PhotoByDot: Blog en-us (C) PhotoByDot (PhotoByDot) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:20:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:20:00 GMT PhotoByDot: Blog 90 120 The Artistic Porn Star The Artistic Porn Star is an opportunity to see your favorite gay porn stars through my "artistic lens".  From artsy to silly, you will see a side of your favorite porn stars that you've never seen before.  This book includes 128 pages of full cover images, and features your favorite stars, including Brian Bonds, Antonio Biaggi, Nick Moretti, Bray Love, Diego Sans, and many more.  

Order your copy HERE.

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Dance Naked at Art Saves Lives Gallery in May I'm so excited to have my photos of male dancers on display in the May 2017 show at the Art Saves Lives gallery in SF.  If you are local, the show's opening will be the evening of Friday May 12.  Yay!

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Workshop 3-26-2017 I had a great time leading my latest Workshop on Photography of the Male Nude.  Our new location in the Castro is super convenient.  Our models Daniel, Angel, Kizza, and Caesar were amazing.  Yay!  

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Felix d'Eon Before I started photography I did drawing and painting with San Francisco artist Felix d'Eon.  I took a weekly figure drawing class with Felix in his studio.  I started photography as I often couldn't finish my drawings while the live model was posing.  Soon I was taking photos for Felix to use in his own art, and collaborating on projects together.  Here is one of Felix' drawings.  I remember it well, as I posed the Model (Rob) to re-enact the moment that I knew I was gay.  That moment was in 6th grade and I was taking swimming lessons at the high school.  The lessons were taught by the varsity swim team.  I remember one of our coaches walking out of the showers with a towel around his neck.  I had never seen anything so beautiful before, and knew at that moment what it was to be gay.  Yay!


]]> (PhotoByDot) Felix d'Eon Sun, 12 Mar 2017 04:36:27 GMT
Congrats to Bebe Sweetbriar Congratulations to Bebe Sweetbriar for her well deserved Nitey Award last night for Most Notable Drag Queen.  Yay!


]]> (PhotoByDot) Bebe Sweetbriar Tue, 28 Feb 2017 17:49:19 GMT
Workshop at Muse:Revolution I am very excited to be teaching a workshop on Photography for the Queer Resistance at Muse:Revolution weekend at Groundswell.  All participants will compose, model, and photograph images that we will use to create images for posters/artwork for our Resistance.  Yay!

Sign up for Muse:Revolution here.


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Please Support me for Best Nightlife Photographer Bestie Award I am excited to have been nominated by the Bay Area Reporter for a Bestie Award for SF Nightlife award.

You can vote for me here.


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Betty with Flag I am interested in doing more political photography.  This is often a studio photograph combined with text and graphic elements to create a message.  I recently did a photo shoot with Black Betty, and here are a few candidate photos for use in political art.  Yay!


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cover photo from Wallaconia I'm so exited to see my photo grace the cover of David Pratt's upcoming book Wallaconia.  Thanks to Beautiful Dreamer Press that is publishing the work.

The model for this photo is Randall Wade.  The actual scene is Ocean Beach in San Francisco, but the book takes place on the East Coast.  


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Temptation Photos features on Beautiful Magazine I was thrilled to have photos from my Temptation series features on  Beautiful Magazine is the premiere site featuring photos of the male form by some of the best photographers in the world.  see HERE.  


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Bebe Sweetbriar's Release Party for I Wantchu Back I had a blast at Bebe's private party for the official release of her new single I Wantchu Back!  I did all of the photography for the cover images for this single release (with graphic arts by Frank Fanucchi).  Yay!


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AfterGlow - It Takes A Village I had a blast doing promotional photos for Comfort & Joy's AfterGlow party on Pride Saturday in San Francisco.  The theme is (obviously) It Takes A Village...People.  Yay!


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Shoot with Jarrod Had a fun shoot with good friend who needed photos.  It is fun having beautiful uninhibited friends.


