What do you get the person that has everything? Customized porn of their partner, obviously! Actually, It’s a pretty good gift for other people too. ;)
A good friend of mine is really into forearms (it’s a thing) and one of her partners is a weight lifter. For my friend’s birthday we collaborated and made a photo triptych of her partner rolling up the sleeves of a dress shirt.
I’m super happy with the result. (She seemed pretty happy with it too)
This is the 2nd half of a recent fun shoot with some friends. It’s a bit different than the first part. ;)
Faun party!!! :D
This one looks like an American Apparel ad:
This one looks like a video game poster:
…actually most of them look like video game posters. :)
“Winter is coming.”
Big thanks to my fabulous models for joining me in ridiculousness!
The first half of photos from a shoot I did with a friend who does circus art, including aerials and body contortion. The pictures already had a surreal quality from the poses and skeleton bodysuit so I amped it up with heavy split toning.
This one makes me think of an Evanescence Album Cover.
Here’s a sneak peek of the next set of photos from this shoot. ;)
I am super proud to say that a photo I took was printed on the cover of an actual physical magazine!
A free gay porn advertising magazine, but still!
The April 2014 issue of ‘Cybersocket’ features the gorgeous Connor Maguire shot by yours truly for KinkMen.com. (yes this is actually old news, I just never got around to posting it)
The scan of the cover itself is hidden behind my NSFW filter because it has racy language in a large font.
They also used one of the less imposing pictures from the shoot for the inside feature:
This weekend I received my copy of Bad Boys of Boston 2015, the 5th year of the pin-up calendar I started when I was at MIT. This year’s calendar is fabulous and I was very pleased to see they’ve returned to my “no one buys a calendar for the calendar” full-page vertical spreads. It made me nostalgic for my own glory years of calendar production, and I realized I’d never actually posted all of them in one place.
So for anyone who wasn’t lucky enough to get their hands on a physical copy, here in all their glory are the Bad Boys of Boston from 2011 and 2012:
(please note that most, but not all, of the photography is mine. I had some very talented friends assisting both years.)
A few weeks ago I was tapped to take some photos of a helicopter joyride around the Golden Gate. I grabbed some friends, a picnic lunch, and a zoom lens, and camped out on Battery Spencer to wait.
The weather was gorgeous, bright and sunny with almost no clouds. Great for flying, awful for photography. I had to get creative with the colors during processing to end up with something I liked.
The other challenge was getting a small helicopter to be visible in the images with only a 200mm lens. I got plenty of shots of the chopper superimposed on the city itself, but it was awfully hard to pick out. Set against the detail-free sky, where it was also easy to crank up the contrast, worked well.
Let’s just pretend this was posted on Christmas, yes? That didn’t happen because… reasons.
This was my Christmas card from last year! (or, for my Jewish friends with a sense of humor, my ‘Happy Hanu-cat’ cards)
The original idea was more along the lines of the dramatic ‘disembodied head fading into background’ of meme fame, but when you’re working with cats you take what you can get. We started with some festive holiday costumes. (All photography by my friend Dan)
I think these photos show what the cats thought of that…
Although Sarah was rather fond of my hat.
Eventually we got one decent shot with everyone looking at the camera and not looking pissed off. Even if I look totally ridiculous, but, well, that was the point.
Print it, ship it!
(teaser photo stolen from the BBoB Facebook page)
I am incredibly pleased to say that the 2014 edition of the Bad Boys of Boston Calendar is coming soon, and you should all go put your pre-orders in now! All proceeds go to a very worthy charity, and you get to have half-naked men on your walls. Win-win!
Order Your Calendar Here!
If you don’t already know, this calendar is a project I started in 2010 while I was at MIT. It’s an all-male pinup calendar featuring MIT students, and all proceeds go to an excellent charity. I produced the 2011 and 2012 calendars, but when I graduated I wasn’t sure it would carry on without me as the driving creative force. I was deliriously happy when the 2013 calendar came out without me being involved at all! Today I found out the 2014 calendar comes out soon, and people in the Mission probably mistook me for a crazy person as I was skipping down the street towards the coffee shop, grinning like a fool.
Obviously I’m very happy to have a Bachelor’s degree from MIT, but starting this calendar is probably the thing I’m most proud of accomplishing during college.
(Oh, and if it’s not obvious, I didn’t take the above photo, no matter how much I wish I had)
Yesterday was National Coming Out Day, & in belated honor of that I’m finally posting pictures from a wedding I photographed last November!
Maggie & Marisa are good friends of mine from high school. They threw this gorgeous purple-and-brown themed wedding amongst the splendor of an Arkansas forest in autumn.
Arkansas is likely to be one of the last states that allows gay marriage so they couldn’t legally back up the commitment at the time, but yesterday they got a call that their marriage application has been received in Iowa City and they’ll be traveling there soon to make it “official.”
Marisa shared this lovely sentiment on fb:
“I love that I get to celebrate this day (and every day) openly with the person that I love, and that all of our friends and family have been so amazing and supportive of us as we approach both the first anniversary of our wedding day and this next step in our lives together. Signing the papers next week will make our marriage “real” to people in offices who don’t know us, but it was the love of the people around us on that day, both in person and in spirit, that made it real to me.”
One advantage of a same-sex wedding: You can use the same changing room and help each other get ready.
The ceremony was supposed to start with the lighting of these candles by the brides’ families, but the wind was extremely uncooperative. It did cause the whole thing to kick off with a very light-hearted note, though.
The foliage and sunlight created a gorgeous backdrop for the ceremony (although it made the photography & editing rather tricky).
While the guests helped set up for dinner, I stole the two away for some just-married bridal shots. It caused a bit of a hiccup in the timing, but I like to do these right after the ceremony when emotion is running high.
The day ended with dinner and, of course, dancing.
I stayed at San Elijo State Beach, just a little north of San Diego, for a night on my recent vacation. They have a lovely beach that’s very far from any major light pollution, so I tried out some really long exposure shots of waves.
The results look like colorful, cloud, wispy bursts of magic under the waves. Or maybe I’m just a nerd. Either way, super pretty.
15 sec, f2.8
20 sec, f2.8
30 sec, f4.5