Dan & Matt || *NSFW* || Hot & Cold, Leather & Lace

DAN LOVELL & MATTHEW MULLINS

Dan Lovell and Matthew Mullins. These two are not only hot…they are on fire! I’ve known Dan for several years now. When I first started to photograph the LA nightlife scene, it was clear to me very quickly that Dan was a staple…and a favorite…in the community. With his trademark “worn through” boxers and cigar, he could make the hottest of LA nights in the coldest of SoCal weather. I had the pleasure of first working with him in the studio when he was a model for my 2013 calendar of LA men. This duo shoot with Matt marks our fourth time in the studio together…including “The Sexy, Gay Redneck” Editorial and “The Men of 2015 : Los Angeles” Calendar…and I am thrilled to finally share this set of photos with you.

The editorial marks my first time working with the (insanely) hot Matthew Mullins. This guy is the real deal. He has had several titles bestowed upon him over the years, including Mr. West Coast Olympus Leather 2015. Matt is also the Owner and Founder of Los Angeles Pup Contest, a fairly new venture for him that is really taking off. I didn’t have the opportunity to meet Matt until just a few days before our time in the studio, but it was like I had known him for years. His easy personality and welcoming attitude were so refreshing and endearing.

When these two began dating, I knew they were a couple that I wanted to get in front of my lens. After some carefully planning we were able to make that idea a reality.

The most exciting and notable piece of our collaboration together was the fact that this session would mark first time either of these men were going to be photographed showing full-frontal nudity. If you have ever been one of my subjects…or have had a chance to watch me work…I take the trust that models bestow upon me very seriously. The models are always in control, and in the end, I only photograph what they agree to provide. Well, these two may have been slightly hesitant at first, but once they got the balls rolling (so to speak) their intimacy and chemistry took over, and I felt like I was a person on the outside looking in on some very private, passionate and intense moments.

I asked them to bring a laundry list of items to the studio so we would have plenty of options when it came to the styling and direction of the shoot…and they did not disappoint. From leather to underwear to handcuffs to tape…they had covered all of their bases…and were very willing to explore those items and their possibilities. We worked in just about every corner of the studio space that day, which lead to us having a huge variety in the final images. Images I am very proud of.

One of these days…between their seemingly never-ending schedule of appearances and projects…I hope to get together with these man again, and see if we can push their boundaries even a little bit further. If you’d like to see that collaboration come to fruition, please sound off in the comments section below.

Thank you so much, Dan & Matt. Mad love to you…

Now…in the honor of the choose-your-own-adventure playfulness of these boys, here are two music choices for your listening pleasure. Try viewing them twice…once with each song…

Press PLAY ▶︎ to enjoy Hot N’ Cold by Katy Perry while viewing.

 

Press PLAY ▶︎ to enjoy Leather and Lace by Stevie Nicks while viewing.

 

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