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Friday, 30 January 2015

Mitch-Man under Pressure



Mitchell - Bondage Furniture No 7 (The Surfboard)

I drew this picture shortly after posting my A-Z article on 'The Amir' in 2008 and have just noticed it's resemblence to a bondage arrangement used by that artist there 
(and also reproduced in my most recent post about him). 

It is an interesting example of how we subconsciously absorb influences, but I'm happy to acknowledge it. The Amir went a lot further than me in promoting the captive's discomfort. I left my man merely anticipating developments. These are unseen by us, but they do seem to be worrying ones for him!

This image is No 7 from my Bondage Furniture series,
which can be seen in full at the Yahoo! Group. (Link in sidebar).

There's another from the series in this blog post:- Bondage Furniture No 1 

No 6 is posted in the Blog Gallery
along with a selection of other pictures by me (click on image in sidebar)

See other Mitchell pictures posted on this blog by clicking on the 'mitchpix' label below

Monday, 26 January 2015

A-Z article updated - The Amir

The Amir - In Punishment

An infernal machine worthy of Franco!
I just updated my A-Z article on the artist 'The Amir'
(click on name for link)
I'm still looking for a web link for his work - any offers?.

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Hunk of the Month - Big Jock

This is Joakim and he has his own blog  StorJocke on tumblr, where he talks about body building, thongs and sex with a refreshingly positive attitude. He is very proud of his big butt and not without reason as these pictures show.


Joakim has a gift for using his clothing to make a picture good, there's a spontaneous 'caught in the act', undressed look here that is very sexy. The shaping of the muscle vest between his shoulder blades mirrors the shape of the thong, creating a nice symmetry.


One of my favourite images, the plunging line of the thong shows off Joakim's butt to perfection and the direction it's pointing in speaks for itself! This is a fine addition to my 'studs in olive underwear' collection, the colour suits fair skin. It's a picture of a very ordinary everyday scene, but would make a nice basis for a picture of a prisoner despondently eating a lonely meal before his next 'challenge'.
(if the link above doesn't work search on 'olive' to find my other posts on olive underwear)


More domesticity here. The apron adds a slight suggestion of subservience in the carrying out a mundane job. Might that be connected to the purplish hue of those mighty butt cheeks? Very mitchmen-esque! The slight twist to Joachim's torso as he bends to his task produces a beautiful body shape and neck line. The camera loves him. Bondage fans will like the neck halter and knotted strings (with strategically dangling ends).

 

More interesting clothing. Joakim talks about being an alpha male in his blogs, but there's a boyish charm to some of his images that doesn't really fit that tag. The crossed arms and body language here are quite defensive but serve to highlight some impressive biceps. I suspect opinions might differ about such well-developed thighs, they produce rather squat proportions (the clumpy boots add to that effect). However I do quite like the way the legs balloon out of his restricting shorts. This square cut of leg also enhances limbs of more modest size. 


There's nothing boyish about this pose. Although the long socks have sporting connotations you can't escape the associations with more feminine garb. Cloaking Joakim's legs alone highlights the absence of clothing elsewhere and is sufficiently unusual, particularly on a man to create a significant erotic charge. As in the last picture, the square top draws attention to the shape and bulk of his thighs but in this case it gives subtle, added emphasis to the nakedness between his legs.

Joakim has a rugby player's physique and the jock strap is a natural accessory for him, they always look good on big men (more about that here or click on the jockstrap label below). This endearing, informal pose has won him many fans.
I do love his neck!


Joakim could probably put you straight on the old adage about men who wear glasses.  
This is a stunningly sexy pose which also utilises the considerable, but underestimated, erotic power of another everyday item - the humble polo shirt - look how it shows off his muscular arms.
Oh, and his ass too, didn't notice.


Another disarming domestic pose. Even chunky alphas use body lotion it seems. Without clothing you can see the full length of Joakim's legs and the proportions look good. 
 

Possibly the raunchiest, most alpha, pose of the lot. The boots and casual stubble give Joakim a nice tweak of masculinity and lends an air of serious sexual purpose. The legs might be splayed open invitingly with the thong pointing the way but his half-turned head produces a pose that is challenging, not submissive.

See lots more thongs (including shiny ones!) and butt pix at Joakim's tumblr blog StorJocke

(Dec 2015 update, Joakim seems to have removed all material from this blog,
 if you find him again please let me know!)
 
My thanks to the itinerant but never boring blog 'Roids and Rants' for bringing Joakim to my attention.

There are some more muscle hunks under the 'hunk' label below

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Tom's Bar Predators - a new addition

Tom of Finland - Sketch of Bar Scene
 
Whilst researching my recent series of articles on Tom of Finland, I came across this sketch and it reminded me of his well known Bar Predator's series, discussed here in 2012. It was the figure on the right that triggered this thought, his jaunty cap and upturned collar is very much in the same mould as that group (see below). The bar itself (with the barman in a cameo role) and the figure bent over it also fit the original scenario quite neatly.
 
