Saturday, 14 September 2019

1969 And All That!


Above: Kuba from UNCOVER MODELS



Here's an interesting as well as colourful picture editorial recently published in
German online Fashion magazine Kaltblut. It's definitely got that Hippy culture look
about it, with some truly colourful styles and designs by Sebastian Fabrowicz.
The photography is by Polish based Mar Kaczmarek. And looking at these images
it reminded me that this year is of course the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock
Festival held in the Summer of 1969.
Will we ever get back to these devil may care colourful garments?

MORE CAN BE SEEN AT KALTBLUT MAGAZINE

Models: Jan, Michal, Genia, Kuba and Jakub.



A Final Burst of Summer


Above and below: Our end of Summer model ADAM JAKUBOWSKI
via Steven 20 tumblr



So this weekend just might be our final burst of Summer. And many are planning to

visit the Parks and Beaches and take advantage of Summer's last hurrah!
We're hoping ourselves to make a visit for a final outdoor trip to a place that we've
been putting off all Summer.
But today will be a rest day to mend my sore bones after slogging and digging away
in the back garden these past few days after looking after my neighbours garden this
past month.

Yesterday was particularly tough as I was a bit behind for their return yesterday. And

so I was forced to work down at the hot and sunny back end of the garden which took
it out of me a bit.
And sure enough they returned home early and caught me finishing up, while absolutely
dripping in sweat. I think they felt sorry for me. But still, they were thrilled with my work.
I think I've cut so much overgrowth down, you could almost say that I've taken the
garden back to it's state of maybe 20 years ago.

And of course on Thursday evening I did the traditional lighting up of the candles

and lights on the central lawn with my other half watching from upstairs.
And while looking down on me he noticed that I had company. Yes it was our local fox
again making one of his regular visits. He was casually creeping about the garden
seemingly unaware of me half dozing next to the candles.
Oh well I can enjoy looking over a healthier looking garden over the Autumn and
coming Winter and probably wont get in there until next Summer .


THE GARDEN PICTURES WILL SOON BE UP ON MY OTHER BLOG CHRYSALISM.


Friday, 6 September 2019

Brett Lloyd's Boys.

Above: Artist and model Felix Feltham by Yorkshire born photographer
Brett Lloyd. The image from the photographer's archives was
taken back in 2013.
Brett Lloyd who emerged around the time when I first started
blogging in 2007, has often had his work described as heroine chic.
So it's no surprise to learn that he first started out with Dazed & Confused
Magazine as well as i-D Magazine.




Lloyd's most recent high profile shoot was with Jordan Barrett and
Parker van Noord for Dust Magazine in a somewhat homoerotic editorial
titled It Started in Naples, not something you would normally see 

Jordan Barrett partaking in.
MORE OF THAT EDITORIAL HERE.





More of Lloyd's work can be seen on his official work page
@BRETT LLOYD

BRETT LLOYD'S INSTAGRAM

FELIX FELTHAM'S INSTAGRAM


Below: Jordan Barrett and Parker van Noord by Brett Lloyd.


Genderless Beauty Oslo Grace




Oslo Grace and Ignacio Naudon turn out for a fashion and film editorial
for FGUK Magazine featuring clothes by Patrick Church.
And yes for once I was almost fooled by the appearance of Trans model
Oslo Grace who in these images and film, reminded me slightly of
the young Ash Stymest.
In an INTERVIEW with Oslo she mentions how tiring and repetitive

it can be when constantly asked what sex she was born.
Still, Oslo seems to be getting plenty of modelling work as she models for
both male and female fashion clothes lines.

THE FULL EDITORIAL HERE @ FGUK MAGAZINE
OSLO GRACE INSTAGRAM
IGNACIO NAUDON INSTAGRAM



Vintage AMG Beauties.




Bob Mizer was a pioneer of male erotic imagery first starting out in 1942
when his male nude photography first emerged. But by 1947 he faced
the wrath of American censorship and was forced to serve time in Prison for
distributing his work through the U.S Mail postal service.

Mizer first established his now iconic magazine Physique Pictorial
in 1945. And by the 1950's many other photographers came out of the
woodwork to pursue and create similar photographic studios.
Amazingly he made over 3,000 films from the early 1950's right up to
the early 1980's. He passed away at the age of 70 in 1992.

Thankfully his great legacy is very much intact with the recent setting up
of The Bob Mizer Foundation thanks to filmmaker Denis Bell.

Above is a short trailer film featuring the Best of Jim Paris, surely one of
the twinkiest models from the AMG (Athletic Model Guild).
And further down below are a few more of my favourite models.

MORE ON JIM PARIS @ THE BOB MIZER FOUNDATION.
An article indicating just how popular this model was.

THE BOB MIZER FOUNDATION WEBSITE.

BOB MIZER FOUNDATION INSTAGRAM.

 

Above and below: The amazing Jim Paris.

See Jim Paris in a short movie....
JIM PARIS ON A DONKEY


Above and below is vintage AMG model John Davidson
who in a way looks very much of today.


Above and below is vintage blonde beauty Willie Amstel
who appears alongside Chas Cooper.
And there's lots more Willie (pardon the pun) that can be
seen on a blog in my links called.....

VINTAGE MEN FROM BACK THEN


Above and below: The almost now legendary Joe Dallesandro
who kicked off his career by appearing in AMG movies and
magazine images.
Of course Joe went on to star in several of Andy Warhol's classic
underground movies including Flesh, Trash, Heat and Lonesome Cowboys.
Now aged 70, Joe has often been described as one of the most
beautiful men of the twentieth Century.


Below: After moving on from Bob Mizer's AMG, Joe was discovered
by Andy Warhol and became part of the Warhol factory crowd.
The images below were taken around the time of Joe's appearance
in Warhol's film Flesh (1968), probably at a time where he was looking at
his very best.



Yet another vintage blonde beauty going by the name of Faulkner Morgan,
although there seems to be so few images of him around.
But I do know that there was a feature on him in one of the most recent
editions of Physique Pictorial, as mentioned above.

Image below shows Faulkner on the right.

Above: Unknown vintage models

If poster shops like Athena were ever to make a comeback then this iconic image
above would surely be a hot seller.
On the left is Nick Gypsy Rose. And on the right is the utterly adorable
Blue Max Hensley.
( Image taken in Los Angeles - 1975 )

Below: David Stubbs and David McCrady in 'Cycle in Boots.'
Los Angeles - 1961.