LeeWolfy unleashes his Weapons of Desire
I caught up with LeeWolfy for a behind-the-scenes look at his erotic photography of naked men.
What led you to start exploring your passion for photography?
I’d always had an interest in photography as it seemed a way for someone like me – who loved art but failed Art O-Level miserably – to still create something beautiful.
The more I got involved, the more I fell in love with the process – taking the actual photograph being a surprisingly small part – with the real work happening before with the shoot preparation, and after with the post-production editing.
Then, as I started to look into model photography – the extra dimension of finding and working with models and building a rapport with them – really became my passion.
When did you start to specialise in male physique photography and erotic photography?
I spent about a year photographing landscapes, still life scenes, animals – learning how to use the camera and basic skills – but the photographs I chose to look at were always imaginative, sensual and sexual images of men.
It took me a long time to pluck up the courage to approach a male model, but eventually I contacted a guy through a model contact site.
I was extremely lucky to choose a fantastic handsome – straight – model, Nathan, who I still work with regularly. He was patient and understanding while I learned. That helped to give me the confidence to focus on the male form and erotic photography.
What was the inspiration for your Weapons of Desire series?
As I started to work with a wider range of guys, I found that one of the first things a guy would send was a dick pic – often before they sent a face pic. I was also at this point doing promo and portfolio shots for guys who were sex workers or guys getting started with fan-subscription channels. Often, the guys wanted to remain discrete but they were happy to have photos of their dicks everywhere.
These dick pics were usually phone selfies, the kind of thing every guy – gay or straight – has on his phone. It always intrigued me what it would look like if I made the dick the main subject and focus.
It’s always amazing to take my zoom lens close up to a guy’s dick in a shoot. It’s a unique opportunity to just spend a few moments focusing on his pride and joy.
Every guy relaxes and enjoys the attention, and it becomes a real bonding moment in a shoot.
How did you cast the men who are featured in the Weapons of Desire series? Were you looking for particular types of cocks or is it just all sorts of different cocks in all their glory?
It literally is about capturing all dicks, finding a way to make them the focus, and showing guys that all dicks are amazing.
Porn and a lot of erotic art and photography tends to focus on the amazing long, fat, girthy, and veiny dicks of well-endowed porn actors. Of course, they are amazing, but that’s not what most guys see when they go for a piss!
I want to show that all dicks are works of art, and every guy should be proud of what they’ve got.
What do subscribers get to see on your fan-subscription sites that they don’t get to see on your Twitter?
As I’ve started to work with more guys who are wanting to produce sexual but also artistic content – either for their subscription services, sex work promotion or private use – I’ve built up an impressive back catalogue of images and behind-the-scenes vids from these shoots.
As I can be shooting one day with a ripped muscle guy, and the next day with a chunky young cub, and the day after with a furry muscle-Daddy – the mix is representative of my belief that all guys and body types are beautiful and sexual.
The subscription sites allow me to showcase these shoots and all these different guys, and hopefully reflect back to the subscribers both themselves and the whole range of guys they’ll see on the streets, in the bars and saunas.
I love when a subscriber asks if I have some pics of a certain type of guy, and I can oblige.
What do you hope that guys feel when they’re looking at your photos?
The range of guys that I shoot with means that I hope guys can feel themselves, friends, lovers, and hook-ups reflected in my photos.
All my guys are sexy and sexual. I hope my work shows that to my subscribers so they get a sexy kick but also grow in confidence themselves.