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Welcome to mitchmen, home of Mitchell's Gay Art.
(with no connection to Michael Mitchell!)

This is my gateway site. I only post occasionally here, usually pictures in praise of male beauty, strictly vanilla,
but in the sidebar you can connect to my two more adventurous posting sites
- my blog (where I show some of my pictures and pay tribute to artists and images that excite me)
- my Yahoo! Group (where you can see my latest pictures and stories and join my mailing list).


There's also a link in the sidebar here to a small gallery of vanilla drawings by me (Mitchell) (gallery last updated Feb 2019).
If you have problems with the link please read this notice.


I welcome comments from visitors but please avoid adult references, I can't approve remarks which are not consistent with the vanilla content of this site!

Thank you for your interest and support.
Mitchell (July 2019).

Sunday, 1 September 2019

Shirt-Lifter


Alex Geerman posing in a T-shirt in a very unconventional way. 
Perhaps it's an ad campaign for chest aftershave,
But it's a striking and unexpectedly sensual image.
I haven't ID'd the photographer yet.

Thursday, 1 August 2019

Summer in Paradise

JuiceJ - title unknown

It's that time of year when men undress on beaches.
Not usually quite like this though. 
The high waisted underwear suggests a man of some modesty

I don't know who JuiceJ is, this image looks like it has photgraphic origins.

Monday, 1 July 2019

The Making of a Man


This blog is dedicated to male beauty and Aaron Cal is a worthy representative.


He reminds us that hard work is needed to make the most of what nature gifted to us.


I'd follow a man like this anywhere!



Saturday, 1 June 2019

Summer in the City

Reyes MA - New Yorker (Up On A Roof)
This image with it's acid-bright colours seems to speak of Summer, long and hot
the swirly sky reads like an invocation of heatwave conditions,
the subject's shiny face and clinging, summery attire likewise.

The leaves on the ground though are a augury of Autumn
 and thoughts of the future seems to be reflected in his serious expression
and that typically masculine, crouching pose, denoting a pause in activity.

The man portrayed here is strikingly muscular, his arms and neck convey that, 
even without the curious, explicit outlines showing through his T-shirt.
These seem to be another signifier of the summer heat 
supplementing the fleshy tones which also show through the material
at places where it stretches across perspiring, mounded muscle. 

Seemingly sketchy and naive at first sight, there's some clever observation here

I can't find a website for Miguel Angel Reyes
 but you'll find lots about him and sample images if you search on-line
There's a selection at the Homoerotic Art Museum

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Summer is coming (again)


If this picture of Allen Clippinger strolling on the beach with a parasol seems familiar to you, 
click on this reminder and you'll know why. 

Hong Tao's recreation of the subject copies the photograph fairly closely, but he seems to have swapped the hint of boyish mischief seen here in the model's face for a more serious and sensitive demeanour. He focuses our attention on the model's character (and subtly changes our perceptions of it) by removing the distracting background of sea and beach, with all it's associations with summer, play and fun. Comparing the two pictures gives a rather good illustration of how we are subconsciously influenced by what appears to be minor detail.

The disappearance of the sporty numbers on the swimming trunks is also part of that transformation though I must say I like to see numbers on a man, it suggests he's got some energy and offers the faint chance that he might be capable of submitting to discipline. 

When I first saw Hong Tao's picture I was struck by the apparent flimsiness and loose fit of the model's shorts which gave it a slightly erotic flavour. You can almost see the same effect in the original photograph but it's clear here that it's created by shadowing and the dishevelling effect of actually getting them wet in the sea (God forbid!). The suggestive dark shadowing just above the waistline in Tao's picture is however, pure artistic licence (or should I say licentiousness!).

Monday, 1 April 2019

Mermen resurface

Merman by Know-Kname
I've featured other merman imaginings here (see label below) but this one breaks the mould a bit with his 'regular guy' look and facial hair. Know Kname gets the sense of swimming movement quite well. He avoids the thorny issues of respiration and reproductive functions by clever angling and basically not showing anything.

See more of his work at Know-Kname's gallery at Deviant Art
(but you'll have to hunt out pieces anything like this)

Friday, 1 March 2019

Adrift

Vern Dufford - Adrift
This is as good an invocation of loneliness and sadness you are ever likely to find and the nudity of the sailor implies it has sexual origins. With the boat still under full sail it's clearly him who's adrift, or contemplating it by parting company with the vessel. His outspread arms are suggestive of crucifixion images and the persecution associations that go with it.

The sober colouring is beautifully balanced, a grey, threatening sea and brown boat. A glimpse of yellow, sunset sky adds to the gloomy atmosphere but casts a warm glow over the sailor's muscular body injecting a note of optimism, a hint of inner strength.

This artist has a range of styles (just google his name to see) but has produced a number of images on this particular theme (and similar invocations of male alone-ness) in simple, sombre-toned compositions that seem to hark back to the 30's

There's a good collection here