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The Caps and Collars/ Flat Cap Gang story at Google Groups has been on a break since January, I hope to resume shortly. (see Group News for link)

Message updated 5th May 2024

Thursday 27 February 2014

The Key To Your.........

I stumbled across this key picture only this week, I've never seen it before. 
The style looks like the artist Colt aka Luger aka Jim French.
The rather coy innuendo is a bit 'period' too, 
but it's an interesting variation on the key theme of my recent posts.

Monday 24 February 2014

Mitchell's Key

Mitchell - Chastity Keyholder

This is my own take on the elusive key conundrum (see previous post).
From my Olympic Swimmer story, a competitor is caught pissing in the pool
 by military security and their punishment/solution is to plug it for the duration.

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For other pictures by Mitchell in this blog, click on the mitchpix label below
 or follow the gallery link in the side bar.

Thursday 20 February 2014

Just Out of Reach

 Baron - Study of a Prisoner
During research for my recent post on Baron, I turned up this picture of a tethered slave and the 'key out of reach' motif reminded my of Tom's take on the same theme (below). I wanted an excuse to use Baron's terrific picture anyway, it's a marvellous figure with a beautiful physique and a sexy pose. I love the split underpants and the refreshingly relaxed cock.

Tom of Finland - Tethered
Tom's picture is a quite different subject and the stud's equipment is at the other end of the scale, as you might expect for a Tom picture (although it appears the leatherman retreating in the background didn't!) This is actually quite a nice sketch from the period when Tom's men looked youthful and beautiful, with real faces and dressed to reflect street fashion. 

But it's the vanquished leatherman who represents the future, 
a foretaste of the accident-prone, stereotypical hero 'Kake'. 

The slapping down of youthful 'entrants', depicted so clearly here, is funny enough,
 but the motivations seem oddly conservative (almost spiteful) for a sexual revolutionary like Tom, who is normally credited with depicting gay sex as a joyful pastime.

Saturday 15 February 2014

If he's not home soon.......

Isn't it strange how sometimes the very thing you are looking for 
is right under your nose all the time?

Wednesday 12 February 2014

Whatever happened to boundxxboy?

Long ago when the internet was still young
 and Bound Gods just a twinkle in Van's eye,
there was boundxxboy

As cute a guy as you could ever wish to meet. 

With a beautiful, lean muscled body.

Trouble was, the local toughs seemed to find him an irresistible target 

When he came home from jogging they were there,
eager to take his sweaty clothes.

Time and again he was stripped to his underwear and tossed on his bed
and he knew what would be coming next.

The trouble was, he did get a boner when they strapped his ankles together and hog-tied him.

 But then they would uncover his ass and begin to take photo's
and they'd show them to their pals.

And more of them would come and torment him.
They seemed to get rougher and rougher.

In vain he pleaded to be left alone - but they  punished him if he resisted.

But then he seemed to disappear.
It was as though one of his admirers had stripped him off
and spirited him away.

Whatever happened to boundxxboy?

Is he being held captive somewhere?
Forever doomed to put that peachy ass on display
 whenever his captor wants to admire it?

I'd be glad to hear if anyone knows where other boundxxboy images can be found.
(Spanking image reblogged from Soup Goblin)

Saturday 8 February 2014

The Art of Baron

Baron - Injun Revenge
Baron has been producing photo manipulations with strong S+M flavours for some years now. This 2004 image of three Cowboys held captive and tortured by an Indian is quite well known. The power of the picture depends on the viewer's knowledge of the reputed cruelty of these tribesmen towards white men. It's suggested quite mildly by the pec cuts and details like the fire, but it's the wary expectancy of the third man staked out for attention in the cave that really invokes the sense of deadly threat. The lush muscularity and arousal of the foreground captives gives the picture an
erotic dimension for the viewer which is totally absent from the action. 

 Baron - The Arab Market

Cruel redskin stereotypes are pretty much consigned to history in our more enlightened times. The people of the Middle East are not so lucky, but this fanciful invocation of a slave market is pure fantasy. Once again, we have three enviable, white hunks held captive, but this time they are facing an uncertain future in servitude. Presumably some cruelty will be involved, but as long as their new owners allow them ample use of gym facilities, they should be OK.