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Fitness Model Gage in Gloss Magazine I'm very excited to see a spread of my photos in Gloss Magazine (April 15, 2016 edition) featuring fitness model Gage!  Yay!


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Teaching Photography of the Male Nude for Muse Weekend at GroundSwell Institute I am very excited to be spending the weekend at the GroundSwell Institute, and teaching a workshop on photography of the Male Nude.  The weekend has an eclectic and exciting mix of workshops, and it is so awesome to be included.


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15 Million+ Views on Flickr I am excited to have passed more than 15 million views on Flickr.  Check out this work here.  Definitely NSFW.  Your Likes and Comments are welcome.

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Gloss Magazine Photo Spread I am very excited to have a photo spread of the incredible BeBe SweetBriar in Gloss Magazine.  Check it out.  Yay!


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I hate Christmas I have always hated to consumerism and "hustle and bustle" of the holiday season.  What better way to express this than with gay pornstar Leo Forte.


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Guilty Pleasures featured in The Male Form Magazine I am beyond thrilled that work from my Guilty Pleasures series is featured in the Winter 2016 edition of The Male Form Magazine.  It is exciting to see my work next to that of my photographic heroes like David Vance, Dylan Rosser, and Mark Henderson.  Yay!.  Check it out at


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Johnathan Myers I had a lucky Friday the 13th photo shoot with the handsome and talented Johnathan Myers.  He is only recently moved to San Francisco and is already making a splash with performing and dancing around the City.  Yay!


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Bay Area Reporter coverage of Cured? SF's largest gay newspaper the Bay Area Reported covered my recent show of Cured? at Meow Mix.  Yay!  Follow the coverage here.

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Trick or Treat Happy Halloween with some beautiful images of Darius Monroe!


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Vic Davis 10-2015 I last photographed Vic two years ago in 2013.  Back then he was a lean dancer.  Now 2 years later he has added 25 pounds of solid muscle and is completely transformed.  What a joy to capture this journey!  Yay!


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Folsom Street Fair 2015 I always have a great time at the Folsom Street Fair in San Francisco.  This is a time when people of all ages, genders, sizes, nationalities, and orientations can gather on the street and be who ever they want to be.  Yay!


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Intergalactic 3 way I had an awesome time doing my photo booth at the Intergalactic 3 way.  This was a joint fundraiser and community builder between GlamCocks, BAAAHS, Comfort & Joy, and Camp Beaverton.  I've never seen so many hot sexy guys (and girls) in one place before.  Yay!

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Over 10 Million Views on Flickr My Flickr page just went past 10 million views.  My most viewed photo (with over 26,000 views) is this one of Element Eclipse entitled "Groom in White with champagne and bulge".  Yay!


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Cute Boy for 7-11 What better way to celebrate July 11th (7-11) then with a cute boy with a Slurpee...

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Next Magazine 2015 Photo Competition I was thrilled that a photo from my Truvada Whore series as a finalist for Next Magazine's photo competition featuring gay life in 2015.  Here is the text from Next Magazine's description of the contest:

Each year, Next puts out the call for photographers around the world to submit images that represent the rich tapestry of contemporary gay life for our annual photo contest. This year’s submissions included a wide variety of photos, from the candid to the meticulously styled, from the campy to the profound. These nine finalists represent the best of the best selected by our editors in cooperation with the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art.

View the full slideshow and vote for your favorite photo.

The full exhibition will be on display at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art (26 Wooster St; through July 19.


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Happy July 4th What better way to celebrate July 4th then with the incredibly sexy Sean Xavier.

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Sean Xavier 6-23-2015 I had an awesome photo shoot with gay pornstar/escort Sean Xavier.  This is my second shoot with Sean, and he is delightful.  He destroys all stereotypes of gay sex workers, as he is articulate, educated, and outgoing.  His porn/escort career will be coming to an end at the end of Summer 2015 so that he can focus solely on his PHD in Man/Machine Interfaces.

