I want to wish you and yours a joyous holiday and prosperous new year. It’s time for family and friends and merry-making; it’s also time for list-making – and I am a chronic list-maker – as well as counting our blessings. I have much to be grateful for this past year.
Last January, Modus Vivendi released their Virtus line that I shot in Toronto with model, Cianan: http://www.underwearexpert.com/2016/01/smooth-like-butter-modus-vivendi-virtus-line/.
I was honoured to work with Modus Vivendi again on the beaches of Cuba for their Rainbow Line: http://www.underwearexpert.com/2016/08/modus-vivendi-rainbow-line/.
And I had so much fun putting together the shoot for The Eighth with Ricardo and Jorge Luis and new model, Yunier: http://www.underwearexpert.com/2016/04/the-eighth-in-cuba/.
One of my classic photos of Enrique made the cover of German photography anthology, Mein Schwules Auge (My Gay Eye) #13, with more of my images inside: https://www.facebook.com/Mein-schwules-Auge-My-gay-Eye-104314226323131/.
Meanwhile, I had a calendar ready for 2017. It was all edited and designed. But, with challenges with my publisher and my printer, it had to be postponed. Hopefully I can produce a 16 month calendar that will be available by next summer. And maybe even, by next year, I can finally settle into the idea – after teasing with it for so long – of assembling a book of my photos. Let me know if you have any ideas or favourite images. Keep an eye out. After the new year – hopefully not long after the new year – I will be releasing a new set with the honeybrown twins, Marlon and Andro, cavorting on the farm.
Castro refuses monuments. I have always said that I monumentalize the men of Cuba; at least for me, they serve as monuments of Cuba and monuments to Cuba. And, as always, I end this year wistfully missing my Cuban friends and hoping I can get back soon to see old friends and produce new work. I am so grateful to fans and followers of my work, especially my collectors. If you want to help fund another return to Cuba, I humbly hang up my stocking and I say: consider investing in my prints. I also now have posters available with a special promotion code available through the holidays: NAVIDAD2016. And, yes, there are still discount memberships available with full access to all of my photos too. Feel free to share this message with friends who might be interested in my photography. Thanks for sharing my passion with me and, again, for all your support.
Feliz navidad y feliz año nuevo.