Monday, March 30, 2009

Rough Gods, Indeed

Another photographer that I dig, Michael Alago, has suggested that he and I do a print exchange. Michael shoots the Rough Gods books, which if you can't tell from the title is rather specific artwork and might stand out a bit as compared to the other artwork we have, once it's hanging in our house. And I'm sure that whichever photo I choose for the trade is also going to require careful explanation the first time my baptist mother-in-law sees it. But I don't care, Michael Alago is a great photographer and I am perfectly flattered that he wants to trade a piece of his work for one of mine.

It's been narrowed down to one of these two prints. But I've been trying to decide, for about three weeks, which. And I can't. I am leaning towards the second one. But I am just not sure. Your thoughts?

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  1. I like the bottom *giggle* one too!! wowsa!
    ~henry

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  2. I wouldn't kick the second guy out of my bed. I'd just wonder what he was doing there in the first place.

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  3. I would probably pick the top one. (heh, heh... I said "top")

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  4. I would choose the first. I prefer more body hair, but beyond that, the expression on the first feels far more authentic to me. I've seen the second guy's cocky smirk on a thousand Chelsea boys in NYC and ten thousand wanna-be Chelsea boy clones in every city. Everything about him--including our overt view of his basket--screams 'boring' to me. The first guy, on the other hand, is far sexier (with his peek-a-boo pubes--hot!) and taken all together I feel safe nurturing the hope that he could hold up his half of an interesting conversation. (After we finish having loud, violent sex, of course.)

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  5. I like the second one, but I wish he would pull his pants up, or at least be wearing better undergarments.

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  6. I am definately for the first one.

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  7. Hmm, tough choice.

    The second one seems a bit like the escort you hired who's about to start the role play you requested. All goes well till he says something and you realize he's the nelliest thing alive.

    Not that I would have any experience with that kind of thing.

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  8. I would definitely pick the first gentleman! He has a serene appearance. I do not care for the "In Your Face-ness" of the second one, it is as if he needn't ask permission! It is my pleasure to say, "No" to guys like that!

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