YOU CAN HAVE THE COSIEST STUDIO OR MOST INTIMATE APARTMENT. YOU CAN PLACE YOURSELF IS THE MOST DISCRETE POSITION, AND REALLY SLOW DOWN WITH YOUR LIGHTING. YOU CAN INVITE TWO OF THE HOTTEST, SEXIEST GUYS. IT ALL DOESN’T MATTER IS THERE ISN’T THAT ATTRACTION, THAT CHEMISTRY, THAT CAN MAKE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A REGULAR PHOTO SESSION AND SOMETHING EXTRA ORDINARY. IT DOESN’T HAPPEN A LOT, BUT IF I DOES…
Thomas Synnamon is one of these great photographers who likes to experiment and push the bar a bit further. In the time we have gotten to know him, we have seen an evolution in his work and his approach that definitely proofs there is a lot more in this man than you might have thought at first. Recently he took the risk of spending a whole afternoon for nothing. He invited two guys who never met and put them together in front of his camera. It is almost an experiment. What happens when you put two hot guys together without giving them any boundaries? When Thomas started to feel that electric atmosphere, a sexual tension that rapidly developed between Justin and Nico, he knew he wouldn’t spent his afternoon for nothing.
Justin was no stranger for Thomas. He shot him before, and the result of that interesting session you could have seen last week here on BeautifulMag. Interacting with his laptop, Justin proved to be a natural in front of the camera, with no limits if it comes to showing a bit more. And that is exactly what Thomas had in mind when he paired him with Nico.
Nico Urquiza is a man whom we featured before [Nico's Window Dream | Nico Urquiza: A Power of Nature], so you might recognize him from that. In fact, he is hard to miss. He never worked with Thomas Synnamon before, but when Thomas saw him here on BeautifulMag and contacted him for this particular shoot, Nico decided to go for it. Nico explained us how it came to happen: "I met Thomas Synammon, after he called me, since he saw some of my work as a model on this great site. He sent me a few links to his work, and I really liked it. I usually model for very arty photographers, more edgy and conceptual oriented. Also I felt a bit concerned since his models looked more of high fashion, but his strong sense of eroticism was what attracted me to do it. Then, he mentioned to do it with another model, which was another challenge, since I have never shoot with other people, but the combination was… well… interesting... ☺"
Hence the result. A series of photos of two men playing together, soft and tender, rough and hard, full of eroticism and sensuality, slowly loosing themselves in this masculine game of sexual attraction while exploring unspoken fantasies, slowly forgetting there is a camera looking at them, Or not? Is it maybe that camera that builds up the tension. The fact that not only Thomas was looking through the lense, but with him thousands of other men? Is it all game or is there a genuine attraction between Nico and Justin? No matter what, with this work Thomas Synnamon has pushed male photography to a whole new level of eroticism. –B-
ONE OF PAUL BECKER’S BEST ASSETS IS HIS SPARKLING PERSONALITY AND WONDERFUL SMILE. ON TOP OF THAT HE IS AN ABSOLUTE STRIVER. MEANING, IF HE HAS HIS MIND SET TO ACCOMPLISH SOMETHING, HE REALLY GOES FOR IT. SO WHEN WE ASKED HIM FOR AN INTERVIEW, HE JUST DIGGED INTO IT AND OPENED UP LIKE NEVER BEFORE. AFTER RANDY BLUE’S CODY FALLON AND BRENT DIGGS, WE NOW GOT LUCKY.
When you use the word ‘big’ in context with porn actors, a smile and personality isn’t usually the first thing that comes to mind. But that all changed with the debut of Paul Becker one and a half year ago. Paul who, you ask? Well, if you are a Randy Blue fan, or follow the latest publication of Falcon Studios, you might know him under his stage name Lucky Daniels. Lucky, just turned 24 earlier this month, was born in Cleveland, Ohio as the oldest of five brothers. He is one quarter Filipino, three quarters German-Irish and a first class full blood hottie. He is bisexual, which doesn’t stop him in exploring all the pleasures of male sex. Hence the fact he happily enjoyed his first bottom experience on screen. After seeing him we decided to try to get Lucky… and we did…
Hey Lucky, welcome to BeautifulMag. Can you please introduce yourself?
