A guilty pleasure

Everyone has their little guilty pleasures which may or may not every be spoken of. I freely admit I happily watch the Kardashians when I need to not bother thinking, a cheeky beer after a long day or walking around without any pants when I’m home alone. None of those would come as a surprise to anyone that knows me.

A new guilty pleasure of mine, which may not get discussed with friends, is Harry Styles. The former One Direction member was always the most interesting member of the group in the way that Robbie Williams was in Take That. Harry always seemed a bit naughty, cheeky and just fun.

He’s been in Australia recently and performed at our Music Industry awards, the ARIAS. There is something so intriguing about Mr Styles. He has the fashion flair of David Bowie, the swagger of Mick Jagger. Combine that with his famous sexual ambiguity and you have quite a lot of sex appeal.

We are in an era where hyper masculinity is held up as the ideal and the only masculinity that is attractive. People like Harry Styles just doing his own thing and doing It so well is a great thing to see.

cybEROTICA is now available!

If you are looking for 28 pages of artistic erotic goodness, then head on over to my shop to purchase cybEROTICA. All the images created for QAMA Technology, many never before published. The magazine only had five images in the publication and here we have many more. Dave was such a great model to work with and ready to do what he had to do to achieve the images that I had in mind.

I’m still getting used to creating erotic imagery and asking people to get an erection in front of my camera. It’s a very fine line to walk creating imagery that is both beautiful as well as erotic. Thankfully so far I think we are managing it.

You can buy cybEROTICA at brentonparry.com as well as (DON’T) LOOK if you haven’t already bought that. Over time I will be adding more and more of these digital downloads to the store. Don’t forget that limited edition hand signed and numbered art prints are also available.

If anyone knows any hot guys that you think I should photograph and they are live in or near Sydney, or are planning to be here please send them my way!

Devastated

The Harvey Weinstein scandal has given a lot of sexual assault victims the courage to finally come forward with stories of a huge number of other sexual predators. This morning I heard of another one which has made me very sad.

Bruce Weber is a legendary photographer, published in countless high end magazines and largely credited for creating the Abercrombie and Fitch look and in particular their famous quarterly magazine. Given the content of those magazines and his style I shouldn’t have been surprised to hear that he is being sued by a male model.

This article outlines what he is being accused of. I found out from a Facebook post from a model friend in the US who posted that he was waiting for this one to come out. Apparently, like all the other guys Mr Weber has a long history of this behaviour.

I do my best to be respectful on my shoots towards my models but I keep hearing stories of other photographers touching and being very suggestive towards models so I’m going to be extra careful now. It’s just disgusting behaviour.

Insta-slut

My personal Instagram has been a bit low key of late. I’ve been focusing on posting more on the photography account and just putting the occasional image on the personal one. Yesterday I posted one of the more modest shots (above right) from the rope bondage shoot I posed for a couple of weeks ago for @gatsbykinbaku. Next thing I know I look at Instagram and I have heaps of likes. WAY more than normal.

Today was the first day of summer here so I met one of the models from my erotic shoot last weekend at the nude beach and it was heaven. The tide was out so there was plenty of beach, the sun was blazing, the water was clear and the beach wasn’t busy. Heaven. So I got @peaks_and_cheeks2.0 to take some pics. The one above left is a mid cartwheel photo and I was surprised at how neat it was so I threw that onto Instagram as well.

In about 6-7 hours it’s had nearly 250 likes as well. I’m gobsmacked. The last image to get a lot of likes like that was the one I reposted of me on the bucking duck, naked at burning man.

What am I gathering from all this? All the people that follow me on Instagram, and likely here are just thirsty for nudes. I’m very flattered. If you are interested there are less modest versions of the bondage shot on my two Tumblr accounts.

They’re at it again

Those lovely boys from the Warwick Rowers are back for 2018, once again doing an amazing job raising money for Sport Allies, a program designed to fight homophobia in sport.

The rowers are selling their calendar and the behind the scenes films of the photo shoots for the calendar, as well as other merchandise. They do such a great job on the calendar and the films. Each year the shoots get better and better and I think it’s safe to say the boys have de-throned the Dieux Du Stage calendars as the best around.

If my current financial situation was a bit more stable I’d be buying a calendar or the films for sure.

WR18 Viral Video from Warwick Rowers on Vimeo.

Being debated today

Two weeks ago tomorrow, Australia voted YES to marriage equality. The very next day a bill to legalise same sex marriage was tabled to Australian Parliament. Parliament is focusing on that bill this week and today the amendments to the bill tabled by the conservatives arguing for greater religious freedom, i.e. the ability to discriminate, are being debated. No doubt there are also amendments to the exact wording of the bill etc being debated as well.

