Thursday, January 17, 2008

A Good or Bad Photograph?


This is not a great photograph. It seems to me. In terms of composition, it doesn't appear more than a bit of red towel thrown down on some concrete and a guy plonked down on top. With the resultant image being not particularly well managed - various bits are cut off without obvious reason or intention: the head, right knee and part of the right foot. And there's some strange lighting.

But there is something interesting and novel about the picture that isn't immediately obvious. And which holds my attention and then makes me wonder why I'm still looking.

In part it's the pose. Reclining but with the legs and feet unusually towards the viewer. Okay, better to see the crotch!

What I particularly like is the twisting round of the torso that emphasizes its fleshy muscularity. But without any resultant tension or straining. Only a lazy sensuality and pliancy. And the counter twist of the head back to the viewer for engagement.

To elevate the chest and so make it more visible to the observer, the body is supported at the back on one forearm - the other arm straight and behind too, with hand to hand, giving a triangle.

In the 'artistic' though seemingly uncontrived disposition of the forms, the photograph in some ways reminds me of Michelangelo - for example, the study for Adam on the Sistine Ceiling.


I like the less than usual lighting - seemingly random over the body but in fact high-lighting a line down through the shoulder, crotch, thigh and sole of the foot. And the golden hair picked out on the upper torso by the sun.

I don't image the photographer or model calculated these effects - these things are operating at an intuitive level.

But maybe it's a lousy picture and I'm just raving on! And horny!

11 comments:

  1. its because he is ready to turn over and receive what is coming to him....

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  2. You read my mind - enough of the arty bullshit!

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  3. but he looks real, not a model, and the light is shining on his cock...

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  4. yeah paul, i think that's one of the things i like about him. and where else would we want the attention but his dick? well, there are a couple of other places but the cock's a good start!

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  5. I agree, the pic id both arty and sexy. I love it.

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  6. I think its a great photograph. The way his legs are spread is just begging us to cum and swallow his cock. Very hot

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  7. I can't get past his luscious balls... :)

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  8. hey anon, yeah i love it too - sometimes a pic surprizes you - it's not obviously great but creeps up on you - like some guys you meet!

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  9. yep anon, he's sure not inviting us to do the weekly shopping with him!

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  10. One thing to note -- there is a photo of this fine lad's ASS that is ... elite hot. In this same photo series. Talk about golden fur on buns... you should try to find it. (Wish I could provide a good link). And part of what is so hot in the ass photo is his smile, looking over his shoulder.

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  11. hey bisonrock. you have my total attention - if you come across the link again ... please throw a 'Comment' my way. thanks for the info. take care. nick

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