About the book:
Built for Pleasure Vol 1.is a wonderful collection of male erotic art. This hard cover coffee table book by Blade T Bannon represents the many ways men are viewed as attractive. Whether you're attacted to younger or older, smooth or furry, lean or burley, light or dark, kink or vanilla, there is something here for you to enjoy.
Built for Pleasure was a project I began a number of years ago. I’d like to share my thoughts regarding this book and how it came to be. My focus during the photo sessions was capturing each model being them self. When it came to clothing, I asked them to choose the things they liked or felt sexy wearing. Many times this would involve a change into something more adventurous or playful. Either way, I encouraged them to be real. The book is broken into five unique chapters which represent some of the most desirable traits we look for in men. Pleasure comes in many forms, and the men in these pages express this with ease. I thoroughly enjoyed working with them. It doesn’t matter if you’re younger or older, smooth or furry, lean or burly, light or dark, kink or vanilla. Whatever your fantasy, there is something here for you.
The chief graphic designer for this book was John Caterino of johncaterino.com.
Blade T Bannon.
photo by Stuart Goldstein
About Blade T Bannon
Blade Bannon’s adventure began as a model. He started with erotic art shows and was hired for private artist workshops as well as for local colleges. While working with sketch artists, he learned many of the classic body positions and appreciated the connection between the artist and model. He had a great love for photography and decided to follow his passion. He started as an assistant for SFBearhunter who was one of the lead photographers for 100% BEEF Magazine. Through his tutelage, Blade was hired for professional photography sessions. He has been working as a professional photographer for almost a decade and is honored to have been chosen to appear in the following publications.
Ajaxx63 apparel: 8917 35th Ave NE Seattle, WA 98115 2014-2015
Mascular Magazine: Summer Issue 6 “Water”
Daddy Hunt by Blade T Bannon 2013 (Bruno Gmunder Verlag)
Turnon: Muscles - International compilation featuring Blade T Bannon (Bruno Gmunder Verlag) 2013
Fur: The Love of Hair - International compilation featuring Blade T Bannon (Bruno Gmunder Verlag) 2013
Hair: 2012 Calendar Featuring Blade T Bannon 2013
Hair: Hairy Men in Gay Art - International compilation featuring Blade T Bannon (Bruno Gmunder Verlag) 2013
H Magazine: Junior mixbrazil H - Interview and Art of Blade T Bannon 10/2012
100% Beef Magazine 2010
Prior to 2010 Blade worked solely for private clients.
He has been exhibiting at Daddy's Barbershop in San Francisco since 2010, and has also exhibited at Different Lights Bookstore, Books Inc, Moby Dicks and Starbucks.
He has donated numerous hours to charity organizations as well as many framed pieces for use in auctions. He currently lives in San Francisco California with his husband Mike.