I have no idea how long amendments and the bill itself are going to take but our Prime Minister, for the time being, has said that if the Yes vote won he expected the bill to sail through Parliament and the issue to be resolved before Christmas. God I hope so. The conservatives for some reason believe that if they defeat this bill (they won’t) then the LGBTIQ community will give up their fight for legal marriage equality. The LGBTIQ community has never backed down from a fight and the equality movement has only gained momentum in the last few years.

The video below is Sarah Hanson Young, a Senator in the Greens party giving a very emotional speech backing equality.

THETA: A novel

“There are those walking amongst us who pursue our protection without us knowing. There are those who have extraordinary abilities, given to them by the smallest of genetic variations. There are those who seek to destroy humanity by unleashing the deadliest of plagues. But we have a group to stand in their way. Theta”

A dear friend and now-retired blogger, Damien is writing a science fiction novel and unlike a lot of sci-fi he’s not staying away from gay characters. I’m just about to dive in to Chapter 1 this afternoon. Head on over to Damien’s THETA site and start reading!

 

I shot Mr Gay Brazil 2016

I’m notoriously good at procrastinating and procrasturbating but I’m making concerted efforts to not do that and last week I was put in touch with Mr Gay Brazil 2016, Rafael. He is in town for a few months having adventures. Normally I’d suggest a catch up about a shoot and it would take ages but right now I have free time and we made plans for a shoot a couple of days later. Thursday morning I picked Rafael up at 6.30 am and we had him nude on the beach by 7.00.

Maybe I just need to focus on international guys visiting Sydney if I want to do full frontal. Rafael had no dramas with going frontal even though he was a little cool and said he wasn’t as impressive as he should have been. He still didn’t care.

I’m hoping that we get to organise a studio shoot with him while he’s in town as well and do something a bit different. He was so easy to work with and even though we had some language barriers we still had a really fun shoot with some good laughs. His English is really good but heavily accented which is understandable and after only one coffee maybe I wasn’t fully up to speed.

QAMA Technology is out!

I’ve been talking about the erotic shoot I did with the fantastic David early last month. Finally I can show you some of the results. QAMA Technology is out now. It’s interesting to see how other artists explore the same theme in such different ways and those different viewpoints should be celebrated. These days with technology giving us social media, too often other people’s opinions are very quickly vilified.

With this series I wanted to explore the idea that it is quite often the porn or sex industries that champion new technology. Video changed the porn world forever and now the internet is used enthusiastically for porn use. Now people are using quite lifelike sex dolls to get their rocks off when they don’t have someone else handy to play with. At a time when people are expressing concerns over artificial intelligence I wanted to play with the idea that sex robots could develop their own urges while at the same time referencing how detached from humanity and emotion we are becoming around sex with Grindr etc making it so easy to get our rocks off without connection.

These images are quite unlike anything else I’ve done with the digital manipulation. Please click on the image above to see the images at full size. There are details that will be missed at the smaller size. David was so great to work with. It’s rare to find a model so willing to go this far and to put his faith in your vision.

Because of the adult content, to view QAMA Technology you will need to create a login for the issu site but it’s free and easy. You can also download the full document from there.

Busy busy busy

A few months before I was made redundant from my job I lost the use of the studio at work for a couple of reasons not related to me, then with the redundancy and a lack of a studio I haven’t really been doing much photography. That all seems poised to change.

This morning I was put in touch with Mr Gay Brazil 2016, Rafael Fagundes who happens to be in Australia. Normally I second guess myself and hesitate to contact people about doing a shoot but that strategy hasn’t worked that well in the past (duh) so I sent him a message straight away and we are doing a simple beach shoot early on Thursday morning. On Saturday I have a paid shoot from someone that has seen my work and wants to push himself out of his comfort zone and pose for me. Then on Sunday I’m doing the sexy duo erotic shoot for the fourth issue of QAMA Magazine which sadly won’t be out for a few months.

Then the following weekend I am shooting another Brazilian who has offered to do a shoot. The next day I’m doing another shoot with Timothy. Our last collaboration was really successful and while I haven’t quite nailed down the concept for this one I can’t wait to catch up again and work together. Timothy is one of those guys that works ridiculously hard on his body and looks amazing but is very critical of himself. My goal is to make sure he realises how good he is.

In the next month or so there are a few of other guys that I’ve spoken about doing a shoot with as well so it would appear that my photography dry spell has ended. I hope the results are good!

