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MICHA, A SMOOTH, BLOND AND SLIM GUY…CORY, A GUY WITH A BUZZ CUT WHO LOOKS LIKE HE’S FRESH OUT OF BOOT CAMP…RAMON AND SAM GET UP AND JUMP INTO THE POOL. HANS IS LAST TO DISROBE AND HE ENDS UP SERVICING THE OTHER TWO BOYS FIRST… OBERON CONTINUES TO ASK FOR MORE, AND HARDER…
Never before was the line between porn and art so thin as with the latest Bruno Gmünder publication P230: Porn*Pops – Daydream. Jazzy, luscious, colorful and playful. P239’s graphic interpretations of gaylife really hits the spot. Stick figures were never so sexy, horny and total sluts. Thanks to P239’s unique aesthetic Daydream is a very special comic experience. The artist experiments with a variety of graphic styles and combines them with short erotic texts. He has created a world of abstract beauty and gives form to gay desires and ideals. The artist consciously puts content in the background and goes full bore into the details of the aesthetic of his representation. – and it works. P239 studied communication design in Frankfurt, Germany, where he still lives today. He creates many of his illustrations for his own amusement, while working at the same time as the creative director and co-partner of an advertising agency. Daydream is his very first illustration book and has been released this Fall by publisher Bruno Gmünder.
… the guys kiss, caress and laugh over what a good time they just had and then it’s back into the pool…-B- P239 | BEAUTIFUL BRUNO GMÜNDER | BEAUTIFUL
IF THERE IS SUCH A THING A TOTAL PERFECTION, JOE BEDNAR CERTAINLY COMES CLOSE TO IT. HE IS WELL BUILT – AND THAT IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT – WELL EDUCATED AND WELL SEXY. FOR SURE WHEN GOD CREATED MEN, HE MUST HAVE HAD JOE BEDNAR IN MIND. OK, let’s face the facts. We actually are living in a time of awareness. Something that Joseph Lanny Bednar is very conscious of. Joe has the honorable age of 22 years and loves to work out, which he does practically every day, and sometimes twice. Joe isn’t someone who jumps into things. He knows what he does. When he works out he trains different muscle groups by session, and completes his trainings with a well thought through diet, that helps him to create a desirable and admirable body. And that is not the only though through thing about Joe. At his young age of 22 years, he is very aware of the fact that even though we are living in a time of body consciousness, physical beauty is nothing without the right personal attributes. Honesty, ambition, discipline and intelligence rank high on Joe’s list of emotional values. Joe Bednar is hot. He has done several successful photoshoots, and worked with talented photographers, Michael Lawrence being one of them. Still Joe is also aware of the fact he is still young and has a lot to learn, which he does eagerly with every modeling job he gets. Recently, Joe got confused with Channing Tatum. With his tall body, short cropped blond hair and good looks, that is an easy mistake. And we wouldn’t be surprised if Joe will follow Channing’s footsteps. He obviously has a lot to give. Yes, if perfection does exist, you write it like Joe Bednar. –B- CONNEX24.7 | BEAUTIFUL MICHAEL LAWRENCE | BEAUTIFUL
JULIEN AND STÉPHANE, TWO 23-YEARS OLD FRENCH ARTISTS, ARE THE 'SPIRITUAL FATHERS' OF EXTERFACE, A GROWING PORTFOLIO OF DREAMLIKE PHOTOGRAPHY. MORE THAN PHOTOGRAPHS, JULIEN AND STÉPHANE CREATE POETIC PICTURES AND STORIES. THEY ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN ART DIRECTION AND GRAPHIC DESIGN. Last week Tuesday we introduced you to Exterface, the creative duo comprised of Paris based artists Julien & Stéphane. Where we talked a lot about their work and techniques in that first part of this Beautiful interview, today we try to get to know the two talented men a bit more intimate, in order to find out if their personality are as much in line as their professional and creative vision is. We have noticed that in your portfolio there is not one stand-alone image. All works are done in series, stories. What is the idea behind this way of working? Julien & Stéphane: Cinema is something that really inspires us, visually and emotionally speaking. So basically our series are like movie scenes, which install an atmosphere, tell a story and generate emotions. Only instead of moving images we use photos. Can you pick your favorite series, and explain to us why this one means so much to you? J&S: The best one is the last one we did, Orchid. Or maybe the one that is on its way to be published… The turning point in our work was Situla, because of its strong narrative aspect, the impact it has on people and also the fact that this was out first publication, as a portfolio, in Akut magazine. There is something about Situla that is truly magical to us.
