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Today is my birthday. I’ve now had 42 of them. So let’s call it the second coming of my 21st. It was sadly just another day at work made a bit (read very) uncomfortable by the fact that my lower back has gone into spasm and I’m in pain but tonight I’ve had a lovely dinner with my parents and my housemate near my house. I adore my parents. They aren’t great with open displays of emotion but I bloody love them. We get on and have a good laugh together all the time and it’s actually the third time I’ve seen them in a week which is very rare but very much appreciated.

When they gave me my birthday present I was very excited. They’ve given me a gift voucher for a skydive which has been on my list of things to do for a very long time. Ask me to go hang-gliding and I’ll tell you to bugger off but for some reason jumping out of a plane makes perfect sense to me and I can’t wait. I have until April next year to do it so I’ll be looking for volunteers to join me. Sadly it won’t be nude.

Nude Skydiving #3 from Naked Skydiving on Vimeo.

Just beautiful

I’m not sure if it’s because I’ve grown up in and around water but there is something very beautiful to me about a man in water. Even better if there is more than one and if they are nude. This is a short video of two men moving beautifully through a pool at night. It is a very simple video but the way the guys move and interact is gorgeous. The lighting means there is some mystery and there is the tease of not having any frontal in the video.

A gentle night time skinny dip is one of life’s great pleasures. This video makes me very happy.

Midnight Swim by Ricky Cohete from Ricky Cohete on Vimeo.

Picking up the camera

It’s been a while since I’ve done a photoshoot of my own. At work I do quite a lot of photography but that’s mostly product photography and not wildly interesting. I haven’t done a proper photo shoot since I photographed the lovely Mikael in Copenhagen back in July. It’s hard to believe that was two months ago now.

Tomorrow I’m photographing a lovely straight guy early in the morning for what may or may not become a new series. The poor guy is quite nervous as he’s never done anything like this before but he puts a ridiculous amount of time into his body so he will look amazing. His biceps are about the size of my head. To keep him calm his girlfriend is coming along and she has a firecracker of a sense of humour which will be great on the shoot.

I’ve also told him that I’m hoping to get some footage of the shoot so I can put together a video to go with the photographs. That is something that I’ve wanted to do for a while and I tried getting footage on the shoot with Nathan last summer but the footage was not good enough. Let’s hope I can do better tomorrow.

Freedom Trailer from Brenton Parry on Vimeo.

It’s back again

every year about this time we are tantalised with images from the upcoming Dieux Du Stade calendar and the teaser video for 2016 has been released.

The question I’m asking now is whether or not there will be a DVD of the ‘Making of’ that they’ve released in the past. There didn’t seem to be a DVDs for the 2015 calendar but I’m hoping it makes a sexy comeback for the 2016 calendar.

Dust and sparkles…

Burning Man is over for another year. Some people I know have gone several times now and other people have been year after year for many many years. I won’t ever be one of those people. There is a very real possibility that I will go back one day but there is too much of the world out there to see for me to go back to the same place, spending lots of money and using all my vacation time every year.

It’s changing and evolving which is inevitable for anything that’s been running for decades. Now with social media and a much broader awareness of the festival globally, it will only continue to attract different people who bring different experiences to the burn. The burn is created by those who attend so as those people change, so will the burn. For me this year it became clear that it was mainstream when I saw footage of Katy Perry falling off a segway in the dust and when I hear that there was mobile phone signal in the desert this year. Part of the appeal and the original ethos is escaping commercialism and every day life.

There’s nothing critical in my analysis of the burn. It is an incredible experience and one I treasure. It was sad however to read that Justin Alexander whom I’ve interviewed recently on Aussielicious had his camera, backpack, sleeping bag and even his passport stolen while at Burning Man last week. So much for radical self reliance.

One amazing thing to come out of the festival each year is my friend Vincent’s video. This year he’s put it together officially for AWOL and done an amazing job yet again.

Let them know

Today in Australia is Father’s Day. My father isn’t an outwardly sentimental father and he doesn’t really worry about celebrating today but I called him for the day as any son should. A lot of people are posting happy Father’s Day messages on Facebook which isn’t my thing. Dad and I aren’t friends on Facebook and I’m pretty sure he wouldn’t log in expecting to see anything there.

My Dad and I are very alike in some ways and very different in others. Since I came out to my parents nearly 16 years ago (on his birthday, oops) there hasn’t been a moment where I’ve wondered if my Dad loves me or accepted me. He may have struggled with it at first but he never showed me that struggle. He is the kind of man I hope I am. He’s not a world changer but he’s a damn good man and while he is a quiet man, he has shown me how to be a good person.

