Author Archive for Brenton

Modelicious Adam Gumula

I was sitting here wondering what I was going to blog about when I came across this beautiful man. His name is Adam Gumula. Like a lot of models he’s a personal trainer as well hailing from Texas. He has a very All-American retro vibe to his gorgeousness. It’s a very cheeky wholesome look which obviously I find attractive. I found him on vimeo in the video below by Bell Soto where there is two of Adam, one clothed and the other nude. Gradually over the course of the short video the two swap so that the one that started clothed is now nude. It’s a very simple but very nicely done video and now we are all acquainted with Adam so it’s a good thing.

REVERSE with ADAM GUMULA from Bell Soto on Vimeo.

Time for a soak.

I recently mentioned that I’d been for a soak with a mate at the (only) local asian baths. My back has been quite tight and sore for a bit over a week and I think I might head there again for an hour or so to soak tomorrow night to see if I can relieve it a bit. Even if it doesn’t work I love being warm and nude and soaking in the water. It’s always nice to experience a bit of communal bathing and relaxing. The fact that so many cultures around the world have communal bathing as a natural and healthy part of life says to me that it’s only modern interpretations of “purity” and wholesomeness that have corrupted that experience for a lot of people.

Australia has such beautiful weather it makes much more sense not to wear anything in the heat if you don’t have to. Why we don’t have more nude beaches and more nudists baffles me. Places like these asian baths should be much more popular than they are. I’m going after work tomorrow evening. If anyone sees me there, say hi.

Art or exhibitionism?

Art is a very personal experience. There are millions of people that look at modern art and think “WTF is that?” There are just as many people that look at classical landscapes and think they are boring. Wherever you are on the art appreciation spectrum it’s probably different to whatever the artist is thinking as they create it. Brent Ray Fraser is an artist that from where I’m standing seems to be more about the publicity and shock value than creating art. Is there anything wrong with that? Not at all. Andy Warhol made a huge name for himself by deliberately courting the mass appeal.

Brent’s work usually involves himself and himself not wearing anything. I first came across his teaser videos on vimeo and ended up on his website but didn’t want to pay for the subscription to see videos. There are now some videos around showing all the goods. He does public performance pieces where he paints while nude using his rather impressive cock to make the “art”. Some of it ends up looking cool, other pieces are just cock prints all over a canvas. Each to their own.

This video below is a new piece and it’s apparently a tribute but comes across as a fairly self indulgent video where he gets to flex his exhibitionist muscle. Good on him. He looks great nude and certainly gets the attention. The footage is actually quite beautiful but that could be me flexing my voyeuristic muscle. I’m a sucker for a beautiful nude body walking around nude.

“Modern Man” – An artistic nude retrospect by Brent Ray Fraser from Brent Fraser on Vimeo.

Gratuitous nude acrobatics

This is a bit of a lazy blog post I’m sorry. The lazy junior at work finished a few weeks ago and this week a big job has come in that I’m managing so my days are leaving me a little frazzled by the time I get home. Thankfully this is easily turned into a Mining-the-clouds situation. With junior gone the scope of my job has increased and that will be the case even when my boss gets around to replacing him. For the time being it involves me doing all the product photography which he used to do. It also involves me managing the freelancer that is in for a few days helping out. So I think I’m doing a good job of keeping the job on track and also showing that I can handle more responsibility to my boss.

Unfortunately tonight I just don’t have the brain power write anything wildly entertaining for you. Instead I’m sharing a video of a gratuitiously nude hand balancer. Why not do acrobatics nude? Hand balancing takes a lot of strength and even more control. It is something I’d like to try but I have a feeling it would take more time than I can devote to it. He looks good doing it though.

acrobata desnudo from sergio ariell arias on Vimeo.

Allies in unexpected places

When you hear of the UFC, gay friendly and tolerant aren’t the things that first come to mind. The things that come to mind for me are guys beating the crap out of each other in a cage. I’m not a violent person and while I can admit these guys are incredible athletes I don’t understand the appeal at all. So it was a very pleasant surprise to see this story about Kyle Kingsbury showing his support in a bold statement at a pre-match weigh in.

Kyle AKA Kingsbu, was making a brief comeback after a two year hiatus from UFC for a match with Patrick Cummins and before stepping on the scales for his weigh in he dropped his shorts revealing some (unfortunately baggy) pink underwear with a very large “LEGALIZE GAY” across his toned butt. As yet I haven’t seen any statement from Kyle about why he made such a bold show of support for LGBT rights. He did announce his retirement after losing to Cummins saying “It didn’t make sense to get beat up anymore”. Personally it didn’t make much sense to start getting beat up but I’m a fan of Mr Kingsbury after this. Thank you Kyle!

