on 11 April 2013
If you are a fan of the boys of Bel Ami, and which gay man would not be, then you will savour this book. The guys are attractive, relaxed and erotically charged and Melo's soft-focus, granular pictures heighten the impression that you have come on private and intimate moments - as well as some where the guys are clearly showing off - with a lot to show off about. From its earliest days, Bel Ami has combined youth and fun in a way which gives an impression of naturalness to the action. That illusion of something spontaneous, rather than contrived for the camera, is a quality which this book also captures.