Get Ruffled

This is another one of those shoots that seemed to take forever to organise. Will is a lovely guy but our schedules never seemed to match up. He also has a lot of interests and is often out having fun adventures so it is hard to coordinate a shoot.

What wasn’t a problem was convincing him of my idea. He loved it. His beautiful pale, freckled skin, surrounded by the coarse white tulle fabric with just a hint of orange paint on his face, and boom, we had a shoot.

Will’s long lean frame photographs beautifully and really lent itself to this shoot. If you buy the whole download, which is out now then you’ll see that Will isn’t shy either. This one contains full frontal and erotic imagery. If that sounds like your thing, then click here to buy the download and any others that you think you might like.

A little canyoning adventure

When I said I was going to try and do more youtube videos that came with the statement that not all adventures need to be big. Last weekend’s adventure was definitely a LONG day but it cost very little and didn’t need much equipment. These are the kinds of adventures I want to make a habit of.

Heading out to the Blue Mountains National Park a couple of hours west of where I live, my mates showed me some beautiful scenery. The end of the day was quite physically challenging but worth every step and every drop of my sweat.

I can’t say where it is because my mate who organised it made me promise not to. It’s a very secluded spot and we don’t want it over run with people although I would say a lot of people would struggle with getting in and out. The people we saw as we were putting on wetsuits were nearly the only people we saw all day.

Some of the footage is wobbly and not very clear in this but that’s because my GoPro is an old one. I’d love to buy one of the new Hero 7’s but I just can’t afford it.

Falling in love

I don’t know about you but I know that I can fall in mini-love on the train of a morning or at the gym or in today’s case with someone I have seen at the cafe.

There is a guy who is probably barely 30 and he is so typically my type it is ridiculous. Clean cut, athletic, broad shoulders and completely unavailable. On this gloomy Sunday morning in Sydney I went to the cafe under my apartment for breakfast and just before I finished he turned up. I’ve seen him in the area a bit and was already developing a crush.

When I went in to pay I made a joke to the owners who I chat to all the time, about falling in love with hot straight guys. They laughed and said that it’s harder because he’s actually a really nice guy. Very polite and friendly all the time.

He also has a really cool dog. It’s a solid-as-hell bull dog but it looks really friendly and he clearly loves it. How do I tell him I’m ready to co-parent his dog with him?

Measuring up

With a black tie wedding booked in a few weeks I needed to get my hands on a tuxedo. I was going to rent one but that is actually nearly as expensive as buying one and last night friends told me that they’d had a great experience at a place that I’d always thought was really cheap in terms of quality.

I’ve just got home from going there and I was impressed. Sure it’s not a custom made Gucci tuxedo or anything but it was a really good fit and felt like good fabric.

Getting fitted for clothes is a daunting task and I’m one of the lucky people with a conventionally “typical” shape. Anyone who doesn’t conform to a standard body shape must feel very intimidated. As it is, I always know going in that I’m going to have trousers taken up at the hem and I have a thick neck so shirts need to be a touch bigger there.

Every now and then I have a bit of a chuckle at how social media and society in general is telling us to stand out and prove how unique we are but so often we just want to fit in and be just like everyone else. Being able to buy clothes off the rack that fit pretty well is a bit of a blessing. Being average isn’t an insult, it’s very handy.

It’s what we do

I’ve just got home from a catch up with some friends at the pub and as you do, we covered a lot of territory with conversation. These are new friends that we worked out are mutual friends with some of the guys I went canyoning with on the weekend.

One of them is a nudist and we were talking about people’s attitudes towards nudity and sex etc. The mutual friends are guys I can happily hang out nude with and one of them came nude camping with us last month. They are friends that I would never fool around with though. That brought up the topic of friends hooking up etc.

I have some friends that I can be naked with, some I can be naked with and/or hook up with and some who I pretend have no genitals at all and don’t ever have sex. On the topic of hooking up with friends, we did talk about the fact that in the gay world it’s not uncommon for people to have met their friends by hooking up, then moving into friendship territory.

I have gay friends that I’ve known for years that we started by dating and hooking up before realising that was never going to work but have gone on to become some of my strongest friendships.

It’s one of those unique things about the gay world that make me smile. The straight world rarely manages that sort of thing but it’s quite common for us homos.

A great adventure!

Sunday’s adventure was a lot of fun. Completely exhausting but totally worth it. We started just before 7am with a 2 hour drive, followed by a 45 minute hike. That led us to the start of our river adventure.

