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
Joshua and Tiffany- Stephen Gregory, 2013
More “GETS NAKED” dudes after the jump…
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…
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.
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
Book of Igor postcards by william baker
photo above: chalxharn
Mario by Dick Mitchell for Summer Diary
SISSYDUDE LOVES: DUSTI’S DIVINELY DIRTY DUDENHEIMERS/ SUPER HOT HAIRY MEN/ PHOTOS by DUSTI CUNNINGHAM