I first saw images of Ryan (ryflips) last year on one of my favorites sites, Aussielicious. Site creator and photographer Brenton Parry had photographed the aerial director and acrobat for a series entitled Black & Gold. (HERE:) Brenton shared that Ryan is a former Cirque Du Soleil acrobat who has also worked with the amazing P!NK.
Ryan by larrybpnyc
Ryan is also a regular performer in Broadway Bares, which is why this is the perfect time to feature some of my favorite images. I had tucked away a shot of Brenton's last year, but came upon Ryan's Instagram again this spring during one of my odd holiday image searches.
While googling hot naked Easter bunnies (as one does) I came upon the egglicious shot of Ryan at the top of this post. This had me spending more time than really required for research, scrolling through Ryan's incredible Instagram portfolio. As you can see, Ryan is more than comfortable displaying his talents, and making sure there are plenty of shots of his finest assets.
With the Broadway Bares stripAthon just around the corner, Ryan encouraged a few friends to bare their asses with him to help grab attention for his Broadway Cares Fundraising page. Consider my attention grabbed!
'Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife, nor his man-servant, nor his maid-servant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor anything that is thy neighbor's.'
Although most of the ten commandments are about action, the tenth is a little trickier, as it's more aimed at our thoughts. Thou shall not covet, warns against being jealous of the things our neighbor has and possesses. It cautions the dangers of taking, wanting, or longing for the relationships and dominion of our neighbor.
So, what if we don't covet our neighbor's possessions, but the neighbor themselves? What if we don't long for his ass (as in donkey) but his ass. (as in actual ass....) Truly a dilemma, but one I don't believe actually frowned upon or forbidden by the higher ups. We've all had crushes over that cute boy next door, but for many of us, a hot daddy next door would be much more desirable.
FH readers were fist introduced to the hot father of four Clayton about a year ago when I featured Richard Rothstein's shots of Clayton's naked stroll around Manhattan. (A Walk in the Park) Clayton's incredible body, and his equally fascinating story, grabbed the attention of many last year. Lovers of the male form, news outlets, websites, and more than few photographers of the male form.
One of those who photographers was Anthony Timiraos who Clayton reached out to last year. Clayton had seen Anthony's work and was interested in being considered for one of Anthony's upcoming books. Clayton's request wasn't one Anthony could, or wanted to ignore and these shots are just a small sampling of their work together, much more of which can be seen in Anthony's last book, expose more.
'A tall, handsome, muscular, daddy. If I was asked to describe Clay in four words only, those four are the ones that come to my mind immediately. Yes, in today’s world, the word “daddy” is also an adjective. His strong dedication to a balanced diet and exercise is reflected with one of the most amazing physiques I have photographed. Wrap all those compliments together and add “one heck of a nice man” to the recipe to create the person. The shadows on his torso from my studio lights during the shooting emphasized a well proportioned, detailed and chiseled muscular build. Beard and grayish hair framed his face and provided a great accent to his smooth body. A great collaborator and new friend.'
Anthony and Clayton have actually become good friends, and good neighbors. During one of their photo shoots, Clayton mentioned he was looking to purchase a small condo in Fort Lauderdale. Anthony, not missing a beat, suggested he consider the building that he resides in. Anthony's no fool, there's nothing better for a photographer than a a hot model living in the same building. Makes avoiding a shoot, particularly complicated.... As a bonus, Anthony often 'accidentally' bumps into Clayton during his daily workouts in the building gym, or catches him doing laps in the pool. At least Anthony isn't showing up looking for a cup of sugar, or is he....