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Roffman's first foray into colour is a triumph of intimate seduction.,
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Howard Roffman and 'Bel Ami' have been together since the days when Johan Paulik burst upon the gay porn scene and there have been many memorable renderings in black and white of Bel Ami's models over the years. Now, Roffman has finally gone digital and into colour and this is his first 'Bel Ami' album following the switch. As far as I am concerned, it is all gain and no loss. Although no one can quite replace Johan Paulik as the icon of 'Bel Ami' porn, today's models are beautiful and enticing and Roffman works his magic by creating a variety of moods: playful, tender, relaxed, aroused. He clearly has the confidence of the guys because they do what Roffman wants for the camera as if it comes naturally or as if he has chanced on them by accident. So the book's title is apt. These are not private moments in the sense that they are shared with the photographer and the reader but they are intimate and the cover photo is a good guide to the content. If you want one book of Bel Ami photographs, this is the one to have.