Kieran is coming back

Early in 2009 I did two shoots with the lovely Kieran. He’s a guy who lives down in my home town of Wollongong and a really nice guy. I think back then he had read my blog and offered to model for me. Sadly for Kieran both the shoots we did were in the middle of the night. The first was for a moody shoot in the ocean pool at Bronte Beach and the water was not very warm. The second was in the carpark under the building I was living in at the time.

Last week when I put a call out for a second guy to pose in an erotic shoot with a model coming from the U.S. Kieran gave me a shout and told me he was keen. Kieran and I had caught up early this year for the first time in about 7 years so it was really nice to hear from him again. I’m looking forward to getting him in a studio this time under more comfortable conditions. Sure there will be body paint but he also gets to have fun modelling naked with another hot guy waving their boners at the camera.

Looking at these old shots from the two shoots we did eight and a half years ago makes me realise how far my photography has come. I’m better at directing people and more confident about what I’m doing. Let’s hope that translates in the shoot. Sadly I won’t be able to share the images for a few months when the fourth issue of QAMA is released. Issue three with my erotic shoot with David will be out at the end of the month. Stay tuned!

Out of the woodwork

After years of struggling to find guys willing to even shoot full frontal, now that I’m dipping my toe in the world of erotic photography it seems I’ve tapped into something and a bunch of guys willing to go further than I ever anticipated are coming out of the woodwork.

In a week I’ll be shooting another series for Issue #4 of QAMA and this will have two guys in it. I put a call out on Facebook for a second guy willing to get naked and hard for a shoot with the original model and I’ve been surprised at the people putting their hands up.

It’s a pleasant surprise but a surprise nonetheless. It seems that guys are all or nothing when it comes to nudity. Discreet implied nudity with some bum or the whole party out and waving at the camera.

The thirst is real

I’m a little behind on my superhero movies. So far Wonder Woman, Thor Ragnarok and even Batman v Superman are all still on my list to see. I’ve started BvS but it feels like a stinking pile of crap so I haven’t made much effort.

Last night some friends and I went to see the new Justice League film and after reading some pretty rubbish reviews of it earlier in the day let’s just say expectations were low. By the end of it we’d had some pretty good laughs and actually really enjoyed it. It’s far from a favourite but it was definitely worth seeing. Even if you aren’t a fan of the rest of the film, Henry Cavill shirtless is worth a look and a drool as always but the one that flooded my basement was Jason Momoa as Aquaman.

My lord that man is hot. There wasn’t a dry seat in the place when he popped up and if there were, they quickly disappeared when he ripped his shirt off. I’ve had a crush on Jason for quite a while even thought I don’t think I’d seen anything he was in. His remake of Conan was pretty awful but his glorious booty made some stunning appearances in Game of Thrones. He isn’t my typical type at all. It’s not common for me to go for the guy that looks like the bad boy but there is so much broody sexiness and bohemian lust in him I’m hooked.

(DON’T) LOOK available now!

I asked if you’d buy it and I’m kind of assuming the answer was yes. Since comments still aren’t working I have to make these assumptions.

So… if you click here and head to my online store you can buy a 28 page digital download of (DON’T) LOOK featuring the gorgeous Chris Strafford. There are a whole heap of new images that you’ve never seen before. Hopefully enough to satisfy the thirsty appetites of my readers. If you buy it, I’d love your feedback which I know is a pain right now but head to the facebook page and let me know your thoughts. Any feedback will be used when I create more of these downloads in the future.

I’m preparing to do a third erotic shoot in the next few weeks for QAMA and the images from that along with additional imagery will once again be used for a download if the response to this is good.

 

Australia has voted

Warning: I’m drunk blogging.

This morning was the announcement of the Marriage Equality Postal Survey results and Australia has voted. 61.6% of Australia has voted in support of making marriage equality legal. I have to say it’s been a way more emotional morning than I anticipated. I spent the morning and heard the results along with a few thousand LGBT people and supporters in a park in Sydney and when the results came in I cried like a baby.

Australia has validated me as a person and said they approve of my choice to marry whom I love.

Tony Abbott our former Prime Minister has had an overwhelming defeat in his own electorate. He has campaigned hard for a NO vote even though he has a lesbian sister. He has called equality “political correctness gone mad” and his electorate voted YES with 75% of the vote. Sucked in Tony. You are a bigot and an asshole who is out of touch with reality.

I’m still reeling with emotions. Maybe I hadn’t really dealt with coming out as much as I thought I had but today I feel vindicated. Fingers crossed next week the Parliament will debate the Marriage Equality bill and vote yes to equality.

This weekend I have my second wedding ceremony as a celebrant and hopefully it will be the second and last time I have to say the words “Marriage is between a man and a woman to the exclusion of all others.”