A little crush

Dipping my toe into the world of YouTube vlogs, I’ve been watching lots of vloggers to see what I like and what I don’t about their vlogs. Clearly I have a lot to learn but it’s also a nice way to pass the time and it feels a lot more genuine than watching any reality tv.

One of the vloggers whose videos I’ve been enjoying lately is MarkE Miller. He’s been vlogging for a while and from what I can tell he makes his living from YouTube as well as some sales of merchandise. He and his boyfriend Ethan have got quite the following and the videos have followed their early dating stages as well as them moving in together and their day to day lives. After a few years together they seem to be very genuine lovely guys who have a great life and really enjoy their time together.

Of course my enjoyment of MarkE’s channel is in no small part due to the fact that along with being a nice guy with a real zest for life, Mark is bloody sexy as hell and is prone to vlogging without a shirt from time to time. It doesn’t feel forced or “look at me” like a particular other youtube “sensation” with a rhyming name. Mark feels genuine and down to earth, not like he’s chasing fame under a pretense of global harmony.

Go check him out and enjoy the adventures of Mark and Ethan. They are quite adorable.

A little give and take

Yesterday I was in the mood for a little adult company so I went on to Scruff. This 30 year old messaged me and we started chatting backwards and forwards. It came to pass that he is a total top and I can understand in terms of anal sex that versatility is not for everyone. There are people who just don’t like being fucked, some that just can’t do it and the ones that I struggle with, the ones who don’t because they see being fucked as not masculine enough. I call bullshit on that one but that’s not what this blog is about.

When he said he was a total top he meant it. He doesn’t even suck cock. Now I may be wrong but in my eyes if you don’t suck and you don’t bottom then you are pretty much seeing your sexual partners as random orifices to take advantage of. That is not at all what I’m about. Maybe it’s my own insecurities but I really don’t like the whole dom/sub scenario even in role play. If you have to dominate your partner or you think they are less masculine or worthy than you because they take a cock up the arse or in their mouth, then you have some warped views on masculinity and your own self worth.

My ideal sexual partner is one that I feel comfortable with and is up for a bit of give and take. It may not be in the same session but if you expect to fuck me, that’s great but I’d like to take a turn as well thanks.

The New Year’s Eve vlog

I hadn’t done a vlog since my birthday vlog so I thought I’d have another go and New Year’s Eve on the harbour seemed like a great place to start. Unfortunately the day was a bit windy which makes audio on my iPhone a bit rubbish so I’m sorry about the low level of my voice in the video.

The day was so nice, with patches of cloud but generally great weather. When you combine that with great company, good music, a few drinks and delicious food then you can’t go wrong really can you? Don’t forget to subscribe to my youtube channel, and feel free to comment on and like the video!

A leap of faith

This holiday break for me has been very productive. Not in all the ways that it should have been but this morning I did the last of my four scheduled photo shoots.

Last week thought I caught up with Timothy again for our second shoot. The first one I blogged about here. Timothy is a former ballet dancer so we decided we would go into the studio and see what we could do using dance and movement as our starting point. Capturing movement in a studio setting brings with it a lot of technical complications so what we tried was influenced by those complications.

The shot above is one that I am very proud of. The fabric was incredibly lightweight to the point that the air conditioning was blowing it off Timothy’s body if he stood still. I’ve posted this image on Facebook and the response has been incredible. I’ve already had a couple of requests to buy prints.

As you can see we did some other shots as well including the now ever-present “Chair”. They are all good shots but there is something magical about the one above which has been named “Ascension” after taking suggestions online. Email me for print enquiries.

Happy New Year

In Sydney we have started 2017 and the rest of the world is starting to follow suit with Europe and Britain just having ticked over in the last couple of hours.

There has been much written and said about what an awful year 2016 was. If you were a celebrity with some health issues then yes. If you were in politics then yes, it was a terrible year. Britain made the absurd decision to leave the EU and well, the less said about Trump the better.

On a personal level however I had a pretty good year. My work situation is pretty good at the moment and there are some interesting things in the pipeline for 2017. My photography work has been very well received including being used as the face of Mardi Gras this coming year. I’m very proud of that.

I’m in a good place as far as my ease with being single and I’m trying to look after my health and mental well being as well. I recently had a brief dating thing with someone and even though it didn’t go anywhere it was very nice to have some cuddles and know that there are people that want to spend time with me in a romantic way.

To everyone that reads this little corner of the internet, thank you for your continued support, feedback and interactions. Even the cranky feisty ones. I wish everyone all the very best for the year ahead. May it be full of whatever you want it to be. For me, that’s travel, hot men, nakedness and lots and lots of laughs with friends and family.

