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‘ChaosMen’ is a fine addition to gay men’s library
It’s probably a safe bet that most gay guys enjoy looking at classically handsome men – either clothed or unclothed. Although we’d probably prefer to see them up close and personal, photographer Bryan Ockert has done the next best thing by assembling 220 pages of his hottest and most interesting subjects into a high quality, hardcover coffee table book that is the perfect stocking stuffer for that hard-to-buy-for man in your life. (It would have to be one heck of a large stocking, however, since the book measures 8×12 inches!)
As you might expect, Ockert includes a fine selection of young and pretty twenty-somethings proudly displaying their beautiful, God-given assets between the pages of “ChaosMen” – but that’s not all. For Ockert includes a fairly broad range of models in his book, from hairy to smooth, muscular to slender, young – but legal – to – men in their mid-to-late 30s.
However, what sets this book apart from many other photo collections are the personalities exhibited by Ockert’s subjects. These are not your typical porn stars posing for pictures we’ve all seen a million times on the internet. Rather, Ockert has selected normal – but very attractive – guys and photographed many of them in their natural settings. Plus, he paid as close attention to their facial features and expressions as he did their other body parts. And because the eyes are the windows to the soul, we’re sometimes given incredible insight into what kinds of people these models are – and not all of them seem happy.
Since this is an art book, there are no sexual acts shown in this collection. (There are plenty of erections, however.) But if you like your men in a variety of colors, you’ll likely be disappointed. (There’s one black guy in the book, but several men appear to be Latino/Hispanic.)
If Ockert’s name is familiar, it’s because he’s worked for publications such as “Unzipped” and on Web sites such as Badpuppy.com. His original site, ChaosInAustin.com, was a popular blog and entertainment venue for several years. Today his work can be found on line at http://www.bryanockert.com and http://www.chaosmen.com.
And tomorrow? Ockert’s “ChaosMen” might be found on a bookshelf near you!
A 220-page hardcover coffee table book by photographer Bryan Ockert. Mix of color and sepia. Normally priced $49.95 plus $10 shipping and handling. ISBN 0-9786273-0-X. Available now online for $29.95. For information: http://www.chaosmen.com.