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Byron Bay artist John Bortolin Manscapes 2019 calendar

Manscapes calendar fundraising for an important cause

The 2019 edition of the sexy Manscapes calendar by Byron Bay-based artist John Bortolin has been launched as part of this year’s Mental Health Week. Scroll down for the pics The calendar blends regional Australian landscapes and male nude photography, and the project is closely linked to men’s wellbeing. “The calendar is a tribute to …

Craig Burns and Luke Sullivan

Athletes Craig and Luke to be first Queensland same-sex couple to wed

Athletes Craig Burns and Luke Sullivan are expected to become the first Queensland same-sex couple to legally tie the knot. Australia’s same-sex marriage legislation came into effect on December 9, and the couple wasted no time giving their required one month’s notice of their intention to wed. They’ll marry as soon as they legally can …

Manscapes John Bortolin


Two years ago, photographer John Bortolin embarked on an artistic journey. Now, that journey has culminated in the creation of Manscapes. His masterpiece is a big and beautiful coffee-table book which celebrates the natural beauty of Northern New South Wales and the male physique.     “The incredible landscapes of the Byron Bay shire in …