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(Oct 12th 2017)

Saturday, 18 November 2017

BareAss Blogs 4


BareAss Bedroom Ballplayer

Nice thighs, but don't stand on the bed dear!

Thursday, 16 November 2017

MilkCow

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I  stumbled across this artist quite recently and was immediately struck by the drama and story-telling in his pictures. This complex example is an early work and explores a theme which I suspect is a common fantasy of many of our early years: 'buddy punishment' based around an espionage scenario with ruthless bad guys (a la James Bond). 

MilkCow removed the dialogue from his 'clean' version of this picture, but I have taken the liberty of restoring it (with minor changes to make the English more natural) because it adds meaning to the scene and gives insight into the mind of it's creator.

Slave Training
This picture shows the flair for dramatic line that is apparent in some of his pictures. It's made all the more striking by the simplicity of the composition which allows it's inherent sensuality to surface, unhindered by any particular storyline or background details.




You might discern in this example (and others here) a stylistic kinship with the drawings of Cavelo. For example in the dark skin colouration and highly detailed musculature which has an almost plastic texture. This dense area is contrasted with simple outlines for other elements of the picture. These are a feature of both artists work, and inspired, I believe by the world of bodybuilding with it's fake tans and oily skin preparation. I'm glad these artists spare us the prominent veins! 

MilkCow's approach to his subject matter however is quite different. Cavelo's images sometimes have unusual, dramatic perspectives but always exist within the boundaries of his frame rather than reaching out to us like this, let alone casting us as participants! This is an ambitious concept and a little unobtrusive bending of perspective allows the insertion of some erotic, close-up detail. The crystal clear detailing of the tit clamps further back is pretty astonishing, making good use of the two contrasting techniques.

The spooky goggles I don't understand,
 but I think they are a clue to the artist's cultural background.



In this picture you can see straight away that this artist comes from the Far East. The facial detailing, hairstyle and strap-on vibrator give it away. There's more than a hint of Tagame in this image, but interestingly the artist hails not from Japan but from Hong Kong. The cross-influences are not surprising.

It's the powerful, curving composition that is most impressive thing about this picture and it's clearly reflecting an erotic reading of the figure, not just a pretty muscle shot. The preceding image actually contains a similar ingredient, compare them and see how the position of the head changes the effect it conveys. Both these pictures are infused with high emotion



You can't help noticing that MilkCow's captives generally have deeply contorted faces that are not particularly attractive in that state. There's no doubt that the artist is seeking to convey deep distress and misery, even tears in this case. Contrast with the second image where the captive's beauty and erotic appeal takes precedence, unspoiled by his expression of anxiety.

The block and outline technique here produces a tremendous sense of substance in the central figure and some interesting contrasting detailing. The metal collar though almost seems to have visually decapitated the captive. It's a matter of taste whether you regard this as a miscalculation or a daring artistic effect.

I find the blue-collar apparel of the workers here interesting, it seems to suggest that all this is legitimate, unremarkable business as usual.

Lazy Sportsmen
A Coach who has unconventional ideas for punishing his gymnastics team makes for a nice picture that triggers run-on fantasies. The artist's preoccupation with extreme musculature poses challenges for some bondage positions but I guess the main point of interest is the half-mast shorts which create the sense of impromptu punishment, although the complex circuitry with a dedicated station for both (and all the other?) team members suggests a considerable degree of premeditation and repetition.

The relatively primitive threat of the ruler seems odd, but chimes with my own memories of school. The foreground figure is another imaginative composition technique and crops up again in a later picture in this article.

The date shown on the wall poster suggests this image might have been inspired by seeing gymnasts at the 2008 Beijing Olympics but sadly for me, the tight vest (leotard!) is discarded on the floor.  



Ripped clothes are usually more interesting to me than ripped bodies but this image has some other interesting stylistic features as well. Once again the composition is spilling out of the frame and you get a distinct sense that those fingers manipulating the captive's assets (bottom left) belong to the artist himself. The distorted perspective here isn't really convincing but somehow it seems to work. Similarly, although the characters are very stylised and somewhat stiff (!), he nevertheless succeeds in capturing the intimacy and immediacy of the struggle.

There's another interesting mix of shaded photo-realism and comic-style line drawing here which helps create the sense of the hands at the bottom being external agents. However, it reverses the normal protocol which usually employs line drawing for the (comic) characters imprisoned within the page and realism for the intruding artist or his pencil/brush.

