Celebrating Hairy Men; A Beautiful Book And A Backlash To Waxed Men Everywhere

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Hairy, Photographs by Robert Greene

This latest book is categorized by powerHouse books as “Gay Interest/Nudity” but it’s so much more than that. At a time when waxed chests and smooth bodies are all the rage (note my previous post on Gillette’s manscaping site, Norelco’s Bodygroom Manalogues and the Mangroomer), I am so pleased to see someone celebrating the masculinity of a hairy body. All hail the hirsute! (more…)

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A Revealing Project: Naked People By Photographer Sebastian Kempa

Naked People By Sebastian Kempa

Photographer Sebastian Kempa, 31, has an interesting photographic project called Naked People. As the name suggests, the site and shots in this post are in no way pornographic, but instead a simple study of ever day individuals, first as they appear in their normal clothing and then, in the same pose, only without clothing. (more…)

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Bert Stern’s Marilyn and Lindsay: Side By Side

Bert Stern's Marilyn and Lindsay
above left, Lindsay Lohan by Bert Stern, 2008 and above right, Marilyn Monroe by Bert Stern, 1962

Photographer Bert Stern may best be known as the photographer who shot Marilyn Monroe’s famous last sitting, a collection of vulnerable and beautiful shots of the actress, taken at the Bel Air hotel in 1962. The photographs are arguably the most famous images ever captured of America’s most famous actress. Six weeks after she had posed, Monroe was found dead of an apparent barbiturate overdose. (more…)

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