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Alex Stoddard, is a 20 year old fine art photographer living and working in the Los Angeles area. His work is mystical, magical, modern, edgy and it’s really incredible to behold. He’s now represented by the Fahey/Klein Gallery in Los Angeles where his photographs are being sold alongside Ricard Avedon, Annie Leibovitz, and Peter Lindbergh and others. Prints can be purchased directly from the gallery.
The images below link to his Flickr gallery. He has a much larger collection of his work there and I encourage you to visit it.
Where you grow your home
Our mortal reality
In the wake of thunder
If man were meant to fly
To beg for a tide
A destructive force
The journey a soul must take when its body has failed
Ways to find Alex Stoddard:
Romain Laurent studied at the Ensaama National School of Applied Arts. In addition, he studied photography in Paris. His ideas are contemporary, fresh, and energetic. Born and raised in the French Alps he now lives in New York City where he specializes in people photography, moving images, and short videos.
The moving images below are called loop portraits. He tries to create a loop portrait weekly. His photographs are equally creative and humorous and I’ve included several of them as well. He also does short films and advertisements and I’ve included his latest Hermés ad below called Man on the Move. More of his videos can be found on his website and on Vimeo.
Man on the Move
A Selection of images by award winning, Cairo based, French photographer Denis Dailleux including selections from his series Fils de Roi, Portraits d’Égypte and Ghana, Mothers and Sons .
Denis Dailleux has been living in Cairo for almost a decade. His connection to the Egyptian people is very loving as the photos of the Mothers and Sons demonstrates. In addition, the work is very insightful and demonstrates a great respect and compassion for people under various living conditions. It has the power to move people the world over.
Three Frenchmen are ready to steal your dancing shoes… in this rehearsal for Britain’s Got Talent. Their energy is high and even though their stiletto heels seem kinda gimmicky, it’s a fun watch.
Yannis is in the middle and he’s with the Boys Arnaud Boursain & Mehdi Mamine. They went all the way through to the Final of the show!
The performance on Britain’s Got Talent
John Dugdale is an artist who lives in Greenwich Village and Upstate New York. His themes are of survival and triumph. His work is sensual, emotionally rich, and just plain beautiful. He was diagnosed with HIV over 21 years ago and became nearly blind. This life altering event forced him to see photography at a new and more personal level. His photographs are different. They are influenced by 19th century imagery and are many times blue cyanotypes. He also produces albumen and platinum prints.
His volume of work is large and he has works exhibited in the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum of Fine Art in New York City. He has more than twenty solo exhibitions world wide and his art is available for sale in various art sites on the web.
Below is a sample of some of his works:
*PLEASE NOTE THIS POSTING CONTAINS ART PHOTOGRAPHS OF MALE NUDITY – IF YOU DO NOT LIKE PLEASE DO NOT LOOK, FAIR WARNING HAS BEEN GIVEN*
George Platt Lines was a fashion photographer. His clients included Saks Fifth Avenue and Vogue. At Vogue he photographed Katherine Hepburn, Rosalind Russell, Gloria Swanson, and Orson Wells. While a success at this, he was largely disinterested in commercial work.
What he had a passion for was nude and homoerotic photography. He started by taking nudes of his friends, including Yul Brynner. This work was private and remained unpublished for many years. There was no commercial idea behind this work, because of the time it could not be exhibited nor published in any way. Much of this work would have been lost if Dr. Alfred Kinsey had not taken interest in it. Kinsey was interested in his work because he was researching homosexuality in America at the time.
When he was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer in 1955, Lines destroyed most of his work and negatives. Much of his remaining work in nude and homoerotic photography he donated to the Kinsey Institute where it remained until 2011 when it was made public and published. The body of the work is considered some of the best nude male photography of the era.
What I have included below is just a small sample of his work. You can find many, many more examples on the web and published in various books. The body of his work is very big and well worth checking out.