Fourth of July, Fireworks, and Baseball

So the Cowboy Boyfriend and I took our 12 year old grandson and his best friend/siamese twin to the local baseball game and fireworks show…..

reserved box seats behind the catcher                             $40.00

hotdogs, drinks, pretzels, candy                                        $70.00

wrist bands so they could spend the ENTIRE

evening in the bounce houses and pitchers cage

instead of watching the baseball game                              $10.00

two exhausted, but very happy, 12 year olds                      Priceless

Marcus Kaleb

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Happy Fourth of July

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Michael Stokes

MichaelMichael Stokes

 

I follow a number of Facebook pages, but my very favorite one is Michael Stokes Photography. I use a lot of his pictures in my posts.

 

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Michael Stokes is a Los Angeles based Photographer, originally from Berkley, California.  Michael moved to LA in 1983 where he studied and swam on the Santa Monica College Swim team.  Michael graduated from Cal State Long Beach with a BA in Fine Arts with an emphasis on film and photography. However, he left his artistic talents behind and began a career in real estate. In 2005 he left his very successful real estate career to focus on his interest in photography.  Since his re-introduction to the art of photography Michael has been published in many magazines, clothing campaigns and a number of photographic anthologies.  Despite the amount of time spent on photography Michael manages to compete as a United States Masters Swimmer. He swims 3,500 – 7,000 meters a day, 6 days a week. In 2008. Michael was ranked in the top 10 in the nation for the 1500 meter race.

Michael manages to capture the best of the male form in his work. He obviously likes sports…

running

 

 

Running…

 

 

 

 

football

 

 

 

 

Football…

 

 

 

boxing

 

 

 

Boxing…

 

 

rugby

 

 

 

 

Soccer…

 

 

 

motorcycle riding

 

 

 

Motorcycle riding…

 

 

 

 

baseball

 

 

 

Baseball…

 

 

swimming

 

 

 

 

 

Swimming…

 

This is Michael’s book: Masculinity, featuring some of the hottest guys seen for a long time. It is available on Amazon, http://www.amazon.com/Masculinity-Michael-Stokes/dp/386787428X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1347800523&sr=8-1&keywords=michael+stokes

Michael is on tumblr, twitter, Facebook, Model Mayhem, and has a website.

www.michaelstokes.tumblr.com

https://twitter.com/Stokes

http://www.modelmayhem.com/michaelStokes

https://www.facebook.com/MichaelStokesPhotography

www.MichaelStokesPhoto.com

And he doesn’t just do pictures of naked guys. No, no. He does suit porn too.

suit porn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He has licensed some of his pictures for book covers.

book covers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

cover

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alex cover

 

 

 

 

Book cover with photo of Alex Minsky.

 

 

 

And he’s a patriotic kind of guy…

patriotic

Jase Dean

 

 

 

If you love stunning photographs and gorgeous men, check out Michael Stokes.   And then leave a comment.  You must have something to say.