Welcome to the new mitchmen blog

Welcome to mitchmen, home of Mitchell's Art.

I only post occasionally here but in the sidebar you can connect to my two principal sites - my blog (where I talk about my work and pay tribute to artists who excite me) and my Yahoo! Group (where you can join my mailing list, read my stories and see my latest pictures).


There's also a link to a small gallery of my work here (last updated Aug 2016).
If you have problems with the link read this notice.


T
hank you for your interest and support.
Mitchell (updated Aug 2017).

Sunday, 25 July 2010

Military Connections

A marvellous image of a soldier on the march to complement my 'Fortunes of War' story at the Yahoo Group and the Review of the, now defunct, 'Guys in Uniform' Studio at the blog. This is a well built man who would grace any clothing but I love the way his sleeves are rolled up an extra inch or so to show of his biceps, the framing of his neck by the neatly arranged shirt and not least the meticulously deformed beret. Mangling headgear is something of an art form in the armed forces, transforming a mundane slightly ridiculous garment into one that pleases and smoulders with character.

Someone asked what country do these men fight for? (see comments).
The answer is Holland, their equivalent of the marines and if you search images you'll discover they are a splendid  body of men (see below)

I surrender! That ringed cap on the end of his gun looks lethal!

Thursday, 15 July 2010

A Striking Face

Arno Galmarini is a lesson in male beauty, it's a look I try to capture sometimes in my more serious pictures. Fortunes of war continues at the Yahoo Group and the next article at the blog will be a review of the work of Royale Studios and Guys In Uniform.

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

'mitchmen' blog restored

I am very happy to be able tell you that Google have restored my old 'mitchmen' blog with all it's archive of articles and pictures intact. The blog link in the sidebar now takes you to the original blog and I have added some posts there which complete the letter 'M' of my A-Z of Fetish Artists. I haven't decided the future of the replacement blog which I was constructing at Thumblogger but for the time being I have added a link to the small gallery of pictures I had assembled there. It may evolve into a shop where I can offer work for sale.

Saturday, 10 July 2010

'Fortunes of War' starts at 'mitchmen'

Mitchell - Soldiers Nightmare

It hadn't been an easy tour. The locals were at each others throats, crazy stuff. You'd never have thought they'd lived alongside each other for hundreds of years. We got in between them. We had to. Both sides thought we were helping their enemies. They were more than happy to vent their hatred on us. Non-violent protest they called it. That's a laugh! It's all in a days work for us. Confronting organised, angry civilian rioters. But it's a soldier's nightmare.

This is an extract from the first episode of Mitchell's story "Fortunes of War" which is being published in installments at the 'mitchmen' Yahoo Group.

Joining is free and you get access to a large collection of Mitchell's adult work.

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Scene setting for Mitchell's Fortunes of War story

This picture of British soldiers on peacekeeping duties in a bleak urban landscape helps set the scene for my new mitchmen story, 'Fortunes of War'. The jaunty berets and macho hardware contribute to the imagery but I dispense with camouflage which (unsurprisingly!) is not conducive to clarity of image in black and white drawn pictures.

Mitchell's 'Fortunes of War' starts at the Yahoo! Group in a few days.

Sunday, 4 July 2010

Fortunes of War by Mitchell

Starting soon at 'mitchmen' at Yahoo!

Mitchell's new story is called "Fortunes of War"
A tale of unconventional enemies

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Friday, 2 July 2010

More Verlato at mitchmen

Verlato - Still Fighting
I love this twisting, arching body and the army fatigues don't do any harm to the image either, this is an artist that loves men.


Verlato - Gator
Another striking image showing the male form to advantage. This picture is less complex than others but equally surreal.

See more by the artist at Nicola Verlato