Travel Coming Up

August 31st, 2014 at 8:31 pm (life in general)

It’s been busy as ever here lately and can’t believe we’re already heading into September. I’ve got some more travel coming up, a few days in Colorado, and then finally in about a month a visit back to the east coast to do some shooting near Rochester and New York City. I haven’t been to the city since I shot with Mr. K. back in 2006 so it’ll be great to see it again. I’ll be staying across the river in Jersey but plan to get into the city at least once or twice…I always feel horny when I travel and I suspect this time in New York will be no different ;-) Anyway, hope to have some new models and nice new pictures in early October. More to come, I’m sure…

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Pervy Painter Balthus and His Obsessions

August 14th, 2014 at 8:16 pm (life in general)

Earlier today an online friend sent me a link about a controversial painting by the pervy painter Balthus, whom I remember briefly studying back in school (though I sure never saw this painting before!) His real name was Balthasar Klossowski de Rola but his evocative pseudonym is definitely much better. Apparently he really liked girls (I mean really liked them) and cats and female genitalia, and his paintings always have a dreamy other-worldly quality that appeals. This most controversial of his paintings, “The Guitar Lesson,” shocked the hell out of people at the time and apparently was hidden away from view for decades, one writer comparing it to the videotape in that horror movie, “The Ring,” a poisoned object that must never be seen. Even after 80 years it still makes an impression. My favorite comment below the article was, “Do you have to be perverted to like Balthus? No, but it helps.” I do like his paintings but this first one is the one that really lays out where he’s coming from, for better or worse.

Anyway, I’ve always loved the pervy artists who can’t help but portray their kinks. It doesn’t even have to be bondage related, just any obsession that shows up again and again is always fascinating, how the id and our desires just never let go of us, ever. Thanks for the link MI!

Also a cute photo-homage to Balthus by photographer Max Vadukul for Vanity Fair…

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