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I don’t get it

A couple of weeks ago I’d been chatting to a local guy on Scruff whose profile says he likes giving massages. Perfect! Who doesn’t like getting massages? He was very much on the same page as me about what he liked. Both of us nude, not about a happy ending but a nice regular massage but with the sensual energy that builds when both of you are nude.

So I went around there one night a couple of days later, got myself naked and lay down on the massage table. Soon after he was naked and the massage had started but I soon noticed something that kinda put me off. He’d left his shoes on. We were in a room in his home and he was giving me a massage. We weren’t hiking in the wilderness or going for a run but he’d left his shoes on. I just don’t get it. If his feet were cold I could have understood socks perhaps but running shoes as well? No.

Maybe he watched a lot of porn in the 90’s when the guys’ tight jeans or police uniforms came off but somehow their shoes miraculously stayed on. I never quite got that. For me nude is totally nude unless you are nude camping and walking somewhere that requires shoes. For sex, nude is definitely totally nude.

Aussielicious Interview – Justin Alexander

Last week I told you about Justin Alexander, the intrepid traveller who sold up all his belongings and took off on an adventure with no end deadline. Tonight I’m bringing you the short interview I did with Justin. He was kind enough to answer my questions after coming out of the wilds of the U.S. tracking wolves.

You “retired” two years ago at 32 and ran away on an adventure. How did you get to that point?
Freedom has always been my highest ideal. I’ve always strived for an unconventional, adventurous life, but I really caught the travel bug (and an intestinal bug) when I spent a month trekking in Nepal in 2006. Since then I’ve been trying to figure out a way travel the world full time. In 2010 I helped with a tech startup and had enough success that I was able to step away and have just enough funds to support the lifestyle I have now.
What are the deciding factors on working out where you are going to go and what you are going to do?
I want to spend my life creating the memories that I want to have as an old man. Mostly I’m driven by curiosity and/or excitement; people and places I want to experience firsthand. I have a thirst for the exotic.
How do you find families in Indonesia to stay with and become a Buddhist Monk? Things like that aren’t in tour guide books.
I have never opened a guidebook. I’ve probably missed out on some cool stuff because if it, but I don’t want a guidebook directed life. I have a family in Thailand and Nepal. The Buddhist monk story is tied into my Thai family in a little farming village 30 minutes by motorbike from Lampang, northern Thailand. Both are very long stories with long back stories and if I tell those I really want to do it right.
Generally I am very open to opportunities. When you are visiting another culture, be extremely respectful, learn the language, eat how that eat, drink what they drink, be polite, and people will invite you into their homes. I don’t have any other advice than that because my experience was so rare and specific.
The photos on your Instagram are beautiful and certainly not just happy snaps. Do you have a background in photography or is someone documenting your trips for you?
Thank you. I don’t have any photography training and have been shooting on an iPhone since I started Instagram. I just graduated to my first real camera a few weeks ago because I was frustrated with the low light capabilities of my iPhone. It was a big investment, and carrying a big camera (and computer and hard drive, and, tripod…) is not something I like to do. I actually totally hate it. I’m a minimalist and I carry everything I own, so adding more stuff to my bag is really annoying.
But for now I’m shooting on a Sony A7-2. Any pics of me on my instagram are either taken with a timer on my phone, or by someone I’m with at the moment. I travel solo but I’m not always alone.
What other destinations are on your list and why?
I want to travel the Silk Road from the Mediterranean to Mongolia. Overland and slow. Afterwards I want to explore Africa for a good long time. I have a fondness for Southeast Asia as well and have been to Thailand like 8 times now. I have too many places that I want to go.
I’m just going to do this American motorcycle adventure until it feels done. I really don’t know what’s next and try not to put too much energy into that kind of stuff. You can have breadth or depth with travel; but having both is a trick. I don’t want to rush around and just see every place, I want to really experience every place, and that takes time. But time is the one real commodity we have.
So, who knows? Maybe I’ll find a spot somewhere and have a normal life there for a year. If that’s what I want to do then I’ll do that. But after a few months in any place I find myself longing for the horizon, and when it calls, I must go.
Describe the feeling of giving up your possessions and running free into the world?
Not as dramatic as you might imagine. I had been traveling a few months per year since 2006 so the whole thing felt very natural and comfortable. I’ve been a nomad most of my life; rarely owning more stuff that could say, fit in a Honda Civic. Once I had packed all my possessions into my Civic in order to move from San Francisco to Miami. I had to immediately go on a quick business trip to France and while I was gone,  the car was stolen.
I’ve never been too attached to things, and the only thing I regret losing was my journal. The freedom of having a life based on this kind of value system is absolutely delicious.
The overall theme of this blog Aussielicious is nudism and being comfortable nude, which you seem to be from your photos. Has that always been the case?
Always? Well, I was comfortable being naked as a baby, then not so much til recently. I spend a lot of time naked in nature; as long as the weather is agreeable that is.
Just this morning I woke up by a river in western Montana, and after the sun started cooking I spent half the day naked in the river and walking around in the cottonwoods.
The only annoying thing is… No pockets!
Anyway I don’t think I’m excessively nude in my pics. A couple from the Bolivian salt flats and then a hot springs or two. I like my body and think the human form is beautiful.
You are looking very fit. How do you stay healthy and fit when you are off in the wild?
Well thanks. I’d say I’m less healthy and fit than I used to be. I used to train a lot. Kickboxing, BJJ, lifting, running, swimming. Now I have a very laid back approach to life and am taking it easy. I tend to eat whatever I want and stay active with day-to day-adventure life stuff: climbing, hiking, carry packs and firewood. I’m not doing so much athletic training these days.
Once every month or two I get to a place with a gym and I’ll go lift some weights for a few days but it’s just for fun. I don’t have a daily schedule or anything.
I would run but when I travel I get skinny. If I start running again I’ll start looking sickly.
I tend to lose weight in the woods and then eat like a Viking when I’m in a town or smothering.

