WOKE UP LIKE THIS
these 8 images BY BEN ASHBY
feat. GORDON DUREN
Photographed in Lexington, Kentucky at Griffin’s Modern Motel exclusively for Summer Diary in collaboration with FOLK Magazine.
three shots from AT HOME with GABE LADUKE IN MONTRÉAL
PHOTOGRAPHY BY PAUL SPECHT FOR SUMMER DIARY
ATTENTION TORONTO FOLLOWERS: Tonight I’m going to SCREEM QUEENS in Toronto!
INFO: A new event from the ever so strange brains of Bobby Valen and Allysin Chaynes … Mystery Science Theater + Drunk History + Elvira x lots of booze = SCREEN QUEENS.
Come join the one and only Allysin Chaynes for a cinematic journey through your favorite cult films. FULL movie, live and potentially very drunk commentary, performances , drinking games and plenty of surprises. With special guest JUDY VIRAGO
19+ Yes we have a liquor license!!
This is 2 hours of EXTRA footage from the film DOGGERS. “Dogging” is about men who despite their sexual orientation gather at car parks and watch each other have sex. Portuguese men used to go to this car park to play outdoors in public. Everything that is filmed there is very spontaneous, instinctive and sometimes primitive. The additional EXTRAS complete and help the viewer understand the puzzle put together as seen on the main film.
Cruising areas in Portugal (and in many other places in the world) are mostly seen as places for prostitution, violence and drugs. Watching EXTRAS from the film DOGGERS none of these actions happened there. There is a lot of prejudice against cruising places. This phenomenon was never spoken from this perspective. We should make an effort to understand better why these places exist.
RENT THE FILM for $6 HERE
ORIGINAL SISSYDUDE “DOGGER” POST HERE!
ECOSEXUAL is a poetic monologue set in the Portuguese Mediterranean coast in Algarve about loving and making love with nature. It presents the male body as erotic object and as thinking, feeling subject. Through the senses of taste, touch, smell and sight, the protagonist loses himself in a communion with the natural world.
We come to natural places to escape human thoughts and concerns. But what we discover there is our human nature: not separate from, but a thinking, feeling part of Nature.
Camera, Editing and Sound Design: Antonio Da Silva
Text: “The Wide Ocean” Poem by Pablo Neruda, Antonio Da Silva and Rowland
Voice over: Rowland
Special Effects: Miguel Conceição
Assistants: Alexandre, Miguel Conceição and Sérgio Roxo
RENT THE FULL 11 min FILM for $6 HERE!
Just received these lovely pics of my “fave sport” from lucky follower Tolga. He actually gets to go to these events. Lucky bastard! Thanks so much for sharing Tolga!
(links to past Sissydude/ Oil Wrestling posts at the end of this post)
photographer Tolga Kayalı from Antalya/ Turkey
Thanks for the swell jock Nuno!
Check out his stuff here @ NUNO ABELHO
This image of Laduke has a playful sexiness about it, like the classic 70’s Farrah Fawcett and Cheryl Tiegs posters or Burt Reynold’s “manly” Cosmo centerfold… ADORE!
I’ve always loved Da Silva’s 2012 short “Julian”… so romantic, sad and dreamy. Julian is a 30-year-old French-speaking Swiss guy from Geneva. He and António had a summer fling in 2011. António took his Super 8 camera out and started filming.
This is just a clip. You can now watch The whole short FOR FREE HERE @ ANTONIO DA SILVA FILMS
ANTONIO DA SILVA FILMS: At a public car park a hidden camera captures sexual interactions between men. Cars can be seen parked or slowly moving around with drivers ready to sexually engage with others. This is a refuge for men with diversity of age, physical attributes, marital and social status. These men take a break from their daily lives and put into practice some of their innermost desires and fantasies.
This place is no longer available for cruising but during its glory days it used to be one of the busiest cruising areas located at the Jamor National Stadium near Lisbon, Portugal. The park was never empty and activities continued from morning to evening hours.
What is “Dogging”?
Dogging (coming form British slang) is when people meet up in car parks and watch each other having sex. A similar behavior seen in dogs. Sometimes people join in but it is mainly about watching and getting off on it.
This documentary short film was made in collaboration with Miguel Arroja who had been capturing action on camera since 2001. After he saw my work he wanted to share his precious footage with me. I was impressed with the activities at the place. I went there in 2013 to experience it myself and do more filming.
RENT THE FULL-LENGTH FILM HERE ($6)
CHECK IT OUT: GYM CLASS photos by Ryan Funk/ featuring adam kirakosian, colin stack-troost & michael tempesta @ THE SUMMER DIARY PROJECT
starring ARAM KIRAKOSIAN, COLIN STACK-TROOST and MICHAEL TEMPESTA
the resident dancers/hosts of the Gym Class party at Hitops in San Francisco, CA
PHOTOGRAPHY BY RYAN FUNK