THERE'S AN OLD ENGLISH EXPRESSION THAT SAYS, "MANY A MICKLE MAKES A MUCKLE" WHICH SIMPLY MEANS THAT THE MORE OF SOMETHING YOU HAVE THE STRONGER AND BETTER IT WILL BE; AND THAT IS THE PHILOSOPHY OF RAPHE STONE WITH IS WORK. HE DOESN'T JUST WANT TO PHOTOGRAPH YOUR TRADITIONALLY GOOD LOOKING MEN, HE WANTS TO CREATE BEST PORTFOLIO OF ALL DIFFERENT TYPES OF MEN.
Raphe Stone has been photographing male subjects for a small decade now, his goal each time is to draw out the real essence of the model; in other words to find what lies behind those eyes. Whilst nudity is not always required of models, as some models are just not comfortable with this, being photographed in this way helps to extract the real man as it not only strips back the outer clothing, it tears away the outer persona to reveal who lies beneath. As many models have said, “When you are naked, there is no where to go and nothing to hide behind”.
Raphe Stone doesn't just want to photograph your traditionally good looking men, he wants to create best portfolio of all different types of men; big, small, hirsute or smooth and show them at their most comfortable and natural, be that clothed or naked. And when it comes to the nakedness of his models he wants them to be seen for who they are and not what is on show. Consequently, the first place the viewer should be drawn to before their gaze ventures elsewhere is the face, and if the eyes are open, then make sure that they are pulled into the depths of the models psyche through that very portal. Looking at Raphe's models should almost be a preternatural experience, not a sexual one.
With Wet Dreams, we have Chance V. Chance is an ordinary gay guy who works in and for the environment around him. He is as much at home with dirt and a chainsaw as he is with himself and his body. His favourite smell is that of petrichor; the smell of fresh rain on dry earth. When alone in the shower, like all other gay men he likes to dreams of the different types of men who turn him on and the parts of their bodies that he cannot wait to touch. In this warm enclosure it feels like he is in another world as the hot water and steam envelope and caress him as he fantasises about doing the same to the men at the forefront of his imagination. There is no one watching and regardless of his size, shape, body hair or persuasions he is where he wants to be. So enjoy your time with Chance and have your own wet dreams; who knows, he may be dreaming about you! –BM-
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