Source: Bob Mizer Foundation
Gareth Johnson is a writer who I enjoy following on Medium for many reasons. This past week on Medium he had an article entitled, Physique Pictorial continues to fuel our fantasies. The article introduced me to Los Angeles-based photographer, Bob Mizer, who first published in 1951 an all-nude, male magazine; pretty ballsy considering the times. Over the course of his career he would end up photographing thousands of men from a variety of walks of life.
Johnson says in his article that it was Physique Pictorial that first printed the drawings of Touko Laaksone (better known as Tom of Finland) and, which helped launch his career. Mizer passed away in the early 1990s but you can read the full article from Johnson about the man and the magazine on Medium.
You can see a lot more of his work in an article from The Advocate last spring:
90 Photos to Celebrate the Return of Physique Pictorial
For those of you who love Brazil, travel photographer, Giovani Cordioli’s Instagram account is worth checking out. Giovani captures beautiful images of Cariocas (Cariocas are people who live in Rio de Janeiro) and the natural beauty for which the city is so well known.
Most of Cordoli’s photos contain breathtaking images of the natural beauty for which Brazil is famous but my favorite photos are of Rio’s Guanabara Bay.
Follow him on Instagram here, instagram.com/giovanicordioli.
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Photo credit: Lucas Murnaghan
The Advocate is featuring Toronto-based photographer, Lucas Murnaghan, who’s Instagram account I featured this past August, here.
If you like what you see, you can check out The Advocate article here. Additionally, you can check out his website, lucasmurnaghan.com.
Photo gallery of Lucas Murnaghan’s Instagram account
Shooting has started for the 2018 Red Hot calendar. Now in its fifth year, the organizers of the annual celebration of ginger men shared a video trailer of a shoot in London along with a new Kickstarter fundraiser to make sure it becomes a reality.
This year’s theme is ‘British Boys’ and proceeds raised will help the fight against homophobic bullying by raising money for the Ben Cohen STANDUP foundation. Below I’ve included the YouTube teaser video if you’ve yet to see it.
Towelroad has put out a call for what they refer to as “exceptional print-worthy images that convey the spirit, the people, and the beauty of America’s greatest gay destination,” a.k.a. Provincetown. The images will be used in their fourth annual edition of Ptown Hacks, and will be distributed all summer in more than 100 businesses across town and online. If you are unfamiliar with this publication you can see their 2016 digital edition here.
If you have images you would like to submit for consideration, email photos to firstname.lastname@example.org and include the words “PTOWN HACKS” in the subject bar and body of your email. The original article on Towleroad can be read here.
This photo captures a moment that has been a long time in the making. I have not lounged beach side since Sergio and I visited Miami in late January to escape Boston’s winter. Little did we know at the time that January and February would be more mild than the start of our spring.
In case you missed it, the blog Accidental Bear shared photos of the very handsome model arlier this week. The photos are fairly revealing or to put it more bluntly, NSFW. However, I think Matteo is incredibly handsome and wanted to share this one in particular. You can see the series in the link below.
Matteo Maganzani | New Photo Set by Freddy Krave | NSFW
THE LURE OF PROVINCETOWN
Photography by Midge Battelle and Al Kaplan
Stonewall Gallery 2157 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors FL
This new exhibit at the Stonewall National Museum and Archives in Wilton Manors, FL examines the rich culture and history of Provincetown, MA, as a popular tourist destination for the LGBT community.
This exhibit opens Friday, December 16th. The exhibit is free and open to the public, but a suggested donation of $5 is appreciated. For more information, visit stonewall-museum.org.
Much thanks to the Accidental Bear blog for bringing this magazine and shoot to my attention. Colorado photographer, Lee Faircloth shared provocative photos of the very handsome models Francesc Gascó & Matt Lister.
I’ve selected one of my favorite photographs to tempt you, but you can check out all the photos in the latest issue of Fantastics Mag.
Thomas Knights began his career as a music producer and performer, but these days you are more likely to recognize his solo exhibition, Red Hot, which is an ongoing project to rebrand the ginger male stereotype. The success of the work has resulted in raising funds to end bullying, exhibits in London, Berlin, Amsterdam, New York and Sydney and now his 2017 calendar.
Sound interesting? You can check out Thomas Knights images from the 2017 calendar (note that it is most definitely not work-friendly). Like what you see? You can get yourself a copy of the calendar here.
Garçon Model’s selfie contest is in full swing now that summer has arrived. They are asking fans of their clothing line to take a selfie wearing your favorite Garçon Model underwear / swimwear and upload it with the hashtag #GarconModel to your Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram account for a chance to win a free pair.
They give away one pair of underwear to 3 lucky guys each month so put on your favorite Garçon Model underwear or swimsuit and grab your camera.
Date: Unknown || Source: hommemaker.com
I want to dedicate this weekly post, featuring vintage gay photographs, to the men and women who lived in a more critical time where being true to yourself and loving who you want wasn’t always an option and came at a great price. Do you have a photo you would like to share? Email me at email@example.com.
Previous Vintage Gay Photos
Everyday this week I have 6AM conference calls with colleagues in China. This handsome photo of Eyal Berkover in Instinct Magazine certainly brightened my morning. Maybe these pictures will help you wake up too.
Here is one more. To see all the photos by photographer Angel Ruiz link here. If you like, you may also follow the handsome Israeli, Eyal, on Instagram, here.
Kevin McDermott is an accomplished photographer who first came to my attention in 2014 when his book, Virgin Island, with Detroit-based model, Todd Sanfield, was released. McDermott is getting attention again for a new book that is available for pre-order called High Line Nudes.
The forthcoming book juxtaposes the male form against impressive and iconic New York City architecture and is now available for pre-order from the publisher, Ten Avenues Press.
Pre-Order Your Copy of High Line Nudes by Kevin McDermott
It was the first thing that came to mind when I stumbled upon this romantic photo. If you don’t get the reference, then I suppose it might not make as much sense but it remains a beautiful photograph.
Here’s to hoping that you end your day with an unexpected embrace and kiss.