Monday, July 28, 2014

COLBY FAN ART: MIGUEL VILLALOBOS


New Yorker, Miguel Villalobos was inspired by a recent photo shoot I did and we're both quite pleased with the results.  I should keep my arm in the air more often!



Sunday, July 27, 2014

MAINE & NEW HAMPSHIRE MODELS NEEDED THIS WEEK!!!



Now that #ColbyDoesAmerica has been funded on Indiegogo thanks to all the amazing supporters, we need to get to work.  I'll be in Maine and New Hampshire this week and looking for artists/collaborators. If you are in Maine/New Hampshire/Massachusetts and would like to participate, should me an email at bigshoediaries at gmail dot com with your ideas/photos, etc. and let's figure something awesome out!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

I SEE PENIS: SURF'S UP

Friend of Colby, Suzanne sent some great images of a penis she found on Huntington Beach, California of the penis fucking the sea, a great sand drawing just in time for the US Open Surf Championships!!




Sunday, July 20, 2014

#COLBYDOESAMERICA: PERFORMERS/ARTISTS WANTED (SOON) IN NEW HAMPSHIRE & MAINE




Now that #ColbyDoesAmerica has been funded on Indiegogo thanks to all the amazing supporters, we need to get to work.  I'll be in Maine and New Hampshire in the coming weeks and looking for models and artists. For the future of the project, I'll be seeking folks through an easy application process, but because the Maine and NH trips are forthcoming quickly, I need to hear from folks.  If you are in Maine/New Hampshire/Massachusetts and would like to participate, should me an email at bigshoediaries at gmail dot com with your ideas/photos, etc. and let's figure something awesome out!





Friday, July 11, 2014

I SEE PENIS: UMBRELLA

It's summer in the northern hemisphere and some of us have pale skin and are prone to overheating.  Time to open up those big outdoor umbrellas to give us some shade.  Remember to cover up!


Thursday, July 10, 2014

#COLBYDOESAMERICA - THANK YOU!!!

Thank you all for your support.  I couldn't have done it without you.  Donations are still being accepted and there are still some great perks (t-shirts, personalized colby selfies & videos, Photo prints, photo postcards) and of course donating now means you get access to #ColbyDoesAmerica videos.  Don't you want a piece of this??? ;)

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

NEW PERK: TIE DYE UNDIES OR JOCK WORN BY YOURS TRULY


Check out the indie gogo campaign.  I've just added a perk.  1 pair of these tie dye undies or this tie dye jock strap, both of which I've been wearing all around LA, including Ben Medansky's studio for a special new video that is forthcumming . . .


Monday, July 7, 2014

#COLBYDOESAMERICA PERK HIGHLIGHT: LAURENT CHAMPOUSSIN



Of all the perks available to support #ColbyDoesAmerica, the one I'm most excited about is the beautiful 7" x 10. 5" photo print of Colby by French photographer, Laurent Champoussin.  Laurent is immensely talented and has captured many beautiful people on camera, but his latest shoot with Colby stands out.  There are still 28 of these prints available, but only for 6 more days, after which they'll be returned to Mr. Champoussin.  It's likely that they'll be going for a lot more in a year AND any donation to #ColbyDoesAmerica gets you access to the videos made during the project.  Snag yours today.

Other work by Champoussin:








NEW #COLBYDOES AMERICA PERK: PHOTO PRINTS FROM @MARLENBORO (10 SETS AVAILABLE)

A new perk has been added to the #ColbyDoesAmerica funding campaign, an awesome new set of photo prints from photographer Marlen Boro.  I had the pleasure of working with Mr. Boro last summer in Minneapolis and he has generously offered to print sets of the attached 5 images - no watermark (obviously), archival inks, and art paper - a 4x6 image on 5x7 paper (option: signed by Colby Keller) for $65.  Act fast 'cause there are only 10 sets available.

And thanks, Marlen!!! Check out his site here.






Sunday, July 6, 2014

I SEE PENIS: T-SHIRT DESIGN FOR #COLBYDOESAMERICA PERK


#iseepenis illustrated t-shirt by Colby Keller

One of the perks for the #ColbyDoesAmerica campaign is an I SEE PENIS tshirt (varying prices for US and NON US shipping and a couple of combos with the Photo postcard).

I've finally sketched the design.  It's one of my favorite #ISEEPENIS images from recent blog posts, the photo taken from underneath a man's neck and jaw.  I'm not sure what the orientation will be but open to suggestions based on the photos below!







#COLBYDOESAMERICA FUNDING UPDATE: BIG SHOE DONATIONS VIA PAYPAL


So many of you have given such amazing support over the last 22 days.  I can't believe we've raised nearly 80% of the goal.  I'd say "what amazing teamwork" but you guys did all the hefty lifting . . . so, simply put, thank you.

