Tag Archives: Photography

Mario Testino photographs David Gandy

Instagram towel shots by TestinoI’ve had a thing for David Gandy from the first  moment I set eyes on this 30-something English model.  I’ve also long appreciated the eye of Mario Testino so when I saw that the famous photographer was posting a series of pictures of famous men in nothing but a towel I felt it was my civic duty to share the news.

Perhaps this offers an incentive to finally join Instagram.

Boston Pride Retrospective featured on Boston.com

Steven BaumbachLocal photographer, Stephen Baumbach, hosted his one-night Boston Pride Retrospective at Back Bay Harry’s last night.  I wanted to thank Stephen for his hard work and sharing the images as well as Boston Pride and Back Bay Harry’s (with special thanks to Harry Collings) for helping to make this happen on such short notice.

Boston.com was on hand to photograph the event featured it today on their website.  You can check out the photos from last night’s show on Boston.com, here.

This was my favorite photograph from the show.

Stephen Baumbach Boston Pride Retrospective

Stephen Baumbach Boston Pride Retrospective

 

Boston Pride retrospective tonight at Back Bay Harry’s

Stephen Baumbach, Boston PrideCome and join me tonight at a pop-up photography exhibit I’ve helped to organize with Boston Pride and local photographer, Stephen Baumbach, whom I met during the South End Open Studios in May.

After work tonight come over to Back Bay Harry’s grab a drink (or two) and peruse the collection that will be on display in the backroom.  Stephen has entitled this collection Pride Retrospective “Find Your Moment” and no doubt many of you will recognize yourself and friends at Boston Pride through the years.

Boston Pride Retrospective – Tuesday, June 10th 5-9PM

Back Bay Harry’s  142 Berkeley Street, Boston

Manifest by Blake Little

Gay, BearsEarlier this week I was pleasantly surprised when Blake Little’s book, Manifest, arrived at my house. The coffee table book has 100+ pages of men from coast to coast photographed by Blake Little. As Nick Offerman says in the foreward “These people look like men, like real men.”  Clearly my weekly Furry Friday posts have found new found inspiration in Blake’s collection.

Thank you very much for sending this to me. I have proudly placed it on my coffee table and will continue to peruse it. If you’d like to read more about this book or order a copy visit manifestbook.com.

Virgin Island: Todd Sanfield and Kevin McDermott

Kevin McDermottVirgin Island looks like a beautiful book of nude photographs by Kevin McDermott of model, recent graduate and underwear entrepreneur, Todd Sanfield. Please take note that the book’s promo video is mildly erotic (like all of Todd’s photos) and contains nudity.

The book is filled with both color and black & white images of Todd Sanfield and the island. While I’ve yet to see the book you can order your own copy at virginislandbook.com.

 

Boston Pride Retrospective: June 10th at Back Bay Harry’s

Stephen Baumbach, Boston PrideI wanted to write about a pop-up gallery show that I have helped organize with Boston Pride and local photographer, Stephen Baumbach, whom I met during the South End Open Studios just a few weeks ago.   Together we have worked as a team to host a one-night only, pop-up gallery in the back room of Back Bay Harry’s.

After work on Tuesday, June 10th, come over to Back Bay Harry’s grab a drink (or two) and peruse the collection on display in the backroom. Stephen has entitled this collection Pride Retrospective “Find Your Moment” and no doubt many of you will recognize yourself and friends at Boston Pride through the years.

Boston Pride Retrospective – Tuesday, June 10th 5-9PM

Back Bay Harry’s  142 Berkeley Street, Boston

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Pride Retrospective Find Your MomentStephen Baumbach is a local artist who’s studio is located in the South End at 46 Waltham Street, Studio 214. His images are the result of months of detailed experiments in technique, process and style. Explore his most current collections today and look forward to the future moments he captures. Please enjoy Stephen’s art through his photography & find your moment. 

Beacon Hill sunset by Christopher Sherman

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Source: Christopher V. Sherman

Austin-based photographer Christopher Sherman posted this beautiful photograph of a recent sunset in Boston’s Beacon Hill neighborhood.

He has more photos from Boston and his travels on his gorgeous website, cvsherman.com and on his Google+ page.

The Hard-Won Fight: America’s First Legal Same-Sex Marriages

The Hard-Won Fight: America’s First Legal Same-Sex Marriages

Source: Susan Symonds photo “Homo Sex Is In”

Sip the Rainbow cocktail reception on Friday marks the opening of the Boston Center for Adult Education photo exhibition The Hard-Won Fight: America’s First Legal Same-Sex Marriages by Marilyn Humphries and Susan Symonds and Marriage Equality / 10th Anniversary Portraits by photographer Joel Benjamin.

Sip the Rainbow: Friday, May 16th  6:00 – 8:00 PM 
$15 in advance / $20 at the door
Includes 3 cocktails from Ki Bar Event+Cocktail Design
Purchase Tickets Here 
 

The legal battle Goodridge vs. Department of Public Health is etched in my mind.  Not only did I follow this local story, but I also stood outside the Massachusetts State House in the months that followed the ruling showing my support in the freezing cold to offset the hundreds of people who came from all over the country to protest and pressure our State Legislature to reverse the State Supreme Court’s ruling.

This is part of our story.  Be  proud of what started here in 2004.  We set the country on fire with this debate and have proven that the criticism that this would destroy the institution of marriage is nothing but homophobic rants; a decade later and Massachusetts continues to have the lowest divorce rate in the country. #InconvenientTruth

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

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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

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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.