On closer inspection I also thought I could see a chain on the same biker's left shoulder, but that may be wishful thinking. The most compelling evidence though must be the tear in his T-shirt revealing his right nipple (see above and below). The other biker looks as though he has a beard in the new scene, which would be wrong, but it's possible this is just evidence of a correction of the jaw line, beards are fairly rare in Tom's work.
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http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-4mOCrumPock/T3MH9u-z6OI/AAAAAAAADYI/-EHu5C7jmgc/s1600/bar01.jpgTom - Bar Predators 1

If my reasoning is correct (and I make no claims to 'discovering' this picture) it resurrects the argument as to why Tom never finished this widely admired series. It's not hard to imagine why this particular picture didn't go any further, there's someting of a hole in the middle of the composition although this could probably be fixed - by lowering the viewpoint or bringing the cop in closer for example. The cop's pose and garb shown here feature in many of Tom's images and it's interesting that this is the only part of the sketch which is anything like complete, illustrating Tom's obsession with it. For my money the bikers are much more interesting, but that's just my obsession!

You can see the extended series in it's entirety at the revised version of my original Bar Predator's article.

Saturday, 17 January 2015

A Space Cadet is Chastised



Mitchell - Space Cadet Chastised

In a far distant Galaxy that time had forgotten, 
a Space Cadet from the visiting Starship 'Mantopia'
 is arrested  by the locals for not concealing his offensive hair.
He is sentenced to 5,000 pulses of Laser Tit Augmentation Torture.
The rest of the crew (all brunettes) look on in envy. 

I rarely do Spacemen, but there's another example in this blog - The Astronaut
which uses similar designs.

Click on the 'mitchpix' label below for more of Mitchell's artwork

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Men Sharing Clothes 19 - Cut-offs and Cowboys

Doug Courtney
 Getting different models to pose in the same clothes is nothing new as these pictures from the AMG era show. You get the impression that the set-up then was pretty casual then and the men picked up off the street, so there must have been some interesting reactions when they were asked to put on someone else's skanky cut-offs - without having any underwear on. Later they would realise just how much previous wearers had perspired under studio lights. Perhaps that explains the less than joyous expression on the boy's face in the picture below - or maybe it's just the draught from that open door.


The models in these pictures seem far less muscular and sensual than modern day imagery but these pair are well developed and trim, it's the photographic style that is different. Model No 2 whose name I haven't discovered seems to be raging with testosterone and his unthreatening, boy next door  appeal is timeless.


I discovered this image more recently, Doug Courtney again, I think, showing his torso muscle to better effect.

For other articles about men sharing clothes click on the 'sharing' label below

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Nous Sommes Charlie!




FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION

FREEDOM FROM BIGOTRY

FREEDOM FROM DICTATORSHIP
IN THE NAME OF RELIGION

FOR EVERYONE.

Canard translates as 'duck' and also 'joke, witticism'
"The ducks/jokes always fly higher than the bullets"


 "Oh no......... Not them......."




 and politicians, and religious bigots.........

 A wake up call for muslims?

 Postscript......


Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Corrections to links in my top 20 posts of 2014

A reader has pointed out that the links are not working in my article


They have now been corrected and the minion responsible 
given some extra-curricular training in links.

My thanks to Mike for alerting me!
My apologies to everyone frustrated by this.

Saturday, 3 January 2015

Most Popular 'mitchmen' Posts of All Time


 MCarcel - Does That Mean YES?

According to my Blogger 'hits' stats, Mike Carcel remains my all-time most visited article. The posts in the table below are the 20 most viewed on this blog. Titles in the list link to the original posts. Please tell me if you have difficulty with any links

Posn Last Yr
Title
Year Total Hits Increase
1
1
Mitchell's A-Z of Fetish Artists - Mike Carcel 2010 10461 2366
2
2
Mitchell's A-Z of Fetish Artists - Malex 2010 6458 1427
3
3
Mitchell's A-Z of Fetish Artists - Franco
2009
6263 1255
4
5
Priapus of Milet - 1
2012
6224 2211
5
4
Mitchell's A-Z of Fetish Artists - Jotto 2009 5934 1053
6
16
My initiation 2012 4832 3378
7
6
Mitchell's A-Z of Fetish Artists - Martin of Holland 2010 3479 1083
8=
7
Mitchell's A-Z of Fetish Artists - Heredia 2009 2937 801
8=
9
Mitchell's A-Z of Fetish Artists - Mahoney 2010 2937 1010
10
20
A Tribute To Bound Gods 2011 2602 1275
11
17
Mitchell's - A-Z of Fetish Artists - Klaus von Brandenburg 2009 2560 1152
12
8
Vintage Bondage Blog 2012 2506 560
13
10
Mitchell's A-Z of Fetish Artists - Matt 2010 2411 637
14
13
Mitchells' A-Z of Fetish Artists - Platter 2012 2359 761
15
11
Mitchell's A-Z of Fetish Artists - Manflesh 2010 2344 661
16
-
2010 2300 1084
17
-
2012 2199 Not known
18
-
2010 2144 887
19
-
2012 2085 Not known
20
14
2010 1968 414

