Thursday, April 7, 2011

Thursday Thirteen: 13 Andrei Vishnyakov Men

If you haven't heard of Andrei Vishnyakov, you are in for a treat. His bio says, "Crazy Russian ‘Peter Pan’, can’t decide what he wants to be when he grows up!" If you ask me, I think he's found his calling. 

His incredible photography shows he's a master at capturing light and shadow, beauty and pathos. You'll want his work. His art is available on,, and several other places. I prefer to use Dreamstime (at the top of the list below) because on this site you can search by contributor (as in author or artist), the prices are wonderful, and they have nearly a thousand of his photos. Imagine a thousand pictures like these? *rolls up tongue and puts back in mouth* 

Some images include Shibari (Japanese rope bondage), and other forms of bondage. This isn't rough S&M, however. This is photography that showcases the beauty of the male body in all its forms; dominance and submission are well represented.

Vishstudio on Dreamstime
Vishstudio on Red Bubble
Vishstudio on DeviantArt

Here are thirteen of his masterpieces. Do I really need to provide commentary? Nah, didn't think so. ;) All photos are copyrighted by Andrei Vishnyakov, used under license from Photoxpress, iStockPhoto, or













Clicking these pictures will open them in a larger size. I know I don't have to preach about copyrights here. We don't want pirates downloading our work either.

If you could have one of these, full sized to hang in your writing cave, which would it be? I'm gaga over almost every one, but there is one that I absolutely love. Can you guess which? Those who guess correctly will win one download of any of my books. Everyone who comments will be in a drawing at the end of the day for the same type of prize. So there is a potential for more than one winner. And just so you know, I've already thought of the possibility of someone making 13 different comments so they're sure to get my favorite. LOL! Tsk tsk! *wags finger* Only one comment will be entered in the drawing, but you can post responses all you want. Check back tonight by about 11pm EST to find the winner.

In the meantime, go back and feast your eyes again. Andrei Vishnyakov is brilliant, is he not? And yes, I have every one of these legally. Squeee!!! Worth every penny, and not nearly as expensive as you'd think. Check out Vishstudio on Dreamstime and see. (you can thank me later) ;)


Gem Sivad said...

Uh, let me think...I like number 1,2,3,4,5...*blushing* I believe I will check out that site.

Thanks for the eye candy and Thursday treat!


Nina Pierce said...

I'm not sure which one takes your breath away, but the guy in the water with that yummy toosh peeking out of the water makes me want to slide into that water with him.

*sigh* Great pictures Kayelle!

cissikat said...

Yummy! I like #1 because really who doesn't like a man with a "weapon?!"

Lanae T. said...

MMMMMMMMM.........milk does a body good! But I'll guess #5 for you.

Thanks so much for sharing these photos. These are amazing.

Kayelle Allen said...

Aren't these great? One of the models is Anatoli (#s 3, 9-13), and Nikita is #s 7, 8. I can't say who the others are. Honestly, I don't know where Andrei finds his models, but I'd like to live next door to his studio. When he was doing photo shoots I could help him hold... um... lights. Yeah, that's it. I'll hold the lights so I can get a great peek. Er, I mean so *he* can get a great shot. That's what I meant. *cough*

Cara Bristol said...

So sexy! I have no idea which is your favorite, but #10 is mine, followed by #5.

Anonymous said...

I don't know about you, but I love #11 and wouldn't mind having #10 as a cover. I don't much care for headless torsos, no matter how nice the torso.

Thanks for the cultural interlude... nothing like a bit of art to brighten the day!

Savanna Kougar said...

Kayelle, oh, those are wonderful-sexy. Number Ten is my fave, then Number One.

I'll take a wild guess for you, and say Number Nine.

Are his photos used as part of cover art?

Kayelle Allen said...

Savanna, I believe Andrei's art is on covers. He has licenses for various types of use.

I chose cissikat to win the random download, and emailed her to let her know.

I'm sorry no one picked my favorite, but it was #13 - It's breathtaking in its simplicity and pure masculine and natural beauty. I keep a drool cloth handy at all times. ;o

Kayelle Allen said...

Oh, btw -- all of you can pop over to my wallpaper site and download one of the award winning pics posted there. They are original art, and they're free. Thank you to everyone who read, ogled, and voted. It was fun to see others enjoy these gorgeous men as much as I do.

Tip I should have given earlier today: use a lint-free cloth to remove lick-marks from your monitor after viewing the photos. =^_^=

cissikat said...

Kayelle, Thank you so much! Makes a great start to my Friday!

Alyna said...

Whooo!!! *grabs a fan and begins to use it* That one with the double bladed axe...'nuf said!