Send me gay figurative images that do not adhere to these:
Tropes of Contemporary Gay Representation
The Singular Body. The Flowered Body. The Sexualized Body. The Hyperbolized Body.
By Mario Bieletto.
Iván Izquierdo Fernandez
Singular Body. Tattooed Bearded White Man. The Sexualized Body. Tracing.
AllManTMA Jul. :)
Not Singular Body.
But that’s because it is a Pre-pornographic scene.
Poses are kinda modelly and about body display.
The Long Shadow of Tom of Finland.
Singular Body. Everyone is a Model. Flowered Body. Tattooed, Bearded (not White) Male. Archetype Costumery. The Sexualized Body.
A good look at how photography falsifies representation can be found in the Making Of video of these photos. —-vvv
fotografías inspiradas en el film Querelle de 1982
fotografías - RODRIGO LUXON
iluminación -ANTONIO OTERO
modelo - PEPE REBELLA
Starting to apply what I’ve noticed from studying so many images. The tropes of contemporary gay representation often intersect. It’s rare to have an image that isn’t using multiple conventions.
Ok, Singular Body, duh. Not really modelly. (Weak argument for) the Flowered Body. Butch drag. Body Hyperbolization, that’s rare in photography. The Pornographic (and I didn’t really mention this in the trope but I thought all manner of sexual representations to fall under here so for the sake of argument this barechested and bulging image falls under pornographic even though it’s not about penetration).
Singular Body. Everyone’s a Model. Tattooed Bearded While Male. Archetype Costumery. Not-so Badass Location. Pornographic. Maybe I should change The Pornographic to The Sexualized Body.
Not the Singular Body! Archetype Costumery but not Butch Drag…more Camp Caricature. Sexualized Bodies.
^ Trope 9 - The Long Shadow of Tom of Finland - the main illustrative devolution keeping your drawing redundant and derivative, which is a pretty brutal combination. Confines you to the titular style —- without any of the camp, hotness or composition basics the original is known for. Sure way to keep your work undeveloped and forgotten. Closely related to:
^ Trope 10 - Body Hyperbolization or The Camp Caricature - Mastered by Tom of Finland, emulated endlessly, places graphic importance by enlarging body parts, typically primary sexual characteristics, which gives an inflated distortion beyond all reality. When constructed well will reveal a value system which expresses and organizes the desire of the drawer.
^ Trope 11 - Body Projections - Lazy art school students without knowledge of basic Plato or psychology make gay representation even more superficial by PROJECTING VIDEO ONTO BODIES and believing that is sufficient.
^ Trope 12 - Tracing - In a very Picasso penis-brush sort of way, a good drawer will consciously project personal desires throughout the entire construction of his work. Tracing is the plain, gluttonous consumption of this action. It is a viewer jealous for what he sees and in that jealousy he tries to obtain his object of arousal through a mimesis of the aforementioned action which created it. In contrast to instilling a drawing with a rhythmic hierarchy of desire according to graphic importance, each stroke for the tracer begins covetously and inevitably ends unsated, an empty and unacceptable glossing that serves only the pleasure of the tracer.
^ Trope 13 - Forest Creature Anthropomorphism - They say Bears are the least ‘image-conscious and judgmental’.