From there we spent an amazing 5 hours on the river floating on inflatables, walking through shallow parts and some scrambling over rocks. It was some of the most beautiful scenery I’ve seen with crystal clear water, sheer canyon walls and lots of different things to see.

We stopped for lunch and since we hadn’t seen anyone else in a long while we stripped off for some photos after eating, then chilled out some more. After lunch we had a couple more hours of moving down river before we had to make our way out.

This was the only part I struggled with. After a long day a STEEP clamber out of the canyon we had another hour of hiking, mostly up hill to get back to the car. I was absolutely shattered but very content at the end of it.

It was so much fun getting out of the city and seeing some beautiful scenery with mates. I definitely think there should be more of that in my life.

Get down to the River

Back in early January I spent a beautiful weekend with mates camping nude down at River Island. On the Sunday morning I got to do my second photo shoot with Tom, Ozmod of the now sadly defunct Naked Werewolves Instagram page.

Tom is one of those beautifully humble men who has no idea of his charms, both physical or in personality. Working with him again was great. The first shoot we collaborated on was a winter shoot and while this recent one wasn’t a particularly warm morning, it was nowhere near as cold as the winter shoot.

The morning light at the river was beautiful and lit Tom’s muscled physique beautifully. The deep greens of the scenery looked great as well against Tom’s skin tone. “River” is out now and if you click here you can buy it along with all the other downloads in my shop.

It is the spice

If someone took a look at my day today I’m not sure they’d be able to define me very easily and I kinda like that. They do say that variety is the spice of life and today has certainly been varied.

Firstly I was up at at 6am to go and do some photos for the Lifesavers With Pride, the gay lifesavers Mardi Gras group that I used to march with in the parade. Then after dropping my camera back at home I was quickly off out to Western Sydney to meet with a wedding couple who booked me for their wedding in November.

From there it was back into town to go to the drag shop to pay a deposit on getting drag makeup done and hire a wig for a work function I need to do drag at in a couple of weeks. Then I had a bit of a break at home before going to meet a couple of mates to buy a cheap wetsuit for an adventure down a river tomorrow.

Now I’ve just finished editing photos from last weekend’s photo shoot. I think I’ve earned a beer and some yummy food tonight. The adventure tomorrow is going to be a long but fun day!

Gorgeousness

It shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that I follow a lot of hot male models on Instagram. What does come as a surprise (but shouldn’t) is that they aren’t all dumb and have nothing more to offer.

Drew Harrisberg is a model signed to Sydney’s best modelling agency. He’s also an exercise physiologist and a diabetes educator. Hell, I’d learn about diabetes from him even though I don’t have it. If you follow his Instagram you’ll see he even has a totally awesome dog. Sadly he’s straight.

If you think he couldn’t get more annoying/intimidating, you’d be wrong. Today he released his first single as a singer (which he also wrote). Now, we’d all expect some auto-tuned dance or cheesy Ed-Sheeran-lite from someone that looks like Drew but again you’d be wrong.

Lover & a Friend is a beautiful, haunting love song that I can totally see in the soundtrack to a gorgeous indie romance movie. I’ve bought it on iTunes, listened to it several times and watched the video a couple of times.


A bumpy day ahead

As I post this tonight, I’m dreading tomorrow. You see, it’s Valentine’s day tomorrow and I hate it. Not because I think it’s commercial bullshit (which I do and it is) but because it’s a day that it truly sucks to be single. Especially if you are like me, going through a bit of a lonely, wanting romance phase.

A Facebook friend has already posted photos of flowers she got from her partner. Since social media will be awash with photos of flowers and people gushing about their “Love”, their “Rock” and their “One and only” all day I might try and avoid it tomorrow. To be honest all that social media outpouring of love and mush actually just makes me think it’s more of a statement of “SEE I’M LOVABLE!”. Love and social media likes is the perfect storm of validation after all.

I realise how cynical this post is sounding and it is. I’d love to be part of the smug-couple universe but I don’t think I’ll ever be the shout it on social media type. Isn’t it better to tell the person you love how much they mean to you rather than a thousand vague acquaintances on Facebook/Instagram/Snapchat? If you are going to be shouting it, it’s not real unless you use #blessed.

Your standards have doubled

Human nature is a fascinating thing and when you see it play out in it’s absolute worst form it can be both entertaining and terrifying. Just think of all the conservative “Christians” fighting against LGBT rights then being caught in very compromising situations with underage boys.

