Category Archives: Dudeoir

Brooklyn, NYC classy dudeoir portraits of men by photographer Petra Romano.

Happy Valentine’s Day from your favorite photographer!

Happy Valentine’s Day, my loves! What a perfect day to share some of Eric’s portraits I photographed recently. Well, some of the photos can be categorized as dudeoir and some have an editorial feel. Anyway, ladies, enjoy! And guys, get inspired… 



Eric Coy is a licensed massage therapist and a professional model. Visit his website here.

Handsome Men and their Rescued Pets Pose for a 2015 Calendar

Recently I was part of an amazing project to help sheltered animals. Two NYC charities, Pillows for Paws and Grandpa Dave’s Creature Comforts, organized it. I photographed eight handsome men with their rescued pets (read dogs, cats and bunnies). I met such amazing animals as well as people. There is a heart-warming story behind each photo. Get your Tails of NYC RescueMen 2015 Calendar to learn the 12 inspirational stories of New York City men coming to the rescue of animals in need. And to own a calendar you are not going to let your eyes go off. The best part – your donation goes to the sheltered animals.

Here is a little sneak peek:

James A. Pierce III (Mr. May), Broadway triple-threat, and Nakia who found each other through Facebook.


Italian Prince Lorenzo Borghese (Mr. January) and Thumper,  Norwegian Forest cat who is a polydactyl (he has 7 toes on each front paw and 6 on each rear paw.)

Have you ever donated/volunteered for a good cause? What was it?


Dudeoir and Fine Art Photography for a Dancer/Actor

I know what you are asking – What the heck is dudeoir? Well, you are most likely not going to find it in any dictionary, but it’s a real word. It is simply a boudoir (photography) for men. That means (not just) intimate, sexy photos of a guy:


Now, since we put the term dudeoir off the table, let me put all the attention to the “dancer/singer” from the title.

Chris Schermerhorn is definitely a name you should remember. He is a young artist who I believe will become a well-known star in a near future. Originally from Ohio, he used to live in L.A. before moving to NYC. However, it was in Boston where he appeared in a theater show from Good Natured Dog Productions called Hurry Up and Wait. He is the dancer and singer. And the sweetest person ever.


Nowadays, he studies at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Even though I cannot tell you anything specific as of this moment, I am sure you will start recognizing the name pretty soon… Break a leg, Chris!