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Friday, 15 May 2009

THE MALE FORM (PART I)


In many ways, this blog is a Journal of my Journey into the world of images. I like to show saints as carnal creatures, and I like tweaked versions of ancient Greek myths. I like modern gay leather men mixed in with traditional Christian myth. I like ambiguous subjects, such as martyrs who may or may not be saints, and S/M situations which may or may not be Christian. So today as I talk about THE MALE FORM, I wan to highlighting those blogs that that bring me my MAN~CANDY on a daily. So with this two part series I hope that you get to enjoy the blogs I’ve traveled so far…
  1. BEAUTIFUL – The human form is one of the most appreciated yet feared forms of art we as a society have ever encountered. We all claim to love it and want to embrace it yet most of us gawk @ the mere sight of the naked form. The nature of people always amazes me. However, this is where this MAGNIFICENT work of art leads the charge. They have burned into our minds the images of bare skin by molding it with various techniques such as body painting, photography and digital art. They’ve shaped the naked form into more than it is, and the readers find themselves being apart of a world most can't imagine…
  2. HOODSWORLD – A connoisseur of men of color. This blog doesn’t have to ask twice for the readers to taste the product served…The moment this site loads up, it seems as if a light emerges along with it. Because the beauty that is man is something more, something complex, something sensual and exciting and it is all here @ hoodsworld. But don’t take my word for it, look closely @ the masterpieces he displays and notice the slick N’ powerful elements within…Let them take you places you’ve only seen in your dreams. Allow the use of color, rich, intense, and sometimes shocking images, bring his blog to life with energy, conflict and emotion…
  3. DARKTOMAHAWK – This blog is best described as innovative, trendsetting, and pioneering in the conceptualization of man’s, exotic, and intriguing images. With bodies and faces sculpted, molded, and magnificently framed for on its pages, we are able read each man’s personal story through powerful imagery. This blog has an uncanny ability to give us men in their natural state and environment, undisturbed and delightfully pure. The men who are captured here give viewers an erotically charged glimpse into the essence of their souls.
  4. CHOCOLATESALSA – This website celebrates the glories of the adult nude male. This blog shows one that there are SO many visual feasts out there that it is a shame that so many are reluctant to admire them. This blogger not only uses them for visual pleasure, but he teases the reader with an unexpected context without even saying a word most of the time. He is passionate about capturing the many facets of his subject's personality, their essence. He has an intimate understanding of what it takes to give powerful images that can reveal what's inside…
  5. DAVID DUST – On this blog I see the men as the earth, the emotional ocean, those sensuous exotic creatures…the tempting forbidden fruit. Here is where we get THE true and outstanding beauty of man, the fullness of his body, the texture of his skin and the grace of his smile. This blogger’s LOVE for the male form is a testament to the philosophy that EVERY PHOTO SHOULD TELL A STORY…And boy do they ever…
  6. MECHADUDE – The dynamics of the images on this blog are SO powerful that makes the viewer stop and take a second look. This blog evokes an erotic reaction necessary to create the desired response needed to get one going. This blog gives us images others have, but there’s something different about seeing them here. He displays the broadness in the man’s back, the signs of struggle in his shoulders and the determination in his eyes. In the photos, one may witness the essence, sensuality, strong structure and power of the man without the use of excessive sexuality. I hope that with this blog, people would be able to further extend their appreciation of the body of man.
  7. POINT & SHOOT – This blog produces pure poetic pictures of sensuality in the male form. The boundaries are pushed as the images of men reveal that hidden side that gets most of us going. This blog manipulates and strips away everything until we get lost between color light and darkness. Men aren’t men anymore; they become disguised creatures that are sexually charged as they express both the interior and exterior side of man. Each photo tells a story where nothing is what it seems…So start with the eyes and try to capture the joy within and don’t forget to look for that third eye…
  8. MASCULINECURVES – This blog gives us the boys next door and he’s the artist who takes their picture. Think of it as an urban twist on a Midwestern cliché. Welcome to the MasculineCurves photo blog where you’ll experience the world as he sees it through the lens of his camera…These are the days and nights of a desperate artist.  This blog restores the male nude to its rightful place in the world of fine art photography by recapturing the purity and formality of man. His images are stylish, classic with a sense of timeless beauty often lacking in contemporary male nude photography.
  9. BLACK – This blogger dares to shine the light that reflects off the skin, intricately created masterpieces, one by one, with much detail like fingers to touch, eyes to see and lips to kiss. He shines the light gave him feet to walk the land and a tongue to taste the fruit that dangle from the branches that sway to the breeze from his breath. This blogger knows that our bodies are the testimony of the first creation of art and his blog wears the beauty of man like a robe for all to see. And the results are ours to treasure…
  10. AGB – This blogger CELEBRATES the hot black man…And what strikes me about his blog is the fact that his images are above and beyond the obvious images of the black male. Though he is relatively new to the blogosphere his determination and drive to make a classy and sexy blog will undoubtedly lead him in the path of the many wonderful ones that came before him.
  11. FLABRUH05 – This blog was created to show the diversity of the black man. From the blue to the white collar working man, this blogger LOVES the sexiness, strength and confidence that the black man exudes. He appreciates the masculine, intelligent brutha that has some size on his frame but carries it well and works hard to display the rock hard muscles that come from dedication and hard work. There is plenty of candy on this site, so check it out and see this blogger’s version of what is man…
  12. CONN3CTION – This blogger lets you know from the onset that there is NO shame in his subject matter, there is nothing to be timid about, for these images are thought out long before the viewer is lucky enough to see the moment of truth where the conflict is at its height, or sometimes, the second after it's discovery. I must say that the details are sometimes immediately noticeable and other times you have look again and again to see the tiniest piece of information that was missed in the first several glances, but they are the details that pull this blog together and bring the world of male sexuality full circle…Though we live in a world where the act of homosexuality is a taboo, this blog somehow shows the sacredness of it…
  13. URBANSHOTZ – I consider this blogger to be an outside the box thinker, because he doesn’t express man in just one manner.  He strikes me as a blogger who challenges himself and let his imagination prevail in the struggle between creativity and sensuality. I find his images to be distinctive and kinetic. Although his focus is on the male body, I hope that you enjoy all of his interpretations and see what I see when I visit this blog…
                                                                                                              