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Photography of the Male Nude Workshop on Sunday July 12 I am excited to have finally scheduled my next workshop on Photography of the Male Nude.  It will be Sunday July 12, 2015.  This will be our first workshop outdoors at the clothing optional section of Marshall Beach in San Francisco.  It has incredible views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Marin Headlands.  

Photographers of all levels are welcome.  Just bring your own camera.  You can reserve your spot on EventBrite at:


Contact me if you have any questions or want to be added to the email list for future workshops.

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young ballet dancer One of my greatest pleasures as a photographer is working with dancers.   They can just stand there and create a grace and beauty that us mere mortals can only aspire to.  

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Haze Weiler I met Haze at final performance of the San Francisco Drag Show Cocktailgate.  He was the "Bucket Boy" who was going through the crowd to gather tips.  In exchange, he removed articles of clothing on stage.  I approached him about doing a photo shoot, and was thrilled when he agreed.  He arrived at my studio with numerous cigarette burns from a performance art piece the previous evening (ouch), but was otherwise stunning.  I loved the images that we created together and look forward to shooting him again.

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Guilty Pleasure of Jewelry with Element Eclipse I had a great shoot with one of my long time favorite models Element Eclipse.  This was Element celebrating the joy of jewelry for my Guilty Pleasure series.  A big thanks to Ferosha Titties for sharing her bling


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Jon Shield 3-2015 I had an awesome shoot last week with gay pornstar Jon Shield.  We were shooting for my "Guilty Pleasures" series.  Who would've thought that this leather boy pup's secret pleasure was...  gummy bears.  He ate over a pound of them, and I am still finding them in the studio.  

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Check them out at


]]> (PhotoByDot) Simon Barnes artistic male nudes Mon, 09 Mar 2015 19:45:42 GMT
Mr SF Leather 2015 I had a great time last night taking photos at the Mr SF Leather 2015.  My good friend (and model) Daniel DeLage was first runner up.  Daniel is contestant number 1 on your left of the following photos.  The winner was contestant number 6 at the right of the photos.

]]> (PhotoByDot) Mr SF Leather 2015 Mon, 09 Mar 2015 02:48:25 GMT
Best of Luck To Daniel in Tonight's Mr SF Leather Contest Good luck tonight to Daniel DeLage in tonight's Mr SF Leather Contest.  The winner goes on to represent San Francisco in the International Mr Leather competition in Chicago.  Yay, Daniel.


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Workshops on Photography of the Male Nude I am interested in creating a community of photographers/artists interested in the male figure in the SF Bay Area.  As part of this effort, I have been leading several Workshops on Photography of the Male Nude.  Each workshop often has a focus on some aspect of photography, including some experimental techniques.  The last workshop had the floor covered several inches in flour, creating incredible patterns of "cloud" in the photos.  As you can see our workshops have terrific models, including many professional dancers.

Contact me to be added to our mailing list for info on future workshops.

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Greatest Influences: Pierre et Gilles I am a huge fan of the artists Pierre et Gilles.  They are a long time couple with one doing the photography and one adding layers of fantasy paint above.  I love how their art is a mix of kitsch humor, homo sexiness, and classic beauty.  I often wonder how it is to work as a collaboration with another artist, as I have only my own skills and viewpoints to rely on.   My own series of Sons of God that dealt with my Catholic upbringing through a gay lens, was a direct tribute to the stylings of Pierre et Gilles.

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Stolen Photos? The scourge of every photography is when your work is stolen, and used without your permission.  I came upon the photo below on Tumblr today in a posting on the best artistic photos with an erection.  I have no idea how they got this photo as I don't think that I have ever shared it.  I am a little flattered that they chose it, and that it is getting hundreds of likes.  However, it is unfortunate that there is no credit given to me (or the models), and no easy way for me to have the photo removed.  

The artistic erection in this photo belongs to the incredible Michael Brandon.  He is posing together with our mutual friend Puppy.

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