Wet Men

Francois Rousseau, photographer of Locker Room Nudes and the famed Dieux du Stade calendar, presents a unique and candid collection of nude and seminude photos of more than fifty men in, on, and around water. Wet Men is a celebration of the beauty of the male form, as well as the fulfillment of the fantasies surrounding the swimmers, lifeguards, athletes, and bathers around us.
Each photo in this beautifully produced book shows a man or men soaked to their bathing suits-or less-emerging from an afternoon’s dip in the ocean, playing on the beach, laying on sailboat decks, or taking a midsummer’s soak in a pool.
Photographed on the beaches in the South of France, the public pools of Paris, the showers and spas of gyms, and the sparkling waters of Tahiti, these men are not professional models. Rather, they-and their sculpted, healthy, and undeniably sexy bodies-are eroticized, in the water, on the sand, under the sun, for their realness, their masculinity, and their accessibility.    

About The Author

Francois Rousseau began his photography career in 1995, after spending ten years as a painter. A highly sought-after commercial photographer, his work has been featured in hundreds of magazines across the world. His photographs are showcased in books, advertising campaigns, and galleries around the world.

  • Publish Date: September 27, 2011
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Photography - Individual Photographers - Essays
  • Publisher: Universe
  • Trim Size: 11 x 13-1/4
  • Pages: 152
  • US Price: $55.00
  • CDN Price: $60.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-7893-2259-3


"For those of you who like your men wet and wild, photographer Francois Rousseau's new coffee-table book (it's like a Web site, only printed out on paper), "Wet," is for you. Best known for his his Dieux du Stade calendars and videos, Rousseau's latest features dozens of strapping "amateurs" in various states of wetness -- and will be out September 20, just in time for the holiday gift-buying season." ~Kenneth in the (212)

"Wet Men features dozens of hunky non-professional models shot in the South of France, Paris and Tahiti, in and out of their bathing suits." ~Modern Tonic