Gotta be careful

My housemate goes away for a month or so this Friday morning which means I have the house to myself and there will be not much clothing worn during that time.

All afternoon this afternoon I was chatting to friends about an upcoming nude drinks night at a friend’s place, the possibility of going to the beach as soon as it’s warm enough and hopefully a nude camping trip soon as well.

My housemate isn’t a nudie at all and doesn’t understand why you would do anything other than sleep, shower or shag nude. The idea of hanging out nude with mates is very foreign to him. After all the talk of being nude today I nearly walked in the house and took of my clothes. It turns out that I could have wandered around nude quite happily as he’s still not home but that’s ok. It’s still a bit chilly here.

I’ve often said I would love a housemate that is comfortable with nudity. The two previous housemates regularly saw me nude and one of those would wander around nude as well but we didn’t sit around nude watching tv or anything. Maybe that will have to wait til the mythical day I find a husband to live with.

Time flies

This weekend 70,000+ people will descend on the Nevada desert to create Black Rock City for Burning Man. There is a lot of talk about how it’s evolving and changing with the purists being unhappy about it. When an event becomes that popular and attracts that many people, it’s never going to be the same and the people crying about it changing from when they first went 10 years ago would probably be surprised at what it was like 30 years ago.

A friend from my first Burning Man sent me a message the other day saying he’d come across my bucking duck video on a tumblr blog which I loved. That moment was one of the most free I’d felt in ages. Even shortly after that happened I got self conscious again while still on the nude bike ride. At that moment however, I was having an absolute blast. On that bike ride, half our group had been nervous about doing a nude pub crawl bike ride through the desert. They kept making nervous jokes about keeping our eyes up. I promptly said “fuck that” and looked straight at everyone’s cocks. The more nervous ones couldn’t believe I was going to get on the duck but all I could think was “How often do you get the chance to ride a bucking duck nude in the desert?” There was no way I was going to miss it and I made sure it was recorded.

I’m trying to be more willing to say “why not” than “Why” but sometimes it’s not as easy as that moment in the desert.

The Bucking Duck ride from Brenton Parry on Vimeo.

