The American artist, Neel Bate (BLADE) is the true precursor of the Toms, the Rexes, the Etiennes, and the host of other stars in the ever-growing galaxy of homoerotic imagists. No matter how different the styles, no matter how disparate the popularity of different artists, an astonishing number of them trace their first consciousness of a genuinely and overtly gay sexual image to a badly photo-copied series of pictures entitled "The Barn" which first circulated — clandestinely, of course — in 1947/48. In the years since then literally hundreds of thousands of copies — a few good, most of them wretched — of that legendary series have been produced. But at last, Neel Bate's work is where it belongs; not frutively passed from hand to hand, but in an art gallery for the world to see and for serious connoisseurs of erotica to appreciate.
Lukas Ridgeston (born April 5, 1974) is a Salvak actor in gay erotic movies and model in Bel Ami gay erotic magazines and books. He was born in Bratislava then part of the former Czechoslovakia, now capital of Slovakia. In 2005, he made his final appearance as an actor, but he is still very much involved with Bel Ami as a cameraman, editor, and director of Internet episodes.
Lukas Ridgeston is a beautiful European stud with sparkling blue eyes who always delivered great cumshots in his movies. His eight-inch uncut cock was made famous in Bel Ami movies in the mid-1990s but his earliest outings were in German porn, where this famous top was known to bottom. He was born in Slovakia in April 1974, has an architecture degree and stands about 5ft 10ins tall. He went on to work behind the scenes with Bel Ami as a director and made a comeback in front of the cameras in 2005 in Lukas in Love. Unzipped magazine readers once voted him Hottest Porn Star of All Time.