A needed smile

Last night as I went to bed, I was tired and grumpy after circus class and a long day at work. Nothing in particular had annoyed me but for some reason I was in a bad mood. Then I watched this video. Sure, it’s contrived and a set up. If it was just a feel good thing that these people did for no reason then they wouldn’t have filmed it from a few different angles, but they did. Then they edited it and posted it online. Who knows if they are after an ego boost or what their motivation was but ultimately they gave a homeless guy some cash and entertained a crowd. It made me smile as I turned off my light to go to bed.

A bit of New Zealand goodness.

New Zealand cops a fair bit of joking from Australians for being the “poor cousin” neighbour but they’ve given us many good things over the years. Some are still being disputed such as the Pavlova and personally while Russell Crowe is claimed as Australian I’d be happy to give him back. One thing they have given the world is Manu Bennett. He’s mostly known for his full frontal bad-guy-made-good role of Crixus in Spartacus (above). He’s also been in the Hobbit trilogy and CW’s The Arrow.

Manu’s Maori heritage has given him that amazing dark complexion and soulful eyes and it may well have helped his warrior like portrayal of Crixus. I don’t know that it has anything to do with his nude-friendliness. The Maori warriors are often seen with their butts out in traditional costume, even when making traditional greetings of royalty but there isn’t a lot of frontal imagery going on.

A week or so ago, a mate and I were at the Asian baths having a soak and three Maori guys came in with their cool kiwi accents and tribal tattoos but instead of getting nude like everyone else, they wore the flimsy silky shorts in the spa and steam room etc. Now these guys were obsessively talking about Rugby, like most kiwis and I gathered that they played on the same team. I would have assumed the team showers nude in communal showers like most footy clubs. Who knows. It was a surprising and out of context modesty given the environment. One of them was absolutely stunning and had a body that should have been uncovered.

Mojo update: Still Missing.

My plans to rediscover my mojo are just not quite working out. My flatmate has been out of town all week and there were a couple of nights I was trying to find someone to drop by for a bit of a fool around but as is usual with Grindr etc, the guys you want aren’t interested or aren’t around and the ones that want you aren’t the ones you want. Today a guy was supposed to come over for a shag but I texted him a couple of hours beforehand to confirm and he replied that he’d changed his mind.

The rational part of me says he just wasn’t after a casual shag, or something else came up. My neurotic insecure side says that he realised that I wasn’t sexy enough or something. I was really hoping that by having sex with someone I had a good feeling about rather than a complete stranger hookup I’d be able to relax more and enjoy it and therefore not be as nervous about sex and hooking up in general. The longer I go without, the more insecure about it I get.

Not a very happy camper this afternoon.

The Warwick Rowers are back!

In what is becoming a bigger online media event than the Dieux Du Stade calendar, the Warwick Rowers have just launched their 2015 Calendar campain and crowdfunding program with a heap of different rewards for different levels of donation. Once again the boys are lead by the stunning Lawrence and the boys all seem to be going frontal yet again. How they convince them to do that I don’t know but I’m certainly not complaining. It’s absolutely amazing and fantastic that a bunch of young men are so willing tog et their gear off and raise money to fight homophobia and intolerance in sport and in general.

This 2015 calendar is the second year in a row the guys are raising money for Sport Allies who are aligned with the Warwick Rowers philosophy of promoting acceptance and reducing homophobia and transphobia while using sport as their platform for inclusion. Each year the photos get more polished and more beautiful while still capturing the youthful exuberance and probably nervousness of running around nude with the entire team.

Warwick Rowers 2015 Crowdfunder from Sport Media Productions on Vimeo.

Would it work?

A lot of friends have started asking about when my next exhibition is going to be. To be honest I have no idea. The last exhibition “Freedom” didn’t sell very well and putting on an exhibition is a costly exercise. I’ve been incredibly lucky to have AussieBum sponsor both Shrouded and Freedom exhibitions which helped enormously with covering costs but an exhibition is an expensive endeavour to put on. The total cost of putting on that last one was about $4,000 including printing, framing, gallery hire and the costs associated with having an opening night.

