This month’s Advocate came. As I was glossing through the pages, this face jumped out at me.
This photo is part of a show at the Wessel + O’Connor Fine Art gallery in Brooklyn. It’s called The Company of Men. Photographer Blake Little described it by saying “I wanted to show a particular type of masculine gay male that I appreciated and related to but that I did not see photographed anywhere else; an alternative to stereotypes or what is usually seen as the physical ideal of a man in the mainstream.”
Oh. My. God.
What a collection of photographs. Each subject in every photo expresses the true essence of the human male. Are they cute, young and polished? No. They’re just regular hunky dudes. None of this A&F twinkie yack. It’s like someone read my mind (scary) and captured Cobban’s Type in a photo gallery. A dream come true if you ask me. I just want to be buddies with all of them–which makes this exhibit so interesting. The photos go beyond being sexually appealing. It’s like…you just want to hang out with the guys in the pictures. Well, I wanna hang out with them. Maybe I can host a Company Of Men pool party! Yeah…and then I woke up.
It just so happens that Ray and I are headed out to NY/DC next month and I’m going to make a fast dash to see this show. I’m particularly fond of Wolfgang, the man in the photo above. I just want to go chop wood with him.
My other favorite is number 47. Vince in Long Beach.