Three words appeared together on a post that was scrolling down my fb wall ... 'full nude men'. They were arranged in the title Men of Tampa Bay Full Nude! An ad with amazing and hot pics was with the post. I was visually delighted and instantly wanted to know more, and of course SEE more.
This was a few months ago when I learned the ad was for a weekly event held on Sunday nights at Players Club Tampa (formerly known as Skin). What was normally a female strip club the rest of the week, was now going to be full of sexy and naked male dancers on Sunday nights! And from the pics on the ad, I could tell it was a place where I wanted to be.
The main point in the last paragraph was "from the pics on the ad, I could tell it was a place where I wanted to be." The pics in the ad were sensual, inviting and motivated me to want to see these men in person. (And yes, there was still more to be seen, because their hands covered their man parts...you know, Facebook police and all.) Black Rose Photography was shown to be the source of these great photos. As a photographer and promoter, I greatly appreciate a photo that motivates a customer to want to visit the club or bar where the dancer will be performing. It takes a great eye and attention to detail to be able to create such an image.
A few weeks later, while preparing a blog featuring Reggie Cox (in pic above), a male dancer from the Tampa Bay area, I kept coming across the name Black Rose Photography. I also learned that Reggie was actually one of the dancers at the Men Of Tampa Bay Full Nude shows. And some of the best pics of him that I had hoped to use in the blog were taken by none other than Black Rose Photography. At this point, I had to know who was the force behind Black Rose Photography. As a result, I was introduced to the name Morgan LeShade.
Morgan LeShade started photographing male dancers and drag queens in the Tampa area in 2014. The locations where he has focused his lens include such clubs as Liquid Tampa (where he started but is now closed), Southern Nights Tampa, Wena's Night Club and Showbar, Players Club Tampa, The Flamingo Resort in St. Pete and others.
Morgan is currently working on the Men of Black Rose photo shoots that center around hand picked males. Some of the most popular men he has worked with include Teo Carter, Reggie Cox, Roman, Peter Alexander, and Jose Dones. But these are just a few. He pointed out that although they are liked for their fantastic bodies, they also have lovable personalities.
Morgan would love to publish a popular coffee table book. He says he was inspired by the work of Mark Henderson. He also hopes to see some of his work displayed in popular magazines.
Morgan doesn't limit himself to photographing just male dancers (although we are very glad they are included). He basically photographs whatever suits his fancy whether that be drag, landscapes, men, women, animals, objects, etc. It depends on his mood.
Check out the links above and view more of Morgan's work. You'll find some very, shall we say "appetizing" pics. You'll also get to see more pics of the dancing boys. If you happen to visit or live in the Tampa area, look for Morgan behind the camera at the clubs. Tell him Mike from Males In Motion says 'hello'. Also, please tell him THANK YOU for capturing the dancing boys in his pics and sharing them with us. We hope he publishes that book. We'd love to see his boys spread across our coffee table.
If you see the words 'full nude men' send me a message. And if it involves male dancers, send me a link. Until next time, don't forget to tip the boys...whether they are half-nude or full nude!