Appreciation for the Male Form

Russell Windle

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If you are one of the many that believe the male form is among Mother Nature’s finest work, Russell Windle creates photographic art that you will appreciate.nude male

Like me, Russell is a native Dallasite. He grew up in the Oak Cliff suburb of Dallas.  On his thirteenth birthday in 1963 he received his first camera.nude male

The first shots he took were of the floral tributes that covered the grassy knoll area near Dealy plaza outside of downtown Dallas after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. nude male

He has had a camera with him ever since and endeavors to capture “moments in time” that tell a story or set a mood.Nude Male

Russell worked as a wedding photographer for many years and afterwards he worked with a number of agencies in the North Eastern part of the US; focusing on sportswear, casual, formal, and swimwear photography.Nude Male

One agency Russell worked with, Eagle Male, changed the direction Russell would follow for the remainder of his photography career.Nude Male

Russell’s work with the Eagle Male introduced him to working with the male form in a more pure light, not enhanced by form flattering clothing, the use of makeup, and overt illusions of associations to commercial products. Nude Male

For Russell, this type of photography was truly liberating and refreshing – the opportunity to capture the beauty of male musculature, the character found in a man’s face, and the power of the male presence highlighted with only simple shadows.  It was at this point that Russell found his niche in the world of fine art male model photography. Nude Male

Russell is a friend of mine. He has offered to take some pictures of me, not promising to make me look as good as the beautiful men illustrated here, and I’m not hoping to become a key representative in Russell’s huge portfolio. Nude Male

Visit Russell’s website at http://naturalstateofman.com/home/

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The incredible thing about the male body is every part of it is designed to be functional. Nature’s genius is in making all these body parts come together to make a visually beautiful whole, which is masterfully captured in Russell’s work. The question is: is this composition of male parts actually beautiful, or have we simply been programmed to see it that way?Nude Male

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Artistic Nudity

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By-Aleksander-Balos-2006

art_151_The Embarkation of Saint Ursula (1641) by Claude Lorrain

The Embarkation of Saint Ursula (1641) by Claude Lorrain

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Lucien Freud

art_153_Little Secrets by David Talley

Little Secrets by David Talley

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Théodore Géricault, A Shipwreck, 1813

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By Andreas Andersen_1894

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By Michael Reedy

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By Giulio Durini

art_158_By Adam Miller

By Adam Miller

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By Barnaby Whitfield

art_160_By Daniel Barkley

By Daniel Barkley

art_161_By Levi van Veluw

By Levi van Veluw

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Lars Stephan … Model/Photographer

Lars Stephan is a German model and a gifted photographer. He is also one of the most beautiful men found on the Internet. But it goes beyond what you see on the surface. There is an underlying sensitivity inside him, an appreciation for life, a soul that speaks to a camera lens with masculine eloquence.

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From an interview with Lars in PREF magazine

“I grew up in a small town in Germany and after finishing college in Hamburg I moved to New York to be with my boyfriend of that time. I was always drawn to the visual image and after working a couple of different jobs (modeling, assistant eye-wear designer, camera intern on a motion picture) I decided to explore photography. I started taking pictures of myself as a means of learning the art of photography. Through trial and error I began to find my way of expressing myself as an artist, as a photographer, and every time I pick up my camera I keep on learning.”

“I took the first self-portraits because I wanted to see if I could capture myself better than the photographers had done during my time as a model. As I grew as a photographer, taking self-portraits became a way for me to get over certain issues that date back to the days when I was a closeted gay teenager growing up in a homophobic environment in Germany. My first self-portraits were about getting over self esteem issues. Now, I am much more interested in the landscape of the human body. I find that the body is a timeless piece of art when it is stripped of its clothing. I am aiming for a timelessness in my images that makes them currant no matter whether we look at them now or in 10 years time.”

“I don’t have a clear definition of beauty. I am drawn to a healthy body, a classic physique as you would find in antiquity. But that’s just one part. A lot of models have beautiful bodies and faces, but they don’t interest me since oftentimes they are unable to show that they are vital and alive. There is nothing less beautiful than a bland unblemished surface. The important part of beauty for me comes from within, it is expressed through how a person carries themselves and through the life in a person’s eyes.”

See a previous article about Lars Stephan.

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Giulio Romano

Giulio Romano was one of the most important, versatile, and influential artists of the Italian late Renaissance style known as Mannerism. As the primary protégé of Raphael, he inherited his master’s studio at the papal court following Raphael’s death in 1520 and initially continued to work in Raphael’s Roman High Renaissance style. But as his personal style matured, he became one of the great 16th-century Mannerist painters and architects. An artistic impresario in the service of Duke Federico Gonzaga in Mantua, Giulio built and decorated the Palazzo Te, one of the key monuments of Mannerism. His renown in the sixteenth-century was such that he was the only Italian Renaissance artist to be mentioned by Shakespeare, who called him “that rare Italian master.” Wikipedia

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Banquet of Cupid and Psyche, 1527-30

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Sherwin Of Prague

Sherwin isn’t a professional artists. He simply enjoys his work. So do I.

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I like Sherwin’s drawings because he focuses on healthy, everyday men. His models are usually guys he knows and his friends. He gives us thoughtful images of men with that render the simple and complex nuances of the male body.

Sherwin O Prague

Sherwin was born in 1973 in Prague, where, after spending few years in south Bohemia, studied architecture at Czech Technical University in Prague. After graduating is when he discovered his love for figurative drawing.

He specializes in the male figure, finding the male physique very inspirational. Another reason he focuses on the male form is because he feels the female figure is explored and presented by many, many other artists.

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