by Mark Grantham
About the Book
James! What can I say about a 24 year old , blonde-haired, blue-eyed, straight California surfer dude?! James is so at ease with the world, and who he is, that he was an inspiration to work with (and to hang out with). He was my (typically naked) muse for 9 months. As a photographer himself he also brought so much to our shoots, scouting locations, suggesting ideas and thinking about the aesthetics. And, his aesthetics are pretty amazing too!
He's moved on to other things by now (including medical school), so this is likely your one chance to see him. "James" contains 50 photographs and is being printed on premium paper. Order your copy today!
Photography is my art, and one branch of that art is working with the male physique. The shapes, contours, tones, and textures. A sculptural element. How light plays across a muscle, or reflects in the hair. A glint in the eye. A playful moment. How the figure relates to, or contrasts with, the surroundings. The mimicking of shapes. The strength of man mirrored in the environment - the relationships that are captured. A moment in time. A sexy moment in time... I've been lucky... my work has captured some attention recently. There have been a couple of exhibits, inclusion is several anthology photography books, and even a few Magazine covers. Don't get me wrong - I love that attention, but it's not why I create. I create for me, and for the models. I create to push myself - to think about things differently, to see things in a new light. And now I am creating for you - I hope you enjoy this look into my world! -Mark