'This book is the result of placing a very handsome male model in and around a gorgeous contemporary house over four days in the countryside of Mexico! If you enjoy handsome men and stunning residential architecture, you will love this book.'
Well... I do enjoy me some handsome men and stunning residential architecture, so I was thrilled to be able to feature some of photographer Gordon Nebeker's images of model Austin Wild (who is handsome embodied) earlier this year on the site. (True Paradise /Man About the House) Those February features were definitely a highlight but were only part of the photographic story of Gordon's recent trip to Mexico.
Gordon's Oh... Mexico is a hard bound scrapbook featuring incredibly beautiful visuals of Austin and his surroundings printed on high quality paper that has every color, and every inch of Austin pop vibrantly to life! There is no hurry to order, but if your interested, for the next few days Gordon is able to offer a 40% discount due to Blurb's current deal for their authors. If you want to get in on the deal, you can shoot me an e-mail, or leave a message on this post and I will connect you with Gordon for the savings! Check out a preview HERE:
I am constantly reminded how as I get older, my tastes in men changes as I do. Today, when I was putting choosing who to feature for the birthday post, one of the actors I considered was Ted Shackelford who turns 71. Ted is best known for his role of Gary Ewing on the 80's prime time soap Knots Landing. I watched a bit of Knots when I was a kid, but I was more drawn to Dallas, the show that first introduced Gary and Valene as the parents of Southfork vixen Lucy Ewing.
Dallas was one of the shows my parents sat down to watch together, and given the show spanned 3 different decades, (70's/80's and 90's) it was a part of our families weekly routine for quite a few years. Although I don't remember much of the early years, I got caught up when the show aired on TNN, and through it's DVD releases. My mothers favorite character was definitely Bobby Ewing, played by actor Patrick Duffy. I liked Bobby, but I also found him a bit boring. Although I could see Duffy was handsome, he did nothing for me at the time I was originally watching.
Duffy with TV brother Gary (Ted Shackelford)
I do have a very specific memory of my mother, her sister and one of my female cousins having a lengthy discussion about Bobby in his speedo from the episode they had all watched the night before. I hadn't seen the episode, so snuck away to watch the Beta recording (yes, we had a Beta) the the previous nights episode. The memory was significant as it wasn't common to hear the female members of my family fawning over an actor's body. With Lance Kerwin on a 70's celebrity sports special
A few months ago, a few old shots of Duffy showed up on Twitter that had me looking at him in an entire new light. The images (below) were of a shirtless Duffy posing with an extra, and with co-star Steve Kanaly on the Dallas set. Although he looks just as I remember, I had an entirely different reaction to Duffy... or maybe specifically to Duffy's incredible chest. It may be time to haul out those old DVD's and hunt down that old speedo scene.
Man From Atlantis
I believe this brief scene from 1984's Vamping was Duffy's only on-screen nude scene
Stylish: -having elegance or taste or refinement in manners or dress
-chic, smart, voguish
Loeweo by sd-picture
Can you be stylish without any clothes on? For me, German model Loeweo proves the answer is of course! Loeweo was sporting just his birthday in the first images that I saw. Yet, he was not only stylish, but debonair, exuding a sexy sophistication that went beyond any clothing he might have been wearing.
Loeweo by Thorben Averkorn
In might be in part his age and maturity. In might be the beard, or the sexy confidence in his blue eyes. It might be that Loeweo has experience as a fashion model, so whether wearing a tweed pea coat, or nothing at all, he knows how to move and pose in a way that has you wanting to buy whatever he might be selling.
I think the photo below is one of my favorites. Only wearing the coat and boots, Loeweo beautifully demonstrates how even a little bit of fashion, can be worn stylish on the right man.
Loeweo didn't grow up dreaming of living in this stylish, other world. His modeling began with a chance encounter with a photographer in a cafe. The artist was looking for models for an art photo exhibition entitled, 'People in a Tram' in Mitte, Berlin' Loeweo knew from the title that the photographer was looking for 'stories' and helping others to complete their stories is one of the reasons he loves to model.
As for modeling minus any fashion, Loeweo says has not problem shooting naked. If it's a great photographer, with a good story to tell, shooting naked is something Loeweo really enjoys. It helps that he has an amazing body, one he earned from living, not hours at the gym. Despite how great he looks, you might think that being over 40 may limit job offers and modeling opportunities. Loeweo however, says his experience has been just the opposite.
'For me everything got better with my increased age. Yes, the type of photos should correspond to the age, I am not a young boy or fitness gym man, but as I got older, demand only increased.'
'I don't have a part of my body that I like more than others. I like that the people enjoy me with, and without clothing. I guess I do get the most attention about my eyes and the face. When nude, I guess that people like that I don't have a strong gym body like a lot of male models, but a more natural, masculine and sensitive look.'