Part of a new bread of Magazine producing Homos coming out of the wonderfully gay city of NYC, artist Christopher Schulz has taken the art form to a new level with his fantastically erotic yet oddly non pornographic magazine PINUPS. This magazine, which contains no words except the title, is a nod to the vintage styled pin up magazines that were produced back when things were a little less complicated in the world. Before lazer hair removal, botox, ab supplements and microderm abrasion became lunchtime events and turned us into a bunch of neurotic self obsessed boys. Now don't get us wrong, we love beauty in all of its forms, and there is something to be said for that perfectly primped and manicured style of man that makes us all a little week in the knees. In this magazine, however, you will never find anyone that falls into the "Adonis" styled category, and frankly, we love it.
This amazing little magazine, which features one, sometimes two (if your lucky) delicious and yummy men, is a series of photos, as well as a surprise that, when we discovered it, made us wet our tighty blueies. Wait for it....wait for it....ok, so the magazine, when carefully unstapled and unfolded, opens up to reveal a full sized, larger than life, pin up poster of the model or models featured in the magazine. Lay them out flat, match up the edges, and pin that shit up. Ta da... you now have a full sized deliciously naked man on your wall. If your fold-challenged, see the web site for a yummy set of instructions, naked man included.
What Christopher Schulz is attempting to do here is to strip us back down to reality and remove some of that pretentiousness that can be so caustic and destructive within our little Homo community. All of his models are real, raw and uninhibited, completely comfortable with themselves and their bodies that they were born with. There is no plucking, smoothing, tweezing or combing that happens pre shoot over at PINUPS, there isn't even a fluffer (although we keep applying for the job, he keeps ignoring our request). The models are simply comfortable with themselves and beautiful as they are, and it shows in the photos that come out. He is showing us that beauty doesn't come from perfection, but rather the millions of imperfections that make us who we are, and god, if thats what imperfect looks like, I will take 3 please.
And we thought we loved him before the interview, now its a full on crush. He just launched the latest issue 08 on Saturday, Jan. 24 at Printed Matter (195 Tenth Avenue, NYC) from 5-7pm with an after party at Nowhere Bar (322 E 14th Street, NYC) at 10pm, which we so wish we could have attended. Leave your tweezers and hairspray at home HOMO. Check out the web site for info on the next issue, which we will be unpatiently awaiting, some fun instructions on how to operate your fold out magazine for ultimate view pleasure, and some special editions available only on line.
Check out some special out-takes below from Issue 07 that are a BLEW Magazine exclusive, thanks to the lovely Christopher Schulz.