It's not too surprising that my Mike Carcel A-Z article has kept it's spot at the top, it had a big lead last year but has actually extended it in 2014 with 2366 hits in the year – a tribute to Mike's continuing popularity with fetish fans.
 
This increase is second only to the 'My Initiation' post with 3378 hits in 2014, enabling it to jump from 16 to 6 in the top 20. It's a great bondage image but it's popularity surprises me. The next largest jump after these two was for Priapus of Milet - 1 with 2211 additional hits, overtaking Jotto at no 4.

Other notable risers were my 2011 'Tribute to Bound Gods' (at 10) and also the A-Z on Klaus von Brandenburg (at 11), his na├»ve, hero torture art never seems to flag in popularity. The entry of Leo to the list at 18 with his whimsical, kidnap and bondage art seems to echo this lighter interest. It's a welcome counter-balance to the darker, heavy fetish artists that dominate the top 10 and which are boosted further this year by the arrival of the lesser known, 'hanging' specialist, Marc at No 16. 
 
The 4 new entrants this year also included (unexpectedly) the 'Shaving Fantasy' sequence I culled from Dreamboys Bondage in 2012. Interestingly, the Michael Mitchell article at No 20 also singles out this fetish and another body shaving post, Naked As The Day just missed the cut. 

These new entries displaced some bondage photography posts and my brief note on Josman from last years list. There are now 5 non-art entries in the top 20 (down from 6)

At least 11 posts in the top 20 gained more hits this year than the leading post from 2014 (Tagame - Part 3) which enters the list at No 53 and at the time of writing has just passed the 1000 mark. His articles are attracting similar levels of interest to the leaders here but will have a battle to catch them up. The highest ranking post dating from 2013, 'Classic Japanese Bondage Art' is at 35.

This is for entertainment only, I don't know how valid or complete the figures really are and obviously posts from early years have an advantage over more recent writings. The articles I post to this blog are very much based on my own interests and fancies, but it's interesting and surprising to discover what my readers like and is a sometimes a reminder of areas unintentionally neglected. For example this year I have updated my 'shaving' label to include over-looked posts, including one of my own pictures (see label list below). I am hoping to finish the remaining 'A-Z' letters this year and revisit some of the early entries which are often sketchy and much less adult oriented than my current articles.

Thanks to all of you for your continuing interest and support

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Tagame is the Most Popular 'mitchmen' Post in 2014


(Note:- links in this article were corrected on Jan 6th 2014)   


 Tagame - Jinmon 
(translates as 'Interrogation', although it also means humanity or civilisation according to the dictionary I consulted which is intriguing)

According to my Blogger 'view count' stats, these are the most popular posts of 2014 
The titles link to the original posts
(Note links corrected Jan 6th 2014) 

Posn
Title (+link)
Hits
Published
1
973
June
2
952
May
3
894
Aug
4
879
May
5
793
Jan
6
767
Aug
7
754
Mar
8
750
Jun
9
594
Feb
10
585
Jan
11
569
Aug
12
545
Sept
13
532
Jul
14
463
Sept
15
446
Jul
16
443
Oct
17
442
Jul
18
440
Mar
19
437
May
20
426
Jan

This is for entertainment only, I don't know how valid or representative Google's stats really are and obviously posts from January have an advantage over December. This means Tom of Finland might have pipped Tagame to the top spot if I'd posted it a month or two earlier. 

It's no surprise to see these two massively popular and important fetish artists claiming the top positions. Tagame's article didn't quite hit the 1000 mark but beats the score of last years winner (A-Z of Fetish Artists – Swarbrick) by a considerable margin. With 774 hits that article would have come 6th this year. (see the rest of top 20 for 2013 here).

I'm particularly pleased that the good showing by the article on the elusive Baron confirms his standing in our community and likewise the presence of two of the classic 'Bound and Gagged Magazine' articles. The latter have boosted the number of articles with photographic content rather than artwork in the top 20 this year to 5 compared with 2 last year. 

This year's list is a little dominated by multi-part articles, if I were to knock these out as duplicates the next articles that might otherwise have made the cut (hits in brackets) are listed below, although it has to be said that the cut-off point for last years list was 400, not much different to this year:-

Just Out of Reach (373) – featuring Baron +Tom of Finland

I will publish the updated list of all-time favourites in my next post.