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Jeremy Stevens comes to High Performance Men from San Diego, CA. He is a true man’s man and he loves having sex with other masculine men. When asked why he wanted to do porn, his response was “Because I can, and it’s fun!” A true sarcastic sense of humor, Jeremy is always smiling and cracking a good joke. He loves to work out and keeps his body in top physical shape. When not working, you can find him riding a motorcycle and his favorite sport is Motor Cross. At 37 years of age, Jeremy is one hell of a hot man and his sex appeal is palpable.
Dirk Willis comes to High Performance Men from just outside Boston, Mass where he works in Construction. At 34 years of age, he works very hard on maintaining his physique and his main hobby is body building. He has a beautifully hairy body and he loves being an exhibitionist. Showing off is a big turn on for Dirk. His favorite food is Mexican and his favorite sport is Rugby.
B&W Images from “Pirate”shoot for ELLE mag.
ph: Danny Cardozo
stylist: Danny Santiago
hairst: Hector Simancas — with Ana Moya Calzado.
Dandy pics by Danny Cardozo
Photographers: Aline & Jacqueline Tappia Reynaud
Fashion: Lorenzo Posocco
Model: Jarrod Scott @ Why Not Models
Hair: Ezio Diaferia @ WM Management for Mash Up Haircare
Makeup: Rosario Belmonte @ Close Up Milano
Fashion’s assistant: Ilenia Arosio
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Most photos by Dan Ostergren
“My mission is to bring amazing confections into the homes of families with the same fervor and care that my grandfather Bob Krause did keeping in mind his
legacy and traditions.”
“Growing up I spent time as a wide eyed youth with my late grandfather in the kitchen. As a young adult I remember looking up to him and absorbed all that I could. It was there my zeal for patisserie baking began to develop.”
“Motivated with my passion for all natural and high quality products, I want to share my love for this art with others so they too can experience the things I did, the smells, sounds, and sights of amazing foods being prepared and enjoyed.”
“I believe food is a universal desire in all of us and is something that can actually brighten ones day. We eat and even feel happy from it. It causes us to recall past memories enjoyed and even make new ones worthy to remember. It can cause us to be overwhelmed with excitement to try something new or rest in the comfort of an old favorite. It is here that I focus to bridge the gap between my grandfather’s legacy and my passion today.”
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Growing up in the 1950s, Tom Bianchi would head into downtown Chicago and pick up 25-cent “physique” magazines at newsstands. In one such magazine, he found a photograph of bodybuilder Glenn Bishop on Fire Island. “Fire Island sounded exotic, perhaps a name made up by the photographer,” he recalls in the preface to his latest monograph. “I had no idea it was a real place. Certainly, I had no idea then that it was a place I would one day call home.”
In 1970, fresh out of law school, Bianchi began traveling to New York, and was invited to spend a weekend at Fire Island Pines, where he encountered a community of gay men. Using an SX-70 Polaroid camera, Bianchi documented his friends’ lives in the Pines, amassing an image archive of people, parties and private moments. These images, published here for the first time, and accompanied by Bianchi’s moving memoir of the era, record the birth and development of a new culture. Soaked in sun, sex, camaraderie and reverie, Fire Island Pines conjures a magical bygone era. DAMIANI
Tom Bianchi: Fire Island Pines
Edited by Ben Smales. Introduction by Edmund White. Text by Tom Bianchi.
Featured image is reproduced from Tom Bianchi: Fire Island Pines.
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An excerpt from the VICE interview with Bianchi:
VICE: And you happened to be there with a fancy, new Polaroid camera, too.
BIANCHI: I was a lawyer at Columbia Pictures at the time. At an executive conference in Miami, we were given an SX-70 Polaroid camera. It was this little plastic thing, which I took to Fire Island a little while later and started taking pictures of my friends. At the time, a lot of people were still in the closet so, as you can understand, they were extremely wary of having their picture taken. So, the important thing about this camera was that it allowed me to take the picture and a few minutes later put it out on the table for people to take a look. It made everyone immediately more comfortable and I very quickly formed the intention to show the world what a cool, amazing place the capital of Queerdom was. Or the provincial part of it [laughs].
VICE: Leafing through the book, I can’t help but notice that everyone in the pictures is unbelievable hot.
BIANCHI: Well, the reason is twofold. Gay men in my generation were called pansies or poofs – we had been raised to have very negative feelings about ourselves. It was around our time that more and more guys began to discover gyms, too. And the more guys went from ordinary looking men to “Oh, my God, look at that stud,” the more of a no-brainer it became that you had to be as close to perfect as possible. Suddenly this really beautiful community of men emerged, and they all boarded planes, trains, or buses to Fire Island every weekend.
At the same time, I wanted my sexual partners to be really beautiful, hot guys. And I never wanted anyone to think I was using my camera to seduce people, so for the most part the intimate pictures are of people I had relations with.
VICE: And then HIV came along. The sense that I got from reading your book is that the disease set the gay rights movement back quite a few years.
BIANCHI: I think it’s the opposite. I think what happened was that we were kids, partying along, thinking we were untouchable, immortal. AIDS forced us to grow up.
MORE PICS AFTER THE JUMP…
LEBEAU, PHOTOGRAPHER / CREATIVE DIRECTOR 30_ LIVING & WORKING IN BARCELONA MEDITERRANEAMENTE GUAPO_ A TUMBLR with Homosexual Tendencies.
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It was hard not to stare at the legs of Bob Benson (played by James Wolk) in these fish-covered short shorts. And that was Bryant’s intent. ”They were a vintage pair that we found at one of the costume shops and we rented them,” Bryant told InStyle.com. “Bob is whimsical in his own way, and I always wanted him to wear colors that were always just a little off. I felt like that was just part of his personality. He’s always saying these funny quirky lines and has this funny way about him, so I loved the idea of him having colors that were just a tad… off. You do get a sense about him that he’s very much the overt people-pleaser. He’s really fun to dress.”