Finally, note the two half hidden characters at the back, they are similar to Tom of Finland in style, but a closer look suggests more affinity with the hand of the great Sadao Hasegawa. If you are familiar with that artist's more culturally influenced pictures you may see his ideas reflected in the central character too.



This picture depicting the fate of a 'freed' slave is a good example of the 'Cavelo look' where the supporting cast of tormentors and cavorters are represented by outlines which are highly detailed but are unshaded. They therefore lack bodily substance, visually retreating into the background, even those who are actually in the foreground, standing between us and the central character.

Unlike Cavelo however, Milkcow's pictures have a hard-edged simplicity and he creates a highly distinctive and individualistic style. His site charts the evolution of his work from relatively naive, youthful beginnings to startlingly confident later works. The explanation of his storylines in speech bubbles and captions are equally interesting and encompass classic, fetish-revealing emotions which many of my readers will recognise

see more examples at Milkcow-magazine gallery
facebook page Drtkk

Sunday, 12 November 2017

First Catch Your Rogue - 9


In this picture, I can't decide whether Rafael Alencar has a look of total disbelief 
that makes you wonder what actually has been said
Or if we are in the realms of "take that, you cad".

For other rogues and other looks, click on the appropriate label below


Thursday, 9 November 2017

BareAss Blogs 3

Bareass Bath Cleaner

Get that plughole sparkling for me, boy!
(nice feet pic for those who enjoy them)

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Wednesday, 8 November 2017

BareAss Blogs 2

Bareass Bosun

You can pipe me aboard!

Wikipaedia: The boatswain is well versed in the care and handling of lines, and has knowledge of knots, hitches, bends, whipping, and splices as needed to perform tasks such as mooring a vessel.

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Tuesday, 7 November 2017

BareAss Blogs 1

Bareass Balcony Boy

One of the perks of social housing!
This is the bareass block.

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Saturday, 4 November 2017

Hunk Hunt - Inside Adam Bryant's Underwear

 I've been on a mini hunk-hunt this week.
 (click on label below for other hunk hunts)

It was triggered by stumbling across Adam Bryant receiving an erotic haircut 
from Johnny V in the Hothouse film 'Rough Trade 2' (from the Skuff series)

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I was captivated at first by Adam's terrific, chunky build, but as I meandered through other images from his films I was struck by his remarkable ability to infuse underwear with great sexiness. 
You might differ from me on this first image - I don't normally get excited by baggy underpants either - but it looks here as though Adam's ample endowment is roughly elbowing it's way through all that drapery, eager to get to work on Scotty Zee, who is sat next to him. Scotty himself, having sighted this phenomenon, looks as though he's wondering if the fee he's getting is going to be worth the wear and tear in prospect for his rear. However like a true trouper (or naive youth) he's clearly excited by the challenge. Slam Dunk indeed.


This unveiling of underwear for Luke Adams benefit in Freaky Friday (above) shows a much tighter rig which is certainly my preference. Moments of undressing like this are a rarity in porn films whose makers seem to have forgotten the arousing power of stripping. 15 seconds of this would surely be a more-than-fair trade for a bit less sucking. 


In 'Top to Bottom' with Diego Sans, we even get a delicious rear view of the same pants and you can perhaps see what I mean here about Adam seeming to add a certain, sensual 'je ne sais quoi' to what is admittedly a very, nicely-cut brief. Perhaps they're beginning to wear in.
 
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 You will observe that there's a certain bagginess around the crotch area here again, but for me it creates the impression of a well-worn, favourite garment, stretched by regular (demanding) use. Adam's assets may be getting some unofficial assistance here, but the bulbous result makes your palms itch with a desire to enwrap it. The cut of these trunks, emphasising those impressive thighs is a special delight to me, rekindling fond memories of Scott's legendary, tight white shorts from the early 1960's.


Tight is the name of the game here as well and those of you who appreciate the allure of stretched nylon will doubtless enjoy Adam's bottom showing through in this picture. Others may savour the unusual inside-out look. Potential purchasers of the garment on the other hand may have mixed feelings about the threadbare look. Are those ladders?


