Christmas is coming and like always, FH hopes to celebrate the holiday's with festive, and of course sexy, imagery. If you're an an artist who has any holiday themed imagery you might like included, please drop me a line!
It is not always easy featuring the work of artist Ohm Phanphiroj, but nothing, really truly rewarding, is ever easy. Today, when checking out Ohm's facebook page, I was greeted with this quote above the image he posted, 'You can avoid being alone, but not loneliness.' This quote sort of sums up what I so love both Ohm's imagery, and the words and emotions that inspire them. Ohm's work for me, cannot simply be viewed, enjoyed and forgotten. It stays with you, packing an emotional blow that lingers with you long after your eyes have moved on from the visual. Great art isn't something that only affects you while you're viewing it, it becomes part of your soul and your being...always.
A man without a scar is a man without a journey. And a man who has a journey always has a story to tell. Around us, there are millions of stories waiting to be shared, if asked. Every day in my life, however random or boring it seems, is a story. It's a story of a man who is complex, mysterious, misunderstood, broken, insecure, longing, and sad. And the opposite is also true.
The world is full of dramas. Dramas about love, relationship, and heartbreak created as part of our journey—so we can claim that we have lived. It has been eight years since my last book, Nighthawks. During this silence, I have continued my journeys, creating moments about love, lust, and desire. All of which are an illusion, but no regrets. Something so strange about human interactions is that the more we try to get close to someone, the more distance there is in between. Even stranger, sometimes, the more we try to distance ourself, the closer we feel, the more desire. Each image in the book offers more than a thousand words. It's real yet imaginative; physical yet intangible; soothing and painful all at once. I want the images to transport you to the place we all identify with and share universally, in hope of closing the gap in the physical space we have between us and the boys we love, lust and long for…for life is desire…..
Most of us, on a fairly regular basis, have been welcomed by someone telling us to 'Come on in and take off our coat.' In most cases, that coat is covering other clothing and when that coat comes off, we're not generally naked underneath. I remember however, that growing up there were often scenes on television and in movies of women, greeting their husbands and boyfriends wearing nothing but a big fur or heavy coat.
There is something incredibly sexy about a naked body covered only by a piece of clothing not usually meant to come in such close contact with skin. I am sure there are many people who have gotten a rush from being out in public. wearing nothing under their jacket but their skin. Down jackets in particular have a large following in the fetish community.
I can't think of any better way to show off Tyler's impressive assets than the winter coat photographer Philip Rugelcovered, and of course, uncovered him in. Tyler is without a doubt, a naturally sexy guy. Philip however, superbly revved up his erotic appeal with the winter jacket, and Tyler's white socks, worn in the last two images. These small, but significant additions, really have this set of images beautifully stand out, eliciting carnal reactions from the viewer.
I remember having a similar reaction the first time I saw one of Philip's images. The last photo within the first profile I did featuring Philip's work, Greatest Moments, included a shot of model Cutter, lounging naked in the back of a cutlass. Cutter was hot enough, but Philip again added a few touches, a backwards ball cap and Cutter's boxers in the foreground of the image, all of which inspired me to get in contact Philip about seeing more of his work.
The Kalamazoo photographer switch over to focusing on the male form after years of shooting mostly nature and architectural shots. 'I completed a collection of over 5000 flower types by the age of 30 and sold many prints of my flower pics.' Flowers, when viewed from a distance, often seem to all look the same. Up close however, there are small, distinct differences in color and appearance, and a good photographer knows exactly where to focus to accentuate small details to have that particular flower, stand out from the rest.
Tyler certainly stands out. Because I like to focus on images and models as individuals, and not just a collection of body parts, I don't generally comment on genitalia size and appearance. Although they are clearly important in the photography of the male form, they are also to me, just a part of the body and model's overall appearance. I couldn't ignore however, Tyler's spectacular family jewels. Testicles are not always the most photogenic of body parts, but in Tyler's case, his low hangers beautifully balance out the entire visual package.
Tyler stays in shape though landscaping work, but living in Michigan, is at his busiest during the summer. Despite his tats and rather serious expressions, you might assume Tyler is a bit of a tough guy. Behind those big beautiful eyes however, lies a pussy cat. A real animal lover, Tyler spends his spare time during the winter working part time at an animal shelter. The day of the shoot in fact, he had spent the morning driving to a neighbouring town to pick up a kitten for his 3 year old son. If you want to see more of Philip's shots of Tyler, be sure to visit his tumblr HERE: