Sunday, February 14, 2016

Happy Valentine's Day! Lust and Love: The Art of Roger Payne




We celebrate Valentines Day with one of our favorite artists, Roger Payne.  Roger's artwork often crosses an unspoken bridge and captures two conflicting forces which are constantly at odds with modern men living in a restrictive world: Primal instincts pitted against social, financial and gender/sexual classes.
 
In the fantastic worlds created by Roger, no matter his social standing, uniform that his job requires him to wear, wealth or age, men are internally heart-throbbing, sweating primal beasts looking for sexual enjoyment and fulfillment.  And man's instinctive lust and desires will usually manifest themselves when given an opportunity to do so.  Or to put it another way, never underestimate the power and majesty of a rock-hard cock to level all social trappings and labels to zero.


Roger Payne's art of men engaging in intimate pleasures has made him very famous, although most fans don't know much about the man behind the images. It's reported that Roger's adult gay sketches started as a hobby in the 1970's when he was a teenager. His fantasies were sparked by the men he would see living and working all around him, and he was able to translate "everyday guys" into visions of what might happen in private, given the right opportunities. He studied at London’s St. Martin’s School of Modern Art.  For a while, Roger made a living by making historic illustrations for children’s books. Later, he was invited to work for publications like Advocate Men and Handjobs.  When the Internet came into millions of homes, his works exploded everywhere. There have been at least three collections of his art, including 2007's ROGER which have become treasured by his admirers.


Roger's work is defined by very realistic-drawn guys often in their work clothes or situations and conveys their most intimate emotions as they climax. As already noted, books have been printed that are collections of Roger's works.  The first collection included drawings which were complemented with stories about horny younger men who willingly offered themselves to the lusts of somewhat older, often very hairy and well-endowed studs.  A great deal of thought goes into his artwork.  Just look at the facial expressions of his men coupling in order to appreciate how each is experiencing the sex from their own perspective.

While it's sold out in many places, “Men by Roger" may still available in some book stores and Internet sites.  It's been reported that 3,000 copies were published.  There are no stories related to the images in this book; just ninety drawings, five of which in full color. The pages of this book are packed with hairy soldiers, sailors, construction workers, police officers, and cowboys.  



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