They invite us to respond to them in terms of our everyday experience; to consider them in the context of art history; and interpret them as signs in wider currents in society. The nude is not something we look at comfortably. Continue reading
The gaze and the ethics of looking are concepts that are particularly relevant to the way I work. With the majority of my practice centred around the male nude it is fascinating to explore the politics of the penis as well. Continue reading
Adam Moco is a Canadian photographer who has been building a portfolio of work photographing gay men. In this age of the Adoration of the Adonis, Moco has been focusing his attention on ‘real’ men. Continue reading
Some odd ramblings that feed into my life and therefore my practice Continue reading
The choice to use Polaroid instant film for this project enables me to subvert a medium usually associated with party occasions and instil a more thoughtful meaning. Continue reading
I read a lot over Christmas trying to research how ‘The Body’ is used in traditional and contemporary art. My work is tied up with how we view our identity through our physical form – this is particularly relevant in when it comes to gay men. Continue reading
“God created man in his own image. And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed” The Book Of Genesis, Bible, King James Version Continue reading
Melanie Manchot’s (p.18) photographs of her naked mother force us to challenge our perceptions of youth as a physical ideal (Look up John Coplans too) – compare the two. Which is more acceptable? Which is more appealing? Is the older nude male more attractive than the older nude female?