For my money, these look simply stunning, although Adam himself looks less than sure. The tiny glimpse of builder's cleavage above the waistband is delicious. Pale blue always has been a marvellous colour for men, showing character without seeming unduly showy. It might be just a photographic effect, but the colouring of these briefs - looking faded and slightly greyed as though put in the 'darks' by mistake, combined with that slight evidence of looseness again (despite an amazingly tight butt fit) seems to suggest these pants might be totally infused with essence of Adam from repeated wear and positively reek with sexiness.


I've avoided a number of frontal poses because the styling of these garments often produces a pointed effect which isn't my cup of tea. In Adams hands here the contrasting centre seam assumes a more satisfying curvy shape. Just as well as the black, main colour is no help at all to needy voyeurs.


Which is the reason why I've had to fiddle with the contrast here, to bring out the outherwise invisible frontal bulge in these more conventional trunks. Once again the square cut leg flatters the model's chunky thighs. Adam's smile here might be called 'insoucient'. I call it sweet.


White pants can be a problem too, producing glare instead of clarity, but it's redeemed here by the texturing of the aeration holes. This 'pure' colour suits the model's confident heroic pose and the photographer's done a good job with the lighting, managing to bring out the muscular detail on a torso that's not overly 'cut' (thank goodness). The bulging underpants seem curiously detached here in a funny sort of way but that seems to add to their prominence.


I would be failing to deliver on the promise of my post title if I did not give some account of the items within and I'll start with the end, my favourite.

Little wonder that Adam looks so good in tight underwear with a bubbly bottom like this... and talking of bottoms, little wonder that the porn creators have been itching to bring it to the fore by inverting his role, which started off strictly topping. Admittedly his slightly diminutive stature is not ideal for this unfortunately, although it does spice any encounter with impressively big men such as Johnny V (below).

So far Adam has bottomed for the formidable tools of Diego Sans and Topher DiMaggio 
which may account for the slightly pained expression!
 (To be truthful, this still comes from his session with Mike DeMarko)


 This is the image that triggered this hunk hunt off. It should amply satify those who do not share my rear end preference. Adam actually wears leather briefs for this scene with open back and detachable front piece. The sequence that follows shows Johnny down on his knees servicing this monster and there are some stunning upward views of Adam's undulating torso - and superior demeanour.

 Can I help you?
Answers on a postcard please

 (click on label below for other hunk hunts)

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Another New Life

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An underwear shoot in a remote, beautiful wilderness area goes wrong.
The Crew unwittingly stumble into the domain of a strange recluse,
who hasn't encountered another man for many, many years.

The ad campaigns for Modus Vivendi over the years have been sprinkled with some striking - and evocative - images. This one shows their 2017 'Desert Line'. Sadly, the others in this series don't elaborate on this idea.

Friday, 27 October 2017

A New Life for our Airforce Boys

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You may have seen these two chained boys before 
but Chirenon's embellishments are brilliant, if not entirely politically correct!

N.B. mitch-translate gives  
"Keep protesting, infidel. the Warlord will reward me even more richly 
for an American showing spirit"

See more chastity images at Chirenon's Rules
also click on the label below

Other Chirenon inspired posts in this blog:
Control (2017) 
First Catch Your Rogue No 2 (2013)
Spank and Go (2012)

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

A-Z, the end?

I finally reached the letter 'Z' in my A-Z of Fetish Artists this month. (Thank you to the member who commented on this little milestone). It's been a long haul since I posted the first article in this series featuring the marvellous artist 'Adam' back in April 2008. That's nigh on 10 years ago.

Adam
The world has changed a lot in that time and this series has too. The original articles were very sketchy compared with my current standard, partly to avoid falling foul of copyright issues. I also avoided explicit material so that the blog could be classed as 'non-adult' and would be less vulnerable to arbitrary deletion by Google. That meant I had to censor some sample images. Of course that policy was not compatible with the subject matter of the A-Z and as soon as I deviated the blog was removed anyway in May 2010. 

I think that event may well have been triggered by my publication of the A-Z article on Martin Of Holland in April 2010. This was and is the only article in the series that I developed in collaboration with the artist in question. I was mildly acquainted with him as a result of debates on artistic questions at GMBA (current link in sidebar). Martin was a man of strong opinions and principles and I knew he would not entertain my censoring his work, but between us we were able to select a not-too-demanding group of pictures that did some some justice to his exotic tastes in erotica. That article remains in its original form to this day (see Martin Of Holland).

