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…

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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.

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He has licensed some of his pictures for book covers.

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Alex cover

 

 

 

 

Book cover with photo of Alex Minsky.

 

 

 

And he’s a patriotic kind of guy…

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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.

 

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Robbie Gambrell – Where Are You?

Time for another incredible, droolable, hunkalicious man…

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This is Robbie Gambrell.  Though I love, love, love men with long hair, I don’t usually like dreads.  But in his case, I’ll make an exception.

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Ahhh, suitporn…

 

 

 

 

Thirty one year old Robbie Gambrell had been working construction for almost ten years in Apollo Beach, Florida when he was signed by Benz Mondiale in February 2011.  He then had his first test shoot in St. Petersburg, Florida with Susan Jeffers.  Since then he has done a commercial for Elle Fashion, a couture spread in Portafolio Fashion Magazine, and starred in a music video with Sheena Brooks (Drank My Way to Jesus).

Robbie became an only child at 15 when his older sister Heather passed away.  He has a six paragraph poem that was written for her tattooed on his back.  He says it is his most meaningful tattoo. 

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At six foot, two inches and 190 pounds, Robbie stays in shape by playing basketball four days a week and beach volleyball two days a week.  It’s not only his workout routine, but the way he hangs out with his friends and has fun.  He also hits the gym every day after work.

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Robbie Gambrell -4This is the only recent photo I could find of Robbie.  With his new tattoos commemorating the birth of his daughter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robbie is on Model Mayhem:  http://www.modelmayhem.com/2170828

And he has a Facebook page:  www.facebook.com/robbiegambrell   though he doesn’t post very often on it.

 

Love, love, love this picture…don’t know why…just do…

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Robbie also has a Youtube video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRso9df4R6A#! He’s singing and pretty good at it, too.

Can’t find any recent pictures of Robbie modeling.  Hope he hasn’t quit…So I’m leaving you with these two beautiful shots…

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Oh my…those eyes…

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What do you think of Robbie?  Leave a comment…follow my blog…friend me on Facebook…

Another Hunky Hero

OK people.  I missed my blog last Thursday.  I had to go out of town for a week.  I told myself I could write/post the blog form where I was staying.  I’ve been here three days and I’m either so busy or so tired I just didn’t get to it.

I’m having a hard time coming up with anything to write about…so I guess I will just have to post some pictures.

This is Andrew McLaren.  A before picture…when he was just a Marine.  Yeah right.  Nobody is just a Marine.

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Andrew was born in Staten Island on July 24, 1980.  He was fast becoming a successful model and actor when he put his career on hold to join the Marine Corps.  He soon became part of a new military group called the Anti-Terrorism Battalion in Iraq.  After years of extended service, he received an honorable discharge as

He was hired as a cop in New York, but then had the opportunity to try out for Blackwater and was accepted.  Andrew ended up going to Baghdad guarding President Bush, John McCain, John Edwards and John Kerry.  He participated in dozens of clandestine missions for the U.S Government.

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Andrew came home to his two young sons and a wife who had left him.  He decided to pursue acting and modeling again and was cast the film Battle for Haditha in the 2007.  That film stared former Marines in leading roles, and is a reconstruction of two days in November 2005 when American Marines took revenge on the civilian population of an Iraqi town after the death of a comrade in a roadside bomb incident.

Andrew went on to co-host the Discovery Channel’s series Weaponizers.  Then in August 2012, he appeared as an operative on Stars Earn Stripes were former and current military and law enforcement members are paired with celebrities to coach them through missions that are inspired by real military exercises. The competitors play to earn cash for a military, veterans or service related charity of their choice.

Andrew says, “I hope to use my notoriety to help people that are less fortunate than me.”  With that he is soon releasing the biographical book “American Mercenary,” about his time working for Blackwater USA.  One hundred percent of the proceeds go to the families of his friends killed in action.

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Andrew has a Facebook page  https://www.facebook.com/andrew.mclaren1

and is on Model Mayhem  http://www.modelmayhem.com/1442887

And suit porn…oh yeah…

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Love a man with a shoulder holster.

 

And Little Miss M – you know who you are Stephanie…

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This is for you…

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Roses, a bubble bath, and a hunkalicious guy…oh my…

Happy Birthday

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Think you don’t have anything to say?  Of course you do.  Leave a message.  Thanks.

 

Service, Sacrifice, and Beyond…

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This is Alex Minsky.  A before picture.  One of the few, the proud, the brave.  A Marine.  Then in Afghanistan in 2009 a road side bomb almost killed him.  He was in a coma for over a month, and spent another year and a half in the hospital recuperating.  He had burns over much of his body and lost his right leg.  After discharge he turned to the bottle.  But sick and tired of being sick and tired, he found his way into a gym…and a new life.

 

After a lot of workouts and a lot of ink, he was approached by someone asking if he had ever modeled.  Alex thought it was a gay guy hitting on him.  No really…that’s what he said in the interview ( www.queerty.com/10-things-to-know-about-model-alex-minsky-20130403 ).  But photographer Tom Cullis thought Alex had “a movie star face with wild ink and sweat”, and convinced Alex to model for him.

 This is Alex Minsky now…a fitness and underwear model.Alex Minsky

 

 

I think it is so cute that he has a tattoo on the sock that covers his prosthetic foot.  But what’s with that tattoo on his lower belly that says DON”T LAUGH.  Of course I haven’t actually seen what’s below that tattoo, but…

 

 

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somehow, I’m thinking it isn’t anything to laugh at.

