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DNA favourite DW Chase returns in a sexy new shoot by photographer Carl Proctor. DW is 29-years old and flew from Texas to Georgia for the shoot. It took place in the world’s largest automobile junkyard.
To step into the world of Swiss photographer Karlheinz Weinberger is to fall down a rabbit hole of such a specific homoerotic fashion obsession that to crawl out would be a missed opportunity.
Zurich-based KHW was a lifelong factory worker by trade, but by nature he was a portrait photographer who zoned in on his erotic obsessions, consistently male, who changed along with fashion itself from teenagers to rockers to bikers as the decades progressed. In the early ’60s KHW began photographing the Halbstark, aka the Half Strong, and these are the images with which he is most closely identified as a photographer. The Halbstark were a tribe of denim-wearing, rock and roll fanatics who took the cliché of the new American phenomenon, “the teenager,” and turned it on its head with sly, deviant rock ‘n’ roll fashion rampant with homo-erotic overtones.
KHW’s was a world populated by feral, sly, outsiders, disdained by their conservative Swiss parents who fashioned their own “gangs” and wore their own “colors” consisting of uniquely customized jeans and leathers that proclaimed their counterculture allegiance. Wearing precious denim and leather, they were walking shrines to their American heroes with giant belt buckles emblazoned with pictures of Elvis and James Dean and Brando. They slung heavy industrial chains over their cowboy shirts and striped tees.
The male Halbstark replaced the zippers of their jeans with bolts and laced them with chains. The women teased their hair into ratty towers and downplayed their femininity with denim jackets and scratchy mohair sweaters. The Halbstark obsessed over and fetishized their trans-Atlantic icons as Weinberger obsessed and fetishized over them. As an observer and recorder of a weird, shifting youth culture, KHW’s images are fascinating. As a record of a twisted, crazy fashion movement they are priceless. READ THE FULL STORY HERE @ HUFFPOST GAY
yep… sometimes i just like to stare at a hunky muscle boy… STARE & STARE… here’s Richard Anguita (photos by Marcos Domingo Sánchez)
model // JUSTICE JOSLIN
director // MARIANO VIVANCO
fashion editor // JULIE RAGOLIA
director of photography // MIGUEL DE LEON
groomer // JOHN RUIDANT
video editor // JUNIETSY DE MARCOS
Self Portrait, Jack Pierson, 2005 (Digital pigment print on Hahnemuhle photo rag paper, 61 5/8” x 51 3/8”)
Gender Studies is a portrait series by Parisian photographer Bettina Rheims exploring 25 people who evade the categorization of being male or female. Working with young transgender subjects, Rheims became fascinated by their androgyny and the transitional states of change and balance between both sexes. An exchange between the viewer and subject, the series is a study of people living beyond stereotyped classifications of gender.
It’s one in the morning and i just can’t sleep. Had a lovely day receiving the first few SISSYDUDE HOTTIE Q&A’s! So great getting such positive feedback from people that I like so much. They really know how to answer a “Tiger Beat” question! Almost hitting the one month mark of being unemployed. I promised myself a month of doing whatever I needed… sleep in… drink too much coffee… Sissydude post galore & watching some “porno gay” to get the juices flowin’. I’ll still be doing all this stuff but I really have to get on with the art and looking for creative work. I like today (errrr yesterday). Must get to sleep now… a photo session here tomorrow… tea party themed! I have to wake up early and get this place in order… and ice the cupcakes! xoxo J