Martin of Holland
Fortunately the suspension of 'mitchmen' proved to be short lived and Google allowed me to resume behind an 'Adults only' page. After that I felt freer to use uncensored artworks although (as regular readers will know) I still watch my P's & Q's if I'm in a challenging area. Despite that I'm grateful that Google allows me to use this platform although that co-existence nearly ended again in 2015 when Google decided they wanted to ban blogs with nudity only to reverse the decision a few days later. 

The upshot of this is that I have a legacy of articles running up to the letter 'M' which are not as I would wish them to be. I recently noticed for example that my article on Hasegawa, presently has one censored picture (below) and two vanilla ones which are not really representative of that great man's skills.

Hasegawa
  I have been updating some of these early articles for some years now but on a piecemeal basis only and I have only scratched the surface so far. Revisions are noted in the A-Z Index. So the answer to the question in the title of this article is no, it's not the end of the A-Z. I aim to revise the series more systematically. Hopefully it won't take another 10 years but I will have to balance that activity with introducing fresher art and artists here too. That includes artists who use computer techniques who are not represented at all in the original A-Z.

Sunday, 22 October 2017

The Other 'Zero' (Part 2)

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  The captive's faces in Zero's images always show interesting and varying responses to their situation and that is part of their success. Drawing out the the dark mystery and danger in bondage scenes is key to their erotic appeal. I'm intrigued by the hands in this picture which are posed asymmetrically. The positions are not physically impossible, but the reversed one on the left would be a lot more uncomfortable. This image is arresting and although it easy to visualise how it has been assembled, the craftsmanship is such that you can't really 'see the joins' to be sure.


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A while ago I stumbled across what looked like the source photograph for this image (there can't be many other beam balancing torments like it on the net)! Unfortunately I've mislaid it again but I'll post it here if I rediscover it. The fence in this image actually looks faked but I think the artist has applied a blurring technique to 'neutralise' it's visual effect. Source discoveries for these pictures are rare which might be down to the clever modifications applied or to their obscure (Japanese?) origins or simply to increasing age which makes all vintage imagery harder and harder to find, modern search engines being firmly focused on the most recent items.

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Another striking and simple composition. At first sight it looks like he's kneeling but the shadow bottom right shows he's suspended. Clever placing of the rope anchorage points has produced a believable, demanding pose that is sensual indeed. In this picture and the preceding one, the artist has taken less trouble to accentuate the models muscularity, it's more of a blurring effect. As a result you can almost 'see' the original photograph coming through.

In other pictures by him (not shown here) this effect is even more marked, large areas of the original appearing to be virtually untouched as the originator has concentrated on enhancement of the ropes and sexual areas. These images have an 'unfinished' appearance in comparison to the rest, and vividly demonstrate how the fuzzy, lack lustre greys of the elderly source photos have been completely transformed in the more polished examples, like the one below. 

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This great picture is rather intimate with the captor engrossed in toying with his captive but in a mild, rather tentative way while his handsome victim nervously tries to pull away. This atmosphere contrasts sharply with the frantic 'tying up' example showing other captors in action in part 1 of this article (image 6).

Being positioned to the side rather than in front of his charge, this captor appears to be working his man for the benefit of us as spectators as much as himself. The threat of the hoisting tackle above them might thus go unremarked by the casual observer but it has the capability to transform this charming dick-tethering moment into an organ-stretching torment.
Notice the interesting feet detail again on the right.


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This variation on the tether-and-tug idea involves a  more complex arrangement. With the captive unattended, face down on his knees and with his most vulnerable locations either plugged or swathed in rope it seems to represent a most private form of torment. 

In this picture I fancy the victim's face has a slightly oriental flavour, which I mention in support of my hypothesis of Japanese origins for the collection. It's sort of true of some of the other images too (see12 below) but overall an impression is conveyed of a white anglo-saxon cast.
 On the other hand this is the only image with a (visible) butt insertion which seems unusual for Japanese erotica these days!

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I regret that I can't display this image in a larger size with my currect blog format, but it will expand. The impact of this dramatic bondage is arguably the strongest of all the pictures here. It's created by the stretched-out pose and unusually angled support coupled with the tight roping around his body and cruelly tied back legs, topped off of course by a suitably agonised expression. 
You hardly notice at first the nipple tugging that's going on and a related tug-of-war with his dick (these presumably invoking that silent cry). 
A vision of Hell or Heaven, according to taste.