Do you have any tattoos or piercings? Julien: I’ve got a tribal tattoo on my back. I had it done five years ago. It was a strange experience. First because it was a bet with friends, and also because this body area is extremely sensitive. This was my first and last tattoo! Stéphane: None. But I have a huge fascination for body art, because of all its aesthetic aspects and how sexy and artsy it can be. It’s like being your own piece of art. Please describe the perfect man according to Julien & Stéphane… J&S: The perfect man is just the perfect illusion of a perfect man. But having that said, a hairy guy has better chances… ☺
Is perfection what you are looking for in your work? J&S: As we said before, perfection is an illusion. Or illusion is perfection. As dream makers our wok is all about creating illusions. We’re not trying to catch the reality of life. Instead we are giving our idealized vision of it. Just as a perfect dream. Let’s play Freud. We are going to ask each one of the to react to the following words: Fantasy: Stéphane: Reality | Julien: Our work. Reality: Stéphane: Fantasy | Julien: What reality? Domination: Stéphane: Provocation | Julien: Agreed. Submission: Stéphane: Devotion | Julien: Devotion. Your favorite color: Stéphane: Black | Julien: Red. Your favorite food: Stéphane & Julien: Exterface. Your favorite hobby: Stéphane & Julien: Exterface. You like to kiss… Stéphane & Julien: Men I love. You like to cuddle… Stéphane & Julien: These same men. Your biggest quality: Stéphane: Instinct | Julien: Obsession. Your biggest flaw: Stéphane: Timidity | Julien: Self-minded. Your dream of happiness: Stéphane: Life for and thanks to our art | Julien: Exterface for life. What is next for Exterface? J&S: Professionally we are working on several projects such as the new Peta French campaign, visuals for a jewelry house, covers for an art magazine and a novel. More personally we are working on a Michelangelo homage and we are also doing something more sexual…
Finally, what’s with the little spade symbol that we find in your logo and everywhere on your website? J&S: It is simply us and our work. Love generating Art. -B- Photos shown here are extracts from the following Exterface
series: Orchid - I Wanna Be Your Mister | Situla - Fassbinder's Homage | Narcisse - I Love Myself | Fragments - Le Discours Amoureux | Gang - Money Power Sex
AS SAID IN THE SONG, NEW YORK TRULY IS THE CITY SO NICE YOU HAVE TO NAME IT TWICE. MAYBE THAT IS WHAT INSPIRED LONDON BASED SOUTH AFRICAN PHOTOGRAPHER DYLAN ROSSER TO USE TWO SEXY MEN FOR HIS NYC FASHION SHOOT. FOR SURE IT IS WHAT INSPIRED US TO MAKE A DOUBLE ARTICLE ABOUT DYLAN’S NEW YORK ADVENTURES. THAT AND THE FANTASTIC IMAGERY OF COURSE. Dylan Rosser visits New York City once or twice a year, and, passionate photographer as he is, always combines this with a photoshoot. Usually he shoots for himself, in order to bring new material on his ever growing triple website, but this time he decided to inform some magazines of his travel plans. Both Akut Magazine and Beautiful were interested in running a story on Dylan’s New York activities, et voila, a fashion shoot was planned. It didn’t turn out to be that easy to find the right guys. Those familiar with Dylan’s work know, the talented photographer always likes to push a bit further, and seldom ends up with empty hands when it come to taking aesthetic nude shots. And that I exactly what turned out to be the issue with some guys, but fortunately Dylan found Eric and Rob, two sexy guys who were willing to pose with and without the exciting products of C-In2, aussieBum, Vizeau and MensSecret. Today Beautiful and Akut Magazine bring you the Dylan Rosser’s new York fashion story. Next week, we give you the following part ☺ -B-
Dylan Rosser and Beautiful like to thank C-In2, aussieBum, Vizeau and MensSecret for their participation. DYLAN ROSSER | BEAUTIFUL
ACCORDING TO AUSSIE FOOTBALL STUD DANIEL CONN IT TAKES A BIT OF WRESTLING, WEIGHTS, RUNNING, TRIATHLON AND SWIMMING, BUT WHEN YOU DO THAT 7 DAYS A WEEK, FOR SURE YOU ARE FIT ENOUGH – AND WELL BUILD ENOUGH – TO DESERVE YOUR OWN MONTH IN THE LIMITED EDITION NAKED FOR A CAUSE 2008 CALENDAR. Ever since the first Dieux Du Stade calendar came out, featuring the French national rugby team in all their glory, it has become a trend to print likewise pieces with all kinds of men naked. From athletes to firemen to farmers, you name it. One of the latest additions to this list is the 2008 calendar featuring some of the hottest football players from the Australian continent, all nicely muscled, greased up and bad-boy looking. But these gentlemen did not go naked without a cause. The calendar that counts 30 pages and 19 months (did you realize that our years are getting longer every year another sexy calendar find his way onto the market) only comes in limited edition and the proceeds go to The McGrath Foundation, a charity supporting women living with breast cancer. The creative brain behind the beautiful imagery of the Naked For A Cause 2008 calendar is the talented photographer Pedro Virgil. DNA Magazine runs a nice little interview with Daniel Conn, one of the calendar’s stars on their website. Other interview can be found on the Naked For A Cause website, as well as a competition in which you can actually win one of the calendar and thus have the chance to hang all 28 featured football players on your wall for free. Have fun. –B- NAKED FOR A CAUSE | BEAUTIFUL PEDRO VIRGIL | BEAUTIFUL