Have yourself a Merry Christmas. I probably wont be posting until after Christmas. So have a wonderful Holiday and I hope your stocking stuffed generously.
So I’m living you with photos from the master himself and the father of Homoeroticism Bruce Weber, with out him fashion photography especially men’s would not be as exciting and titillating at it is now.
I love SHOWstudio's new project called “12 days of Christmas”, a video project in collaboration with Swarovski and twelve of their creative fashion friends. They decorated a photographic print (by Nick Knight) with crystals. The footage will be edited into a special film that will be offered on SHOWstudio on each of the twelve days of Christmas (26 December – 6 January).
I'm sure the final product will be magnificient just like their other projects.
When I was a kid I always looked forward watching Saturday morning cartoons and Hanna-Barbara’s were my favourite. I love Super Friends battling the Legends of Doom. My grade school notes have more drawings of Super heroes than the actual class lectures. As a little kid I was innocently attracted to Superman and Aquaman (go figure). I wanted to look like them so much that for two years I wore a Superman costume every night in bed. (It was a gift from Santa Claus).
Another one I truly enjoyed was Jonny Quest. I was fascinated by Johnny’s adventure and envied him for having two amazing male figures. Who would think they were the first perfect gay family? Now I think Dr. Benton Quest bottoms for Race Banon and Jonny and Hadji grew up falling in love with each other, of course Bandit is the ever first gay dog that paved the way to Sparky of South Park.
Scooby Doo, The Flintstones, The Jetsons, Wacky Races, The Yogi Bear Show… there so many shows to list that I love watching as a kid and still enjoyed watching it now. Old Hanna-Barbera cartoons may not be politically correct now but they still fun to watch. Being the first animation studio to produce shows for TV and much more for primetime, The Simpsons, South Park, Family Man to name few owe their success and mere existence to Hanna-Barbera.
I always think that Matthias Vriens is the father of “gay chic”. He pioneered the use of gay aesthetics in the high fashion. I always find a money shot in his photos. He was born and raised in Amsterdam. Matthias Vriens is a photographer for Numero, Numero Homme, Vogue Homme International, The New York Times magazine, i-D and The Face and dozens of other magazines, and he‘s art director of the Jil Sander ad campaign. He was also worked as the for Armani and Gucci. He was the art director of one of my favourite Fall 2000 Gucci ads- “the erection ad” where Caroline Rebeiro was kneeling and the guy’s standing behind her had a huge hard on. He was also the famous photographer who shot the controversial Eminem in pink tank top cover.
Here are some excerpt of his interview on Butt Magazine: