A few years back, I posted the photo to the left on this site. It caused a minor sensation. I’d seen the photo before, back in the 1980’s, in a gay magazine, I don’t remember which. But recently I had to delete three years worth of my old photo posts to free up space on my host server. So, I thought I’d put the photo up again, for everyone’s enjoyment. I love the photo for several reasons. Firstly, the young man is beautiful. I also like the way sunlight reveals the contours of his body. His face is in shadow, and it bears a curious expression. He’s not happy, but he doesn’t seem sad, either. And why is he holding that belt? Is he due for a whipping? If so, what did he due to deserve the whipping?
Like all good photos, it asks more questions than it answers. I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I do.
I received a very nice comment today from a reader named David who lives in Iceland. He said this:
“I accidentally ended here on your website after a Google search for something and have been reading your posts for the last hour or so. I love your posts and the pictures. I also share your love for black and white photography. There is something magical about it. I also live on an island called Iceland in the north Atlantic. Maybe you have heard about that windy island of ice and fire? I would love to send you a photo of me, where can I do that?
Thank you for the posts and I will surely check out your books!
Wasn’t that sweet? I will reply privately to David, but I wanted to share his kind words with all of you.
Have a wonderful Friday, friends, wherever you might be today.