Sunday, 29 October 2017

Happy Halloween with Zander and Troy.

The gorgeous Zander Hodgson and Troy Pes seem inseparable
these days. Don't they just make the perfect couple.
Here they are playing it up with quite a girly but fun
youtube video called Halloween Pumping Carving.



(The model who just can't keep his clothes on)


Wrestling Turkish Style!

Here's an interesting editorial that I first saw earlier this week. It features the work
of photographer Ben McNutt who was recently invited to The Kirkpinar Oil Wrestling
Festival in Turkey where he carried out this photographic project.
McNutt is very much a wrestling aficionado and has been for many years, although
he has at times made statements that the wrestling fraternity have not been too
pleased with.
He recently said, and I can quite agree with him when he says that 'Wrestling
cultures perspective on masculinity seems incompatible with how it represents
itself, appearing socially conservative but presents itself so queerly to me."

You might have seen a bit of this sport on a tv travel documentary. I remember
when Michael Palin showed us around a similar Turkish Oil Festival a few years
ago in his tv show 'Palin's New Europe.'
But I just can't get over the way that the competitors grapple with one another
in such intimate places. It makes you think (looking at the bottom image below)
that someone is seriously being manhandled, or even worse... one of them is being
given constipation relief.
But the pictures look fun and the addition of oil on sun kissed lean bodies must be
part of it's overall attraction.

Below are just some of the images from last Summer's Oil Wrestling Festival.




Friday, 27 October 2017

Dutch Beauty... Nick

Above: Dutch beauty Nick Kok from a new editorial
at FY Online with photography by Myrthe Giesbers.
The title of the editorial is called 'Street Sailors.'

More images can be seen at FY ONLINE.


Why I'm Hooked to 'ADVANCE BRAVELY.'




Above is one of the official trailers for one of the hottest Chinese
web dramas 'Advance Bravely.' But sadly the trailer is coated
with so much macho crap because it's the one that the Chinese
producers want you to see when in fact it is really a gay
love story.

But one things for sure and that it has a stunning looking cast
lead by the amazing Gong Jun who singly handedly holds
the whole thing together.
He plays a young playboy ex Police officer with time 

on his hands who then goes on to join his admirer's bodyguard School.
Of course the two beautiful main actors are miscast but then
if they weren't in it would be watching this?

Above: Is this love at first sight? This was the scene in episode 1 at 17:30 seconds HERE
that had me hooked. I literally dropped everything in order
to search out every following episode.
It's the scene in the shop where our two leading actors first
meet. And it's clear to see that something is happening between
the younger Gong Jun (left) and the slightly older but just as
handsome Xu Feng (right).
And it's just after this scene that Xu Feng begins to seriously
stalk the younger Gong Jun. And it's here where viewers

are pulled right in and hooked.

This one amazing scene truly deserves a single youtube clip of
it's own but I haven't managed to find one yet.
When I first saw this short tender scene from popular Chinese drama 'Advance Bravely'
my faith in good movie making was finally rekindled. It literally knocked me for
six. This Asian drama is such a hot ticket that Chinese movie goers have been filming it off cinema
and tv screens in order for Western fans to get an eyeful of this superior drama.

In the scene above the older Xu Feng is trying to rouse the young Gong Jun from his sleep
so they can start training at the bodyguard School at which Xu Feng is the Commander.
And it's because of his respected position of authority that he is held back in
showing his true feelings for Gong Jun.
Very little is said in this extraordinary clip. They seem to be saying a lot with their
eyes. It truly is an amazing moment. It's as if the two are finally declaring their
feelings for each other without words.
It's been hailed as one of the favourite scenes by fans of this drama, with one youtube
fan declaring "Oh my God, they're having sex with their eyes."

The first time that I saw this clip it stirred up quite an emotional reaction
within me because I've been there before. And at the time I couldn't do anything
about it due to outside pressure. The perpetrator was a beautiful Danish boy that
I once worked with. He was openly out while I was not, at that given time.
And yet he knew in his heart like night follows day that I was interested in him.
He never did get to know how madly in love I was with him back then.
So it will be interesting to see how and when our leading actor Xu Feng gives in
to his true feelings for Gong Jun.  

Although there is meant to be around 35 episodes of this drama I've managed to watch right
up to episode 15 and yet amazingly the two boys still haven't kissed. It certainly
is being stretched out.
Naturally the Chinese authoroties are once again being difficult with this drama
just like they were with 'Addicted' and 'Heroin' which is why many scenes have been
cut here and there.

But the rest of the cast are beautiful and there's even moments of high campery.
And actually watching many of the episodes that were filmed in cinemas really
helped it along, especially when girls in the audience scream and howl with laughter
at the gay moments as well as some very clever comic moments.
One imagines that when our two leading actors do finally kiss then the cinema
audience will probably blow the theatre roof off.

Above: Xu Feng who was already a popular Chinese male model.

Below: Gong Jun.

It's all done with the eyes!

Above and below is the extraordinarily beautiful Liang Xue Feng
who plays the role of an untrustworthy and shady character.
Apparently he is a pop star in China.

You can see some of his scenes from Advance Bravely
put together nicely HERE.

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Thursday 26th October

Above: New to the pages of 16 MEN late last year is French
beauty Ulysse Pilpoul.

More of his model portfolio can be seen @ 16 MEN HERE.


As you've probably guessed I've been distracted away from
my computer what with all the work I'm doing on my pet
project, my Console/Radiogram.
Yesterday I had to dash across town to Camden to get some
metal gold beading.
Interestingly as I have been dismantling the insides of the
cabinet, I've actually been able to use the doors, draws and
much of the panelling to help finish the project while observing
at the same time the craftsmanship that went into the original

While in Camden I couldn't resist a little walk around the
famous Market, even popping into a little Record Vinyl shop
where I picked up a Charlie Parker album as well as a
vintage 1950's Elvis LP. And yes they sounded good on the nearly
finished Console.
Apparently the owner of the Record shop is a keen enthusiast
of vintage Consoles. I said that I'd bring in a link to the video
of the one I'm building, next time I call in.

I've been watching quite a lot of  Youtube Console enthusiast's
videos. Some of them have given me extra little ideas.
So I'm hoping that the video I make very soon now will
finally bring my Youtube page to life.
But I won't rush the video. I want it to look good.

This was the first time I saw the original cabinet.
And the next day I called back in and bought it.
I think I paid around £50.
Here's a couple of Autumnal images from this time last year.
I posted them up on my previous blog.
I still can't get over the idea that with the press of a button, 7 years
of work was just flushed down the John by giggle.

Despite yesterday (Wednesday) being freakishly almost Spring like,
this Saturday officially marks the end of Summer and our Winter begins.

Above: Our sleeping beauty Keung