Lucky: Well, I’m sure that many people have made the connection already, but my real name is Paul and I grew up in a small town called Cuba City, Wisconsin. It’s a small town of about 2,000 people and I graduated high school in 2003. I am a very happy and positive person and I live my life to the fullest and to try and help as many people as I can, so I do a great deal of volunteer work in my free time! I have learned that for my own life that there is no greater personal fulfillment and happiness than service to others! My hobbies also include all types of sports and outdoor activities, with soccer and football being my favorites, and I really enjoy reading books, with my favorite author being Og Mandino. Otherwise, I try and relax here and there and spend time with my friends and family! Oh, and working out of course, too!
Working for Randy Blue, how lucky do you consider yourself?
Lucky: I never really watched porn a lot before working with Randy Blue and since I have been in the industry, for about a year and a half, Randy Blue is the cream of the crop without a doubt. So I consider myself very fortunate. I’ll actually think about the ‘what if’s’ sometimes. Like ‘what if’ I had went with another company or ‘what if’ I never started in porn. But I firmly believe that it’s the opportunities in life that we DON’T take advantage of that we regret the most in our lives and I definitely have no regrets with my decision to work with Randy Blue and I consider myself very blessed and yes, ‘Lucky’ to have been given this opportunity!
So what made you decide to enter the world of gay porn?
Lucky: There are a few reasons why I decided to enter the world of gay porn, but how I got started was kind of a fluke actually. Last year, in April of 2007, I decided that since I really enjoy working out that I would like to try and make some extra income by doing some modeling, and so I did a yahoo search and this site called Chiselmale.com popped up. I thought that it looked pretty legitimate and so I posted some pictures and created a profile. A few days later Randy personally contacted me and asked me if I was still interested in working with his company, and I was like ‘Sure!.’ Then he gave me the details of what he would like me to do and what his company was all about. So, I told him that I would get back to him. I went home that same day and I made a Pro’s and a Con’s list because I knew that with any decision that you take the bad with the good. So, I made my list and the pro’s outweighed the cons, in my opinion, and so I decided to go out there and the rest has led up to the current. Below is my ‘List’ too since I’m sure that’s what you’re really interested in!
A | Curious about messing around with a guy.
B | Free trip to LA and pays very well.
C | Something new and exciting.
D | Randy is genuine and kind.
E | Sense of inner peace and confidence.
A | Parents/friends finding out.
B | Military discharging me.
C | Community reaction/backlash
D | Stop coaching youth soccer
Last Pro was that my gut feeling was that I should do it. And so I did, but I have to admit that ALL of my Cons have happened or are currently happening, too!
And concerning the Pro’s, is it all that you expected it to be?
Lucky: Gay porn IS way different than I expected it to be because before doing gay porn I thought that people really lasted the entire 26 minutes of a scene and I didn’t know that I needed a stage name, so I was very ignorant to what the industry was all about, like most people that have no idea about the industry. But the industry has been all that I expected it to be and more, as far as me learning a lot about myself and growing and maturing so much as a 24-year-old young man. Being faced with judgments by my straight friends and family as to why I do gay porn when that’s not what they ever envisioned me doing and being judged by people within the industry as to how well I do or do not perform on set, and gay men judging me as Lucky Daniels and whether I’m actually bisexual or not has forced me to learn that if I live my life based on other peoples opinions and judgments of me, than I’m not truly living my own life! But I wouldn’t still be doing gay porn if it wasn’t everything that I expected it to be!
What is it you like most about your work?
Lucky: What I like most about this kind of work is the fact that I get to meet so many amazing people and create lasting friendships with people that I may have otherwise, never have met before!
Let’s get to know you a bit better Lucky. Starting with your perfect man. Can you describe him?
Lucky: The perfect man according to Lucky Daniels would be very nice and down to earth. He would love to help others and not care heavily on materialistic things. He would help me be a better person and would be someone that I could share my most intimate parts of my life with. He would have a great head on his shoulders and love to live life in the now and as far as physique goes, he would have an athletic build with piercing eyes and a great smile!
…and is this a personal or a professional opinion??? ☺
Lucky: Ha ha. This is a personal opinion. Lol!
Lucky, the thing probably everybody wants to know… your name Lucky Daniels…where does it comes from?