 

 

 

 Alex loves avocados, plays the guitar, and works out 4 hours a day to keep that body.  He also created quite a controversy when photographer Michael Stokes posted this picture on Facebook…

alex minsky-6Stokes was notified that it contained nudity or obscenity.  Facebook removed it, and banned him for 3 days.  In a statement of support over 4,000 Facebook fans reposted the picture.  Glad to say that Michael Stokes ( www.facebook.com/MichaelStokesPhotography ) and Alex Minsky are both back on Facebook.

 

 

 

 

Alex is on Facebook, instagram, twitter, and can be seen at Model Mayhem.  And guess what?  He even looks good with his clothes on. alex minsky-5 

 

 

 

Who woulda thought…?

 

 

 

 

Christopher Van Etten and his bomb dog Harley, who is now his service dog. Chris VE-1

 

 

Christopher Van Etten is a double amputee, injured in Afghanistan when two IED’s exploded in June 2012.  Like Alex Minsky he has come back full stride.  In October he hand cycled the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington DC and now he’s into…

 

 

you guessed it…modeling underwear.  Chris VE-3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Chris is on Facebook, instagram, and twitter.  Chris VE-2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 His mom says, “It’s a little weird to see my son pretty much naked all over Facebook, but I’m pretty proud of him.” ( www.bnd.com2013/11/09.2894542/we-cant-thank-this-community-enough )

 He also has a great sense of humor… Chris VE-5 

 

This was posted recently on his Facebook page.

 

 

 

 Alex and Christopher……thanks for your service, thanks for your sacrifice, thanks for your inspiration.  Semper Fi.

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Top Ten Most Beauatiful Men – Part 2

Top Ten Most Beautiful Men – Part 2

So if Denzel and Moses are no longer Number One on my list, I need to start looking for a replacement.  I try Googling ‘Native American Male Models’ again, and also ‘Long Haired Men’ and a few other variations.  There are a whole bunch of new guys pictured there.  Are the elves at the North Pole custom making these guys one at a time, and Santa is distributing them around the world a few here and there?  Can I order one?

Tanji 

           Clicking on a picture takes me to all kinds of new web sites.  At least, new to me.  Tumblr. Pinterest.  (I now have accounts on both those sites, but damned if I know what to do with them.)  And I find this guy.  OK.  Excuse me a minute while my ovaries explode.  There. Breathing again.

             But I can’t find out who he is.  So every day while I’m on the computer, I spend some time looking for this guy.  I’m now looking for a model for the cover of my romance novel and this guy looks like he might possibly be Native American.  I tell myself I am doing research.  I spend hours on the Internet.  I think about him constantly.  I dream about him.  It took me a week to find out his first name is Tanji.  Love it.  Now I’m getting somewhere.  Another few days and I discover his full name is Tanji Islam.

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             Tanji is of East Indian descent, lives in NYC, is a model and actor, and has probably the most spectacular male hair I’ve ever seen.  Google ‘Tanji Male Model’ and the first two web sites are his profile on Model Mayhem and his Facebook page.  Look at his pictures.  He has a variety of looks and his recent pictures don’t look a lot like his earlier pictures.  Nose straightened. Cheekbones more prominent.  Skin darker.  Hair – still incredible.  Think he’s had work done?  Drool over his pics, don’t forget to breath, and let me know what you think.

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And Tanji…get on your Facebook page once in a while.  You haven’t posted anything since Mother’s Day.  You have fans.

          Yes, Tanji is definitely in the running for Number One Most Beautiful Man.  But then  there is this guy.

 

Don’t you just want to put your mouth on that tattoo and then see where it’s pointing?  This guy showed up about 2008.  There are maybe a couple of dozen pictures of him, most from the same photo shoot…and then he disappears.

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            He shows up under two very different and unique names:  St. Umid and Humpemsquaw.  Now I can get behind St. Umid, sort of exotic, and memorable.  But Humpemsquaw – get real.  What I find even harder to believe is that some people, OK mostly women, out there in the cyber universe really believe that is his name.  There is some lively discussion about him on a couple of sites, the main one being www.vishstudio.deviantart.com   Most of the photos of him out there in the cyber universe were taken by Andrei Vishnyakov of said deviantart web site.  There are also a few pictures by Russian photographer Alex Krivtsov.

            Then on Sept. 28, 2010, someone set up a profile for him under the name Humpemsquaw on Model Mayhem.  They were on the site until Nov. 1, 2010 – 35 days.  No one has been back to update the site since.  On this site, it claims that he is Native American.  His profile on Model Mayhem says he doesn’t do nude shoots.  Buuuuutttt…Google St. Umid and the first web site that comes up has a picture of him, up front, up close, and personal holding onto his rather ginormous erection.  Umm, maybe it’s the camera angle.  No really.  Google St. Umid and see for yourself. ( www.stumid.tumblr.com/ )

St. Umid  

            And now here comes the lively discussion part about him on various sites.  Is he Russian, is he Native American, is he for real, is that tattoo for real, can I lick it…?  And then he disappears.  No more pics, no info, no nothing.  He has no Facebook page, no Twitter, no Web site, no Instagram, no nothing.   Did the spaceship just land, beam him up, and the gods took him back to the planet where they custom make beautiful men with glorious hair?  But the discussions continue.

If you know who this guy is, or what has happened to him, let me know, I’ll post it.