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

Friday, 25 February 2011

Back to vests

Returning to the topic of vests and the things they do for the male physique, this image of Matt Schiermeier grabbed my attention on the Rufskin website. Matt doesn't need much help to show off his physique but the cut of the arms on this garment will enhance any man's shoulders. Shame about the tattoo.

Saturday, 12 February 2011

Marooned

Ross Watson - Untitled

One of a series of pictures by Ross Watson in which he blends photographs of young men into scenes from old masters. The concept is a bit pretentious really but I admire the technical skill that has gone into matching the colouring and textures, giving a surrealist flavour. The fearful anticipation on the model's face and the elegant pose make a terrific image anyway and angling his body to echo the slanting masts is neat.
You can see other examples at Beautiful including a crucifixion scene featuring Francois Sagat which I have also posted at my main blog

Saturday, 5 February 2011

The humble vest

The sleeveless vest was once just a simple underwear garment or a light body covering for athletic pursuits but these days it's out of the closet - it's real purpose is to make men's bodies look good. (Sorry girls, it just doesn't work on your shape!)

The cutaway arms simultaneously enhance broad shoulders and emphasise the shape of the pecs. Worn outside jeans, as in this picture by ES, the shape also shows off the unique, slender body shape that men possess.

Vests as underwear feature in my current story at mitchmen on Yahoo!,
Charlie's First Shoot - from the Naive Models series.