One way I had thought of doing it was to start a kickstarter or similar crowd sourced project with varying levels of support garnering different benefits. This time around I’m toying with the idea of having one large image (60cm x 90cm) and 2 or 3 smaller images (20cm x 30cm) from each of the shoots and each image would be available in a limited number in either size. If someone paid $500 (for example) they would receive a large signed, limited print of their choice from the exhibition or if they paid $100 they would get a signed, limted print at the smaller size of their choice.

The draw back would be that the people donating the money, or effectively buying a print, wouldn’t receive their piece until some time after donating. I’m just not sure I can afford to outlay all the money to hold an exhibition again and not cover my expenses.

So many hits!

Fourteen months ago I uploaded a video trailer for my photography book Aussielicious Men to vimeo. I can’t believe that it’s had over 94,000 hits! That’s so awesome. It still averages over 100 hits per day. The book hasn’t sold many copies at all on blurb but that’s ok. It was a book that I felt that I needed to put together for myself as much as anything. It was never a money making venture that’s for sure. If I’d been planning on getting rich from it I’d be sorely disappointed by now. I wonder if we can get it up to 100,000 views? Feel free to share it.

Aussielicious Men Trailer from Brenton Parry on Vimeo.

Sportilicious – I present Jaeger O’Meara

It’s a strange day when Buzzfeed has become my source for perve material but that is exactly what happened this afternoon. Strangely enough it coincided precisely with the moment I felt quite old. This guy is Jaeger O’Meara who plays Australian Rules Football, by far the most athletic of football codes played here, for the Gold Coast Suns. He was named the NAB AFL Rising Star for 2013 after last year’s season and I think it may have been for his cheekbones alone, possibly aided by his jawline.

Jaeger is a young guy, he turned 20 earlier this year. His birthday is in February according to Wikipedia. I could also tell he was young by his gorgeous skin, ridiculous body and his name. Only guys with fairly young parents have names like Jaeger. Seriously though, how does a 20 year old have guns like his? AFL players run on average 14km (9 miles) per match and while I don’t understand the rules of the game the players make it very appealing to the eye.

More nude Olympians

Every year ESPN releases a Body Issue full of nude athletes and this year is no exception. Any time you get a talented photographer taking photos of celebrities you are usually set for an interesting result. When those celebrities are nude athletes in prime physical condition then the results will be something that should be on a gallery wall. Michael Phelps joins the ranks this year and boy does he have a tanline. Also featured is Aussie sailor Jimmy Spithill on the far left. I can’t find who the photographer was on this edition. I assumed at first that it was Annie Leibovitz but watching a couple of the behind the scenes videos on the ESPN site, it’s a guy that I don’t know.

I don’t know who a lot of the athletes are but Giancarlo Stanton, who apparently plays baseball for the Miami Marlins looks so sculpted on the cover. I swear, you can’t go wrong with adding water to a beautiful body. Shiny goodness. The basketball player in the middle looks fantastic. Firstly he’s a beautiful guy with an absolutely rocking body but his image is saturated in beautiful delicious colours and lighting that is perfection.

Rediscovering my mojo

I recently gave my number to a guy at the gym after he was checking me out as I walked nude to the showers in the locker room. It took weeks for him to message but he did eventually. Alas today I found out the reason why he took so long. He has a long term boyfriend so there won’t be anything happening with him. It’s made me reassess what I’m after and at the moment I think I need to avoid thinking about finding a date or a husband.

It doesn’t take a genius to work out that my lack of confidence has been getting worse over the last couple of years and as a result I pretty much never have sex. As of today I’m on a mission to rediscover my mojo. I’m on a mission to have sex and hopefully much more regularly. Today I reconnected with a guy I met years ago and who lives nearby. We don’t know each other well but we both find each other attractive and I casually mentioned hooking up today in a chat on Facebook and he was up for it. If that doesn’t happen by the end of this weekend I’m taking myself to a sex on premises venue and trying my luck there.

If sex happens more regularly then surely that will help resolve some of the over the top need to find a boyfriend. Even if it doesn’t, sex is good for mental health and physical touch is something I love and crave so some plain old skin on skin won’t hurt.

When Olympians get nude.

Two Spanish Olympic sailors have made good on their promise to go for a naked sail. They made the promise to go for the nude sail if their Facebook page got 1,500 likes. Seems to me that they aimed a bit low and maybe they just like getting nude. Who isn’t going to click “like” just to see if they’d actually go through with it? Onan Barreiros and Juan Curbel looked great out there on the water in their birthday suits and I’m sure they had a bit of a laugh doing it. The guys have great big smiles and to me, they look like fun, especially if they are prone to getting nude.