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).

Thursday 1 December 2022

Man Appeal

 This picture of Keegan Whicker sums up much that I admire in a man.

A cute face and nicely muscled physique naturally but his spectacular thighs that make a pair of simple, white briefs look like the sexiest garment ever invented.

His stubbled jaw and reversed cap add a touch of casual, youthful individuality.

If you're looking at Christmas present ideas, he'll do for me! 

more Charlie underwear

Tuesday 1 November 2022


 Commercialised Halloween isn't for me but this marvelous image by Wes Hemple is a nicely gay imagining of the truely spooky element of All Souls Day, with two young men digging in a murky graveyard and apparently unconcerned about what might be stirring beneath their feet. A silent head from a statue seems to be warning them.

More art by Wes Hemple

Saturday 1 October 2022

Tight Clothes

 I wish my teachers had looked like this!


Breyette - Favourite Subject

What do we want to talk about today, class?

Art by Breyette

Thursday 1 September 2022

Seasonal Faces

These pictures by Javier Sempere mark nicely the passing of the seasons in the Northern Hemisphere with the sensual heat of summer (below) giving way to the fruitfulness of autumn when Bacchus takes over from Helios the role of stimulating the pleasures of men.

Sunday 31 July 2022

Machine Fodder

Men at work, stripped to the waist in industrial settings make for great imagery.

Machines and muscles are also a fascinating combination.

Human strength pitted against mindless solidity.

This image by Mentar treats us to a model with a superb muscular back, but adds an unexpected fantastical narrative as he appears to be about to be swallowed up by the maw of this strange monster

Tuesday 28 June 2022

Military Men by Carr

Henry Marvell Carr - Sgt Montague one of the Desert Rats

 Two portraits of military men from a British artist I hadn't known about before.

They capture the masculine charm of soldiers and sailors rather well. 

Henry Marvell Carr - An Ordinary Telegraphist

These images came from Uniformes et Stereotypes blog which is a fantastic resource of retro imagery regarding all branches of the military and also discussions of the work and inspirations of some important, vintage gay artists.


These images also complement the ongoing series at mitchmen blog featuring the imagery of the vintage, British 'Royale Studio' from the 1950/60's. Royale Studio was founded by Basil Clavering as beefcake photographic studio, but they also produced 'storyettes', which were photo series which often featured military scenarios of sailors and soldiers getting into tight clothes and mischief. The actors were often, reputedly, serving members of the British armed forces. As an adjunct to that series I am publishing, bit by bit, my entire collection of Royale images collected from the internet over the years to form an open archive. Two more 'new' Royale images turned up this week in my browsing.

Friday 1 April 2022

Way above it all

Kolins - Marvel Team-Up

This muscular image derives from the famous 'lunch on a skyscraper' photo of the 30's but it shows not ordinary men but two Superheroes Daredevil and Luke Cage, commiserating about their office politics.

It's actually much more interesting if seen as Daredevil using his special powers and spare time to grab an impromptu, romantic lunch with his construction worker buddy. 

The artistic style is rather spidery, so I suppose the jokey, Spiderman lunch box beside is a rather apt addition. The colouring too is relatively austere for a Comic cover.

more: DareDevil and Luke Cage team up

Monday 28 February 2022

Between Two Palms


DW Chase by Calvin Brockington

mitchmen has a thing about patterned briefs and swimwear (click on the label below for more examples). There's something showy about them which suggests the wearer has an interesting character and sweaty, hairy DW Chase is certainly not your average, plastic, fashion model. The decorations on these trunks often contrive to flatter the male figure, I'm not sure whether this one does or not!

dw-chase-by-calvin-brockington at DNA magazine

Monday 31 January 2022


xth13teenx - A Different World

 The moment in which military comradeship turns into affection and love is beautifully captured in this image rendered by xth13teenx. It's part of a grand series which imagines Chris Redfield, the legendary character from the 'Resident Evil' games franchise, falling in love with his colleague Piers Nivans and setting up home with him. Their romance is charted through all the mundane things couples do together and their loving intimacies and it's all set against the context of the dangerous tasks they are sent on and the demanding physical training it involves.

This Art which portrays a relationship between two strong, gay men as complete, joyous and life-enhancing is refreshing and very, very welcome. 

By way of contrast, Steve Walker's art which I featured at mitchmen last year, though pretty and romantic, always seems to have an undercurrent of loneliness and doubt.

There's a large gallery of work by xth13teenx at Deviant Art

Saturday 1 January 2022

Dangly Things

Cavin Knight

 Summer seems a long way off in the Northern Hemisphere but where these Aussiebum swimming trunks come from, it is the height of the season. Laces on swimming trunks had a serious purpose in the old days when trunks were made of natural fibres that sucked up water and created a drag that could unclothe the unwary. Low waisted designs are still vulnerable, lacking body curves for waistbands to cling to. In general though these days laces are more decorative in nature, but allowing them to dangle risks the same thing happening if a mischief-maker takes a fancy to grabbing them. Cavin here seems to be grappling with a stray hand of his own although I hear he's not averse to letting them drop in the right situation. 

Model: Cavin Knight, Photo by Mark Henderson