Dieux du Stade: Tricks and Treats


Francois Rousseau is a photographer whose work I have admired for a while, but I had yet to see these photos of the French Rugby team.

I published a piece on Rousseau written by Lewis Payton in a gay magazine I edited last year. Rousseau has done a few stunning series of male photographs centered around beauty and the water entitled Eden and Belle Etoile.

Since then he’s been busy with two new series, Habibi and Kabuto. He’s certainly a talent with amazing things on the way and I look forward to what he’ll do in the future.

Rousseau said to Payton, "I am fascinated by the male body and want to capture its eroticism. Increasingly, I am drawn to shoot real people. And while Eden was very gentle and the guys were young and innocent, now I look more for strong, very masculine faces."

I’d say it doesn’t get stronger and more masculine than this. Get a load of those lips on the first guy. Apparently there’s a calendar available. If anyone knows where to get it, let me know.

ADDENDUM: I’ve been informed you can order the calendar on Amazon France.



  1. max_power08@yahoo.com says

    I am not gay but I know what it’s like to be thought odd or different. I have a foot fetish — I love to suck on my girlfriend Lucy’s toes. Also, sometimes I question my own masculinity — thinking other men are more masculine than me.

    I met Lucy at Starbucks and I am glad she does not judge me over my foot fetish. I also like older women — I once fell in love with a 39-year-old nicknamed “celtic_frost_queen.” So I am the last to judge gay people, since I myself am quirky.

  2. richard dobbs says

    Hello. Fantastic site. Does anyone know of a UK or US site that you can get the calendar or DVD? Rich

  3. Mike P says

    Saw Rousseau’s stuff for sale at “Art Miami” an international gallery exhibition in Miami last weekend – his stuff up close & in person is amazing. SO different than on your computer screen…however, that hasn’t stopped me from right-clicking away every time I see one of his photos online (smile).

    By the way, has his website changed..? I tried to go online today at the link you provided in your old 10/03 article, http://www.rousseau-photographe.com/ but it’s not online…? Searched via Yahoo with no results too.

    If you hear, let Towleroad readers know – thanks Andy!

  4. doesitmatter says

    To OutOutBlogger:

    If your gay it doesn’t mean your quirky and nasty just because you are.