Monday, December 13, 2010

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Friday, December 10, 2010

The 12 Men of Christmas #12

Intimo's 12th Man of Christmas. There's more of him and nearly 4 dozen others within the pages of Intimo. You can check out half of the book and order it here: Remember: you must order by December 12 (just 2 days to go!) for delivery in time for you to play Santa for that special someone who has been so nice to you all through 2010!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

The 12 Men of Christmas #11

Intimo's 11th Man of Christmas. If you are someone's true love you'll know they want Intimo for Christmas! And you know what? You have to order before December 12 for it to be under the tree on the 25th! Order here:

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The 12 Men of Christmas #10

Intimo's 10th Man of Christmas is bathed in sepia-toned splendor. Who knew sepia could be so sexy? There's more of him and almost 4 dozen others in the pages of Intimo, available here:

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The 12 Men of Christmas #9

The 9th Man of Christmas looks like he could make it down a chimney better than Santa Claus. Be sure to order Intimo by December 12th to have it under the tree by Christmas!

Monday, December 6, 2010

The 12 Men of Christmas #8

The 8th Man of Christmas today is one of the first guys I shot when I lived in the Philippines from 2007-2009. He is an actor, and working with him and his director was an amazing experience. There are several more amazing images of him inside Intimo, available for Christmas if ordered by December 12!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

The 12 Men of Christmas #7

Looks like someone's waiting for you! #7 in the Men of Christmas Don't wait too long though; order Intimo by December 12 to have him and almost 4 dozen other amazing guys under the tree in time for Christmas.See more of Intimo and order here.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

The 12 Men of Christmas #6

#6 in the Men of Christmas: The intimate, moody sensuality of black & white! One thing that is definitely black & white is this: You must order Intimo by December 12 for arrival by Christmas.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

The 12 Men of Christmas #5

Nights are cold these chilly December days, so don't forget to get out the bed warmers. Here's #5 in the Men of Christmas. There's more of him and over 4 dozen other amazing models in the pages of Intimo.

The 12 Men of Christmas #4

Out of the utility closet comes #4 in the Men of Christmas. Imagine if he could be found in your closet! Well, more of him and almost 4 dozen others can be found in the pages of Intimo.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The 12 Men of Christmas #3

It's December 1st and I give you the 3rd image in the Men of, Intimo. And here's not 1, but 4 great guys all
dressed in seasonal snowy white!

Monday, November 29, 2010

The 12 Men of Christmas #2

Reason #2 my book Intimo makes a great gift for that someone special (and hey, you're special go ahead and treat yourself to one as well while you're at it!)

Sunday, November 28, 2010

The 12 Men of, INTIMO!

It was hard to choose from the almost four dozen amazing Asian models I photographed, but here's one of among twelve selected reasons Intimo makes a great gift this holiday season:Intimo can be ordered here.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

My Work with Jabari Featured at 2xist!

After my work with model Brandon was featured by underwear brand 2xist, Jay from 2xist sent me some product to use in my shoots. I received the package a day before I was to do a photo shoot with JaBari, just in time to include them among the other looks we had decided upon already. The results, as always with JaBari, were amazing and 2xist's Jay thought so as well.

Check out the post at 2xist here.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

At Home with JaBari Ajee

Working with Jabari is always a joy. This shoot was simple in one respect - just casual shots around the house - but quite challenging when it came to being just the model, photographer, and small bag of equipment to do the whole shoot. Thankfully he knows as much about his role as model as he does of the other elements during a shoot. There's a simple equation: Jabari + any camera in the hands of a good photographer + any location/setting/lighting... = amazing shots.

See more of JaBari here.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Brandon Down on the Farm

The temperature read 49 degrees Fahrenheit when we pulled the car up to our shoot location on a breezy Sunday morning in the country. Brandon, a local model just starting out, wanted to do an underwear shoot with me. This would be his first ever underwear shoot and the temperatures dove from the 80s to the 40s in a just 2 days - just in time for our mostly outdoor shoot.

