Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Carlos!

One of my favorite people is photographer, Paul Culver. Paul took some great photos while he was here on vacation. And being the gracious kind soul that he is, he has allowed me to share them with the Monaga blog audience.

What do you think?

44 comments:

John K said...

Great photos, Anthony! Thanks for posting them.

Anonymous said...

He's a cutie Anthony but too baby face for me. When is Mr. Culver going to take some pictures of the "Hairy" Dominican Indian types? I want me a real PAPI that can teach me...I do not want to teach! Gets some of those masculine married men with hairy chests to pose!

Anonymous said...

Definitely dig the macho Dominican daddy.

Anonymous said...

Anthony, what is in the water in the Dominican Republic that these boys are born so bueatiful.

I am coming down June 15th. Staying at the Venezia Hotel.

yours truely;
Nelson Diaz

Anonymous said...

"Well, it's starting to get hot." You better believe it! That's a fine Dominican papi.

Anonymous said...

OVAH! LOVELY! GORGOUS! YO QUEIRO MUCHO!!

Anonymous said...

Ant- A great photographer and a great model with bedroom eyes !

Anonymous said...

Lordy! You know there are different tastes, and that other poster likes hairy Daddies, but I LOVE CARLOS!! Donde esta? Is he short or medium height? Is he availible MomorialDay weekend?

Anonymous said...

Guys you all may not be aware that Carlos is with me! And w/ me only, carols wait baby I will be there as soon as the gas and ticket price's go down! Espéreme papi
p.s. I may have a few dollars left i could pay you!

Anonymous said...

In a perfect world, he would be in my bed calling out my name...

Anonymous said...

checkin the airlines fares. need vacation NOW!

Anonymous said...

if you start checking the airfares, I hope you have a strong heart and a fat wallet. I have visited the DR several times a year for several years and I have NEVER seen the airfares this high. No bargains, no specials and strangely enough....many times no seats available even at the elevated prices............what is going on? I know fuel prices are up but when demand is up shouldn't flights be increasing or something.. I always buy my Christmas ticket about this time of the year as it can be a difficult time to obtain a seat..........prices !!!!!!!!!!

the Allen gallery said...

Checking the fares to SDQ from EWR:

6/1/06-6/09/06- $278 coach $748 first, about average. But then for December the fares hit the roof 12/21/06- 12/26/06 $601 coach $798 first. This is on Continental.

I think the airlines lost tons-o-cash last year and this year are going to make sure they make some dollars.

Mario Sessions said...

Here is a good site to check for prices on all airlines at one time

www.sidestep.com

Anonymous said...

I guess I am paying a penalty for living in the midwest....[I know that goes without saying] but I tried the sidestep...and it helped but the cheapest it found was $991 to $1321 COACH This is a trip that normally costs $450 and at the holidays maybe $600.

Dex123ter said...

Damn is all that I can say.

Anonymous said...

With respect to Carlos all I can say is EXPLOTATION!! I'm sure Calos has no idea that his face/body is all over a GAY WEBPAGE! I'm sure he would be horrified that a bunch of nasty horny over 35 year old gay men are salivating over him. I will be so happy when you American people leave MY Dominican people alone! You all should be ashamed of yourselves. Anthony if you have any respect for that innocent dominican CHILD you'll replace that foto ASAP. I am surprised at you!

Anonymous said...

With respect to Carlos all I can say is EXPLOTATION!! I'm sure Calos has no idea that his face/body is all over a GAY WEBPAGE! I'm sure he would be horrified that a bunch of nasty horny over 35 year old gay men are salivating over him. I will be so happy when you American people leave MY Dominican people alone! You all should be ashamed of yourselves. Anthony if you have any respect for that innocent dominican CHILD you'll replace that foto ASAP. I am surprised at you!

Anonymous said...

The exploration commentator: It is NOT what you call it, he's an adult man who posed for pictures and consented to it.... and YOU ARE NOT a Dominican..so stop the BS!
Furthermore, it's NOT nudity, it's a picture in good taste.
So stop your nonsense, Ms. Thing!