Photographing Christopher

A few months ago at work we had to build a scale model set for a photo shoot and we ended up using some gnarly branches for the set which were sitting in a tub in the store room going to waste. I’d kept them aside because I had an idea for a photo shoot.

That photo shoot happened on Wednesday. Christopher is a guy that I’ve known through friends for a few years. He has a beautiful Instagram account which does contain a lot of selfies but they are beautifully done selfies. None of that duck face bullshit in the bathroom mirror. He’s a very creative guy for work and in life so I asked him to model for me. As you can see he has a beautifully lean athletic build with broad shoulders and not an ounce of fat on him.

It’s always fun working with people that get the creative process which Christopher does. He was very nervous having only done one semi-professional photo shoot in the past. The shoot was fairly fast and a lot of fun. It’s always great when a model just runs with my crazy ideas like being covered in powder and wearing a collar made of sticks.

 

Finally!

Stuart Reardon has been a popular figure around the internet and male modelling scenes for a few years now and while he’s bared almost all in the past, we’ve been left wanting.

That is until recently. Stuart posed for the very successful Rick Day a while ago and now a full frontal shot has leaked that to all the scrutinising eyes, appears legit. The tatts, body and head are all obviously real and to someone that does a lot of photo shop work and retouching, the frontal shot looks completely legitimate.

With a piece of equipment like that I’m surprised it’s taken him so long to get it out. It’s a beautiful cock and teamed with big low hanging balls I’m very happy and impressed.

This is how you do edgy and hot

There are some people that you can remember when you first discovered them, on a billboard, a movie or an Tumblr photo that stops you in your tracks. Then there are people like Joeyjojojr (not his real name, obviously) who creep their way into your consciousness and before you know it you are following their Tumblr, their Instagram and if you are lucky, friends on Facebook.

And so it is with Joey. Thinking back I have a feeling he was involved in the Company of Men exhibition I was a part of in Melbourne a few years ago, probably as a model.

As you can see from these images and his Tumblr, Joey isn’t shy at all and has a fantastically edgy look. In my mind, which could just be wishful thinking, he looks like you’d have hours of dirty sex followed by him making coffee and breakfast in bed with a side of cuddles.

Joey lives in a different state unfortunately but I’m hoping that one day our paths will cross and an edgy, beautiful, sexy collaboration will happen.

How do you measure masculinity?

This year has been a really rough year for celebrities dying and rubbish political decisions. With George Michael’s passing on Christmas Day it added another tragic layer to all the losses of greats this year.

I found this image on tumblr with a comment about these men teaching the world that you can do masculinity any damn way you want. The gay world is still full to overflowing with discrimination of effeminate or camp men, idolising the traditional views of masculinity. To me that traditional view of masculinity feels outdated. Why can men only be muscular, gruff, hairy and emotionally stunted? To the gay men that are total tops because of some warped view of masculinity, does that mean you think the men you fuck are less masculine or even just “less than” you?

David Bowie was fairly well renowned to be bisexual and played enthusiastically with an androgynous image especially in his early years. We really did lose a pioneer earlier this year with his passing. Prince was a legendary ladies man, bedding all sorts of gorgeous women but his image was perhaps one of the most camp out of the three. How does that sit with everyone’s notion of masculinity? George Michael looked way more camp in his closeted days at the beginning of his career. In later years he was all about sharp suits and sophistication.

There are no rules to masculinity and I would say that I see being truly masculine means being yourself without regard to what is expected of you and your image. I’ve done drag and I’ve rowed surfboats. Two activities about as far apart on the scale of traditional masculinity as it’s possible to be but they are both very comfortable aspects of me.

Thank you to these legendary men for being brave enough to do things your own way.

Jorge and Andrew

The response to the photos of Jorge and his behind the scenes video has been fantastic. It’s no real surprise. We gays do love our sexy muscle boys. It also didn’t hurt that Jorge is cheeky and a really genuinely nice guy as well. Last Monday I photographed him again, alongside the photographer that put us in touch. I was doing a shoot of Andrew and Jorge had some time off and since they are good mates he came along. Once we’d done Andrew’s shots we (quite easily) talked Jorge out of his clothes and got him to join in.

These shots are moody and to me, very sexy. They were a bit nervous about being nude together for the first time but that passed quite quickly and I think we got some really nice shots. It’s a brave man that gets naked for photos alongside Jorge but I think Andrew held his own. The mood is very sexy and has a bit of homoerotic tension to it. Love it.

