Brenton

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Getting better…

Last week I posted a very rough video I’d cobbled together from my time in Croatia. Last night I put together this video of the last day of my slacklining class. Clearly I still have a lot to learn both about slacklining and video making but I’m gradually working my way through the software and trying to figure out how to do things I want to do. It’s a really.. Read More

It’s over to you

Nearly a month ago I posted that as part of learning to accept the aging process and grow more content with my body, I was going to do a creative self portrait photo once a month for a while. Well, four weeks later and I haven’t made a start. I haven’t changed my mind at all but there has been a snag. I’m completely devoid of ideas. Life has been.. Read More

Somewhere new.

Two weeks ago I visited somewhere new. It’s always been somewhere that I’ve thought about visiting but didn’t think I could ever get there, that it was even a possibility. It all came about from having a long conversation with a very dear friend. It was one of those deep and meaningful conversations that flows naturally and ends up somewhere quite unexpected, like where I am now. The friend I.. Read More

But… why?

This afternoon I was having a lunch up at the local pub with Andrew after the photo shoot this morning. We walked in and the pub was packed with people and very quickly we realised there was some kind of pay-per-view hyper-masculine sporting event on because there were extra tv’s set up in the pub. It turns out it was an MMA fight featuring Conor McGregor (pictures from this year’s.. Read More

The exciting part

Every time I really start to plan a trip, there seems to be two phases. The first always seems to have been about 15-16 months out from the end date when you first decide on roughly where you want to go and when. Then there is the phase I’m just entering. About ten months from now, if all goes according to plan, I’ll be jumping on a very long flight.. Read More

They just keep giving

We all know the people of Finland gifted the world with the magic of the traditional sauna where people sweat out their worries and leave their inhibitions outside, if they had any to start with. This video from Youtuber Timo Wilderness (what a great name!) also tells us that they are gifting the world with nude swamp mud wrestling. Sadly this video is censored but maybe the mud was cold… Read More

Paper whimsy

This weekend I’m doing a second photoshoot with Andrew. Last time I photographed Andrew was in the studio and we did two different setups, with silvery fabric and another with red powder. This time we are heading outside and continuing a vague theme I’ve been playing with, paper and whimsy. Sometimes I think it’s sad that adults get caught up in the tedious day to day and forget how to.. Read More

Lots to learn

I’m the kind of person, it would seem, that needs to keep setting new challenges for myself. At work there isn’t a lot of work to be done at the moment so I’ve set myself a new challenge and given myself a new skill to learn. Video editing is something that I’ve wanted to learn for a long time bit it’s always seemed a bit daunting. This weekend though I.. Read More

What’s the problem?

A few days ago British divers Chris Mears and Jack Laugher took out the Gold medal in the synchronised 10m diving competition in Rio. That made them the first non-Chinese gold medalists in diving at the games so far. They weren’t expecting to win and understandably the boys were very excited and showed it in their celebrations on the side of the pool with Jack jumping up to hug Chris… Read More

It’s classic Bruce

Bruce Weber is an iconic photographer and one of the stylemakers of a generation. He has a very distinct style and brands with money go to him when they want something distinctly Bruce. He is the man who essentially created the look for Abercrombie and Fitch and photographed all the models for their infamous quarterly “catalogue” that didn’t have a lot of clothing in them. What is Bruce’s style? Think.. Read More

Mystery hotness

Today I was having a discussion with a mate about body hair and grooming. A new acquaintance that will potentially be a nudie buddy and I were talking body hair and we worked out that he is quite partial to a furry guy whereas if forced to choose, I’m more likely to go for a smooth guy. Maybe it comes from being pretty smooth myself while my friend is a.. Read More

I might have bought one!

After two classes in slacklining, today I ordered my own slackline kit. It feels quite impulsive but from the first class it felt inevitable. It’s been a while since I’ve found a new challenge physically and this is one that with a little equipment and two sturdy trees, I can practice almost anywhere. According to our teachers you are allowed to set up the slackline in public parks on any.. Read More

Struggles and delays

Well it’s update time in the Fitness Challenge. We are two months in and I know I’ve been struggling with energy and motivation. Gym visits haven’t been as regular as they should be and food hasn’t been as good as it should be. I don’t know how much of it was being all tied up shooting the big photographic project on the weekends wiping my energy levels but now that’s.. Read More

Making plans

Anyone that reads this blog will know I have an exceptional talent for over analysing things. Especially when it comes to the world of dating and romance I can take a simple text message and over think it until my eyeballs are hanging out of my head. My confidence in the bedroom has been on a steady decline ever since the American I got involved with a decade ago pretty.. Read More

In full Bloom!

Two days ago, photos surfaced of Orlando Bloom paddle boarding with his girlfriend, Katy Perry. Nothing unusual about that except that Orlando was nude. Sadly there were black boxes over his junk. Of course the twitter sphere went nuts over analysing things and looking at the size of the shadow of his junk on his leg etc. The internet being what it is we didn’t have to wait long for.. Read More