Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Bel Ami / Benno Thoma
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You’ve never seen Bel Ami like this! Renowned photographer Benno Thoma took shots of the lads of the world-famous porn company showing Lukas, Tommy and the rest in perfectly gorgeous photos. They’re emotional like never before, set against lavish backdrops and in masterfully composed erotic images. Benno Thoma is undoubtedly an artist – he bathes his models in luxuriously sensual colors. His sense of style makes this 224-paged book of photos in opulent large format into a sensually stunning synthesis of art. It is the momentary highpoint of Bel-Ami photo books.

Lukas Ridgeston, Josh Elliott, Renato Amoroso and Tommy Hansen are just a few of the most famous names from the stable of Bel-Ami players. Together with a horde of further hard-bodied lads they pose for grandiose solo portraits and in dreamy group scenes full of passion. The Mediterranean flair of the photos takes them a step further. This is a milestone of gay photography!

Photographer and director George Duroy produced his first gay hardcore film in 1994. With INTIMATE FRIENDS (1996) he published his first photo book with Bruno Gmünder Publishing. Many more followed and the name Bel Ami has become a gay legend. Dutch fashion and advertising photographer Benno Thoma has been travelling the world for years. With his current four books of photography he has always demonstrated his excellent sense for erotic moods and his unmistakable imagery provides his photographs with a high level of recognition.

Photobook, 224 pages, full color, 26 x 34 cm, 10,25 x 13,5 inch
Release Date Europe: September 2007
Release Date USA: November 2007