How did we choose our favorite male images of 2017?
First, I am the luckiest guy in the world to be able to work with all this photography and all these great photographers all year long (and get paid for it!) Many, if not all, of the men and women who shoot our portfolios are great to work with and very generous to share their images with us. Many of the photographers I can call friends. To all of them, happy holidays and best wirshes (and more photos, please) in the new year.
The criteia is both simple and complex. We take a look over the thousands of images that we post at the end of the year and pick the onces that stand out to us for various reasons. Those reasons include: we were dazzled, we were moved, we were impressed with technical skills, we were inspired to be amazed at the human form, and most often, we had a very pleasurable feeling that made us grateful to be gay.
Posted with each photo is the link to the original portfolio we posted this year. In that poertfolio will be links to the photographers' sites and social media. If you love the photographs here, be sure to link through to the photographer. Follow them, and let them know if you like the photography. Sometimes it can be lonely living in a digital vacuum, feedback means everything.
79 Portraits of Men From a Colorado Photographer Born in 1963, Wayne D. Lewis has been an award-winning graphic designer and illustrator for more than 30 years, but lately photography has become his main creative outlet. There is something about the immediacy and intimacy when working with a subject that fills his need for instant gratification.
Tour the Historic Kinky Underground of NYC Efrain John Gonzalez was there in the '80s and '90s, saw it all, and took tons of pictures. Here's a chance to see where all the heaviest kink scenes played out in the now gentrified Meat Packing District. You can almost hear the screams.