Lucky: This is actually a funny story. I was in Randy’s office and he was like "So, what do you want your name to be," and I was like “My dog’s name is Lucky and my street name is Calhoun.” And then Randy was like “Hmm, Lucky Calhoun. It sounds like a gay little kids rodeo show or something.” So he said that he liked Lucky, but we needed a different last name, but we couldn’t think of it before my solo video shoot and so I did my movie and came back and we contemplated some more. I told Randy that I like Jack Daniels as one of my favorite hard liquors and he was like, “Lucky Daniels” and that’s how my name was created. So my stage name is my dog on Jack Daniels! – ha ha ha.
Lucky, just imagine, BeautifulMag
decides to produce a major porn movie with unlimited budget. We want
you to be the main star, and give you carte blanche when it comes to
storyline and casting. In other words, you can do whatever you want
with whom ever you want... what is it going to be?
Lucky: OK… this is a tough question because I don’t know a lot of prolific gay porn stars and I’m pretty vanilla with what I do, but I do have a light S&M scene coming out in December or January of next year. I would have to say that I would like to do a orgy scene with my scene partners being Benjamin Bradley, Brent Diggs, Leo Giamani and Mitch Branson. All five of us would be doing rimming, fucking, sucking, kissing and it would be set in a factory with grease on all of us and ropes and belts for tying up some people. But it would be a crazy and fun scene that I think viewers would like too!
Here is another tough one Lucky: What do you think makes you sexy,
attractive and desirable for other men. Or, in other words, what is
your best asset?
Lucky: I think that my smile and positively happy personality are what makes me sexy, attractive and desirable for other men, and my best asset would be my booty!
OK time for the intimate questions:
What do you wear when you are at home?
Lucky: It depends on the weather because it gets quite cold in Wisconsin, but usually sweat pants and a T-shirt.
And when you are in bed?
Lucky: I enjoy wearing nothing at all or if I am wearing something to bed I like to wear my soccer shorts with no underwear on.
Your favorite food?
Lucky: My favorite healthy food is boneless skinless chicken breast and my favorite guilty food are Wisconsin Cheese Curds and Beer Battered Bratwurst!
Do you cook?
Lucky: Yes I actually am pretty decent at cooking. I had my mom show me how to cook before I went off to college.
Can you describe your idea of a romantic evening?
Lucky: My description of a romantic evening would be to go out to a candlelight dinner and getting to know somebody more personally and than going out after dinner and doing something fun like playing bingo or cards and finishing with some good passionate sex. I think that the more of a connection you make with someone that you could do anything with them and have it be romantic and fun!
What is your definition of friendship,
Lucky: My definition of friendship is someone that doesn’t judge you on what you do in your life but how you treat them as a person, and someone that pushes you and believes in you no matter what you want to do in your life and will only help to be a positive influence and never hinder or be a negative reflection in your life.
Lucky: My definition of love is when you like somebody so much that your heart feels and overwhelming fullness when you’re with them and you care for someone unconditionally through the good and the bad.
…and of course sex…
Lucky: My definition of sex is intercourse of the penis being inserted into the anus or the vagina and oral sex if somebody is giving a blowjob. I think it’s pretty much the same across the board.☺
Is there a boyfriend Lucky, or is there still hope for us?
Lucky: I actually do have a boyfriend right now and we’ve been dating for about 4 months now. His name is John and he’s a pediatric dentist from Dallas, Texas. We met when I was doing a modeling shoot down in Dallas, and have been really connected. He’s my first boyfriend that I have ever had though lol!
Finally Lucky, where do you see yourself five years from now?
Lucky: Five years from now I will be 29, and almost hitting the thirties! But I see myself probably being done with the porn industry and opening my own gym, which I will do personal training at. I would also like to begin writing a book to publish my life experiences with the industry and things that I have learned and gone through, in the hopes of helping other people that may have similar issues that they’re facing in their lives. And long term I would really enjoy doing motivational speaking! -B-
Photography by: Rick Day, Thomas Synnamon, Justin Monroe and Carlo Pereya.