Observe how remarkably clean and uncrowded the market is, Baron's 'realism' is that of the glossy entertainment industry rather than 'warts and all' historical authenticity. This place is actually more akin to an upmarket bordello, where scarce gems like this can be constantly recycled for greater profit.

Baron  - Germanicus Divine
Baron's settings go back to Medieval times and Ancient Rome and he's on safer ground depicting the cruelty and punishments from those eras. In this crucifixion scene, once again, it's the knowledge of what is to come that drives the drama, although the use of ropes instead of nails and the traces of cuts and bruises give ambiguous messages. The expression of the naked victim as he watches the arrangements for his demise being dispassionately completed around him is quite arresting. The crowded perspectives in this picture are not entirely successful, but highly dramatic, lending a purposeful bustle and complexity to the soldier's activities.

Baron - The Stripping

These anonymous, 20th Century soldiers appear to have a more earthy fate in mind for their vanquished enemy, much like other military victors down the ages. Baron's models always look buff, clean and well-groomed and that serves his erotic purpose, but they do seem more at home in modern uniforms.

Baron does not simply assemble figures into a composition but manipulates and combines small details from different pictures with remarkable skill, the blending together of the different elements is so fine that it is difficult to 'see the joins' and they appear to be real photographs at first. 

Tatanka's Triumph (2013)

I particularly like Baron's 'Western' scenarios and this more recent picture shows his ability to create broad, sweeping, epic-style images. The ominously circling birds are a recurring motif, they even crop up, surrealist fashion, in indoor scenes sometimes. The separate detail image illustrates his careful construction of erotic flavouring using clothing, just enough to stimulate the imagination. The surprising glimpse of heart pattern underwear, linking to the present day, makes you wonder what sort of ritual is really being enacted here. 

Baron - Disciplines of the Sodomites (detail)

My final example is also a detail of a larger work and I've included it because it is such a beautiful image, not just for the men and the clever use of sexy clothing, but for the interesting, uncluttered setting and the marvellous balance of colours and the lighting which seems to shine out of the picture like an old master. The arrangement of domino-like tiles on the floor appears to be some sort of balancing test and the sense of expectancy created by the on-lookers, next in line is very clever.

Baron sells his work and he usually protects his copyright by releasing only low resolution images and details of larger pictures like those reproduced above. He offers his work for sale through the Subterranean Google Group, publishing tantalising teasers there for lurkers to enjoy. Some of his work used to be seen at Chained Muscle, but that's gone now.
plus numerous other refences available via the search functions.

For reviews of other artists who are not part of the A-Z series click on the 'artists' label below.
(Article updated Sept 2020)

Saturday 1 February 2014

Men Sharing Clothes 16 - Grey Leotard

This series has already featured the green leotard worn by many men at Bound Guys, this example features some better known models also unwittingly sharing intimate, wrestling kit.

 Doug Acre's chunky body belies his boyish looks, especially those well-developed thighs which show off the lines of the leotard beautifully. The garment is a turn-on to wear as you can see, hugging the lower body without constraining inner movement. Of course it could also be the rope that's triggering Doug off,  the thought of a passer-by taking advantage of him.

Then again perhaps he's imagining who might have dampened this garment previously?

It just happens to be Angel Rock.
Clad in the same outfit, he cuts a leaner, meaner style with a little body hair adding extra masculine spice to the sweaty mix as he gives his captive some hard teasing. The cock hoop-la humiliation featured later in this scene with Connor Patricks looks comical, but any knocks on the balls when those rings land will cause quite a bit of aching! Which explains Connor's anxious look and Angel's smile as he moves in for 'work-in-progress' inspection.

Looks like the leotard's getting some juicy preparation for it's next assignment.

Pictures courtesy of Bound Jocks

For other articles in this series click on 'sharing' in the label list below

Beautifully Bound - Doug Acre 
Doug Acre by Bound Jocks
This bondage is very understated but obvious.
Doug's sexy leotard sums up his desirability
His bowed head signals compliance
A fighter tamed