Not sure why, but once in a while old Sissydude posts disappear from public view, like this one. Since Walt Cessna’s Tumblr works always reminded me of Carl Van Vechten’s beautiful photos I thought I’d do a repost. Enjoy!
Jan 12/2011: So I’ve just been falling in love with these Van Vechten photos of young up & coming African American stars like Pearl Bailey (picture above), Billy Dee Williams, Jeffrey Holder, Diahann Carroll, Eartha Kitt, Ruby Dee & James Earl Jones… the patterned fabric backdrops, the silly (yet perfect) props… sooooo good. NOW let me share my faves (get ready… there’s a lot). Extensive archive HERE @ BEINECKE LIBRARY
So sad to hear of Walt Cessna’s passing today. I really love his work and have had a few amusing Facebook conversations with him through the years. My favourite conversation was a couple of years back. Cessna messaged me saying that he wanted me to edit/curate his images for a book. I of course was very keen on doing this. I told him “yes” without knowing any details. Within two minutes he messaged me back to say “great” and that he’d like me to come over for dinner “tonight”. I told him sadly I couldn’t make it that night cus I lived in Toronto. That was the last I heard of the project. But we still kept in touch and he always appreciated when I posted his stuff on Sissydude.
We were part of the early queer Tumblr tribes that obsessively shared our love for sexy correctness. I adored his Tumblr photos… they reminded me of Carl Van Vechten’s photographs with a splash of Tiger Beat pin-ups by way of
Since I’m an obsessive guy myself, I took a few hours and went through Cessna’s Tumblr archive and pulled the images that spoke to me today.
If you’d like to know more about Walt and see more of his work, I’ve added links here.
Correct Love to you Walter. XXXO John
WALT CESSNA TUMBLR ARCHIVE HERE
THREE THINGS: FUTURE “NEW BOYFRIEND” BUD HARRISON, VINTAGE ARENA MODEL MIKE & REALITY DUDE LANCE’S DELICIOUS HAIRY BUTT CRACK
THREE THINGS: SEARCHING FOR TADZIO, BARNABY BARFORD’S “LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT” (2011), WILHELM KUMM’S DER HELOT (1891)
More “GETS NAKED” dudes after the jump…
HOUSTON LGBT HISTORY: TWO was published by Rick Kerr, and the office address given was that of the Melody Room (457 Church Street, Toronto), one of two gay clubs he owned (the other being the Music Room). The magazine name was obviously inspired by the American homophile publication “TWO (Truth Will Out),” a supplement to the magazine One, which began in 1953. With issue #6 the subtitle was dropped from the covers. The publisher name was initially Gayboy Publishing, and quickly changed to Kamp Publishing LTD. The magazine’s content was eclectic, with articles, local drag revue coverage, stories, and lots of teen model physique photography.
Sissydude fave Karlo just sent me some EXCLUSIVE (((SUPER HOT))) explicit shots of himself that I will be sharing with you on the weekend. To wet your appetite, here are some lovely shots of Karlo by Warren Piece. Enjoy!
This site always makes me happy. So much beauty and interesting antidotes.
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Sissydude Valentine ode to James Bidgood & Pierre et Gilles… with a vintage guy named “Kevin”
Oh, XL… you are such a beauty.
VALENTINES ROUND-UP AFTER THE JUMP…
THREE THINGS: THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON WITH GABE LADUKE (via KALTBLUT), CIRQUE ALPHONSE DUDES & RANDOM VINTAGE TATTOOED HOTNESS…
Photography Kiko Dionisio
Model is Gabe Laduke
SISSYDUDE LOVES: THE BEAUTIFUL BOYS @ HomOrgias , PHOTOS by KAIQUE HECTOR, NEKO BERMUDES, GABRIEL VARGAS, GUILHERME SOARES & FELIPE STUCCI…
Poetic HOMORGIAS/homologies –
“Visual-performatic-poetic design on homomorphism, homoerotic and homoafeto.
A celebration of the sensitive male fragile body in a situation of affection / love / desire / passion / horniness (resistance).”
MEATZINE: In the Autumn of 2016 London gay pinup zine meat travelled to Berlin to photograph some of gorgeous men in a fitting tribute to one of the most free and open gay cities in Europe.
This March the results of 4 days and 17 shoots in the homes of these gorgeous me, meat Berlin will be published by Photographer Adrian Lourie.
Adrian, who first published Meat in 2010, explained that he was “tired of the body shaming that goes on within the gay community.” Adding that his photography “celebrate’s the bodies of ‘ordinary’ gay men.”
Heading to Berlin is meat’s third outing from the UK after sell out issues photographed in San Francisco (meat SF) in 2013 and Paris (meat Paris) in 2016. As Adrian explains “Meat is very much about regular British men but it is incredibly poplular in outside of the UK, so it’s lovely to have a chance to meet some fantastic men from different cities across Europe and show that as gay men wherever we live, we have more in common than the things that make us different.”
In two editions you can enjoy an eclectic and diverse mix of prime German beef in their undies or less.
“If you can become just your own self, if you can blossom into your intrinsic nature, then only you will have blissfulness – a peace which cannot be expressed in words, and a certain poetry to your being; a certain dance to your being, because you will be in tune with existence. To be in tune with yourself is the only way to be in tune with existence.” – Osho
Two super hotties! That’s lucky photographer JOHN EDWARD FINK on the right.
Check out more hairy & hunky goodness @ RMRL
Past Sissydude post featuring Brian @ RMRL HERE
See the whole picture set of NICO HERE