Shirtless NYC Firefighter Ready for His Close-up


From a NYT City Room column on shooting the annual NYC firefighters calendar:

“This is me out of shape,” said the fireman, Taylor Murphy, as he
flexed an outlandishly large pectoral muscle. He was standing topless,
applying cocoa butter to his 6-foot-5, 265-pound frame, in front of an
enormous turn-of-the-century steel rotary converter.

Nearby, Alan Batt,
who was photographing Mr. Murphy for a charity calendar featuring
beefcake shots of smiling New York City firefighters, fiddled with his
tripod. “I knew this guy was built like, ‘rrruhhhr!’ ” Mr. Batt said,
grunting and making a “this big” gesture with his hands. “So I wanted
him in a place that was rrruhhhr, you know?”

And, uh, I think we're ready for that close-up too…

(via the awl)


  1. Sargon Bighorn says

    Oh hum another large in shape young man being thrown in front of Gay America as if he’s the standard to which we should all strive or aspire or lust after.

  2. JT says

    Don’t you love the way Manhattan Protestant gays want to destroy the lives of Irish Catholic firemen, but still lust after some of them? It’s all so bitterly twisted.

  3. Drew says

    Checked Flickr and I was pleasantly surprised: he’s genuinely good looking without that fake ‘model’ look; more of a nice Italian-boy look. I could work with his endearing physical stats too.

  4. sexxyguy says

    Taylor stars as the BI-SEXUAL love interest in Keo Nozari’s video from 2007 “Question of Monogamy” — he’s shirtless around 1:23 making out with a girl…

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