Welcome to mitchmen gateway

Welcome to mitchmen.com, home of Mitchell's Gay Art.

This is my permanent gateway site.
I usually post here once a month, art and photos in praise of male beauty, strictly vanilla.
There's a link in the sidebar to a small public gallery of vanilla drawings by me (gallery last updated Feb 2019).
If you have problems with the link please read this notice.

You can find my more intense and frank work via my regular 'mitchmen' blog
(where I show my own pictures mixed with articles on other gay artists and images that excite me).

There's a 'Gallery Hub' tab at that blog which has onward links to:-
- All the official mitchmen galleries,
- The mitchmen mailing list (for the latest pictures and stories)
- The permanent mitchmen archive at Adonis Male.

I welcome comments from visitors but please avoid adult references,
I can't approve remarks which are not consistent with the vanilla format of this site
and unfortunately I can't edit your contributions!

Thank you for your interest and support.
Mitchell (Jan 2024).

Saturday 1 August 2020

The Way We Were?

Swimmers 1934, Halley Johnson (?)

This is an eerie perspective on Summers gone by
 with two (male) swimmers seemingly stranded on a tiny island
one looking distinctly stressed as he clutches his beach ball
while a yacht serenely passes by with no sign of a human crew
and above them a strangely disconnected moon 
looks down through a window torn in a darkening sky.

The styling of this image is striking, Deco? 
Maybe, but it's initial promise of charming, carefree nostalgia
seems to rapidly dissipate on closer inspection.
 I've not been able to fully verify the artist's identity,
 but the date (if true) suggests a further ominous spin on the mood.
Or are the long shadows and gusting breeze simply signalling sunset,
and the sorrowful ending of an idyllic day in paradise?

Sorry, no link available!