A few folks have not been able to donate to the campaign because my IndieGogo isn't accepting PayPal as a possible payment method and some foreign credit cards don't work with IndieGogo or some folks only use paypal for online transactions. I did that because to receive Paypal funds from Indiegogo you have to be a business entity with a tax ID number and that takes about 30 days to do and I wasn't sure what I would even incorporate as because I needed to focus on fundraising.  Additionally, I had already started the IndieGogo campaign when I realized this so I couldn't stop and restart once I'd figured that out.

At that time, I thought about also soliciting donations straight through PayPal but I wanted to maintain the transparency of working within the IndieGogo campaign so that the numbers we all saw for the fundraising campaign were very accurate, both for me to announce our progress and for funders not to think I was begging for more help as private donations were rolling in through another channel.

However, yesterday's perk of Mennelik's polaroids that went so quickly coupled with the success we've met has made me realize I should also let people know they can donate directly for perks via pay pal to Big Shoe Diaries. The account name is bigshoediaries at gmail dot com and here is a link.  If using Paypal, in the message with the donation be sure to include information about which perk you are claiming.

I'd still prefer folks to use the campaign if possible, but if paypal is the only option you have for paying and you really want a perk, use the above method.  If that numbers becomes significant enough to change the campaign standings, I will announce it.

Thanks again to all you magical people for helping to make this fairy tale come true for me.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

NEW PERK FOR #COLBYDOESAMERICA: POLAROIDS BY MENELIK PURYEAR

While on a shoot for Summer Diary Project, I recently got to meet and work with the talented photographer, Menelike Puryear.  He graciously donated some fun polaroids we took for the #ColbyDoesAmerica fundraising campaign.  Take a look and head to the IndieGogo site fast to claim one of these $40 perks because they are going to go fast (only 10  left at 8:33 EST).







#COLBYDOESAMERICA: MARYLAND BY LEIF PARKER

Thank you so much for all contributions you've made to #ColbyDoesAmerica.  Here's the first state video.  Presenting . . . Maryland!!  If it's not embedded below, try http://www.xtube.com/watch.php?v=KrrEO-G291-#.U7eiXVy1xBU

Friday, July 4, 2014

#5KINADAY BEARD SHAVING FOR #COLBYDOESAMERICA FEATURING @IAMDUNCANBLACK


Thanks to everyone for supporting #ColbyDoesAmerica!  Yesterday, we had a contest to raise #5KINADAY and we exceeded our goal.  The reward for such a monstrous effort on everyone's part to get the word out and raise funds? A hilarious, sweet and tender shaving video from two boys who've enjoyed each other's company more than a couple of times.




Thursday, July 3, 2014

EVEN MORE PERKS FOR *TODAY ONLY* #5KINADAY #COLBYDOESAMERICA

Awesome Penis Lip Balm Cozy for >$5 Donations to #5KINADAY

Awesome people are getting involved in today's big push to raise $5K in a day for the #ColbyDoesAmerica campaign.  In addition to getting access to the videos if you donate, just $1 today, if you donate $5 or more (which already gets you a tweet, or $15 for a colby selfie with message, or $50 for an awesome Colby Does America graphic t-shirt), you get a penis lip balm cozy from Casfucker (aka @minalskare on Twitter).

So, what are you waiting for???  The rain to come? The wind to blow? The cows to moo?  For it to snow?  Help us break $5K in a day with just a small donation and tonight Duncan Black will shave my beard (you know with like sexy beard-shaving photos and videos and stuff?!?!?). 

Duncan Black

IF #COLBYDOESAMERICA RAISES #5KINADAY (24 HRS), DUNCAN BLACK WILL SHAVE COLBY'S BEARD

You all remember my friend, Duncan Black.  We've done a couple of VERY hot scenes together.  Well, we're meeting up tomorrow for beers and if we raise $5K in one day (24 hours from now) for Colby Does America, then Duncan has agreed to shave off my beard.  So, spread the word.  Everything helps! From a $2 good luck good will perk, to a $125 photographic print from artist, Laurent Champoussin, there's something for everyone. . . you could even get your grandma a birthday present with a $15 Colby Message selfie.

*** JUST ANNOUNCED. IF YOU DONATE EVEN $1 TODAY BEFORE MIDNIGHT, YOU WILL GET ACCESS TO THE #COLBYDOESAMERICA VIDEOS (NORMALLY THIS IS A $2  PERK), SO ACT FAST!

#5kinaday and the beard is gone!!!

Spread the word!!!

Colby & Duncan on a CockyBoys set in Palm Springs.

Also, pay attention because there's ANOTHER exciting thing happening on Independence Day itself, so help me get there as "smoothly" as possible!!!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

LIMITED PRINT OF COLBY PORTRAIT BY #LAURENTCHAMPOUSSIN

One of our favorite "Artists I Like" featured artists from Big Shoe Diaries is the talented French photographer, Laurent Champoussin.  Laurent has graciously contributed a limited print of 30 Colby portraits he took recently in NYC to the #ColbyDoesAmerica fundraising campaign.

