For the first time ever, Gay Times Magazine is dedicating an entire issue (available 22 January) to nude photography, but even more importantly, all were shot by Dylan Rosser himself. Never before has an entire issue of the magazine been cleared of all other features in order to celebrate the style and beauty of just one photographer!
Cast of 9-5 The Musical (dancers/actors)
A passionate adoration for his subject matter is not the only reason Dylan was given such a unique opportunity. Throughout his career, Dylan has stressed his interest in nudes over fashion, the opposite of what most magazines are willing to highlight. When Gay Times Magazine made the decision to showcase only nudes, without any specific nod to fashion, Dylan Rosser was an obvious choice. After all, he has photographed the male nude for over a decade and 2011 saw the release of his third coffee-table book, simply titled “Naked,” a bestseller since its release. The “Naked” photographer shooting the naked issue of Gay Times Magazine is perfect symmetry.
The intention was to give the images a polished look that is standard for most female fashion and glamour magazines. “None of us could find a reason why men did not deserve the same magic wand treatment. The photographs here are very much in keeping with my personal preference for polished and glossy images”, says Dylan. Makeup artist Evan Huang and assistant Joe McCormick were also on board to help achieve the final look.
Class A (Boy band)
The subjects photographed include a stunning array of actors, singers and even Olympians to stretch over a massive 102 pages. The hard work and long hours involved in the project where worthwhile, especially knowing that this is Gay Times Magazine’s charity issue, this year benefiting the Terrence Higgins Trust, the largest HIV and sexual health charity in the UK.
GT is available internationally every four weeks in all good newsagents and supermarkets, as well as digitally (www.gaytimes.co.uk)
The full list of people taking part is as follows: Ashley McKenzie (Olympian), Chris Mears (Olympian), Luke Campbell (Olympian), Kieron Richardson and PJ Brennan (Hollyoaks actors), Leon Lopez (actor), Ben McGregor (actor), Arron Lowe (actor/model), Joseph Whelan (singer), BalletBoyz (dancers), Jack Jefferson (actor), Dominic Thornburn (actor), Ben and Sam Allen (Playing It Straight), Scott Mason (Big Brother), Class A (Boy band), Craig Daniel Adams (actor), Kieron Knight (adult actor), Mitch Marion (Playing It Straight), Cast of 9-5 The Musical (dancers/actors)
Jack Jefferson (actor)
GAY TIMES: GT (Gay Times) was established in magazine format in 1974 as HIM Magazine and was the UK’s first paid-for monthly magazine aimed at gay men. Over the years many people have made their gay press debut on the cover of GT including: Sir Ian McKellen, Elton John, Kylie Minogue, JLS, Matt Smith, The Wanted, Russell Tovey, Olly Murs, Jedward, Liza Minnelli, Graham Norton, Paul O’Grady, Julian Clary and many, many more.
TERRENCE HIGGINS TRUST: Terrence Higgins Trust is the UK’s largest HIV and sexual health charity with centres across England, Scotland and Wales. We're here to provide information and advice about HIV and sexual health and offer a range of services including sexual health checks, counselling and support groups. We campaign for a world where people with HIV live healthy lives, free from prejudice and discrimination, and we promote good sexual health as a right and reality for all.
Chris Mears (Olympian)
Luke Campbell (Olympian)
Ashley McKenzie (Olympian)
Kieron Richardson and PJ Brennan (Hollyoaks actors)
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