Wednesday, June 30, 2010

SITE OF THE MONTH: Sexy Men of Sports

Soccer player Alexis Sanchez of Chile, featured in the current post on Sexy Men of Sports. 

It's no secret that athletes frequently make great models. After all, their sports activities help keep them in peak shape. And one of the best places I've found to keep tabs on who's in the best shape is Sexy Men of Sports, a blog that highlights the physical attributes of a wide array of jocks around the world. With the World Cup craze currently in effect, there are naturally lots of sexy shots of male soccer players, but you can find just about any sport represented here, neatly categorized and including action shots, casual shots, risque shots and even clips from ads for which these multi-talented jocks have modeled.  Ripped abs, bulging muscle, athletic talent and plenty of attitude. It's a powerful combination.

Boxer Carl Froch


Swimmer Michael Phelps

Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, posing for Armani.




Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Conrad: Elegant Muscle

 

A perfectly proportioned male model, Conrad brought style and substance to the photoshoot we did together. His handsome face, sculpted body and impressive muscle work well for both sports shots and artistic nudes. I'll be featuring more photos of Conrad in an upcoming collector's photo book and photo series.



Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Joey: Surfer With Abs


Lots of male models have their own personal fitness regime for staying in shape. Tough workouts, intense sports and a strict diet are among the strategies these guys use to look their best. 

For many men, the hardest part is keeping the abs in shape. And for Hawaii-based male model Joey, the key to keeping his six-pack abs is to do one of the things he loves best: surfing. Indeed, staying on position on his board as he rides the waves provides a workout for his muscles like no other. It appears a definite benefit from the waves below him are those ripples on his stomach (and he looks so good, he was chosen for my first male model photo calendar, California Dreaming). 

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Mario Lopez: World’s Hardest Working Sex Symbol?


 This is just a sample of the Mario Lopez photo gallery. Check out more of the actor/model's fitness-focused, sex-symbol identity at portfolioLATINO.com.

There are plenty of actors who model, and models who act (or try to). But few celebrities have maintained such an on-going presence in both spheres as Mario Lopez, who appears in the current issue of Maximum Fitness Magazine, presenting his own delt-building workout plan. 
In my current post on my other blog, portfolioLATINO.com, check out Mario Lopez: World's Hardest Working Sex Symbol?, a collection of photos depicting his growth from a child model to a teen heartthrob to his current status as a hunky celebrity who also serves as a model and spokesperson. I've also included some of his controversial nude shots from People Magazine and his appearance on the TV show Nip/Tuck. You won't want to miss this visual documentation of how one fitness-minded actor has used his  body to help achieve new heights of fame.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

VIDEO: Shane, the Rugby and Football Jock



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In this hot and sunny VIDEO, you'll join male model Shane on the banks of Lake Ontario, as he shows his talents as a rugby player and football player -- and also complains about his first time wearing a Speedo-style bathing suit! Shane provides a good introduction to rugby, a lesser-known but physically demanding sport.
I'll be posting more photos of Shane in swimwear and even posing in combat wear (complete with a gun), so stay tuned.




Thursday, June 3, 2010

Rafito: Speedos and a Painted Face



I got a great response to the photos and video I posted of boxer/musician/model Rafito back in May, so as a special treat I'm posting a few more experimental shots that we did at the end of the day, after a full day on the beach and in the swimming pool in Puerto Rico. We tried something new here, with some very basic face paint designed to give a totally different feel to his Speedo-clad style and sculpted body.
You also shouldn't miss Rafito's excellent role as a shirtless guitar player and his rainforest photoshoot, both of which are posted on my other site, portfolioLATINO.com (he really does write and play music). Whether he ends up becoming famous as a model, a musician or a boxer, Rafito is definitely a man to keep your eye on.

 

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Soccer Jock Turns Model for GQ Magazine


Oguchi Onyewu, photographed by Ben Watts for GQ Magazine.

More than ever, today's athletes and jocks are serving as more than just skilled players. They are also sex symbols, models and images to aspire to. One of the latest jock turned male model is Oguchi Onyewu, the six-foot-four-inch player for Team USA in this year's World Cup. This strapping muscular jock shows his talents as a male model in the June 2010 issue of GQ, the men's fashion magazine. Photographer Ben Watts captured him in a variety of stylish clothing by Dolce & Gabbana. The clothes look great, of course. But so do those washboard abs. 
All photos by Oguchi Onyewu by Ben Watts for GQ Magazine.
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