Ryan Gulledge of NAYR Photography has a real eye for discovering male models. The Pennsylvania based photographer prides himself on being able to create stunning images with athletes, trainers & bodybuilders that are often new to the modeling world. Many thanks to Ryan for sending in shots that display the male physique in such a masterful way.
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Two male models accuse Rick Day of sexual assault
Pall alleges that Day first reached out to him in November 2007 via the online platform Model Mayhem.
Yesterday The Advocate published a report about fashion photographer Rick Day.
In exclusive interviews, Barrett Pall and Kai Braden both claim they were groomed and sexually assaulted by Day when they were teenagers.
Pall alleges that Day first reached out to him in November 2007 via the online platform Model Mayhem. He said he was interested in shooting him for a coffee-table book.
In the message, which The Advocate obtained a screenshot of, Day assured Pall he was “not looking for a hook up … but I find you very cute and would love to shoot a hot sexy shot of you.”
Being a young male model poses unique challenges. In addition to fears of being ostracized for coming out about harassment and assault, there is also a perceived standard of masculinity that countless men hide behind.
Pall uploaded a YouTube video called “Why It’s Harder Being a Gay Model #MeToo.” Though he mentions no names in particular, Pall adds that when you’re starting in the industry, there is an “underlying agreement that you will kind of do what you have to do to book campaigns… and a lot of that involves sexual acts, a lot of that involves sexual abuse.”
I like boys boys boys, and I’m not sorry about it. #Pride is in full swing here in NYC, and it’s my first time in 3 years being home for it. I forgot how there tends to just be a wave of love and good vibes all around, and it’s so welcomed! Whether you’re a boy that likes boys, a girl that likes girls, or anything in between remember LOVE is LOVE. And if for some reason you have a problem with any of this, I ask you, how does it affect your life? Leave a 🏳️🌈 below to show your pride! 📷: @angelruizphotography #pridemonth #boysboysboys #lgbtqia #lgbt #whp
Emotion by David Vance
David Vance is first an artist, a person who expresses himself through a medium – and David Vance’s medium is the camera. In “Emotion – Photographs by David Vance” the critically acclaimed photographer shares his particular vision of emotions with us. “As a beauty addict, I am compelled photographing beautiful subjects. When I see something that is beautiful, I want to show it to the world the way I have experienced it,” says Vance. Influenced by the great movie star portraits of George Hurrell and the great fashion photographers of the 1950s, Richard Avedon and Irving Penn, Vance creates an image world of its own: beautiful, sensual, and emotional.
Signed copies are available at www.davidvance.com.
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Photographer Spotlight: Marcin Rychly
When Marcin began his adventure with photography a few years ago, he didn’t realize that it would turn out to be not only a true passion but also an inspiring way forward in life.
Today, equipped with professional photographic equipment, he aims to show things that wouldn’t otherwise be seen, using his imagination, together with his long fascination with film and experience as a computer graphic designer to help. He tries, in his own way, to capture faces, fleeting thoughts, momentary glances and those occasions which without photography would be “lost in time, like tears in rain.”