Giles points out that money is also a factor. I am not a fan of the muscle fetish. I did, however, suspect something was wrong with my body the first night I stayed over his house. Check, check, and check. To the photographer, the blemish inhibits a subject's beauty. A long-term change in health.
Bianchi told me in a phone interview that while he doesn't want his photography to pressure me, he hopes it serves to encourage me—and all gay men—to realize our physical potential.
Sorting through each profile makes me feel like I'm a kid in an adult candy store: As a kid, I was captivated, obsessedby bodybuilding and bodybuilders. This is especially true in the gay community.
I was 12 the first time I connected muscularity with gayness.