Interview by R.Evers, BeautifulMedia2008©
I ALWAYS WANTED TO DO SOMETHING IN THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY. I’M VERY PROUD THAT AT THE SIGNIFICANTLY YOUNG AGE OF 23 AND WHILE WORKING IN EUROPE, I WAS REALISTIC WITH THE LIKELIHOOD OF MAKING IT TO HOLLYWOOD. I HAD ENOUGH COMMON SENSE TO UNDERSTAND THAT THERE ARE WAY TOO MANY BEAUTIFUL, TALENTED PEOPLE IN THIS WORLD WHO SPEAK WITHOUT AN ACCENT AND WHO, WHILE HAVING BETTER CHANCES TO SUCCEED THAN I DO, WILL FAIL. IN ORDER TO BE THE NEXT TOM CRUISE, YOU SHOULD HAVE NOT ONLY TALENT AND GOOD LOOKS, BUT ALSO TONS OF LUCK. I CHOSE TO WORK IN A BUSINESS THAT WITH DETERMINATION AND HARD WORK, I KNOW I COULD GET ON TOP, AND I’M PROUD THAT I SUCCEEDED.
Lucas Entertainment was founded in 1998 in New York City by model and director Michael Lucas. His films are elaborate, well staged, A-class porn with exciting plots. With the emphasis on beauty Lucas Entertainment can show a wide range of models ranging from manly photo models to well hung young guys. In terms of first class and appealing eroticism Lucas Entertainment has a lot to offer. Not only in film, but now also in book format with the new Bruno Gmünder release Michael Lucas’ Gigolos.
Michael Lucas and his gigolos come from the upper crust of society. They live a life deluxe; glamorous and sexy. They come in all the varieties one can wish for. The muscular model and hung boy go hand in hand. Following the elaborate staged films that are as successful as award-winning, such as "Michael Lucas’ Dangerous Liaisons" and "Michael Lucas’ La Dolce Vita." Gigolos is the book for the Michael Lucas fan. Refreshingly new the book presents all of Lucas’ famous models a way that wouldn’t be misplaced in a top glamour magazine like Vogue.
When it come to erotic pictures Michael has a very particular opinion: Clothes do make a man. Yes, most articles of clothing end up on the floor in my films. However, there is nothing sexier than a well-dressed, well-coiffed man sporting the latest fashion. This philosophy goes into every movie, and gives every Lucas Entertainment production our unique perspective on the male physique. No wonder that Michael decided to design his book as a fashion book with a pornographic edge.
Michael Lucas is the most mainstreamed, provocative and controversial figure in adult entertainment. The epitome of the American Dream, he is one of the most prominent personalities in New York’s downtown scene and president and CEO of the biggest adult company on the East Coast of the United States. Gigolos takes you on a journey through Michael’s experience world, not only in exciting photo stories, like Decadence, Cigar Club, Waiting For Don Giovanny and Hotel Chelsea, the book also shows the man behind the name Michael Lucas though a biography and intriguing interview. Michael Lucas’ Gigolos in a 112 page photobook, with hard cover and full colour photos, published by Bruno Gmünder, showing his most famous models and himself in all their glory, and with participation of photographer Joe Oppedisano. –B-
Featured models from top to bottom, left to right: Editorial: Michael Lucas.
Denim Divine: Wilfried Knight & Richard Black | Wilfried Knight & Richard Black.
Decadence: Michael Lucas, J., Spencer Quest, Wilson Vasquez, Harold Pitt & Jack Bond.
Cigar Club: Michael Lucas & Wilfried Knight.
Auditions [by Joe Oppedisano]: Derrick Hanson | Cole Ryan & Erik Grant.
Editorial: Bruce Beckham.
Hotel Chelsea: Erik Grant | Michael Lucas | Arpad Miklos | Jimmy Trips.
IF YOU WOULD ASK US WHAT THE PERFECT MAN WOULD LOOK LIKE, WE WOULD PROBABLY COME WITH A DESCRIPTION LIKE STRONG AND MASCULINE, BUT SWEET AND SOFT OF CHARACTER, MUSCLED AND WELL BUILT, BUT WITH A KIND LOOK IN HIS PIERCING EYES. A MAN WHO DOESN’T TAKE THINGS FOR GRANTED. A MAN WHO IS CURIOUS AND LIKES TO EXPLORE, BUT CAN ALSO STAY CLOSE TO YOU AND TAKE CARE OF YOU. A REALIST AND A DREAMER. A MAN OF CONTRAST BUT IN HARMONY WITH HIMSELF. AND OF COURSE SUPER SEXY. IN OTHER WORDS, A MAN LIKE JORDON.
