Thursday, March 24, 2011
Dominic (Reprise) by Marlen Boro
Early last week I posted a picture of Dominic as pic of the day. Usually I am not a fan of photos where the model's face is covered but the shot was so incredible it had me wanting to see more. I promised then to share more and thanks to the generosity of photographer Marlen Boro, I was able to choose my favorite shots from the shoot to share on FH.
'Marlen Boro was born in the magical seventies in a magical land called North Dakota. Though his childhood was idyllic and wholesome, a hefty dose of Disney musicals and conservative Lutheranism resulted in a unique vision of the world.'
Unique visions are my favorite to feature, and expanding on Marlen's words I have to say going through his portfolio and site I was reminded a bit of my own time at Disney, that is of course...if Disney were ever to open a theme park devoted to beautiful men.
Checking out Marlen's site Gentlemen Photography, is like being in the middle of an erotic theme park with light and colors and an intensity which make it difficult to know where to look first. Like being at Disney your surrounded by excitement where deciding where to start is hard choice. Marlen's work is erotic, sensual with a sense of fun made up of conceptual shoots where guys are not just posing, but playing strip twister, wearing hello kitty underwear and covered in glitter.
There are not rides at Marlen's park but there are categories of shots ranging from 'hot gentlemen', 'gentlemen next door', 'goofy gentlemen' and of course 'naked gentlemen'. Although there is not Alice and her looking glass there is a window. This window may not be magic but it is beautiful and at one point or another most of the men Marlen shoots end up in front of this window and in each case the results are spectacular. (I promise you will see what I mean in future posts).
As I said one of the first shots of Marlen's that caught my eye was of Dominic.
'Dominic and I chatted for two months before we found a day that worked for the shoot. Sometimes it takes that long - but building the proper rapport with my model-collaborators is more important (in my mind) than camera settings, etc. As I suspected/hoped, working with him was well worth the wait.'
There is something about Dominic and Marlen's shots that I fell in love with; the hat, the face, the wrist band, the body...and the fact Dominic reminds me of that hot bad boy in high school we all crushed over at one point or another.
Thanks to Marlen Boro for sharing his shots of Dominic with FH! I will be showcasing more of Marlen's work again soon. In the meantime be sure to drop by Marlen's site to check out more of his work. You can find Gentlemen Photography HERE:
Also be sure to join Marlen on Facebook where he regularly shares some of the best shots from his shoots. You can find Gentlemen Photography on FB HERE: