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Bob Mizer and Tom of Finland exhibit at MOCA closes this week

GayThis past November I wrote about this exhibit at MOCA in Los Angeles and I’ve had a few of you write to me to let me know that you’ve enjoyed it.  I was recently contacted by the organizers and asked if I would remind readers (especially those of you in the Los Angeles area or those of you traveling there) that the exhibit closes this Sunday.

The MOCA exhibition features a selection of Tom of Finland’s drawings and collages, alongside Mizer’s rarely seen photo-collage “catalogue boards” and films, as well as a comprehensive collection of his groundbreaking magazine Physique Pictorial, where drawings by Tom were first published in 1957.

On view at:  MOCA PACIFIC DESIGN CENTER
8687 Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood

Gisele Bundchen playing in the snow

Gisele Bundchen BOSnow 2.14Supah model / Tom Brady’s main squeeze, Gisele Bundchen, just posted this photograph of her stepping out from her Back Bay home to play in the snow along Boston’s Commonwealth Avenue Mall on her Instagram account. Even in a blizzard this woman is beautiful.

Devotion: Excavating Bob Mizer in NYC

Devotion

80 Washington Square East Gallery – New York City

Are you a photography enthusiast? You may want to check out this exhibit in NYC, that runs through February 15, 2014.

DEVOTION is the first major institutional solo presentation of Bob Mizer’s work to be shown anywhere in the world. Bob Mizer, was an American photographer and filmmaker whose work spans five decades starting in the 1950s.  He is widely known as a pioneer in erotic male photography, but much of his other work was put aside by Mizer and went unseen until this exhibit in New York City that runs through February 15, 2014.

More information about Bob Mizer: Bob Mizer Foundation

More information about Devotion: 80 WSE Gallery

Awkward Christmas photos

Awkward Christmas PhotoWith Christmas little more than a week away we are now receiving a handful of holiday cards each day from friends and family.  We’ve yet to receive any of those ‘awkward Christmas’ photos but I keep hoping.  Feel free to check out this collection of awkward Christmas photographs here.

Photography tips from Essdras M. Suarez

essdras suarezLove photography?  Would you like to get tips from an expert?  Learn more about photography by attending this FREE lecture with Pulitzer Prize winning photographer, Essdras Suarez. 

Essdras M Suarez has traveled to over 30 countries as a Globe photographer. Gain valuable insights as Essdras critiques anonymous photos submitted by the audience and stay for even more advice during a question and answer session. Details about how and where to send photographs are included on the registration page.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM 
At the Boston Globe 135 Morrissey Blvd.
 

You must register to attend and seats are limited.  If you are interested, register for Picture Perfect Insider Photography Tips from Essdras M Suarez.

Bob Mizer and Tom of Finland exhibit at MOCA

GayThe Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles is the first American museum exhibition devoted to Bob Mizer and Touko Laaksonen (a.k.a. “Tom of Finland”).  The exhibition features a selection of Tom of Finland’s drawings and collages, alongside Mizer’s rarely seen photo-collage “catalogue boards” and films, as well as a comprehensive collection of his groundbreaking magazine Physique Pictorial, where drawings by Tom were first published in 1957.

The exhibit opened earlier this month in Los Angeles and runs through January 26, 2014.  Do you live in Los Angeles or have plans to visit in the coming weeks? You may want to check out this exhibit.  I would love to see something like this come to the ICA Boston. More information is available on MOCA’s website here.

The unorthodox Orthodox wall calendar of 2014

orthodox calendar

2014 Orthodox Calendar cover

Each year the makers of this calendar reach out to let me know when their new calendar is available. It has always given me a good laugh – who knew orthodox garb could be so interesting.  Maybe this will give some of you ideas for Halloween costumes later this month.

You can purchase a copy of the 2014 Orthodox Wall Calendar here.

Ballet dancers in random situations

Photographer: Jordan Matter

Photographer: Jordan Matter

Earlier this summer the Imgur Photo Gallery called “Dancers Among Us” started to go viral. The photos from Jordan Matter are beautifully expressive and in my opinion humanize a style of dance that can at times seem out of reach and other worldly.  Want to see more? Click here.

Tumblr site dedicated to mock P.D.A.

drew phillipsWingmanning is a Tumblr site started by Drew Phillips (in photo above) and Scott Cleveland (behind the camera) that depicts Drew standing next to or near couples exhibiting public displays of affection (PDA).

The Tumblr site motto is “Make out in public? We’re behind you.”

Love this site – thanks to BuzzFeed for sharing.

Christian Science Plaza in Boston

Christian Science PlazaDepicted above is a beautiful photograph of the Christian Science Plaza in the Back Bay neighborhood of Boston. Photo credit goes to Stamatis Ky who took this picture earlier this week.

Celebrity make under

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West

Kim Kardashian & Kanye West
Source: Facebook / Danny Evans

You’ve heard the phrase “make over” before, but perhaps you are less familiar with a “make under”.  Thanks to the power of Photoshop and the skill of artist Danny Evans, the public may see what some famous celebrities might look like if they were your neighbors.  See more of these hilarious photos here on Huffington Post

5 Types of Guys on Instagram

Instagram GuysWhen I watched this video last week it already had over 700,000 views so many of you may have already seen this.  Regardless, it is funny and worth watching.  Note that there is some swearing so keep the volume down if you are watching at work or near someone who might be offended.

 If you really liked this, check out the follow up video 6 Types of Girls on Instagram.

The Bear Sessions – May 17th

bear-sessions-imageMark your calendars guys, “Sip the Rainbow” will celebrate the opening of The Bear Sessions: Portraiture, on Friday, May 17, 2013 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Boston Center for Adult Education at 122 Arlington Street, Boston MA.

The Bear Sessions is a compilation of over 80 images of men that embraces and presents their masculinity in unique and individual ways. In this selection from the project’s portraiture, the subjects confidence and self-acceptance encourage the viewer to find and celebrate those qualities within themselves.

The Bear Sessions
Friday, May 17th
6:00 – 8:00 pm
At the Boston Center for the Adult Education: 122 Arlington St.
 
Register to attend this event. More information is available here.

Men and Cats

Men and CatsDo you like handsome men and kitties? I think I may have found the perfect tumblr site for you. Check out this French Tumblr page that combines the two in perfect unison deshommesetdeschatons.tumblr.com

C’est Magnifique!

Men and Cats Batman

Men and Cats peek a boo

 

Good morning Vietnam

Good morning VietnamI suddenly have a craving for Vietnamese :-)

Source:  Navigator 221 via Aussielicious