case I'm inclined to follow my head rather than my heart so I'm choosing Les as my winner for L.
There's a good selection of Les's work in the recent postings at Roids and Rants - but you'll have to hunt back through the archives for it!
For other articles in this series click on the A-Z label below.
Friday, 5 March 2010
Lowenhaupt's work is a classic mid 20th century take on the predatory leather man theme. It invokes a sexual allure and danger that Brando and James Dean's portrayals only hint at. Naive young men are taken in hand, put in bondage and shamelessly abused. But looking at these pictures it's hard to tell whether Lowenhaupt is suggesting the leather man ruthlessly feasting on helpless prey or the youth enjoying a deliciously frightening sexual fantasy from an obliging older man.
In 'roped youth' the young man is comprehensively restrained and even has a (disguised) rope around his neck which his attacker is toying with and yet the portrayal of the leather man is rather camp. Lowenhaupt's strong men often have slightly feminine faces with fleshy lips, baby noses and thick black lashes. This one is also clad in ultra tight pants and wears his cap at a jaunty angle to show off his quiff.
There's no doubting the male qualities of his equipment which has a solidity and sheen which justifies the anxious look on the face of the intended recipient. In a way the sexual ambiguity makes the attacker all the more scary, although it's ability to disturb is much reduced these days. Lowenhaupt draws on the techniques of the female glamour art of his day, with flavours of 1930's Berlin which at this time still had very powerful associations with unbridled excess, predatory sex and impending doom. It would have looked quite different to it's intended audience.
The second picture, 'leashed' has a similar subject and is planted equally firmly in it's own era but the treatment is much more masculine - the hairy backside contrasted with clean cut youthfulness of the captive's face is intensely sexual. But the casual pose of the leather man and the apparent eagerness of his victim allow for a benign interpretation of the scenario..
You can see that Lowenhaupt is an accomplished artist and there is so much to admire in his best pictures. His style reflects the graphic conventions of it's time, look at the zig-zag pattern in the rolled down socks in 'roped youth 'or the hands of the kneeling youth in 'leashed', you could almost be looking at a detail from a sketch for a ladies fashion page or an illustration for a dress pattern. The creases in the leather jacket and the rolled down jeans show a confident technique which is marvellously effective.
Despite the quality of his work, Lowenhaupt is harder to find than many of his contemporaries. I can't ID a working link for this artist but a search of GMBA (see sidebar) should turn up more examples. I'd welcome alternative link info from readers of this blog
For other articles in this series click on the A-Z label below.