This Stock Photo Site is Filled with Photos of Shirtless Japanese Men Doing... Things
Stock photos have saved us countless times when graphic artists are scarce and Wikipedia's free-to-use images don't exactly meet the aesthetic demands of editors. Image libraries are supposed to augment that need by providing photos with general themes and subjects: A couple getting married, an airplane taking off, a vial of vaccine, or a plate of food.
But one Japanese website, Muscle Plus, offers free photos for very specific needs: For example, you might be selling watermelons and you need a photo of a hunky Japanese man washing the fruit while naked.
We'd love to caption the following photos, but words aren't enough to describe them, so we'll leave it to you to appreciate their art.
The Gentlemen of Muscle Plus
These gentlemen are part of a group called ALL OUT. They are composed of performers and artists based in Tokyo. Aside from posing for very specific shoots in Muscle Plus, the models can also be hired for fitness training and nutritional coaching.
"ALL OUT is a fitness term that means " exceeding the limits and getting everything out," their website reads.
"We want to contribute to the creation of a better society by putting out all the power we have now, anytime, anywhere."
One of the gentlemen's most popular services is called the Muscle Cafe— an "all-you-can-eat-and-touch-muscle" performance by the group.