February 22, 2012

George Platt Lynes - Nude males

Born in 1907, dead in 1955, this American photographer, known at the times for his fashion and commercial work, pictured nude males in private. “The depth and commitment he had in photographing the male nude, from the start of his career to the end, was astonishing. There was absolutely no commercial impulse involved — he couldn’t exhibit it, he couldn’t publish it.” said Allen Ellenzweig, and art and photography critic. Sure the forties and fifties were not an appropriate period to show such an interest. But now, a load of wonderful pictures have remained and can be appreciated for what they are : an hommage to male body. I only post the pictures I found with enough quality and definition (and my faves too).

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