Tag Archives: Photography

Adam Phillips ponders the weather

handsome, hunk, sexy guy, hairyAdam seems to be confused about the weather. But he seems to pull off the ‘contemplative’ look convincingly enough in his Emporio Armani underwear. Watch out Max Emerson.

Sip The Rainbow: P-town to Boston preview party is Friday, May 15th

provincetownMark your calendars, because one month from today on Friday, May 15th, the Boston Center for Adult Education (BCAE) will host their annual Sip The Rainbow celebration at their building in Bay Village at 122 Arlington Street.

This year’s theme is Provincetown.  As a result, the party will include tasty treats and craft cocktails from some of Provincetown’s favorite chefs and mixologists. The evening will also showcase the sites of Provincetown as part of an ongoing photography exhibit at BCAE, entitled P-town to Boston: A Photo Exhibit ; the exhibit will run through September 30, 2015.

Sip The Rainbow 2015

Please read: Tickets are $15 / person in advance or $20 on the day of the event. I couldn’t figure out how to purchase tickets online from the BCAE website, but you can purchase tickets over the phone during business hours if you call (617)649-1357.

Gordon Parks Back to Fort Scott at MFA Boston

Museum of Fine Arts bostonThe Museum of Fine Arts Boston has an exhibit that I plan on visiting this month and I hope you will too.  Gordon Parks (1912–2006), one of the most celebrated African American artists of his time, is being featured in the MFA exhibit, Gordon Parks Back to Fort Scott in Robert and Jane Burke Gallery (Gallery 335).

This exhibition represents a rarely seen view of everyday lives of African American citizens, years before the Civil Rights movement began in earnest. His photographs focus on the realities of life under segregation, but also relating to Parks’s own fascinating life story.

About Gordon Parks:  In 1948, Gordon Parks became the first African American photographer to be hired full time by LIFE magazine. One of the rare African American photojournalists in the field, Parks was frequently given magazine assignments involving social issues that his white colleagues were not asked to cover.

Gordon Parks Back to Fort Scott is on exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston through September 13, 2015.

Herb Ritts exhibition at MFA opens this week

fashion photography, male model, handsome, hunkMFA Presents: HERB RITTS March 14-November 8, 2015

Herb Ritts (1952-2002) was a leading American fashion photographer in the 1980s and 1990s, known for his bold, sensual images of supermodels and celebrities.  The MFA exhibit which opens later this week revisits the artist, whose 1996 retrospective “Herb Ritts:  WORK” remains one of the museum’s most popular exhibitions to date.

Warm weather pics from BosGuy readers

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Fabricio and Scott are all smiles in Rio de Janeiro

Here are a couple more photographs of friends and readers currently basking in the sun and warmth.  Do you live somewhere that is warm year round or have you taken a vacation to escape the winter?

Email me your warm weather photo at bosguymail@gmail.com. All I ask is that you include your name (just first name is fine) and where you are.

George and Bruce in Puerta Vallata Mexico Feb 2015

George and Bruce soaking up the sun in Puerta Vallata, Mexico

 

 

Warm weather pics from BosGuy readers

Alvaro - Miami Beach, FL

Alvaro – Miami Beach, FL

Perhaps I reached a breaking point or maybe I’m just missing the recent vacation Sergio and I took to Grand Cayman earlier this February. Either way, on Monday I asked readers to share their warm weather photos and a few of you took me up on my request (thank you by the way).

Do you live some place that is warm year round or have you happened to take a vacation somewhere warm to escape the winter? I’d love to share a photo of you smiling in the sun.

Email me your warm weather photo at bosguymail@gmail.com. All I ask is that you include your name (just first name is fine) and where you are.

Mark and Joe Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Mark and Joe – Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Mark (on the left) lives in Deleware when he isn’t sunning himeself in Mexico. He also happens to be a blogger. You can check out online at Tales Of The Sissy.

Stephen in Palm Springs, CA

Stephen – Palm Springs, CA

Stephen moved from Boston to Palm Springs last year.  You may recall we had worked together to create a Boston Pride Retrospective last June.

I’ll keep posting the photos as long as there is a steady stream of pictures being shared so email your warm weather photo to bosguymail@gmail.com.

Tweet of the day: Cindy Crawford without Photoshop

Tweet of the Day Cindy CrawfordLast week this image of Cindy Crawford created quite a stir on Twitter.  I think Charlotte Wilder put it best when describing her reaction when she wrote, “Until last weekend, I thought of myself as the kind of woman who wasn’t affected by how the media portrays women. I thought I was too aware and too savvy to hold myself to standards of beauty that are unreal. Magazines Photoshop everybody and everything. Everyone knows that.

I’m not posting this image to comment on how Cindy Crawford looks.  I’m posting this picture because I think even jaded savvy consumers like you and me are deluded if we think we have a healthy understanding of what a gorgeous woman like Cindy Crawford looks like as she ages (quite gracefully I might add).

I don’t begrudge anyone who wants to Photoshop their photos or engage in any kind of nip and tuck to help hide their years, but I do think that we would all be better off if we kept this image firmly in mind.  Cindy Crawford is beautiful, but she isn’t 18 years old so let’s stop pretending that is an ideal one can maintain. Youth is precious because it is fleeting. If it was forever it wouldn’t be coveted.

You can read more about how this photograph here.