Great timing, huh?

Brandon was a real sport and he held together quite well. I think everyone will agree he pulled off come great looks in Calvin Klein, American Eagle, and the new SLIQ briefs from 2(x)ist. He's already said this was his best shooting experience and he wants to work with me again - but under warmer conditions!

See more of Brandon here.

Intimo and Kissed out now!

Here's a shameless and none-too-subtle sales plug:

Buy these books!
Intimo and Kissed: Sensuality in Gay Art. Already have yours? My deepest and sincerest thanks. I hope you enjoy each and every page. If you still need ot order yours, here are the links to do so:



peace & love

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


Several of my images are included among the works of 46 other photographers in Bruno Gmünder publisher's new book, Kissed: Sensuality in Gay Art.

But it was only a kiss! -a sentence you won't ever say again after having leafed through this book and marveled at these unique kissing pictures. How much a kiss can mean and how much a kiss is a universe of its own-that is pointed up in this volume on 260 pages by more than 40 photographers. From sensual and erotic to wild and debauched: Here you'll find everything that can happen between lips. Kissed is anthology that makes you find truth in the words of Mark Twain who once said: "A kiss is something you need both hands for." Well, that still says it best.

One reviewer on wrote:

Beautiful and Loving

A kiss can mean so many things but I believe that most of us take a kiss to be a sign of affection. In this new anthology of photographs of men kissing each other we see a kiss as it is rarely presented to us and I must say all of the photographs are beautiful. Bruno Gmunder has given us some fine photography books but rarely do we the emotion and affection that we see here. In fact, rarely do we see men expressing feeling through kisses. A kiss as expressed here is sensual and erotic, sometimes decadent and wild and all kinds of kisses are in this book. After looking at the photos here you may never kiss anyone the same way again. For me, at least, the word kiss took on a whole new meaning.
More than forty photographers have contributed to this volume and there are many different kisses s there are photographs. This is the kind of book that makes you smile as you leaf through the pages--something you do again and again.

-Amos Lassen

To order your copy, follow the link here:

Oh, and Amos: Thanks for the kind words!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Shooting Grace Jones in NYC

First, allow me to clarify why I've titled this post as such: There's this amazing model named Charles in New York City. I was traveling there to meet up with some dear friends I hadn't seen in years. I scheduled the trip when I did in order to shoot with another amazing model who was flying in from France and had expressed how much he'd love to work with me. So I figured as long as I was in New York, I might as well do another shoot. I immediately thought of Charles and messaged him. He had but one free day and a whopper of an idea: to pay homage to one of his idols, Grace Times Square.

So we did. And the tourists (As well as the Times Square Police - thank you so much, officers!) loved it. Hope you readers do as well.

The two other models joining Charles are Azamani Jaye (in black) and Simmi Mumphrey (lying down).

Friday, July 30, 2010

Meet the Models: Njames

For many months in 2008 back in Manila, one of the models I worked most frequently with was a young man who went by the name of Njames (pronounced as if it were spelled as "N. James"). He has a quite endearing personality, heart of gold, and a remarkable presence in front of the camera. With some models a photographer has to work hard to get what is needed out of them for the shot; with Njames the photographer just has to try to keep up with him. Like the Energizer Bunny, he just keeps going and going....

Njames left the Philippines in December 2008 for a job as a sailor, working aboard a cargo vessel plying the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean, and Baltic Seas. Now sailing along South America, he has taken camera in hand and produced some fine photographs of his own.

See more of him here.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Meet the Models: Kage Green

Kage came up to Cincinnati from North Carolina for a three day photo shoot. He's a bit quiet, but a great model who brought his own ideas to the shoot.

You can see more of Kage here.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Jay Plogman Photography Featured in New Book

Several of my images are included among the works of 46 other photographers in Bruno Gmünder publisher's new book, KISSED. The release date is September, and can be pre-ordered now at

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

New Book: Intimo

Intimo is a collection of intimate portraits of Asian men by photographer Jay Plogman. The images explore multiple dimensions of the male body in various settings. The photographs celebrate a wide range of expressions: from the passive to the dynamic, from the gritty to the elegant, from the exotic to the erotic. Intimo is a call to appreciate the diversity of male beauty.