Merry Christmas

In a few hours I’ll head off to my sister’s place for some quality family time. We have a low key Christmas Eve and then do the traditional Christmas Day over there and even then, it’s still only 8 of us in total and pretty laid back. I’ve been tasked with some nibbles tomorrow so I have been cooking up a storm and have a little bit more to do.

Christmas can be a bit of a dark time for those people without families or those who just aren’t in a great place so take some time out and reach out to someone who might be struggling this holiday season.

When I wish people a Merry Christmas, that is my way of essentially encompassing all the different religious festivals and observations that happen at this time of year. I’m not educated on all of them so I stick with what I know. To all the people not celebrating at this time of year, thank you for keeping the world turning a bit while the rest of us eat too much, drink too much, laugh as much as possible and probably take an afternoon nap.

Have a great Christmas (or your celebration) and be kind to everyone! I hope my Christmas stocking is full of beautiful men that look like this. A boy can dream.

Another snow angel!

Andreas is a long time reader and contributor to Aussielicious. He’s joined in fitness challenges and photography challenges. Now he’s stepping into the snow for the nude snow angel challenge. Love it.

Someone sent me a message saying they couldn’t understand why anyone would get nude in the snow. They went on to say that nudism is about relaxing nude and that’s probably true but this challenge has nothing to do with nudism generally speaking. When people come out of saunas and roll in the snow or jump in an icy lake it’s about circulation, health and cooling down. This is about having a laugh. People look silly doing nude snow angels, or as I proved yesterday nude sand angels. Sometimes life is just about having a laugh and not worrying about what you look like or being uncomfortable for a minute while you have a laugh.

Thanks for joining in Andreas! Anyone else got one?

Snow angel down under style

I realised that it’s a bit unfair of me to ask you all to do the Snow Angel challenge without having a go myself. How on earth am I going to do it in Australia’s summer? Do a Sand Angel instead! This morning I was down at the beach and a friend came down to hang out and catch up so I got him to film me. Now I’m still not 100% at making animated gifs but I thought this was an ok go at it. Of course your snow angels can be static photos and that’s probably easier for all concerned.

Yes I did do a version face up but I haven’t made that and that might go on tumblr instead.

 

When you should be doing something else.

With my three weeks off I’m supposed to be studying and achieving things. So far it’s not going so well. Yesterday I was trying to study for my marriage celebrancy course and this morning I was supposed to be editing photos. Now part of my distraction and lack of focus was legitimate. I’d left my work bag with my glasses at the office so I was getting headaches from sitting at the computer without glasses. So I have now been in to the office to get them and all is right in the world.

Given that I also have the house to myself at the moment I am spending a lot more time nude about the house and well, when you are bored and not motivated and there’s something there to distract you, it’s just going to happen.

Over the past few years there has been a bit of a trend for mashing up words to create new words. This morning I was clearly putting one of my favourites to good use. I was procrasturbating. That’s right. It’s the wank you have when you should be doing something else. I wasn’t even that horny.

Delightfully intrigued

Yesterday I had my first nude beach trip and spent a few hours in the morning sunning my buns. It was a beautiful day and if I didn’t have things I need to get done today, I’d be down there again. Given that it’s a week day and people are still working the beach was fairly quiet and relaxed. At one point this man walks along the beach, shirtless in some cargo shorts. Not the super baggy long ones epitomised by Abercrombie Frat Boys but my impression was that he was straight. He had a pretty impressive beard going on, hairy chest, stomach and even a bit on his shoulders. Yeah, I like to people watch at the beach, I’m a details guy.

It was when he stripped off and lay down that I got more intrigued. He buried himself in a book for his stay apart from the couple of times he went for a swim. At one point I’d just gone for a quick dip in the water and as I was drying off I noticed his sunglasses. They were mirror finish on the lenses but the frames were bright red plastic in the shape of love hearts. So here is this really tall, rugged sexy looking guy with bright red love heart sunglasses. I couldn’t help but compliment him on them. He just laughed, said thanks and explained that he’d just found them in the street and decided to keep them. It was only after the sunglasses that I noticed his towel too. He was lying on a tiny, bright coloured kids towel.

So now I was even more intrigued by this guy. He had a beautiful naturally athletic shape, the kind that is a bit rare on someone so tall. Not gym muscled but he obviously knew how to use his body and from the tan lines I’m guessing he’s a surfer which would explain his physicality. All of that combined and I think I’ve got him pegged as a really chilled out guy who doesn’t give a rats arse about what people think of him, possibly a father to a young kid/kids which would explain the towel. But then that could be another random find that he’s just taken as his own.

Of course I will never know any of the true story but he had a great vibe about him, definitely a good sexy look about him and he made me smile so he won my dude of the day award that was given out in my head yesterday. Good times.