In celebration of Father’s Day, I’m re-posting this video of Dad’s reading the book “I think I’m a poof” by a friend of mine, Samuel Leighton Dore. The book is written as a tongue in cheek way of reminding dads to be accepting. Last time I posted this I know a lot of people had issue with the messages in the book but it’s simplistic and exaggerated like most kids books. Seeing these dads of gay sons reading this book makes me smile.

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.

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.

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.

Awesome prank

Now I get that this may offend some people but if I was the “victim” of this prank I’d be doing what this woman did and laugh a lot.

It would appear that Rémi Gaillard is a serial prankster with his own youtube channel. Clearly there is some good money behind these pranks and especially this one. Setting up fake elevators is not cheap. If anyone can enlighten me on any more details about this guy or the setup (is it for a tv show?) I’d appreciate it.

Can you imagine walking in and the elevator opening and having a completely nude guy there taking a shower? Hilarious. I love it, but then I love seeing naked men just about anywhere, especially when it’s not in the normal context of a locker room or a beach.

I have a sudden interest in Athletics

Sven Knipphals is a name I haven’t seen before but now Sven is firmly etched in my memory. He’s tall and broad shouldered and has those beautiful chiselled features I so enjoy. He also puts on an impressive display when he’s sprinting down the athletic track, in more ways than one. Sure there is his speed and form but even the camera man seemed to have something else on his mind as Sven ran, no bounded, down the track. Enjoy, it may hypnotise you.

Il corridore e il pacco rimbalzante. from River Blog on Vimeo.

All of the Vikings

Being on holiday you aren’t distracted by the day to day frustrations that you are in your real life and that gives you the space to fill your eyeballs with the local sights. ie. hot men.

The Croatian men for my personal tastes were a little hit and miss. When they were good they were really good. They had a bit of a cockiness to them and seemed a pretty good mix between the Mediterranean guys and the Eastern European guys of say, the Czech Republic but with more of a tan from better weather. When they were nude on the beaches I certainly was appreciative.

When I got to Spain I remembered how sexy they are. It’s a very blatant sexiness with the Spanish. It’s all smouldering brooding bedroom eyes, thick dark eyelashes and full lips. Their gorgeous tanned skin is very sexy, especially when it’s not covered by anything as they wander around nude in the sun with their lovely meaty appendages swinging in the sun.

For me though it was Copenhagen and the delicious Scandinavian men who really best fit my “type”. My type is broad and not confined to skin colour or race but those damned Vikings had me nearly walking under traffic and into the harbour. Their cheekbones were blocking the sun. They rock a blonde man bun better than anyone I’ve ever seen and there is a casual elegance to their sexiness. It’s not preened or as strived for as other places. The Danes are just a relaxed, stylish sexy. If I could find myself a Viking husband I’d be back there in a flash.

Men Of Scandinavia – Winter from Men OF Scandinavia on Vimeo.

The video is a bit of the photographer's Franz Fleissner winter work diary. Showing Swedish male fitness models in "The great outdoors"
I have always been fascinated by natural surroundings, light settings and the different seasons of the year. That’s why I am especially fond of location shoots in the outdoors and, like many classical artists, uses this to get more exciting and dramatic reactions. Especially with the Swedish climate, which can be icy cold and windy, forcing both model and photographer to concentrate under extreme conditions. The best Franz

Coming out, being heard

Lachlan Beaton has caused more of a stir than I think he intended with his recent video telling of his struggles to accept his sexuality. Lachlan used to play Aussie Rules Football at Melbourne University and in this touching video details the pain and suffering he felt, that lots of us feel, when we realise we are gay and expect to be cast aside by friends and family should they find out.

The video has been shared on many sites and Lachlan has become a bit of a poster boy for the fight for Marriage Equality here after he followed up with a beautifully written Open Letter to our Prime Minister, The Dishonourable Backward-thinking Tony Abbott.

The video is worth the watch and the open letter is definitely worth reading. Lachlan isn’t specifically focused on being able to get married, but rather sending a message to people struggling that they are equal, loved and ok.

Simple and beautiful

This is just a short video that I found online last week and thought I’d share. It’s just two beautiful surfers, one male one female, running down the sand to the surf and going for a surf, nude. Black and white works beautifully with this video and the music is right.

For me there is something really beautiful about surfers bodies. They are usually toned and athletic without looking like they just lift heavy things up and down. They move gracefully and have a litheness that really appeals. To be fair, I think a lot of bodies look great when they are wet so this guy, Jay Button is never going to be anything but hot for me.

If We Die Tomorrow 0.1 from Lagoon on Vimeo.