Today on Facebook a very sexually liberated friend posted that he was looking for participants for a sex party which would involve 4-5 blindfolded bottoms who were there to be fucked and used by the rest of the party. I’m assuming that my friend is aiming for a good number of tops to fuck the bottoms who would have no knowledge of who or how many guys fuck them. Also knowing my friend, the party would be Prep based and raw.

Someone that put his hand up seemingly to volunteer to be blindfolded and gangbanged got my attention. Over the years he has very vocally and very publicly on Facebook tried to shame other friends in open relationships. He has thrown around god, christianity and sin in his condemnation of open relationships, but here he is waving his butt in the air volunteering to be fucked raw by dozens of anonymous strangers. It seems a very interesting double standard. If I could stand the guy I’d love to talk to him and find out how he rationalises that level of “moral” hypocrisy but to be honest I can’t be bothered dealing with him.

Get “The Ball”

A few weeks ago I had a studio booked for 5 hours to do 3 shoots but on the morning of the shoots the middle model had to cancel for personal reasons. So I was left scrambling to find someone to take the spot.

Thankfully Troy took up the challenge and braved his first ever photo shoot. Troy is a mate of mine and in the end I’m glad he did it as the concept worked really well with him, simple as it is, and I’m not sure it would have worked as well with the other guy.

The results of that shoot are out now as this week’s download “The Ball”. As you can see it’s a bit of an exercise in minimalism. A simple white backdrop, a silver fit ball and a tanned nude man with a great butt.

Click here to see buy the full download and see all of Troy in his first photo shoot. We followed up with a beach shoot a week later. That download will be out in a few weeks.

Six months to go

It wouldn’t be a surprise to hear that my countdowns to various things drive people crazy. Today I needed this one. My week at work has been chaos but not always in bad ways. It’s nice to be busy.

Today marks six months until I fly out of Sydney for my big European adventure. All flights are booked and travel insurance is booked. Now I just need to lock in accommodation and camper van bookings and I’ll be set.

I’m pretty sure I’ll spend the first four days in Lisbon with day trips to the gay nude beach and beautiful seaside towns, then I have found a gay clothing optional B&B in the Algarve that looks really nice. Gay, nude? Why not!?

I booked these flights three months ago but that has absolutely flown by and while I’m not wishing the year away at all, the six months will go just as quickly. It gives me something to look forward to over the winter months. Obviously I’ll try and get as much footage and as many photos as possible. Holiday vlogging is fun but definitely a challenge. Part of me loves to just enjoy rather than thinking too much about taking videos.

Getting fancy

Anyone that knows me in the real world and has been in my car knows that I’m not a car person. The car I own at the moment is the most modern and expensive car I have ever owned. Before you get the wrong idea it’s nothing crazy, just a hatch back but it’s the newest car I’ve ever owned.

After my recent pledge to do more videos for YouTube I’ve been giving some thought to what to film and things that might be interesting. For instance this weekend I’m going down to Kangaroo Valley to hang out with friends. Two of the friends own the place we are staying and it’s rented out through Air B&B so I said I’d do some video footage for them to promote it. A bit more footage and that becomes a video which should be fun.

In a couple of months I have a wedding 3 hours out of Sydney and I’ve decided to make a weekend of it and do some exploring. After all, I also talk about having “little adventures”. For that weekend I’ve organised to borrow a car from our client at work. That client being Jaguar. Sadly they aren’t lending me an F-Type sportscar but one of their SUV models. It’s a lot more fancy than my car so it will be fun.

That weekend will become a vlog as well. I’ll have to do some research on what to explore while I’m out there. I’ll also be trying to get some photos for social media for the client.

Not again

It would appear that I am still, despite being chronically single, a carrier of the relationship virus. Over the years I have unintentionally infected people with relationships purely by knowing them but you are much more likely to catch a relationship with someone if I am interested in you.

My new fuck buddy is adamant that he does not want a relationship. He has porn aspirations, is a proud slut and is even contemplating escorting. Good on him I say. He’s very well suited to all of it.

Last weekend he was away camping with another one of his fuck buddies and he comes back and announces on Monday that they are giving a relationship a go. Now, they are embarking on a relationship that is very different to what I want. The porn and slutty behaviour are still on the cards and the escorting is being negotiated.

To clarify I don’t want to date this guy but I’m amazed that even guys adamant they don’t want a relationship are still vulnerable to my relationship virus. It’s a powerful thing. Beware.