Sep 4, 2012
Chris Lopez is an internationally published artist and photographer. His artwork reflects different techniques and materials, using mainly his own exclusive models in his studio photography. He portrays male masculinity and musclebear men with a classical reminiscence of the old masters. He opened his own studio/gallery one year ago in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
CHRIS LOPEZ STUDIO
Aug 3, 2012
I was born in 1967 and grew up in Karlovy Vary, a relatively small town in socialist Czechoslovakia where being Gay was no longer criminal, but it was very, very inappropriate and embarrassing and everybody was in the closet. No chance to talk to anybody about this. For a long time I seriously thought that I was the only Gay in town (50k inhabitants). Then I accidentally discovered that the only chance to meet other Gays was cruising or waiting at public toilets for someone. But they did not talk, they were not friendly, they just wanted to have sex quickly and leave. All the beautiful men during this time were probably home, unhappily married with children. I really thought that this is the life of all Gays and was desperate.
Then November 1989 came, the borders to the West opened and all sorts of information started to flow into the country. That was the moment when Gays started slowly to emancipate and to communicate with each other and a big sexual boom started.
Just by chance, the first ever sexually explicit materials that I saw were a few Kake paperbacks and I said to myself, “WOW! Can this be possible?” It was so exciting that I still don’t have words to describe it.
To look at these pictures was pretty much like when I smelled real perfume for the first time. Then I went to Berlin and realised that the pictures by Tom of Finland are not just pure fantasy. Actually, the art of Tom of Finland opened up a whole new world to me and I fell in love with it. When I ended my business career a few years ago and decided to become a photographer, it was just logical that I wanted to pay tribute to my eye-opener and decided to take a series of photographs inspired by Tom of Finland.
MARTIN GROSS PHOTOGRAPHY
Jun 24, 2012
Exhibiting the Works of John Palatinus
Palatinus was noted for his use of light and shadow
to highlight the topography of the male physique.
John Palatinus is one of the pioneering early physique photographers of the 1950s. Along with Lon of New York, Bruce of Los Angeles, and Bob Mizer of Athletic Model Guild he helped create a whole new genre of male photography.
John Palatinus now lives in Palm Springs, California and may be one of the last living photographers from the 1950′s golden era of physique photography.
June 28 - July 1, 2012
25 Minska St, Warsaw, Masovia, Poland
July 5 – 14, 2012
Gallerie Die Kunstagentin
Maastrichterstr. 26, Cologne, Germany
May 29, 2012
Remember the Tom of Finland El Camino that was sent in by a reader? Well, it turns out that it resides at the Tom of Finland Foundation in Echo Park. The Foundation serves as a permanent museum housing Tom’s works and promotes artists that share Tom’s dream of creating images of unparalleled masculine beauty.
So it is no surprise that star photographer Jeremy Lucido snapped a beautiful man in front of the car – in a perfect homage to Tom’s sexually charged work.
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For those of you that might not know, Mr. Lucido is one of L.A.’s preimentent artist/ photographers.
May 21, 2012
David Silva né en 1976 à Caracas. Se découvre, dés son plus jeune âge, une passion: s’exprimer par l’intermédiaire de l’art. Autant commèdien et graphiste il développe une série d’affiches pour des nombreuses compagnies de théâtre. En 1995 crée la galerie “Theja” ou il expose des jeunes artistes issues de l’école d’art Cristobal Rojas d’où il est diplômé.
David Silva was born in 1976 in Caracas. Discovered, from an early age, apassion to express themselves through art. As commèdien and graphic he developed a series of posters for numerous theater companies. In 1995 creates the gallery ”Theja” or it exposes young artists from the Cristobal RojasSchool of Art where he graduated.
DAVID SILVA PHOTOGRAPHE
Oct 29, 2010
JayPG Photography studio opening
Sat Nov 20 3pm – 6pm Pacific Time
603 S. Rampart Blvd, #23, Los Angeles CA 90057 (map)
Open to all – not suitable for children though.