A golden opportunity

I’ve posted about my wish list of celebrities that I want to photograph a few times on the blog and now I have an opportunity to photograph someone in the public eye. He’s not hugely famous but a lot of people in Australia certainly know who he is. He apparently really likes my photography and wants to collaborate with me on a shoot. I’m not sure when the shoot will happen as he’s not always in the country. So now I have to come up with a concept to shoot that works for both of us. He has a very big personality but I don’t want to use that. I want to capture a more stripped back portrait of him.

If this shoot goes well it could very much open doors to other people in the public eye. He has a lot of contacts in the entertainment world and I’d be crazy not to try and make the most of this opportunity. I’m not going to say who it is, nor is it any of the people in the photo above. They are certainly still on my wish list.

It still happens!

Yesterday I had a message from a guy that I initially met through this blog. He’s now living in Melbourne and playing football to stay fit down there. Now he wasn’t specific so I don’t know which code of football he’s playing. We have a few options here to play. Rugby League, Rugby Union, AFL or Soccer so I’m just going to call it football.

He was saying that they’d played a game at another team’s home ground and in the locker room afterwards, instead of having a home team and an away team locker room, everyone was in together including the big communal showers. Now I know that in old sports clubs that haven’t been renovated or updated then communal showers are sometimes still a thing that exists but this is the first time I’ve ever heard of opposing teams all showering together. He said that a few guys showered with shorts on but the vast majority stripped off and just got on with the showering.

It was something that was very good to hear. Football teams are pretty famous for showering together and naked hijinks in the locker room and a team that sees each other in the shower after every training session and game would be so comfortable around each other but add another 11-12 naked guys to the mix and I wonder what the dynamic was like.

Taking the plunge

Last week I received a message from a guy I know on Facebook through the Active Naturists blog. He has written an article for that blog but was nervous because he was taking the plunge and including photos that were full frontals of himself. He messaged me because he saw that I had posted frontals of my own a few weeks ago and wanted to say it helped him make the decision.

When I posted those shots I was nervous as hell. There are other frontals out there of me on the internet but posting them on this site was something I’d said I’d never do because I didn’t want to make friends uncomfortable. One friend made a comment but it was perfectly fine. He’s one of the few friends that hadn’t seen me nude but obviously he reads the blog and had seen all but the full frontal. Ultimately the decision just came down to the fact that I genuinely don’t really care anymore if people see my junk on the blog. I was also pleasantly surprised that the trolls I’ve had in years gone by on Aussielicious all seem to have moved on. Maybe it’s because the hits aren’t what they used to be or because I stopped biting to them, but I didn’t receive one negative comment.

Now don’t go expecting my cock to be on Aussielicious all the time from now on but it may appear from time to time.

They’re at it again!

The gorgeous men of Warwick Rowers are back launching their 2016 Crowdfunding campain but they’ve stepped it up a notch. Not only have they done photo shoots in Spain and the U.S. as well as their home turf in the U.K. This time they are releasing a coffee table book full of their naked goodness as well.

Remember the profits made after the costs are covered go towards not only the rowing club but more importantly Sports Allies, the organisation setup to fight homophobia in sport. Such a great cause and obviously it’s helping. More and more sportsmen at professional levels are coming out and being accepted which along with Sport Allies sends a really great message to all those kids out there that want to try sport but have thought it might not be for them because they are gay.

Warwick Rowers 2016 Crowdfunder from Low Fat Media on Vimeo.

Very jealous

Justin Alexander is a guy that came to my attention, like several others through an image on tumblr. The image I’m referring to is the one on the right, above. We all know I love the idea of soaking naked out in nature and relaxing. I followed the link to Justin’s instagram which in turn led me to his website Adventures of Justin.

Justin was living the dream of working for a startup, working hard, buying lots of material things and being what we consider “successful” which was a change from other periods in his life when he’d dropped out of high school and lived in the wild for a while. Now he’s on an adventure after selling off all of his possessions apart from his trusty motorcycle and seeing the world. He’s become a buddhist monk, ridden his motorbike up the west coast of the U.S, seen the catacombs of Paris and danced nude on the salt flats of Bolivia (above left) and that is just the tip of the iceberg.

