Could think of no better post than this one from last June on the 'water' themed day.
I have talked before about artists I would never have heard of if not for the internet. When I first got on-line in the late 90's I was introduced so much gay culture I never knew existed. Growing up in a rural community, my local bookstore's most gay related material was Mens exercise magazines. One of the first artists I saw on line was Bruce Weber. I remember Bruce, and particularly his work with Abercrombie and Fitch was all over. Upon further research I discovered his books such as Bear Pond Models (Where we were introduced to the young Nies Brothers) and The Chop Suey Club (Where we met Weber's early muse Peter Johnson).
Last year, Weber's film 'Chop Suey' was rereleased on DVD. 'Chop Suey' is not merely just a collection of men romping naked in nature, it is more a look behind the lense at Weber the man. From cabaret singer Frances Faye, Robert Mitchum and Jan-Michael Vincent. Weber uses model Peter Johnson as the eyes to look at people who have moved Weber over his life.
One of the most fasinating sections is model Chris D'Aprix with an elephant on the beach. The two almost seem to be dancing. Not sure what Weber was trying to say with this feature, but it certainly caught my eye as creative, beautifully interesting and erotic. This DVD is hard to find, I have seen it on ebay and Amazon.Uk in Pal version, but hopefully will find a version I can play. As always check out Bruce Webers official site HERE:
Thanks to xyzpdq for the download!!!