On “A Time For Silence”

Allen wrote a poem based on A Time for Silence. How cool is that!??!?!

Poetry When It Comes

In a photograph by Michael Taggart,

the model, Trevor, light-skinned and white blond,

leans forward, nude, arms crossed on a cushion,

neither tense nor completely at ease,

hands curled into fists, but loosely, not clinched.

His left arm, over his right, blocks his mouth,

but despite the partly hidden face

and the total stillness of his pose,

his grey-blue eyes express depth of though

and of emotion, hint at experience

perhaps beyond his years, although it hasn’t

etched yet its tracks into his taut smooth skin.

“I understand exactly what you mean,”

those eyes say to the object of his gaze,

“but I still doubt the sincerity

of your stated intentions, the validity

of the assumptions that you’re making.

You don’t know my story, and I question

whether you’re the one I want to hear it.”

 

Copyright 2013

T. Allen Culpepper

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Please Mister – gay art male art by Michael Taggart Photography

David R - Please Mister - Gay Art Male Art by Michael Taggart Photography

Please, Mister
Please, Sir
Can you help me find my love?

I left him but a moment ago
We were laughing and playing together
And he said he would be back in a moment

Now the rain has come
And the sky is dark
I fear something has happened
To him, to us
I know not what
But I miss his smile
His arms around me
The glow he brings inside

Please, mister
He was just here
A few days ago
He will be back
Won’t he??

——————

I wrote this in a dark time in my life.  I was so frustrated, upset, confused.

I’m not in that space now – but this image seemed to fit the words perfectly.

Model:  David R

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A Time for Silence – gay art male art by Michael Taggart Photography

Trevor - A Time for Silence - Gay Art Male Art by Michael Taggart Photography

A time for Silence, A time to Speak

This is a very simple shot compared to some of my full on fantasy edits.  Still – sometimes simple works very well : )

Model: Trevor Werner

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Narnia – gay art male art by Michael Taggart Photography

Noah Grey - Narnia - Gay Art Male Art by Michael Taggart Photography

I been such a big fan of the books since I was little. I always hoped I would open a wardrobe one day and end up in Narnia.

So this is my homage to that magical mystical place!

Model: Noah Grey

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Ghetto Fabulous Faceoff – gay art male art by Michael Taggart Photography

Stone Heart - Ghetto Fabulous Version 1 - Gay Art Male Art by Michael Taggart Photography
Stone Heart - Ghetto Fabulous Version 2 - Gay Art Male Art by Michael Taggart Photography

I made 2 versions of this picture.  Version 1 is all about the white and tribal butt wings.  Version is darker, grittier and more muscle focused.

Which one do you like better?

Model: Stone Heart

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Underwear Runway Show – gay art male art by Michael Taggart Photography

packagez for men - underwear runway show - Gay Art Male Art by Michael Taggart Photography

Underwear Runway show for Packagez for Men

Model: ?

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