I’m not sure I could ever take off on such an amazing adventure but part of me really wants to. Imagine the experiences that he’s having out there on the road. I am getting in touch with Justin and I hope that in the near future I’ll be able to share an interview with him here on Aussielicious.

My mate the Viking

A couple of months ago I shared photos that I had taken of Nathan. Everyone seemed to like the photos I posted of him, especially when I followed up with more. Well Nathan is one of those guys that isn’t shy at all and why should he be? He’s currently in Europe and took some time to visit Norway and capture a photo on the iconic tourist destination, Trolltunga. It’s a very beautiful location to get a photo so I love that Nathan did it justice by putting a Viking helmet on and getting completely naked. I wonder what the other tourists thought?

The Manscapes of a mate

Last week I brought you the photography of Manscapes. I was put in touch with the photographer of Manscapes, John Bortolin by a friend who had recently posed for him. Nigel is a mate of mine who has posed for me a couple of times alongside his partner of many years. Nigel was very flattered that John asked to photograph him as, in his words guys in their 40’s don’t get asked to do shit like that. John has photographed some stunning men and Nigel was a bit intimidated by that but I think he’s completely held his own amongst the men of Manscapes.

Nigel and his partner moved up to the Byron area a few years ago and I’ve been up to visit them a couple of times. They throw really fun parties and neither of the guys are shy about being naked so staying with them suits me down to the ground. It was partly the knowledge that Nigel had done this shoot that gave me the guts to post my own frontals on this blog a few weeks ago. From what John has told me, I believe he’s photographing Nigel’s partner soon. I look forward to seeing those shots.

Sexy and edgy

This series of photos popped up on my tumblr feed a few days ago. The model is Eian Scully and he’s been photographed by Matthias Vriens-McGrath looking bloody sexy in the desert at night wearing just ankle braces to hang upside down. Eian seems to have a bit of a following on tumblr as well as his instagram. Maybe this is a party I’m arriving late to but I can see why he has a following. Chiselled good looks, rocking body and not a trace of shyness to be seen anywhere. A quick scroll through the tumblr posts show that he’s very rarely wearing a complete ensemble and this isn’t the only shoot he’s done frontal for. Bless him.

There isn’t a lot of information on his social media about his age but he graduated from University in 2013. Make of that what you will. Until then just enjoy the views.

One door closes

A few months ago I was having dinner with a friend who has a business that is doing very well who has recently relocated to San Francisco to give the business the best opportunity to succeed. I jokingly asked if they needed a graphic designer and he said they did. Unfortunately the job opportunity along with the opportunity to relocate to S.F. didn’t work out. It has planted a seed however in my mind about the chance for a change, to shake things up a bit.

While I love Sydney and love the lifestyle here, there isn’t anything really keeping me here. Sure, my family and friends are here, but I can always come back. San Francisco would have been a fantastic place to relocate to. It’s such a fun city. The weather would have been a bit cool for my tastes but there would have been so many opportunities for road trips and adventures.

If anyone has any leads on jobs for a Senior Designer/Artworker or Photographer somewhere cool in the world, send them through.

Uncensored SF Bike Ride – Oct. 18, 2014 from Cary Chauvet on Vimeo.

The places you turn up

The very beautiful Nathan that I have posted about recently is over in Europe at the moment and just this morning he has posted an image on my Facebook timeline that he took in Berlin. While he was at Comet Club in Berlin they must project images on the wall, three stories high as he tells me and lo and behold this image popped up. I haven’t been able to ascertain whether they played the video for the Aussielicious Men book or they’ve taken a still from it but apparently Aussielicious was credited which is great. It’s great to see that people like my work enough to project it in a club on the other side of the world!

Aussielicious Men Trailer from Brenton Parry on Vimeo.

Impressive but crazy?

David Fusté is a rock climber aiming for the most pure form of climbing. Allegedly that is a very common philosophy amongst climbers, to keep it simple and pure but David seems to be taking that thought very literally. In this video you see the lean, athletic climber doing his thing, way up high with no ropes, no harness and completely nude. Sure, it doesn’t look like the most technically difficult climb but my god that’s a long way up. Good on him for doing it but he might just be a little nuts.