I’m having so much fun filming some of the behind the scenes stuff with the GoPro cameras. I don’t think the quality is as good as the Sony handy cams, but it is fun getting them stuck up on the walls to catch the guys having fun during our shoots. I’d like to get some of the guys filming themselves too, just like Tom Lucas did during his latest video. They can be used to capture stuff that I miss during shoots. Especially when I might not be getting just the right angle or miss some of the action. I was reluctant to use GoPros for a while, but I’m glad I gave them a go…. pro.
It’s been over a year now since I threw out those old blue couches I always shot the guys on. And the replacement couches are pretty ugly. While I was out shopping for a bed to put in the studio I spotted this brown leather studded couch in the shop. They were trying to get rid of it since it was a single left over piece. I thought it would make a great porn couch. To try it out I invited around the pint size Cody James for a shoot on it. Cody tells me that it’s very comfy as he stripped naked on it. I am making the studio look less like a studio by putting a bed and some furniture in there. It also means that I don’t have to use my messy bedroom so often anymore for the scenes.
I often think about making coffee table photo books and what the theme of the book would be. Lately I’ve become a little bit crazy about shooting guys bums. I love big round bums, and when I find one, I want to take lots of photos of it. It must become a bit weird for the guys. But yes, I’ve become a bit bum crazy. My latest model Ryan Kai is a lot of fun to shoot with. He gets easily turned on as he strips off, showing his always rock hard mega cock. And from years of playing sports he has got big thighs and one of the most beautiful bums I’ve ever seen. I am always looking for new ways to shoot him to best show off that arse. The last time I saw Ryan I shot him here on the couch and again in a skimpy speedo in the spa tub. Both very hot shoots.
Summer might be long gone, but I still have a load of summer shoots left to post to keep everyone warm during the Aussie winter. This scene with Skippy and Jay is one of my favourite shoots from summer. And I don’t know why it took me so long to get these two together. The shoot went for a much longer time than usual because we were having so much fun making it. And what do you think of Jay’s freshly shaved head? I’ve seen mixed comments about his new look.
The trip to Berlin was probably the busiest visit I have ever had. In the 6 days I had there I managed to meet with some new guys as well as catch up with some old friends and did quite a lot of running around over there. I didn’t actually have enough vacation time to stay away for too long so I was still working my day job while I travelled. This meant getting up very early in the morning to catch the Australian business hours. But I’m really happy with what I achieved over there and spending the second week in Thailand was a nice reward before heading home to Melbourne. I’m hoping there will be an opportunity to go back to Europe later in the year before it turns to winter there. There are just so many great guys I could have met with, but I had to turn them down because of my lack of time.
It’s not an easy job pairing up my mates for shoots. Mostly the guys have not met each other before. But this is one pair up that worked out really well. Both Chris and Scott have got a lot of positive energy and really clicked during this shoot. It’s one of the most fun shoots I’ve had this year. And it really shows in the photos and their video. I can’t wait to shoot with them again.
I have made a quick visit to Berlin this week. I am visiting a friend and working on a very special project that could see me travelling here more often in the future. In between meetings I am also getting to see some very sexy guys. I’m just here for a week, so it’s been really busy! On the weekend I will fly back from Berlin to Asia where I will have a few days to relax before going home and back to work. Here’s a quick pic of me passing by one of my favourite big stores in Berlin.
Every year when it gets to the end of summer I always think I haven’t done enough outdoor shoots. But when I look back there were quite a lot of rooftop shoots. But no beach shoots this year. I guess that comes from living so far away from the surf coast. One of the last shoots in summer was this one with Tom Lucas. Some guys like to show off, and Tom is definitely one of them. He pretty much puts on his own show as I take his photos. Even pulling a few stunts that I did not expect at all. Shooting with Tom has actually taught me a few things about getting different styles of modelling in to the shoots. To some guys, like Tom, modelling and pulling poses comes naturally. Others need a bit more encouragement.
I have been getting a tonne of new guys applying to model with us in the past couple of months. So I have been flat out meeting the guys and putting them through their first shoots. So many that I haven’t been able to get to everyone. One of my favourite newcomers is Scott Tyler. Scott is from Sydney and recently moved down here to Melbourne. I loved Scott’s first shoot so much that I have already invited him back for another. I have already had my other mates asking to get into scenes with him.
I made the most of this long Easter weekend. In the past couple of years I have been away over the Easter break. So when I realised the long weekend was coming up and I would be staying in Melbourne I decided to make the most of it and get some of the guys around for shoots. I love this spa room in one of the local hotels so I filled the hot tub while the guys got in to (and out of) their speedos. I got some amazing sits while the guys got up to some mischief. It was nice to get some new faces on camera too. I can’t wait to introduce all the new guys over the coming weeks.