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For the last picture I have chosen a more conventional illustration of the bondage situation where the captive's role is not simply to suffer artistically, but to provide more direct pleasure to his captor by servicing him, in this case via the impressive endowment presently resting on his chest. A simple dick tether provides the necessary coercion mechanism - and it looks like it's going to be needed.

Although the captive is comprehensively restrained it's a relatively comfortable position. The legs might start to suffer eventually, but for now he even has a seat! I leave it to you to decide if said seat incorporates a peg/plug, but then again, once it's in it's in, deal with it!

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These remarkable images are totally unique with a high standard of artistry and content and their longevity reflects those enduring qualities. This selection features some of the best ones but purely reflects my own personal preferences and indeed my own collection of this artist's work is not necessarily comprehensive. You are likely to stumble over these almost any time in bondage searches and they pop up from time to time on GMBA (see sidebar for that site's present whereabouts), but I cannot find a permanent website for them. (Info from readers welcome)

Thursday, 19 October 2017

The Other 'Zero' - classic bondage photo manips (Part 1)

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The name 'Zero' is commonly attributed to a large collection of black and white, bondage photograph manipulations which first appeared in the early 2000's (I believe).

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These pictures have become classics, partly due to the wide variety of bondage torments they depict but also because of the quality and clarity of the images. At the time they first appeared they were startlingly groundbreaking and they still hold their own against modern colour photographs because they are focused entirely on the bondage predicament - and some inventive punishment options not easily demonstrated with a live model!

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These pictures could almost be illustrations from a handbook of bondage technique, so clearly is the ropework shown. The black and white palette and absence of background detail contributes to this 'academic' effect. The images seem timeless with no clothing or background detail to give away context. The only possible clue to their era is the models' head hair, but it's usually neither excessively long nor severely short. In short they all look 'normal', 'guy next door', 'average joe' - call it what you will. These men's looks could be found in any era, so they still seem modern to us now. The very neutrality of the captives' appearance adds a subtle sense that these unfortunates are not dungeon enthusiasts, but might just have been plucked from their everyday lives in offices and shops to demonstrate for us. In this case, performing a backbreaking suspension where the heavy ball is doing more than just stretch his appendage.

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It seems that nothing is known about the creator of these remarkable images. Since many of them have the sex organs pixilated, like this one, we may surmise that he was Japanese. You might draw a similar conclusion from the abundance of complex, Shibari-style ropework which was a relative rarity on the internet, pre-Van Darkholme. The awkward posture forced on the captive in this example illustrates the potential that Shibari has for passively inflicting punishment, the position becoming increasingly painful with the passage of time. The toe-twiddling foot and other detail seems to corroborate that the discomfort is starting to bite. You'll see interesting feet in some of the other images too, it was evidently an area of interest to the creator.


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Agonised and remarkably expressive feet are prominent in this leg-spreading image too. I suspect the original source is one of the quirky series of limb-stretching torments inflicted on Paul Perris by Can-Am (Zeus) in 1999 (example below) although I can't find this particular one. You can see how much effort has gone into tidying up and embellishing the new image and how the rope detail has been enhanced and added to.

Paul Perris in bondage for Zeus/Can-Am
 A captive who lacks Paul Perris's degree of flexibility is totally dependent on his captor's ropes giving support to his body if he is to avoid increasingly dire consequences or forcibly acquiring a new party trick.

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Most of the images in this series do not show the captor or other participants. Where they are shown they are active, contributing to the victim's discomfort, not merely gloating or groping him.

The process of tying-up the captive is an aspect of bondage I always find particularly erotic, so you can imagine I like this one very much. The cleverly simplified image removes the visual confusion that normally surrounds this process. This more complex 3-man composition reinforces the impression of an artist with an eye for good picture. The supplementary activity of the captor to the right underlines that this is the crucial moment of surrender and prompts us to imagine what lies in store for the now-defenceless captive. Once you've seen the other pictures you know it won't just be a matter of relaxing and flexing in his ropes, like a 'Captured Guy'. In practice tying up an unwilling victim is extremely difficult, it's not that easy with a willing one for that matter - all that tedious rope threading! We'll just gloss over that.

