The title of this piece obliquely references the world of Old Masters (The Creation of Adam) which is an intriguing connection. In subjects like this, though, the representational artist is really competing with photography. The bearded face at the back is certainly up for that comparison, it's excellent. The others are a bit uneven, but any artist will tell you that Adam's backward angled head is a killer pose.
|Marc DeBauch - Lucky Slave|
A naked man with a Mohawk features in this picture too and although his 'captors' are dressed as cops this does not seem like a street arrest scenario but rather a typical, leather-guy role play. That may explain the 'lucky' tag or perhaps it's an allusion to the good-looking men who have made him their pet and the fact that they are men who can afford to kit themselves out in authentic cop gear. Of course they could be gay cops with a leather bent who have offered a villain an unconventional way of avoiding justice - but one suspects it might involve some form of incarceration and punishment.
|DeBauch - Kirby In Leather|
There are lots of images showing raunchy leather sex in this artist's output but this portrait of a leather man undressing shows that DeBauch's interest in the leather scene is more than skin deep (pardon the pun!) He's clearly trying to capture a real person here and there's an element of affection. The pencil/ink style is not exactly simple but has a sketchy flavour and does not attempt to sensualise the subject and yet there is a sense of personality and sexual buzz in this man which transcends his modest physical appearance. The leather jacket, harness and especially the swollen jockstrap all contribute to this and despite the lack of technical refinement they all look 'right'. The title suggests this is a shared 'dressing up' scene. These are usually arousing for the participants and we can fantasise what follows.
|Marc DeBauch - Bound Angel|
|Marc DeBauch - Year of the Dog|
This attractive whimsy of a rich, young man surrounded by his adoring pets is a very gay, mildly erotic adaptation of the classic portraiture of the 18th century where wealthy patrons posed with their wives, horses and other livestock in front of their grounds and homes. The tiddlers fighting over a pair of his briefs which they've also been pulling out of the draws behind has a vaguely sexual air about it, not least because he doesn't seem to mind it at all. If you explore this artist's work you'll find many examples of humans and animals together. However, in this picture, I'm more drawn to the feeling that this man is wealthy and pampered as much as his pets and he clearly keeps himself in good physical trim but is probably no angel. He seems a ripe candidate for the transformative scenario in the image below.
|Marc DeBauch -Military Piss|
A burly Instructor stands over a soldier who has been given a round of naked push-ups as punishment for his military short-comings. Forced exercise is a fairly normal training chastisement, not very often in the nude* and hardly ever with the embellishment of a golden shower, although I wouldn't rule it out.
|DeBauch - Raven Master|
|Marc DeBauch - The Ass End Of The Day|