If you haven't had a chance to contribute or were waiting for a unique perk, this might be the time!

Photo print of Colby by ‪#‎LaurentChampoussin‬ $125! Size 7" x 10.5" - 30 available

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

AN OPEN LETTER TO WAKEFIELD POOLE

** Wakefield has since contacted me and we've cleared up the confusion and plan to meet at the Newfest/Outfest screening in NYC at the end of this month.  Thanks to the readers for helping me correct the Peter/Dick Fisk mix up.

An Open Letter to Wakefield Poole

Peter Fisk (I incorrectly Google searched and originally posted "Dick Fish")

Dear Mr. Poole,

A couple of years ago, I was hired to work on a project on Fire Island.  The film, as explained to me by the director on the phone at the time, would be a remake of your iconic work, Boys in the Sand.  I immediately accepted and looked forward to my first trip to Fire Island.

I'd only seen clips of Boys in the Sand so I spent some more time reading about the film and it's role in our collective porn history and devoted a week of posts on my blog from guest writers from different generations who had seen your film in different settings.  My favorite entry came from my friend and film scholar, Bernard Welt who saw the film at a theater in NYC in the 80s.  Another wonderful entry came from Brian O'Brien of Fleshbot, born well after the original release, who saw it for the first time at an outdoor screening on Fire Island a couple of years ago.  I spent most of the week also trying to get in touch with you via various writers and friends because I wanted to interview you about the original film.  And then I read today's interview you did with the Sword.

*Did you see the remake that Colby Keller made of Boys in the Sand? [Editor's note: He's referring to Men in the Sand, directed by Jake Deckard.]
Yeah, I did. He called me and said I’m making a film to honor you and blah blah blah. He wanted permission and I said, “I don’t understand, are you remaking the movie?” He said, “No I’m doing it as an homage to you.” I said, “Well you can’t just remake the movie, unless you want to come up with some dollars or an agreement or something.” I said, “Talk to your lawyer about it and I’ll make some agreement about it with you. I’ll work with you.” Of course he didn’t. He sent me a copy of the movie and of course he didn’t even say anything about me in any of the publicity. He had nothing to say about me. So what he said he was gonna do was bullshit. He said, “I’ll make Boys in the Sand viable again.” That’s what he said. “I’ll make it reborn.” I thought well I’m just gonna leave it alone. I didn’t go in for any lawsuits or anything like that. But I didn’t think it was very good.
*This has since been corrected by the editors and the interviewer on the Sword's website.

You clearly confused me (again) with Jake Deckard, who made the film.  I was just hired to fuck in it.  I didn't claim to make the film "viable again" with the blog posts I did at the time but I wanted desperately to connect with you on an intellectual and personal level and bring new light to Boys in the Sand.  I know it's hard to distinguish between dumb porn stars but here's a scenario that might make it easier for you to understand.

Imagine that I'm the Casey Donovan in this situation (alright, that's too generous . . .), STRIKE THAT, I'm more of the Peter Fisk in this situation.  Imagine Peter Fisk has long heard about or even seen Mart Crowley's Boys in the Band and then finds out, presumably from you or one of your assistants that he is being hired to act in a porn parody loosely based on Mart's play/film called Boys in the Sand.  Peter gets excited and wants to learn more about this landmark gay comedy (or tragedy as none of us are still sure about Boys in the Band, right?) and decides to do blog posts about his experience learning about the film (but it was 1972 so let's assume Peter was also a science fiction buff and knew about fanzines and decided to do one of those about his experiences in gay porn).

So Peter learns more about the original film/play and gets some of his smarter friends to write really poignant pieces about their interactions with it and wants to know if Mart Crowley might do an interview.  But then Mart (Mart is you) calls/writes Peter (Peter is me) back (whereas we emailed) accusing Peter of being Wakefield (that's the 1972 you) about not having the rights to make the film and that cease and desist orders were issued.  So, clearly, Mart was still mad at Wakefield and may not know the difference between Wakefield and Peter and so Peter forwards the email (I mean the phone call if one can forward a phone call) to you (that's 1972 you, not now you) and sadly washes his hands of the whole thing.

All Peter really wanted to do was make a fanzine with stories about Mart's play/movie so that young kids that looked up to Peter, and older gays who liked Peter's perspective, and a growing number of female fans of gay media, might all learn more about your film, I mean Mart's play. Maybe he even did try and fail and the fanzine never came to fruition.

When you wrote back to me you hadn't actually read my email and you clearly confused me with Jake and whatever conversation you'd had with him. I'd love to honor you with an actual interview. Your work paved the way for my life as a porn actor and an artist and I am sad that you are mad at me when I think you're actually mad at someone else.

You can still reach me at bigshoediaries@gmail.com if you want to do an interview about the intersections of experimental film and porn. I think we'd have a lot to talk about.