Anonymous said...

typo..correcting it before Ms. Thing starts up again........
E X P L O T A T I O N

Anonymous said...

Thank you from all of us who visit this blogg, but not everything do we agree with either, but that is ok too. Police your own blogg should you want, and from this point forward you may want to tune out and stay off of Anthony's blogg....

Monaga said...

I see.

You're surprised at me for allowing an adult over 18, who signed a photo release from being published on my blog?

Well, if what I heard is true, you are REALLY going to be surprised by his next move.

I guess when he was stripping at a local bar for men-only he was being taken advantage of too?

*rolling my eyes*

Por Favor!

Anonymous said...

why?????? Anthony has not and I repeat,Has NOT asked anyone to stop visiting or posting on his blog, if he did he would collapse comments so nobody could comment.

stop the hatin!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

What are you saying that you must be under 35 and ur not a horny guy or nasty mmmmm, and you are in DR and your not looking for man, oh ya for sure. your "Dominican people alone" when did u start speaking for them! You make it sound like your from the DR, if you are what do u do for your people? What help do you give them? Oh wait your not gay or paying for the guys because you under 35! You so full of B Shit!

Joaquin said...

I'm sorry all but I have to agree with the 'EXPLOITATION' commentator. Anthony I truly enjoy your Blogg. If there was a blogg awards you'd get top prize, no doubt. I do think that the pictures are a bit much. He looks underage. Are YOU SURE he signed a release, and that he understood what he was signing? Does he know that his pics are on Gay Websites? I'm sure he was paid next to nothing to pose. Thats the sad part. Can you all at least admit that you go to DR for easy, unsafe, sex with cute/desperate/uneducated/Boys/Men that you all would not otherwise be able to get in the States due to your age, looks, and color! I hope you all are practicing safe sex. I do know HIV/AIDS is on the rise in the Black community he in the States. I sincerely hope those of you that are 'POSITIVE' arent being irresponsible!! God be with you all. Anthony, keep up the great work! I think you are awsome! BTW my name is Joaquin Salcedo and my email is Juego112@aol.com for those who have comments/venom to throw! If you all take a step back, and think you'll agree that I am some right in my assessment.

Anonymous said...

A backhanded shady read. the venom you look for is in your own fangs.

Anonymous said...

www.sidestep.com sucks! it publishes the highest fares. check it out and THEN try yahoo/expedia/etc and the airline site itself.

Anonymous said...

Joaquin:
If you think that Carlos' pictures are a bit much, then you haven't seen TOO much, have you? How old are you now, 15, 16? If he just "looks" underage, that is NO legal problem anywhere in any country. I have had sex in SD many times and in NYC, Oralndo, PR, Rio, Mexico, as well as where I live, NO PROBLEMA. I also go to the beaches, museums, restaurants, cathedrals, munuments, etc. when visiting. Does having sex in these countries make me a bad person, Joaquin? Gee, I'm really sorry!
Get a life, Joaquincito. Better yet, grow up!
Ciao.

Monaga said...

Joaquin, thanks for your comments. But, I can't answer for everyone who reads the blog or travels here. I'm sure they will answer for themselves.

Another misconception you have is that everyone that travels here is old or BLACK. I can assure you that is not the case. I don't take responsibility for every gay Black traveler here and can't vouch for who is HIV-positive. Nor do I take responsibility for who is taken advantage of whom.

Here is what I know to be fact. He was asked if he would like to take some photos that might appear in GAY travel magazines in the States. He showed up and he signed a release (in Spanish) and he is over 18. His photo will remain until there is proof to the contrary.

What I take offense with is that your comment seemed to infer that all Black Gay Americans (in particular) come here solely to spread AIDS and exploit the population. And that is simply not true.

Again, thank you for your comment.

Simbul said...

Whassup Joaquin,
He is young, but what you are strangely dismissing is that Anthony already said the young man signed a release form (I think Mr. Culver is a professional photographer, after looking at some of his other work). What we have to do is trust that Paul and Anthony are doing the right thing. You make a few statements with the word "sure" in it, and that shows your skepticism.

