If like me, you love the work of artist Sean P. Watters, your aware of how many tales his images tell. If you're fortunate enough to be in Paris this week, Sean's new exhibition, I Have A Tell To Tell open atEspace Fondation EDF this Thursday and runs from the 21st through Sunday the 23rd. Seventy-two shots Seventy-two numbered and signed single prints, mostly black and white, were selected by the Artist around the theme "Vagabondage au masculin". The proceeds from this sale will enable LINK to fund AIDES 'Spot' programs, an original and effective sexual health offer to end the AIDS epidemic.
If memory serves me correctly, one the first penis's that I ever saw flopping around on screen belonged to actor Neil Phelps. It was the late 80's and I was probably around 11 or 12 years old. I was staying up late watching my little 14 inch color TV in my bedroom. On the late show that night was the 1983 version of Fanny Hill. (Sex, Lies and Renaissance)
At about half way through the film there is a sex show. Three different acts, with three different couples. Although the female's were the focus, I remember being surprised and thrilled to see a decent amount of male nudity as well. I whipped out a VHS tape, but wasn't able to start recording until about half way through, but caught Neil's erotic lashing.
When I first started FH, the scene was on my mind. You don't really forget your firsts. I did a post back in 2007 trying to find out the identity of the actor, who was un-credited in the film. I used a few crappy caps from the old VHS copy I had taped. An anonymous blog reader graciously responded with Neil's name.
I have been meaning to do a follow-up, but put it on hold until I recently across a good quality version of the flick. Neil looks just as incredible as I remember. Not only an incredible ass, he also has an incredibly handsome face. I also find it very hot how we see so much of his member from the back, between his legs. I think this was his only movie, but there are a few more TV credits on his IMDB page I will have to try to seek out.
If you want to download a better quality of the clip above, I uploaded it on Sendspace HERE:
'Flirting is teasing, and teasing builds anticipation.'
It's unfortunate that teasing has become such a negative word. With the increase in open discussions about bullying, teasing is often used to describe how bully's interact with others. Bully's torment, they don't tease, their intent is cruel, to hurt and belittle. When I think of teasing, I think of fun, I think of play. I tease my niece and nephews, I tease my parents, an aunt I am especially close to, some of my friends on occasion. I also tease people I'm attracted to.
For me, there is an intimacy about teasing, a positive feeling that flows between myself and the person I am teasing. In order to for the 'tease' to be effective, I have to know the person, and know their reaction to my words and playfulness. It is usually the beginning of something, an opening to lighten, or begin an interaction on a fun, positive note. Teasing can also be a great theme in photography, especially when capturing the human body. The theme however, is not one that all artists are able to skillfully execute.
It was the image above, and the image below that inspire me to contact Bob Burkhardt about featuring his work with Sam, the hot model in the low hanging jeans.. I love a beautifully captured partial butt, or butt crack shot. They are like a introduction, a hint, a tease of what might be to come. A great tease shot doesn't taunt, nor is it the end of something,instead, it's the kick off the game about to be played
For many, including some photographers, images of the male form are all about the penis. Often, when a model chooses not to show the goods, the images become all about the covering and the hiding. Instead of creatively shooting the the rest of the body, they shoot a succession of images of the model hiding his genitals or covering his package with his hands. Worse, is when they blur or darken them during the editing process, turning the model into a life size Ken doll.
A skilled photographer, one who focuses on the entire male body, can conceal without the viewer feeling cheated. Teasing is not about arousing desire, then pulling the rug out from under the viewer, without ever intending to satisfying them. Some photographers are able to stimulate and create curiosity in a very erotic and immensely satisfying way.
There really isn't any actual 'teasing' going on in these shots, a good photographer can use the art of tease as a way to tantalize and entice with the viewer gratified, and not feeling like they're being visually manipulated or cheated out of something that never arrives. Bob Burkhardt always delivers.
Sam is clearly no Ken doll, even without a full on frontal, Bob creatively captures Sam in his entirety. If you have checked out some of my previous features on Bob's work, you know that frontals are part of most of his shoots. With this set of images of Sam, Bob beautifully captured not only Sam's incredible physique, but his personality, attitude and both his physical and emotional strength.