Jordon grew up in Paris where he currently resides. He has found his calling in a public service profession, and has a passion for music - electro jazz, electro rock and trip-hop, dark music – (photography) art, meting people and exploring new neighborhoods, especially through travel. Jordon is a man of contrasts, which shows best in his choice of preferred cities outside Paris: Budapest and Los Angeles. He feels these cities are diametrically opposite but at the sale time complementary. Still if he has to choose, he would probably go for LA, and not just because of the climate. He loves the non-tourist neighborhoods, like Silverlake, Echo Park and the Mid-Wilshire district, deliberately avoiding places like Hollywood and Santa Monica.
For Jordon Los Angeles is not so much the City of Angels but more like a wild animal that needs to be tamed. Like himself: "When I’m in L.A. it’s one of the only place where I can feel myself alive, the feeling of being outside of me, seeing me. (I know it sounds weird) I’m upset when I leave it but recharged for months and months. Asides for the urban areas Jordon also loves the desert. I love hiking on the mountains, go for a ride in the desert, ‘making love’ with the desert. I feel like the desert."
Jordon is a person with a rugged image and a warm and intellectual personality. Although having worked with several photographers he doesn’t consider himself a model. He thinks of himself more as being a photographers target, a part of the art of creation between each other.
Finally Jordon characterizes himself as a big dreamer. "Too much sometimes," he smiles his sexy smile."It is kind of a drug, something that helps me t press on, to learn, to help me getting back on my feet when I fall. Dreaming is a way to exist, an aim in itself." Jordon sounds like the perfect man. Can we dream a bit of Jordon? –B-
Photos by Rodney Washington.
WITH A BACKGROUND IN BUSINESS AND MARKETING, AND A STRONG PASSION FOR PHOTOGRAPHY, IT IS ONLY LOGICAL DRAKE ROCK CAME WITH AN IDEA THAT GAVE HIM THE OPPORTUNITY TO COMBINE BOTH AND AT THE SALE TIME FILL A GAP IN THE MARKET. LITTLE DID HE KNOW WHERE IT WOULD LEAD HIM.
Being brought up in a VH1 and MTV world Drake Rock, like many of us, realized that music videos often have a sexual load to it that due to the nature of the medium and channel could never be pushed further. Which gave Drake the idea to start producing music videos that are more sensual. In other words, exciting imagery against a backdrop of exciting music. The result was MalePerfection.net, an adult entertainment website containing fast-edited videos underscored with club remixes by some of the industry’s hottest artists and DJs, showing sexy, powerful, sensual and seductive imagery of the most beautiful men, who almost bare it all. Almost…
The original idea was to target women. Because of this, MalePerfection.net made the conscious decision not to go into the area of pornography and leave somethings to the imagination. The result is a content of artistic, sexy, sensual and tasteful erotic imagery that draws that fine line between typical beefcake and hard core porn. In a recent interview Drake Rock explains his motivation: "I’m an open-minded guy, and I’ve seen my share of porn. At different times over the years all porn started to look the same: undress, five minutes of oral, five minutes taking it in back, sometimes an alternate position, and then the cum shot. It got to the point that I was watching scenes only until they undressed, and then fast-forwarded to the next scene. I was bored with porn. There are only so many ways sex scenes can be filmed – the body only contorts into a finite number of positions. Then it hit me – I like the tease. And you don’t get much of that in porn."
Although created for women in the first place, Drake soon learned a large number of his fan base were gay men, and being the marketing guy he is, he also came to realize that even though men appreciate teasing sensuality, they will get to the point they want to be teased a little bit more. Now you can imagine that while filming the videos available on MalePerfection.net, a lot of footage ends up on the floor because it can not be used in the sites concept. And thus Drake decided to open a second site – Rock Hard Jocks - which could house all this material, and which would give his audience that eventually would like to see a bit more a fair chance in getting exactly that.
Believing in the same principles as the team of BeautifulMag, MalePerfection decided to team up with us in support of our 2008 SEX Edition. –B-