Another book of nude pics? Yes and no. Though page upon page Julian Hargreavesƒ gorgeous Naked Life depicts (half)naked males, the book strays from the usual, worn-out pathways of gay soft porn.
In his foreword Hargreaves muses gay pin ups and sculpted beefcakes have had their day. Following current trends in fashion photography, his models show their athletic physiques in ordinary, daily surroundings. Nonchalance and purity, coupled with seeming innocence and charm. The obsessive horniness of most run-of-the-mill gay erotica is absent. Capturing man in all his naked glory is essential to Hargreaves. Not the portrayal of the perfect physique, lust objects telegraphing to the viewer the not so subtle message where he himself fails. Hargreavesƒ generally young models are a far cry from the ideal physical gods populating gay male nude pics.
Naked Life might help you overcome your obsessive questioning of your 'mirror, mirror on the wall....'
Naked Life by Julian Hargreaves (ISBN 0953743861) is published by Westzone Publishing and imported in these lowlands by Nilsson & Lamm. Price in Dutch guilders ƒ}121,50