Allow me to now point out your OBVIOUS judgements: You state you are "sure" that the model wasn't adequately compensated. How is that? Would he have had the opportunity to model in any other Dominican venue, when there is a clear preference for caucasion looking models? You make the statements that claim ALL come to have easy/unsafe/ sex with desperate/uneducated men. Yes and No. The tendency to pass judgement on others points a lot of times to accusers wanting to be seen as more moralistic or taking the high road. You could look at it as "I am better than you because I don't do what you do" attitude. Vacations are just about relaxing and getting away. If sex is a part of that, that is the vacationers issue. Last you do a discredit to the Dominicans collective intelligence. Many people can be without a formal education, but to assume they aren't intelligent shows the vast ignorance of the observer. Children in the US may have more education than those in 3rd world countries, but lack the vast living/working knowledge that the 3rd worlders learn by harsh means.

Anonymous said...

Joaquin- Why do you assume these travelers are having unsafe sex? Sounds like you're projecting.

Paul Culver said...

Well I guess I should set the record straight and not leave Anthony to defend me. As to the exploitation charge, Carlos is not a child, he is an adult. I don't believe he looks under 18 either. He is quite capable of looking out for his own interests. Carlos did sign a model release. The release is in Spanish and English.

As to Joaquin's comments, Carlos was compensated both monetarily and with copies of all the photos taken. While the exact amount is strictly speaking, none of your business, he seemed quite satisfied with it and accepted my offer immediately. He seemed more interested in getting copies of the photos. When I spoke with him yesterday letting him know that I had put the photos in the mail he was appreciative and excited about it.

I am not sure why anyone would feel that if someone has their photos taken, they are being exploited. Like I said earlier he was compensated monetarily somthing I don't do for models at home. Here in the states I trade time for photos. I realize things are different for some people in developing countries, and I do offer compensation when appropriate. In addition I have brought back 8x10 enlargements on subsequent trips, found the boys I shot earlier and given them copies of their photos. They have always been very appreciative.

Joaquin also says "at least admit that you go to DR for easy, unsafe, sex". Do tourists have sex? Yes of course and I have also. Why you feel that we have unsafe sex is is beyond me. I have found the Dominican men to be very conscientious about the use of condoms. More so than gay men in the United States. On my last trip, a safe sex organization, I believe they are called Amigos Siempre Amigos, was holding a safe sex lecture for the working boys at the Sports Bar. They provided food if the boys stayed for the lecture and the place was packed that evening.

While my personal life is not really relevant, I want to point out that I didn't have sex with any of the boys I took pictures of and in fact I didn't have sex with any buggarons on this last trip. I did meet two gay identified Dominicans while I was there and this despite belonging to the over 35 "nasty and horny" group who supposedly can't get sex any other way.

I hope this clears up some of the misconceptions and accusations that have been thrown out here.

Joaquin said...

My apologies Anthony. As to the other commentators I wish you all would find some other country to infest/take your fotos/find young hot BOYS/have cheap inexpensive sex/exploit! Try Jamaica, or St. Thomas. I sincerely wish that you all would leave my country alone! You are doing us no favors!!!

Big Mama said...

Joaquin, girl get a life and furthermore, what is your real name? J.R.????

Nena said...

I've been traveling to the DR...Vacationing at all inclusive resorts and the MEN have sort me out for sex which I participated in very few times~
I trust Anthony's decisions when it comes to MEN IN THE DR (adult, release signed). I would never venture with a BOY nor exploit them or the poor.
As a PR, I consider DRs also my people and I would never diss any of my people.
Mr. Culver is a professional and I wouldNOT have the audacity to question him as to his professionalism.
I never even considered that Carlos was under age 18 coz he didn't look like a minor to me but not so much my type as the other "Dominican" pic with the mirror behind him.
I won't comment on the HIV as i Hope no one intentional tries to pass the virus on to an unsuspecting partner.
from: A Licensed Social Worker (Nena)!
enjoy your weekend folks~

Joaquin said...

Listen BIG UGLY MOMMA's HOUSE, I gave my name and contact info. Cut the Bull $&*# Momma! Your comment was so unecessary! Grow up and You are the one that needs to get a life! You people are so venomous! What i gave was some constructive critism, and now I am treated like garbage by you people. Stop being so catty and childish. Mr. Culver thank u for your response. Sorry I misjudged you. Take care everyone!