Order your copy from Blurb now

View (some of) the book here:

Monday, June 21, 2010

Meet the Models: Jerwin Mercado

This is a story of networking, knowing the right people, and being in the right place at the right time!

It was 2007. I had just moved to Manila, Philippines at the very end of March. Just eight short weeks into my Philippine adventure I find myself clear on the other side of the island of Luzon at Pueblo por la Playa resort in Lucena with film director Felino Tañada and Jerwin Mercado, one of the stars of his latest film Hanggang Dito Na Lamang at Maraming Salamat.

Felino is a friend of a friend I had met just a few weeks earlier. Knowing Felino needed a photographer for a photo spread publicity piece about Jerwin, my new friend gave him my contact information. So Felino calls me up and early one morning a couple days later I'm being driven across the island to do the photo shoot!

Jerwin was no stranger to the camera, which was a big help as he was a pretty quiet and shy guy the day of the shoot. With a little direction from his trusted director acting also as my assistant in set up and lighting, we pulled off a wonderful all day shoot. Fourteen hours later I was back in own bed, weary but very satisfied with the work we'd produced that day.

The shame of it all is Icon magazine (the magazine for which we were shooting these images) went under just days after our shoot! The photos were never able to be used to promote Jerwin and the film before it opened. Actually, we did manage to have some prints exhibited at a local club in Manila along with a trailer for the film, but it wouldn't be until a few months before I was to return to the US in 2009 that the images would make it to a magazine, promote Jerwin and the film, now out on DVD...and even that issue came out a year late!

I owe my friend, Felino, and Jerwin many thanks. The initial response to the images from this shoot helped bring attention to me and my work, encouraging others to work with me. For that I am eternally grateful; especially to Jerwin, for being so easy to work with...and a tremendously good looking model.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Meet the Models: Reinan

The photo shoot I did with Reinan in Manila last year was his first ever by a professional photographer. I remember he had a little trouble at first with posing, but he has such a great personality and attitude that after a few poses he quickly fell into a comfortable groove and the shoot was a smashing success. Apparently I'm not the only one who thought so, as the marketing manager of Slitz saw the pictures and told Reinan how much they would like to include them in the magazine.

So some of the images from that shoot of Reinan were published in Slitz magazine's October 2009 - January 2010 online issue. Here are the pages for you to enjoy!

You can check out Slitz's website here.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Summer Portrait Specials - July Bookings

Jay Plogman Photography announces 3 special summer portrait packages. I'm now booking for July shoot dates.

All packages include:

-Pre-shoot consultation
-2 - 3 hour photo shoot session
-Individuals or families/groups of up to 4 persons
($40 fee for each additional person)
-Preview and selection appointment

Makeup artist services also available upon request. There is an extra charge for this service.



From your 3 favorite poses you'll receive:

-2ea 8x10 prints
-2ea 5x7 prints
-8 wallet prints
-Free digital file of each pose purchased*
(File is low resolution suitable for internet display)
*Additional files available at $10 each.

Regularly $200



Up to 15 of your favorite images will be saved to CD in low resolution suitable for posting on Friendster, Facebook, MySpace, Multiply and other internet sites.

Regularly $280



This takes the Show Off Online Package one step further! You get up to 15 of your favorite images saved to CD in both low resolution and high resolution file sizes! This way, one file can be used for online applications and the other can be used for prints! Each size is saved to CD in separate, specially-marked folders for ease of locating.

Regularly $350

Remember, no matter which package you choose, all shoots include the following retouching/editing of all poses selected.
-brightening of eyes
-whitening of teeth
-removal of skin blemishes
-minimize appearance of wrinkles
-adjustment of shadows
-improve brightness
-optimization of color and tone

*Featured model: Billy Mosura