20 comments:

  1. Dearest G-K:

    Thanks for the kind words and the link. I appreciate that you (and others) like what I'm doing.

    You may come to our blogs for beautiful images, but we come to your blog for beautiful words and ideas. Don't ever change.

    XOXOXOXOXO

    David Dust

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  2. My blogging brother, you've just been "tagged" by Darktomahawk!

    http://weildingtheaxe.blogspot.com/2009/05/honest-honest-honesty.html

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  3. What can we say except BEAUTIFUL. OK, that was to be expected I guess. But truly, thank you for the highlight and the generous and poetic description of our site BeautifulMag.eu with which you really have captured our reason of being.

    You are doing a great job. Keep doing it.

    Thanks
    Rob & Yann
    http://beautifulmag.eu

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  4. Gee thanks for the beautiful and inspirational comments. It's a great honor to be included in such company. Thank you.

    -AGB

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  5. Thanks for the kudos! This really has made my Friday.

    And it must be said, you have one of the more important blogs on the net. You actually engage your readers on an intellectual and emotional level. Being a gay man ain't easy, but you are a great one man outreach.

    And I love your new blog layout. It's inspiring!

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  6. Thank you for the support you have given Urban Shotz - you've been there with your words of encouragement since the beginning. People like you make it all worthwhile.

    Keep up the fight - we're winning the battle!

    XXX

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  7. Thanks for sharing. Two are on the list that I knew nothing about. But now I do...

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  8. I love Beautiful - they go to great lengths to bring quality articles, photos, events without fail

    And Hoodsworld never skips a beat - you'd never guess there are so many beautiful men out there

    As for the others I guess my options now have multiplied

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  9. YES! Thanks For Sharing. There Was A Couple I knew nothing about... But Are now added to my Reader! ;D

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  10. Wow! I'm so honored to make your list. Thank you for everything you do for the Black Gay blogging community!

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  11. What can I say there is a lot of love in the blogosphere. We all share of ourselves from many different perspectives. Kudos to my brother for bringing thought provoking subjects weekly. Where would be without Gayte keepers.

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  12. You just reminded me of why I fell in love with your blog


    * hey you!!

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  13. I love this! Thank you for sharing!

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  14. Oh, man, what you wrote about Black. was quite beautiful. Thank you!

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  15. You are as beautiful as your words. Thank you!

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  16. DAVID DUST – THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU & APPRECIATING WHAT I DO…

    IAN – I HAVE TO GET TO THAT HONESTY BLOG ENTRY HUH?

    BEAUTIFULMAG – YOU GUYS INSPIRE ME WITH YOUR BLOG…

    AGB – YOU WELCOME

    MECHADUDE2001 – I AM GLAD YOU LIKE WHAT I SAID ABOUT YOUR BLOG…THANK YOU FOR YOUR KIND WORDS…

    URBAN SHOTZ - & I WILL BE AROUND UNTIL YOU END…

    DISTRACTRAZZI – THERE IS MORE TO COME…

    BJORNS-BRUTZELBUDE – YEAH HIS BLOG IS VERY NICELY DONE…

    ®‡ø – YES YOUR OPTIONS HAS MULTIPLIED...

    PRIMO – GOOD SPREAD THE WORD ON THESE BLOGS THAT GIVES US WHAT WE LOVE ON A DAILY BASES…

    ACOUSTIC SOUL – IT’S THAT GOOD HUH?

    WONDER MAN – I AM GLAD YOU THINK SO…

    DESPERATE ARTIST – YOU ARE SO WELCOME…I SEE BIGGER THINGS AHEAD FOR YOU…

    H2B – THANK YOU FOR YOUR KIND WORDS…I COULDN’T HAVE A BLOG ENTRY SUCH AS THIS WITHOUT YOU ON THE LIST…

    OYIN – YOU’LL FALL IN LOVE ALL OVER AGAIN…KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN!

    J. FOX – SHOW THEM YOUR LOVE…

    JOSEPH – YOU ARE MORE THAN WELCOME!

    PHOTOGREG – THANK YOU SO MUCH…

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  17. Check out my Thank You to You! on my blog.

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