Monaga said...

Okay, then.

I guess it might be a bit early to post the OTHER photos Paul sent me.

Great comments from all.

Thanks

Anonymous said...

Wish that you all would not answer to this fool! “Anthony & Paul Culver” you don’t have to explained or justified that Carols is an adult. Paul you have nothing to set the record straight to this individual! What happened between you and your models and how they get paid is your business. U know he is an adult and you take your business serious. The DR or Latin guys might be small or even look younger. People might look and say that there are under age. They are adult over the age 18, and well aware of what they want to do. Paul Culver you don’t have to explain to this freak what you do! It’s your business and how you pay them. I do agree as long as the guys are not exploited are treat or talk down to. I can’t speak for any one, every since I have been going down to DR, all the guys are very conscious and aware and will even ask for a condom. I travel a lot and if you happen to get sex is great! JR Once again BS, so J you’re in DR and you do not get sex or you have a steady person that you date, you act like you don’t pay for it! BS. You ask for us to leave your country alone your country is beautiful and the people are beautiful, Stop speaking for all the guys from DR or the country. If you feel that your people are being exploited dam it do some thing about. What the hell do you do to fix your own country? Are you even out of the closet, why don’t you run for office and do some thing for your people! What you’re doing is throwing words to towards blacks!

You’re talking about exploit! Bet you don’t say that to all the st8 guys that are sitting at Paco’s picking up girls! Or woman’s for 500.00 pes! Exploiting they are adult and aware, stop speaking for every one. Don’t you see there are no JOBS! How are they going home to feed there families!
Like Nena said I just hope that we all are aware and will not dare Intentional spread any thing that you have to any one, not only Dr But any guy u sleep with. J what bothers me is that you keep trying to put people down for the age or color, size!

Nena said...

Anthony,
I'm waiting on the other pics primo.
Have you told the other guy in the pic with the mirror behind HIM that NENA is coming sooner or later...and he better get ready for this Puerto Rican, hahahaha!
Primo, hurry hurry....! hahaha
;-)

Simbul said...

Anthony hope you don't mind...

NENA, do you have a blog page..did a search, but over a 100 pages pop up.

Anonymous said...

Whoo! I don't come on for a few days and 40 comments!! Joaquin baby you some displaced anger issues, maybe you just don't have the goods to make a peso on the scene. Anthony put those pics up while this subject is HOTT. Peter you have nothing to answer to. Your photos are fabulous and I saw the diversity of your style on your website. You mentioned that you called Carlos, want to post his #? Just kidding.This blog is better than tv....

Big Mama said...

Big Mama's House, Round II
JR oh I mean Joaquin, let me ask you, do you wear a headrag? I was just asking, cause you know folks are all over trying it. Nena, girl I love you, cause you cut a bitch so smooth she don't even bleed. Joaquin, it sounds like you are not happy with your situation, go to a shrink, go to your mother or better yet....go to Nena, she is a Social Work, hell, if she can't get your head fixed, maybe she can get you some section 8 housing. You know it is not nice the fool "Mother Nature" nor is it nice to talk nasty to "Big Mama", I'm not ugly, I'm "interesting", I'm not fat, I'm "big boneeeeedddd", and I show as hell ain't stupid, cause I don't practice unsafe sex or exploit or have to listen to your crazy ass. Bring it on.

Joaquin said...

Big Momma or shall i say Big Dummy, lay off the twinkies and cool aid. Pull yourself and your big bones together. Leave Nena out of this. You should spend less time on this blog, and more time washing your smelly ass. Look Big Dummy I'm not looking for trouble. I have better things to do. Why dont you go enter into a Pie eating contest. Its obvious you dont love yourself. You are hateful, jealous, and a beast! Leave me alone and seek professional help. Although I recommend that you just drop dead, you sleazy fat queen! Consider yourself READ!! lol..you are such a joke..lololololol

Monaga said...

And on that note, thank you to everyone for coming.

Good night and see you on the next blog entry.