Continued in Part 2

Sunday, 15 October 2017

A-Z of Fetish Artists - Zero

This is my last post in what you might call the 'first edition' of my A-Z of Fetish Artists (of which more anon). The artist is a recent discovery for me although the images featured here go back some years. His work pushes at the boundaries of my personal taste in terms of subject matter, age group and style. Nevertheless I think his work is certainly worth a mention here.



This simple but striking image sums up both my attraction to and reservations about Zero's work quite nicely. The implied branding fetish is dark and dangerous but the captive certainly isn't (or perhaps I'm getting old!). The artist seems to be Norwegian but his economical, comic book style is heavily influenced by the modern Japanese genre which I usually tag as 'spiky' art and am not a big fan of. If you place your finger over the caricatured, facial details you'll see the makings of a much more interesting male image.




Noose-art is rare on the web for obvious reasons but we're obviously dealing with threat here not actuality. The comic-style characterisation seems to have wandered into the realms of 'Tin-Tin' and Tacitus adventures and that connection disarms the dark subject matter to some extent. At the same time the use of cartoon technique adds considerable impact to the grimacing, facial expression of the subject and you can't really tell how serious this piece is.


This picture by contrast tells a much more complex story of trial by water with bets on the side (drawn to our attention by colouring the money). The drawing of the watchers is actually more interesting than the captive here. You couldn't describe this scene as innocent but the formally-dressed man on the left looks like he's just left his office desk to get a coffee and just happens to have stumbled on an intriguing ritual. The other two men, who are clearly in charge of proceedings, are of a rougher breed and show a more knowing and callous interest, cruelly booting a second captive (his buddy?) who has already undergone the frightening experience. The cheerful, watching crowd in the background complete a scene that is both bizarre and disturbing.



This looks like a conventional 'kidnap' scene with the captive in his underwear tormented with a wet face covering. The participants here are more youthful-looking than I would wish for but there's a sense of experimentation in this image rather than malign intent reflected in the shared but un-erotic semi-nudity of the participants.



I'm not so sure about this scene though. There's a clear power relationship in play here, amply illustrated by the standing-kneeling and clothed-unclothed contrasts, as well as the more obvious bondage element. We can only speculate about the meaning of what we see but this certainly isn't a conventional dungeon scene. Not with a 'master' whose dress and posture are very normal and casual albeit with just the tiniest bit of eroticism suggested (and hidden) in the trouser detail. This casual veneer disguises an unusual and rather sinister form or water torture/breath control and if you look more closely you can see it has been preceded by a more brutal episode. I always encourage my readers to spend time studying erotic images more closely but sometimes you may not like what you find! A suitably challenging end to my A-Z.

This artist signs himself as Zero on his pictures but his blog is called Zero after Dark
and is very dark indeed with a tag line I'm loath to repeat on the Google platform. There's a related blog called Zerotation which is less demanding.

Note: There is another artist who is usually given the name 'Zero' and attributed as the creator of a well-known, vintage collection of black and white, bondage, photo-manips, obviously that Zero is a different artist.


 For more articles in this series click on the A-Z label below or search for specific artists using the index page or the search boxes (in the navigation banner and top right)

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Tom of Finland - Unearthed Earthy Work

 Regular readers will know of my admiration for Tom of Finland's work which was instrumental in setting me on the path to self acceptance and 'liberation'. If you're a fellow fan you may have already seen the 2015 postings of a rediscovered series by the great man, showing three motorcyclists cavorting in mud. 


This is the opening image of the set which the publisher has placed in 1959. It certainly looks like an early work from the faces, but the technique (e,g. the leather jackets) seems amazingly advanced and detailed. Perhaps that's because most reproductions of his work from that time are very fuzzy. 

As a private commission the series is also much more explicit than other works we know from that era. The motorcyclist's bulge shown here is a mere hint of what follows and it comes as quite a jolt to realise that Tom's graphic images of the 70's were a long time in the making. 

This series also features a mud wrestling and bottom smearing scene that would have horrified 50's censors if they had had the imagination to understand the innuendo. Presumably this ingredient was stipulated by the person who commissioned the artwork, since Tom is not noted for this sort of eroticism. Interestingly, the playful image below, also from 1959, hints at a similar sensuality and I wonder if there's some sort of cross-fertilisation of ideas going on here.

see the whole motorcycle set at Tom of Finland Originals

Other Tom of Finland Articles at this blog

or click on the label below