THANK YOU AND GOODBYE

After four years of filthy fun, late nights and toughly administered deadlines we've decided to have a break from the relentless pursuit of emerging talent, unsurpassed creativity and gorgeous boys. We wouldn't have been able to attract such a large global audience without the passion and energy of our amazing contributors, photographers, writers, musicians, artists, and of course our boys. Sincere thanks to all of you!

We'll be leaving the site here as an archive, so feel free to go deep and explore, and recollect the first time your eyes first saw one of our many beautiful boys of the week.

While we can't say when or if we'll be back, we'll definitely be around and about. You know where to find us!

Love and peace,
Richard and Weston and the EVB team

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Comments (18) left to “THANK YOU AND GOODBYE”

  1. Alex wrote:

    Sorry to see you go, really glad you're leaving the site up, and congrats on a really wonderful publication.

  2. giovanni di mola wrote:

    Whoahhh! I wish u guys well & thank you for including my work & your brilliant interview in your archive of amazingness!!
    Am forever grateful
    xo!!
    Gio'

  3. Jeff Hahn wrote:

    You will be missed <3 <3

  4. avedon wrote:

    good riddance.

  5. Andy wrote:

    Definitely will be missed. Much inspiration for a young queer guy. Thanks!

  6. Arthur Russell wrote:

    Hi guys, I',m so very sorry that you have decided to take, what I hope, is just a brief break. This is a wonderful site - irreverent, challenging, informative, sexy - and a boon for those of us who love New York (but cannot afford to live there!). For the last few weeks I have been trying to get on to your site and just getting the same image and thought my computer was just being stupid (my computer is not the sharpest knife in the drawer, but whisper it softly as he is a little sensitive). Please come back soon. We miss you.
    All the best,
    Arthur.
    P.S. Who is this avedon eejit?

  7. Michael wrote:

    I feel sad to see you guys end such an incredible adventure. It was one of my dreams to be a part of the EVB collective, and it happened, so I will forever be honored to be in the archive, with so many other talented artists. Thank you, and good luck.:)

    M.

  8. richard wrote:

    msg for Avedon: Go get a life, it's not too late

  9. Confidant wrote:

    Very sorry to see you go. Such a great site that turned me on to many terrific artists and musicians. All the best to you, and many, many thanks for four memorable years.

  10. Austin wrote:

    For the last five years I was doing study abroad in the middle east, a time which opened my eyes to the world but also a time during which I would get homesick to the pit of my stomach.  I started study abroad young, naive, unsure of myself, and very closeted, and then, with the utter freedom of being thousands of miles from home, I got to find myself through others and in the reflections of oneself one sometimes only discerns in other people.  I can't remember how I came across East Village Boys for the first time (EVB was purely an online experience for me, as I had never been to New York), but it was apparently early in its infancy, at about the same time I started coming out to myself and connecting with other people, whether it was closeted muslim guys I met on Arabic-language sites who could never live openly in a conservative and homophobic society, or whether it was friends from school I'd go out with to all the gay clubs in the bubble that is Tel Aviv.  But through it all there was always EVB to remind me that there was a place back home where you could be queer and thrive, to reassure me that there were still oases of sanity and normality in a very fucked-up world, and to make me step back every so often and marvel at the sheer beauty in our everyday life which catches your eye in a particular burst of color in a work of art, a perfect pose, a brilliantly composed and masterfully executed passage in a particular song, a certain face, or a flash of insight in an inspired interview.  I learned so much about the world, about people, and about myself in the last five years, and I want to say thank you, Richard Welch, Weston Bingham, and the rest of the EVB collective, for showing us so much of the beauty in the world around us.  (P. S.  And btw thanks for the cumshot tee!)

  11. GEE OMOR wrote:

    hard to say how much i'll miss EVB ---- such a great mix --- sophisticated , sexy and a jillion other things --- so much range and so much new york --i'll be peeking back at yr archive periodically -you've had a great run --i've lived somewhat vicariously thru EVB , i must confess ---so hav lots of other out of townies , i'd wager

  12. Brogan wrote:

    OH.. so sad 期待你們的復出

  13. Ralf wrote:

    thank you for this wonderful platform you have given us and all the best for the future richard and weston. sad to see you go :(

  14. Sergio wrote:

    I will miss you guys so much, it's kind of sad, i actually found this website when i was bored and was just searching and somehow this came up.
    You guys will be entirely missed.

  15. Image wrote:

    oooh... I just found this website and I really loved it!! I will miss EVB but thank you for leaving this site for an archive.
    I'm art college student in South Korea.
    And I will feel you guys' spirit everywhere.
    Please take a deep rest and good luck for your future!!

    Most of all, Thank you for making this amazing website.

  16. emptycemetery wrote:

    i wanna thank u guyz so much for all the inspiration. hope to see u guys active on your site sooner than we think! EVB X VIDA

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