By Priscilla Frank Warning: This post contains full-frontal male nudity and may be inappropriate for work environments. Abigail Ekue There are very few spaces where heteronormative men need to fight for visibility. Sure, depicting a naked body can lead to objectification and sexualization as women can surely attest. But a powerful nude representation also has the power to be empowering, liberating, and, of course, beautiful. In , photographer Abigail Ekue embarked on a mission to photograph the unclothed male body in a truthful, expressive and direct manner, a style Ekue saw was lacking in the larger cultural lexicon.
The Intimacy of the Male Nude - The Bare Men Series by Abigail Ekue
Erotic Photography & Nude Models in Fine Art Photography
Her flatteringly, feminine portraits focus on the beauty of the female form and have proved a hit with clients in both London and New York. London based photographer Grace Vane Percy has made nude female portraiture her niche. Her signature atmospheric, flattering lit portraits have made her name in this field. Her clients are professionally diverse and independently successful, women. She works within the classical tradition of the nude, aiming to produce nude portraits that are more art than simply naked photographs.
An erotically charged series of male and female nudes
Still Dry What inspired you to start this project? I wanted to add male nudes to my portfolio. I liked seeing male nudes, but I didn't see a lot of them. The responses I got to the images were a good trigger.
Ever since the dawn the human kind, sex and sexuality have been an integral part of it. While modern-day consciousness fights to stop this kind of behavior, a New York photographer introduced us a to a whole new world of the understanding of the human nude figure in art , as she solely focuses on the naked male body. What happens when you expose Bare Men to a wider audience? You open a sort of a Pandora box.