I was fortunate earlier this year to have found the work of Mike from AANE Photography and his partner and editor THOM Graphophoton. Since February, I have loved featuring their work with Kyros, Matt and B-Rad. (HERE:) I think what I love so much about Mike's work as a photographer is the honesty and raw and unfiltered sexuality which permeates through his imagery. This is definitely the case within their phenomenal new bookCREEK.
'Seven young men take a break from the summer heat to skinny dip in a creek. Over 192 images in full color with full frontal nudity.'
CREEK runs close to 200 pages of beautiful images of 7 men swimming, relaxing and playing in and around the Creek. I think Creek is my favorite work from from Mike thus far, and I was especially enthralled by Rick, the model featured in the last quarter of the book. Taken this past summer, Mike was given the opportunity to work at the creek by Bill D from Gym Image. Mike had three of his images accepted into this years 9th annual Naked In New Hope exhibit. Beginning this weekend at the Sidetracks Art Gallery in New Hope Pennsylvania, if you're in the area the exhibit runs September 12th through October 31st. Check out more at the official website HERE:
'The creek shoot wasn't without a few close calls.... The location we chose to do Rick's shoot had a direct line of site to a house on a hill. Rick had to stealthily move beneath the rocks when naked to avoid being seen. As we were preparing to shoot Ethan and Nero, a large family wandered our way. We sat there for about half an hour, skipping stones and sitting about in a very nonchalant manner. Once the family passed, off came their speedos and we were in business. During Dylan's shoot, a woman came down from the house on the hill and stood and stared directly at us. I told Dylan to hide quick or put on a swimsuit, but he nonchalantly shrugged his shoulders and kept working. The woman turned and went back into the house. I was terrified at any moment we would be hauled off.'
''I love to experiment, trying not to fall into vulgarity but instead, maintaining the artistic.'
Back in 2012, when I first introduced FH readers to Lord Agonia, (In The Throes) the self-described alternative model was studying fashion and design in Rome. The Lord's (Luca) favorite modeling themes were Goth and Fetish, and in the first piece his wardrobe selections ran the spectrum from leather, lycra through red flannel jammies.
Luca's images proved very popular and I have been asked several times when he might make a return appearance on the blog. After recently enjoying Luca's new work with photographer Manel Ortega, now seemed the perfect time. Luca connected with Manel in Brighton, where he is now living and working. In addition to his passion for modeling, Luca uses his considerable skills as a dancer and aerealist for performances around Brighton in clubs, parties, circus and of course shootings.
Luca's uses his movement and his skills as a dancer within his to create images filled with both erotica and energy. Just like in the first feature, Luca moves seamlessly through contrasting looks and scenarios but I think looks the most comfortable, and confident in leather within the fetish themed shoots. In these images, his attitude and confidence strongly take control. Luca is looking forward to more naked, erotic and fetish shoots in the future, as long as he considers it artistic, he's up for the challenge!
Many models chronicle their time in front of the camera on social media. Many post their latest images and promote any projects that they're working on. Being a Lord, Luca (Lord Agonia) posting modeling shots (like the incredible one from Kevin Moore above) is just the beginning. In addition to his modeling, Luca is gogo dancer, poledancer and aerialist, thanks to his Twitter, those who love his work, can hop on board for the ride.
From his dancing, many behind the scene images, naked sunbathing (to ensure no tan lines) and of course his incredibly hot selfies, Luca's Twitter is most certainly one to follow!